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Is the Paleo Diet another fad?

Is the Paleo Diet another fad?

Is the Paleo Diet another fad?  The basic premise is that we should eat foods that the cave men ate…after all, it was it was right for them, then it has to be right for us.  But there are a couple of differences between modern humans and those who lived during the  Paleolithic Era:  First, it lasted 2.5 million years.  It involved changing and evolving populations and food sources.  Food, en ...[Read More]

Does juicing work for detox?

Does juicing work for detox?

Well…does juicing work for detox? I love how fruit juices taste.  I’ve always loved pineapple juice and over the years have come to like cranberry juice.  On the fruit side, I love carrot juice.  The sweetness…ahhh…delicious!  Combining various fruits and vegetables into a ‘juicing blend’ makes sense on so many levels.  Nutritious and delicious.  Without added s ...[Read More]

Drink more when running in hot weather

Drink more when running in hot weather

There’s a theory floating around that not drinking while working out in hot weather will somehow make you stronger.  This is one of those theories that defies logic…and science as it turns out. When running and working out in hot weather it is important to replace the fluids that you lose,especially electrolytes.  Here’s an article from the New York Times that illustrates what ha ...[Read More]

Get up and Run

Get up and Run

On those days when you don’t feel like running, just get up and run!  It will feel better…less guilt, it was a run!  And as we know, a bad run is better than no run at all: So, what are you waiting for…get up and run! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web ...[Read More]

Keep Running

Keep Running

Perseverance!  The heart’s determination to keep going when the head screams ‘Stop’!  Some days we all need a little push to keep running: 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 Reggae Ma ...[Read More]

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]