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How to improve your running form

How to improve your running form

Are you looking to improve your running form?  I obsess over my running form.  For years earlier in my running, I was a heavy heal striker.  I never thought about it…it worked, I had minimal injuries.  About 10 years ago as the barefoot craze was taking off, I made the decision to transition to the mid-foot/forefoot style.  I also upped the cadence at the same time.  Disaster!  Trying to do ...[Read More]

Start Running

Start Running

Start running. Today. It couldn’t be more simple.  A pair of running shoes, shorts and a t shirt and you’re off.  Some cold weather gear including base layers, insulation and windbreakers if you’re dealing with cold weather conditions. Start running today.  Don’t make it your New year’s resolution…save that for less important things.  With Christmas around the c ...[Read More]

All Runners are Beautiful

All Runners are Beautiful

All runners are beautiful.  And walkers too.  Yes you are! Reggae Marathon welcomes everybody to the world of running, fun and friendship.  That’s what victory is in our minds.  Not wot winning…how many of us can make it to the top steps of the podium?  Doing…and enjoying what we love, running and walking for personal reasons, to achieve very personal goals. We met and ran with r ...[Read More]

A Few Friends in New York

A Few Friends in New York

We met up with quite a few friends in New York this past weekend.  It was nice to see so many of you…hope you had a great day on Sunday!  Quite a few of you we’ll see again in a few weeks at Reggae Marathon and we’re really looking forward to that! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

Latest News Roundup

Latest News Roundup

Reggae Marathon has been in the news lately…and it’s been about what it’s like in Negril and what’s in store for our 18th Annual Reggae Marathon Event, November 30 to Race Day, Sunday, December 2, 2019!  Here’s the latest news roundup: Race Director, Frano on Reggae Marathon 2018 Close to 3,000 Competitors for Reggae Marathon 2018 Reggae Marathon can become as big as ...[Read More]

First stop Montego Bay

First stop Montego Bay

First stop Montego Bay! Coming from ‘Away’?  Your first stop is likely to be Montego Bay.  The Montego Bay Sangster International Airport to be exact.  And as airports go, it’s a very good one! As the major point of entry to Jamaica for vacationers, it deals with a lot of volume.  And while the Immigration Hall may look intimidating at first, the lines move pretty quickly.  Just ...[Read More]

Update on Reggae Marathon 2018

Update on Reggae Marathon 2018

For an update on Reggae Marathon 2018, Sunday, December 2, join us live on Facebook for the Official Reggae Marathon 2018 Media Launch.  The date is Wednesday, October 17 and the time is 12 noon Jamaica time.  It’s all happening on Facebook at this link:  Reggae Marathon 2018 on LoopJamaica.  Race Director, Frano will be joined by other Reggae Marathon team members and Jamaica Tourism and Go ...[Read More]

6 Reasons to Run

6 Reasons to Run

I could add a 7th:  You meet the nicest people through running.  And even though we drive our spouses crazy when we obsess about our running exploits, runners do make great friends. There are psychological benefits of running.  I know when I’m out on a long run and get into that ‘zen state’, there is nothing better.  And when I’ve finished those hill repeats or track speedw ...[Read More]

Nutrition for Endomorphs

Nutrition for Endomorphs

Most of us screw up our nutrition.  As active runners we have different and specific nutrition needs.  That gets compounded by body type.  Mesomorphs, athletic types looking to stay lean have different nutrition from Endomorphs with larger frames and lower metabolism.  I’m an Endomorph and nothing frustrates me more that getting nutrition advice that doesn’t work.  Through my research, ...[Read More]

The Right Running Shoe Fit

The Right Running Shoe Fit

How do you get the right fit for your running shoes?  You’re going to spend a lot of time basically destroying your running shoes.  A good fit is essential.  How do you get that right fit? In the running shoe store that I frequent, the staff are super knowledgeable.  They are runners and can answer all my questions.  Plus they let me try on multiple pairs of shoes and run around the store to ...[Read More]