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Jun 27, 2011 - Training Camp and St Patrick High visit

Today was our first full day at the high altitude training camp. its a very nice facility with nice two bed rooms, a nice shower, a nice dining hall, beautiful pool, has a basketball court, a lounge facility with a bunch of couches and a tv, a conference room, and a really nice weightlifting gym. Today we played basketball for about 90 minutes, then walked two miles to st thomas high school. st thomas is an all boys boarding school here in iten, kenya, housing 700+ high school aged boys who are committed to excelling academically and...

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Jun 26, 2011 - Final market test/start of track lessons

Today, for me, was "test the market day" in downtown nairobi. the markets here are all about the art of negotiating. we headed downtown around 10am. I intended on purchasing two or three african animal art pictures/paintings and that was it. I'll get the gifts for my kids later. I had a talk with coach thompson (cornell sprint coach) about negotiating to prep me for what was about to come because the market is really shrewd, to say the least. From my past experiences, i have learned that these vendors will butter you up, appeal to your...

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