Training

Big Race Recovery Strategies

Recovery strategies.  What you do to recover after a strenuous race is very important to keep you healthy and running. Here are the most important ones: Start your recovery immediately.  You carbed up the week prior to your race, now it’s time to heavy up on the protein to help your damaged muscle tissue recover.  Don’t eliminate the carbs just shift the emphasis.  Post-race recovery f ...[Read More]

I am a runner

I am a runner.  Been running for over 30 years.  Hope to keep running for 30 more.  Yes, I am a runner! “I have the guts to set seemingly impossible goals and then methodically work toward them because I’m a runner. I realize my limitations because I am a runner. I appreciate the strengths and accept the weaknesses of my body because I’m a runner. I know how to keep on keeping on ...[Read More]

15 ways to improve your running form

Running:  It’s so simple that at first, it’s easy to ignore proper running form and just run. Proper running form is essential to long term running enjoyment.  Posture, foot strike, breathing … these are just a few of the things to keep in mind.  Here’s a handy chart from Running Stats to help improve your running form: Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ...[Read More]

Tips for running nude…and other stuff

Well…what are the tips for running nude?  Before we get to that, here are some tips for running from a source that knows a thing or two about running, Florida Running: Cramps.  While it may not be the absolute worst thing that can afflict a runner during a race, getting a cramp does ‘put a cramp in the running’ (pun intented).  Inadequate hydration and excessive heat…these ...[Read More]

Running Therapy

Ahhh…a little Running Therapy!  From our favourite inspirational source, Gibson’s Daily Running Quotes: “Running is the best therapy I’ve ever had. We burn, we push, we sweat, we suffocate and we see that we are stronger and more refined for our pain. The awareness of this strength gives us the confidence we need to go home, shower, and face the rest of our day, our week, o ...[Read More]

Recovering from Injury

Recovering from injury.  We’ve all sustained running injuries and we’ve all had to deal with how best to recover. While recovering from injury some of us go the self diagnosis and prognosis route (shhh…don’t tell anyone).  Others go the smarter route and seek professional help from physotherapists and medical professionals…unfortunately not me!  The longer I run, and ...[Read More]

Inspired running

Inspired running…or a little pick-me-up… “The more I run, the more I love my body. Not because it’s perfect, far from it, but because with every mile it is proving to me that I am capable of more than I ever thought possible.” – Unknown Author “A meaningful mantra regardless of race distance: In the first half of the race, don’t be an idiot. In the s ...[Read More]

Carbohydrates are not your Enemy!

Carbohydrates are not your Enemy!  This week we hear from Celia Innerearity, a 40+ sub-4 hour marathoner, who learned the importance of proper nutrition when she had her mid-life crisis: ~~~~~~~~ I had my mid life crisis when I turned forty. For some people, this crisis can lead them into a dark place. In my experience, it spurred me to be the fittest I have ever been! When I realised that my life ...[Read More]

5 Months to Reggae Marathon

5 months to Reggae Marathon!  Woo hoo!  Registered yet? All you need to do is click here: Reggae Marathon Sweet 16 Registration. Going to be tough to keep calm…but we’ll try! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Marathon, December 3, 2016: Reggae Marathon Online Registration For more informa ...[Read More]

What about the nuts?

What about the nuts indeed!  Almonds, Brazil, Macadamia, Cashews, Peanuts to name a few.  We’re all in favour of balanced eating:  protein, carbohydrates, fat…all in moderation of course.  And nuts can be an important addition to your diet. We love nuts and enjoy them in meals and by themselves as a healthy snacking alternative. At nuts.com, they love nuts too and shared these 5 tips f ...[Read More]