December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Spring Training Motivation

Spring training isn’t just for baseball.  Runners need to get into shape both physically and mentally…Boston is just around the corner!


“The hardest thing about training for a marathon is the time you have to commit to it. If you are used to runs of 30 to 40 minutes three times a week, then suddenly picking that up to four, five or six runs a week, each lasting 60 minutes or longer, requires a tremendous commitment. But there are no shortcuts; the marathon is an honest distance, and you reap on race day what you sow in training… You, and you alone, are the key to a successful marathon.”  Steven Seaton, from Marathon Running: From Beginner to Elite by Richard Nerurkar.


“Don’t feel guilty about driving somewhere nice to run. If people can drive to a park to eat hot dogs, you can drive there to run.”  Bill Rodgers, 4-time winner of the Boston Marathon & 4-time winner of the NYC Marathon.


“I should probably clarify now that I am not a fast runner. As a matter of fact, I do not have a runner’s body. I am however, gifted with a strong body. I admire people who have runner’s bodies; they look so beautiful and graceful when they run, their feet seem to barely touch the ground, their stride is long and light, like watching a gazelle or deer. Do you have that vision in your mind now? Beautiful, isn’t it? Okay, so that’s not me. When I run, I am neither graceful nor beautiful. My stride is short and heavy. I think I look more like a Clydesdale horse when I run, strong and pushing forward, getting the job done. Don’t get me wrong, I am more than good with not having a runner’s body. Sure, it would be great to be fast but that’s not why I run. I run because I just love running! Runners come in all different sizes and shapes. You don’t have to be a super athlete to run. You just have to do it.”  Diane Wilhelm, Bold Moves: Diary of a First Time Marathoner.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)