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“Top Tips for Choosing the Best Running Wear for Women” by Angie Newton

1. Choose a solid shoe Take a trip to a local specialty running store so that they can analyze your feet and determine the perfect fit to help you choose the right shoe.  Be sure to bring your current pair of running shoes so the sales associates can see the current wear on the shoe.  It’s also best to wear the socks you would normally wear with the shoes.  Most specialty running shoes have ...[Read More]

Feeding the piggy bank…under 6 months to Reggae Marathon 2011

We awoke the beast last week.  Bob Moore of Capital Running Company/Washington Running Report loved his picture proudly wearing the Bolt Wings so much that he sent us an email enthusing about the Reggae Marathon.  He calls it his favourite and with his day job working on numerous running events in and around Washington DC that’s saying something.  Yes, he is feeding his piggy bank in anticipation ...[Read More]

Friends I’ve met along the way at Reggae Marathon

The Reggae Marathon is about the running but the memories are of people.  I’ve made some great friends since running my first Reggae Marathon in 2009.  But that’s what happens when you combine a beach vacation in Negril with running in the Reggae Marathon. Sally and I had just settled in on our lounge chairs on the beach on the first morning after our arrival for our first Reggae Marathon.  ...[Read More]

How to eat well, drink right and choose the proper running shoes

I love salty snacks, drink too much or too little while running and until recently gave very little thought to my running shoes.  I paid very little attention to healthy nutrition, proper hydration and how to get shoes that fit properly.  I ignored these at my peril…and paid the price. Eating well, drinking the right amount and type of sports drink and spending the time to get the right shoes for ...[Read More]

Larry Savitch and the Dirty Girls conquered the Spartan Race in New York

Recently I participated in the Spartan Race. The Spartan Race is a 3 mile obstacle course run and is all about endurance, perseverance, pain and a ton of fun. The one I participated in recently took place in New York at a ski area…yes, hills were involved! I had never planned on doing such a race thinking of the toll it would take on my legs during the running season.  I didn’t want my runni ...[Read More]

Olympian Carrie Tollefson Blooper Video!

Olympian Carrie Tollefson’s weekly video series covering her daily life, training and running experiences are great fun to watch.  Even better is this blooper video. “Her husband”, aka Mr. Tollefson aka Charlie Peterson hosts Carrie’s 25th episode of bloopers.  I especially love her ‘dance moves’ on the beach at the Reggae Marathon last December.  Check it out.  Run Carrie run… Until next ti ...[Read More]

Partying and running…the best way to beat the summer doldrums

I’m in the doldrums.  6 months!  It’s been 6 months since Reggae Marathon 2010 and the memories have faded.  It’s just less than 6 months to Reggae Marathon 2011 and the excitement hasn’t started to build yet.   What to do to get through the lazy, hazy days of summer? While driving in the car this past weekend, I confessed this to my wife Sally.  As usual she listened patiently before offering the ...[Read More]

Where in the world have you run?

Along with running the Reggae Marathon in Negril, running in other cities and countries around the world is high on my bucket list.  It always gets the butterflies churning in my stomach when I go out for my first run in a new city.  Here are some of my favorites: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.  Running from the congested hotel area of Central Waikiki Beach to Diamond Head takes you along a great beach st ...[Read More]

Summer running here we come!

Running and summer are two of my favorite things.  Running in Negril ranks at the top of my list as well:  the vibe is distinctly laid-back and the beach is uniquely fabulous and the weather…! These pictures from last year’s Reggae Marathon are some of my favorites of life on the beach in the summer. You got up at 4 am, stumbled out of your hotel, grabbed a quick breakfast on your way ...[Read More]

More of our favorite inspirational Running Quotes

Runners are rarely at a loss for words…as our spouses know.  I especially like the last one from  Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner that sums up running…and life: “You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.” Frank Shorter “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough t ...[Read More]