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How to find the right running shoes?

Walking into a running shoe store and coming face-to-face with the array of shoes gives me the chills.  I’m overwhelmed by the sheer choice in brand names and specialized types.  Add to that the current discussion about barefoot/natural running versus cushioning and I go into full glaze. Over the past few months I have been having a good natured discussion with George Colombo about barefoot runnin ...[Read More]

What do you have to say about the Reggae Marathon?

The great thing about running is that there is really no such thing as a ‘bad’ run.  I know I’ve had them but they fade away in comparison to the ‘good runs’.  Here’s what some runners from last December’s Reggae Marathon had to say: Tyrone Cook, a member of the Capital Running Company race crew, ran the ½ Marathon: This ranks right up there as one of the best for me (I’ve been running races ...[Read More]

How Larry found his groove in Jamaica

Larry Savitch sent this email to us recently.  He shares his story of how in the process of  ‘finding himself’ he not only how he fell in love with running but also with Jamaica.  He is looking forward to running in the Reggae Marathon this December.  Enjoy his story: “Soulful town, soulful people: Said, I see you’re having fun, Dancin’ to the reggae rhythm, Oh, islan ...[Read More]

If I have only one marathon left, let it be the Reggae Marathon

“RS” sent us a comment that sums us quite nicely the sentiment around marathons and especially the Reggae Marathon.  It inspires me to keep going through this nagging foot injury.  I hope it does the same for you: I think my primary running resolution for 2011 is to convince myself that I still have one marathon left in my tank. And if I do have one left, I can’t think of a better way to finish ou ...[Read More]

Shortcuts to staying in top running shape

With the 2010 Reggae Marathon a pleasant but slowly fading memory and the 2011 race still some months away, staying in shape can be a challenge.  But all is not lost.  Jeff Galloway has some shortcuts you can use to maintain your fitness during these winter months.  Here are his four 20-minute workouts build strength, speed, endurance and whole body fitness so you can stay in top shape: BUILD STRE ...[Read More]

Angie Newton stuck with it at the 2010 Reggae Marathon

It all started with my husband, Kevin announcing we would be participating in the 2010 Reggae Marathon after finding a magazine article about it on our flight home from Jamaica in December 2009. I thought he was joking but he was totally serious! We decided to sign up for the half marathon. That next month, I started reading up on running and just went for it as I knew I would need a lot of traini ...[Read More]

Natural-style running minimizes foot injuries

I’ve been dealing with a nagging foot injury.  If you’ve been there, you know how I feel: unhappy, very unhappy.  I’m dealing with it by resting of course and using the time off from running to research foot injuries.  In the process I’ve been exploring natural-style running with the help of our guest blogger, George Colombo who has gone all the way with barefoot-style running.  Thanks Georg ...[Read More]

Whole Heaven Pie: Jamaica and the Reggae Marathon

I discovered the beautiful island of Jamaica in 2004 when my husband and I were married on the beach in Ocho Rios. From the second I stepped off the plane, I felt like I found my little slice of Heaven.  My first trip to Jamaica marked a huge turning point in my life both emotionally and physically.  For one, I married my soul mate who to this day has shocked me with the amount of unconditional lo ...[Read More]

Jamaica beyond Negril and the Reggae Marathon

Don’t get me wrong, I love Negril and the Reggae Marathon.  I plan my entire year of running and training around the first Saturday of December.  I especially love the feeling of running along the road along the beach in Negril. But there is life beyond the gorgeous miles of soft white sand and warm clear water.  If you want to get beyond that and enjoy a little of what makes Jamaica really specia ...[Read More]