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