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RACE START: Dec 2 2018, 5:15 AM

Running, Reggae, The Caves…Marathon, Jamaica-Style

I love a great deal.  And Island Outpost has a good one for the Reggae Marathon this December.  Here are the details: Forget running in the cold, start thinking about cool runnings instead and head south for the winter for the Reggae Marathon in Negril, Jamaica on Saturday, December 3, 2011. The Caves, a stunning cliff-side boutique hotel located near the race starting line, has it all wrapped up… ...[Read More]

Marathon Pacing Strategy, Part 1

We received this excellent ‘Ask Dan’ question recently:  “Do you have any advice on how I should pace myself during the Reggae Marathon? “  In this, the first of two parts, Dan shares his personal experience and gives some good advice on marathon pacing applicable for newbies as well as seasoned marathoners. Ah, the art of pacing your race effort in the marathon, a much considered topic!  Yet, one ...[Read More]

Nigel Davis on being a Champion

If we lived by the motto, “There is no quitting” wouldn’t life be more fulfilling?  This story about Special Olympian Nigel Davis came to me last week.  It spoke to me and I hope it speaks to you about what it means to be a champion. In his athletic pursuits, Special Olympian Nigel Davis has been no stranger to winning but no victory has perhaps been as sweet as the gold medal he won at the ...[Read More]

Have you had your banana today?

Give me a banana.  Actually, make that two!  And don’t wait for the bananas at the end of the Reggae Marathon in addition to the fresh cut coconut.  Eat a banana before the race as you make your way to the start line December 3.  It turns out that bananas contain three natural sugars, sucrose, fructose and glucose that combined with the natural fibre releases an instant and sustained energy boost. ...[Read More]