Training

3 Weeks to New York

3 Weeks to New York

It’s 3 weeks till we meet up in New York City for the TCS New York City Marathon.  Will we see you at the Race Expo? Every year Reggae Marathon travels to New York to spread the word, meet up with old friends and make new ones.  This year will be no different!  Reggae Marathon will be at the Race Expo from Thursday to Saturday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre.  We’re looking fo ...[Read More]

For The Love Of Running

For The Love Of Running

Some days it’s just for the love of running. Those are the days when you may not feel 100%;  When it’s too cold or too wet or too early.  Those are the days when your love of running gets you up and out. Remember… it’s our love of running that keeps us keeping on! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ...[Read More]

3 Months To Go

3 Months To Go

3 months to go.  3 MONTHS TO GO! 14 Saturdays from this weekend we’ll line up on the road beside Long Bay Beach Park for Race Director Frano’s final instructions before he sends us off at 5:15 am. The pre-dawn temperatures will be cool (Caribbean ‘cool’ of course) but that won’t matter.  We’re in Negril, Jamaica for the Reggae Marathon Experience.  Friends, fami ...[Read More]

A Little Running Motivation

A Little Running Motivation

A little running motivation for this Wednesday. “We live in an ‘instant’ society, with instant fast food, instant diets (to lose the weight gained from the instant food), instant Internet, instant cell phones, pagers, email, and 24-hour news. That outlook sometimes filters down to running. There are, however, no instant results in running. Seeking instant success typically leads ...[Read More]

When to change Running Shoes

When to change Running Shoes

When do you change your running shoes?  I change mine when they get ‘Squishy’.  I’m less concerned about time and distance; when I loose the cushioning and support, I know it’s time to change my running shoes.  The consequences of continuing to run in running shoes that have past their ‘best before’ date are injuries.  Foot, ankle, shin, knees, hips, back… ...[Read More]

Are you a Runner?

Are you a Runner?

Are you a runner?  If you get up early in the morning to go for a run, you’re a runner.  If you skip lunch to go for a run, you’re a runner.  If you come home and go for a run before supper, you’re a runner!  Fast or slow, if you overcome the inertia and urge to procrastinate and go out for a run, you’re a runner!  Here’s a little inspiration to get you over that hump ...[Read More]

Run strong and fast

Run strong and fast

We all aspire to run strong and fast.  I know I do.  To do that I read tons of articles, watch a lot of videos, talk constantly to more seasoned and experienced runners.  Maybe you do the same…it drives your family crazy doesn’t it! As I was doing my usual browsing, I came across this video about how to run strong and fast.  It talks about how breathing properly is the foundation of be ...[Read More]

Wednesday Running Motivation

Wednesday Running Motivation

It’s Wednesday.  Time for a little mid-week Running Motivation “Challenging yourself to accomplish more than you know you can is never stupid—it helps show you what you are capable of. It creates a new frame of reference, one you can draw upon in the face of other things that are perceived as being tough in your life. It shows you possibilities you didn’t know existed.”  ...[Read More]

Training Programs

Training Programs

Training programs for Marathons, Half Marathon’s and 10K’s come in every conceivable permutation and combination.  From Newbies to Seasoned runners, there’s a program for you.  And don’t fool yourself…if you plan to race, you need to train.  Running is the one sport where you get out of it exactly what you put into it.  There’s nowhere to hide…the clock ex ...[Read More]

Running to the music

Running to the music

I’m always running to music.  Even though I don’t regularly wear earbuds when running, I always here music. I like Reggae and my preference is Roots…music I grew up on.  Here are a few of my favourites starting with ‘Try Jah Love’ by Third World! Now that’s Roots Reggae for sure.  Great for a speed workout especially if you focus on the right underlying track.  ...[Read More]