December 3, 2023
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Getting to the start of Reggae Marathon was half the fun

After an absolutely fantastic day on Saturday at Reggae Marathon 2011, my system is still in over-drive from the experiences of the day.  So like my high school English teacher advised when there was either too much or not enough, just start writing.  Here goes.

I got to Negril for Reggae Marathon later than I had planned and headed straight to the Pasta Party at the Couples Swept Away Sporting Complex.  The atmosphere was truly electric.  I wolfed down some fantastic pasta in between endless conversations with Reggae Marathon online fans who I finally had the opportunity to meet.  Tons of stories that I’ll share in 2012.

I headed directly from the Pasta Party to Rondel Village and still had enough energy after checking in to go out into the sea and splash around for a few minutes.  Yes they thought I was crazy but hey, It’s Reggae Marathon weekend in Negril! After unpacking and getting my running stuff ready for the early rise Saturday morning, I finally got to bed.  Not to sleep though…I spent much of the night going over my race strategy.  I jumped out of bed at 3:30 am Saturday morning

raring to go.

Walk or shuttle?  That was the big decision after grabbing my usual pre-race breakfast of dry cheerios and fruit washed down with some hot coffee.  I decided that a nice fast-paced walk along the closed road would get my juices going so that was that.

As I rounded the curve just past celebrex generic name Couples Swept Away I picked up the sounds of reggae…loud reggae…from the start line at Long Bay Beach Park.  And even though this was my third Reggae Marathon, I got even more excited.  I reminded myself to watch out for all this building adreneline…there was a long race ahead.

After checking my bag, I headed out for my pre-race warm up run and burned off some of the ‘buzzy energy’.  I topped-up by water and Hi-Lyte available near the start line  I was ready for Reggae Marathon 2011…

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

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For more information, check the Reggae Marathon web site.  Click here for the link to Reggae Marathon 2011 Results.  Photo courtesy of Karen Fuchs Photography

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