Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

Carbs: Good or Bad

Carbs:  Good or Bad

Carbs.  Good or bad.  One year Carbs are bad…eliminate or significantly reduce them from your diet.  The next year, add them to your diet to balance against the protein.  For runners and anyone who exercises heavily this isn’t a casual conversation.  Every year at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party the night where we are ‘carbo loading’ before Race Day, I have some conversatio ...[Read More]

Life is for running

Life is for running

Life is for running!  I believe that and have been living it for the past 35 years. I’ve met the best people while running.  And almost all of them a result of Reggae Marathon.  Just talking about it on Instagram and Facebook generates interest from people around the world.  Back when I was training with a local running group getting ready for my first Marathon at Reggae Marathon, that’ ...[Read More]

Exercise to Watch TV

Exercise to Watch TV

Do you exercise to watch TV?  We know runners who run to eat cupcakes!  Yes, you know who you are! Lots of reason to exercise.  Health benefits are usually the #1 reason for exercising.  A lot of took up running to lose weight.  Running is therapy for other runners.  Getting into the zone out on a long run is similar to meditating.  Yes, I know meditation purists will beg to differ.  Running to be ...[Read More]

Coconut Oil – Good or Bad

Coconut Oil – Good or Bad

Coconut Oil.  Good or bad? I love coconuts.  All of us at Reggae Marathon love coconuts…we give them out at the conclusion of the races.  Excellent and refreshing! Coconut trees grow wild across the island especially near the coast and our beaches.  We grew up with a coconut tree on our property and it was a treat to get a fresh coconut.  The refreshing water of the coconut first then the je ...[Read More]

Insect Protein – The latest in Nutrition

Insect Protein – The latest in Nutrition

Insect Protein.  Would you eat protein made from insects?  One company in Germany is doing just that.  Using a blend of insects and plant based protein to create the right balance of amino acids.  Issac Nutrition worked with the University of Applied Science in Muenster, Germany to create the product.  Their first offering, a vanilla flavoured bulk protein powder. This appears to be the start of a ...[Read More]

Pre-run fuel up

Pre-run fuel up

I call it my pre-run fuel up.  The food I eat before I go running.  This is a major topic of discussion.   A couple of the issues: What should we eat?  Each of us digests food differently.  What is good for one runner will upset the stomach of another.  Bananas work for you;  not so well for me. How much time before running should we eat?  Again, it can be very individual depending on the type of ...[Read More]

Running for Beer

Running for Beer

Running for beer?  I run for a lot of reasons:  To stay healthy, to achieve personal goals, to share stories with my running friends, for the community of runners.  Running for beer, though popular in certain quarters, I have not done. Well….. At Reggae Marathon post-race, Red Stripe is on tap.  Not literally but in those familiar stubbies.  I have had a cold beer early morning after finishi ...[Read More]

3 Months to Go

3 Months to Go

Sunday, December 2 is the date for Reggae Marathon 2018.  That means we have 3 months to go.  A week-long vacation in Negril combined with a nice Sunday morning run is just the thing.  Ackee and Saltfish with Blue Mountain Coffee to start the day…a Cold Red Stripe with Jerk Chicken watching the sunset to end the day!  Sounds perfect. We received a number of questions recently about Reggae Ma ...[Read More]

Cruising out on the road

Cruising out on the road

We started in the dark with torches guiding us as we crossed the start line.  We continued in the darkness with streetlights and stars keeping us on track.  Then as the sun rose we grasped the true magnitude of running at Reggae Marathon with all the runners cruising out on the road: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fo ...[Read More]

Get stronger to improve your running

Get stronger to improve your running

One of the best ways to improve your running is to incorporate strength training into your weekly routine.  Longer runs,  incorporating speed workouts, running hills or stairs are important of course but building muscle strength will improve your mobility and flexibility, lower your risk of injury and improve your running.  And you don’t have to become a gym rat.  I prefer body-weight exerci ...[Read More]