Along with the swim in the Caribbean Sea at the finish of Reggae Marathon the post-race refreshments are also pretty special: Coconuts, Bananas and Red Stripe!
There’s a pretty specific order-of-consumption for coconuts, bananas and Red Stripe Veteran Reggae Marathoners know to head for the fresh cut Coconut first to take drink in the electrolytes occurring naturally in Coconut Water. The expert volunteers who use their sharp machetees to chop open each coconut work non-stop throughout the morning.
Then it’s over to grab a Banana, one of the best natural sources of potassium. Combined with the coconut water, this is a pretty effective of electrolyte replacement…and it’s all natural!
And while the recovery benefits of cold beer may be debatable, what is unassailable is the first taste of a cold Red Stripe.
Last year Red Stripe was sampling some of their special new beer flavours. They may bring some back this year but the Original is always a favourite.
Enjoy in moderation of course.
A nice early morning run with Reggae Music all along the closed-to-traffic course finished up with a swim in the sea after a coconut, banana and Red Stripe. Ahhh….
Counting down the days now till we meet up in Negril December 6 for Reggae Marathon 2014!
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)