Training

Anatomy of a running shoe

Anatomy of a running shoe?  Who knew? When I first started running I bought the cheapest pair of running shoes I could find.  That was so long ago that I don’t remember the brand or where I bought it. It certainly wasn’t at a store that specialized in running…back then those were for ‘serious runners’.  I was intimitated. Over the years since I’ve bought countle ...[Read More]

Spring training tips

Spring training isn’t just for baseball players.  If you’ve been a little less active over the winter, spring is a great time to dust off the cobwebs.  And if you have been active, it’s tune up time.  Here are some articles on running with practical tips to improve your running: This link from Runner’s world contains a number of articles that deal with deal with many of the ...[Read More]

Run with Passion

Run with passion!  Live life with passion! That and a few more motivating and inspiring running sayings today: “Running has taught me that the pursuit of a passion matters more than the passion itself. Immerse yourself in something deeply and with heartfelt intensity—continually improve, never give up—this is fulfillment, this is success.” – Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confession ...[Read More]

Mid-week motivation

How about some mid-week motivation?   “It’s wrong to believe that you need a certain physical body type to run. All body types can run. It’s not about your legs, muscles, or cellulite. It’s not about the physical side of things. If you train your brain, your body will follow. It’s that simple. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is ...[Read More]

5 tips to healthy knees

Healthy knees! Our feet, legs, hips and especially the knees take a lot of impact with running.  But with proper running shoes (changed regularly), attention to proper running form and strength exercises, we can minimize the effects.  And so on to some simple exercises to help strengthen your knees…and keep us running, and running, and running… Here’s to healthy knees! Until next ...[Read More]

Cellulite be gone!

Cellulite be gone!  Lotions and potions don’t work but this 5 minute workout routine has merit.  It’s going to take a bit of work; It’s going to hurt a little.  But come summer, it will all be worth it. And in the process, it’ll make you stronger. Hey…it’s only 5 minutes! Cellulite is not our friend so get at it! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy ...[Read More]

Reggae Rebels coming back

It only takes one.  Reggae Marathon experience that is.  Once you’ve participated in your first Reggae Marathon, it’s tough to resist coming back. And the Reggae Rebels are no exception:  For Reggae Marathon Sweet 16, December 3, the Reggae Rebels are coming back. Bonnie Fowler is the inspiration behind the Reggae Rebels.  For the past 3 years she’s organized the Reggae Rebels ru ...[Read More]

Inspiring the day

Some days…and runs…are inspiring.  Others need a little inspiration.  Either way, these inspiring running quotes from Gibson’s Daily Running Quotes will get you going: “There is no list of rules. The most wonderful aspect about running, compared to other sports, is that each of us determines where, when, how far and how fast to run. We are the captains of our running ships ...[Read More]

Winter running tips

Winter running in Jamaica means about the same as summer running:  Shorts, T shirt and hat. Love the tropics!  We know it’s not the same for many of you though having to deal with colder temperatures, snow and ice.  We look forward to seeing you in December for Reggae Marathon but in the meantime here are some winter running tips: From a favourite source, Runners World, here are 10 tips for ...[Read More]

Help! I want to run faster

“I want to run faster”.  If I had $1 for every time I’ve heard that…or said that myself…!! As runners we always strive to improve.  Achieving a Personal Best (PB), comparing race finish times year-to-year, talking endlessly about finish times.  Time, time, time…we train like crazy, risk and often time sustain injuries all chasing the objective of “I want t ...[Read More]