Training

Motivation through Perspiration

Motivation through Perspiration

Motivation through Perspiration. My Grandfather used to say that perseverance conquered all.  “Stick to it” he said, “You’ll get there in the end”.  After a lifetime of running, I’m glad to say he’s right.  But…some days even I need a little motivation to continue the perspiration: When you told your friends and family that you wanted to do something ...[Read More]

What’s the best running shoe

What’s the best running shoe

What’s the best running shoe?  Probably no other question generates more conversation than this one.  One runner’s favourite can be another’s fail!  I’ve certainly tried just about every brand and style.  Along the way I’ve gotten sidetracked with gimmicks:  Anyone remember the Reeboks that had an air pump to tighten them…no laces?  Or way back in the day, the A ...[Read More]

Running Forever

Running Forever

Some days on those tough runs it seems like I’m running forever.  Then all too suddenly it’s over.  What was all the fuss about?  These are a few recent sayings that keep me inspired: On those mornings when my head is shouting, “Just a few more minutes in bed’, this one gets me up.  It takes a few more minutes to get started, but afterwards it feels so fulfilling! The magic ...[Read More]

Heat and Hydration

Heat and Hydration

Heat and hydration:  Two things to prepare for at Reggae Marathon.  These are two questions we got asked recently.  With the right preparation, you can make it through any of our race events, the 10K, Half Marathon and of course the full Marathon.  In this video we lay out the steps to take to handle the heat and to hydrate properly: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong ...[Read More]

Lets get Training

Lets get Training

As we near the end of February and approach 9 months to Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 2, 2018, it’s time to talk about training plans.  Hard core elite Marathoners, Half Marathoners and 10k racers train all year.  They combine strength training in the gym with speed work to build strength and long runs to build endurance.  We can learn from them.  And I would add cross-training to not on ...[Read More]

Running Secrets

Running Secrets

Running secrets:  Shhh…don’t share with your non-running friends…they wouldn’t get it anyway! The biggest running secret?  Get up and go! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site To register for Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 2, 2018:  2018 Regg ...[Read More]

Running can change your life

Running can change your life

Running can change your life.  It certainly has done that for me!  Mentally I’m a stronger person experiencing the highs (Personal Bests) and the lows (injuries);  Physically…well let’s just note that my weight loss over 30 years of running resembles a roller coaster and that I’ve got a total ‘net weight loss’. Running has changed my life socially as well.  I ...[Read More]

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]