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Fuel for Runners

Fuel for Runners

Food or fuel?   I got into that debate with my wife once when I was enjoying her pasta carbonara dinner.  It occurred during a particularly competitive period of my life when I was hard into training for triathalons.  I was on the fuel side.  Let’s just say my side did not win the debate that day! Food is fuel for runners.  What and when we eat has a huge impact on your performance before an ...[Read More]

Stay healthy while traveling

Stay healthy while traveling

It can be very challenging to stay healthy while traveling. From the crazy travel schedules, time zone changes, lack of time to get in a workout. It all conspires to knock you off your game to stay fit and healthy. But do not despair. There are ways to stay healthy while traveling. Back in the day when I traveled heavily, I made it a point to build time into my schedule to run every day. No matter ...[Read More]

How to improve your running form

How to improve your running form

Are you looking to improve your running form?  I obsess over my running form.  For years earlier in my running, I was a heavy heal striker.  I never thought about it…it worked, I had minimal injuries.  About 10 years ago as the barefoot craze was taking off, I made the decision to transition to the mid-foot/forefoot style.  I also upped the cadence at the same time.  Disaster!  Trying to do ...[Read More]

11 Months to 2019 Reggae Marathon

11 Months to 2019 Reggae Marathon

And just like that we are 11 months away from our next Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 8! So we have a little thing called winter to deal with and for some of you that involves cold and snow. But soon after spring breaks and that of course leads to summer! Ahhh…nothing beats stripping down to summer running gear…a nice reminder of what to look forward to in Negril! Today we’ve ...[Read More]

Happy New Year – Welcome 2019

Happy New Year – Welcome 2019

Happy New Year!  Welcome 2019…we’ve been waiting for you! Did you make any new year’s resolutions?  We did.  We resolve to keep running, keep in touch with our running friends throughout the year and meet up this December 8 for the 2019 Reggae Marathon! Happy New Year! Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

Special Registration Discount now till Jan 1, 2019

Special Registration Discount now till Jan 1, 2019

Happy Holidays! Just in time for that special runner in your family, a friend or for yourself, a special discount on registration for the 2019 Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 8. Just go to the Registration link on the Reggae Marathon website and you will be guided through the process:  2019 Reggae Marathon Registration. Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas

All I want for Christmas is a new running jacket.  And a new Garmin watch…I ran with one at Reggae Marathon a few weeks ago and ‘I want one!’  Other than that I’m pretty easy to shop for at Christmas.  I tell my family if they haven’t gotten the numerous hints that a gift card to my favourite running store works just as well.  But if you just must buy a present for a ...[Read More]

7 Tips for Winter Running

7 Tips for Winter Running

It’s cold outside.  Snowy, icy, dark both morning and evening. Not in Jamaica, but for those of you from away that’s the reality till next Spring.  And while the treadmill beckons, you want to run outside.  Here are 7 tips for winter running: 1. Slow Down! What’s your hurry?  With unsure footing now’s not the time to be heroic.  Take it easy.  Focus on your form…espec ...[Read More]

Start Running

Start Running

Start running. Today. It couldn’t be more simple.  A pair of running shoes, shorts and a t shirt and you’re off.  Some cold weather gear including base layers, insulation and windbreakers if you’re dealing with cold weather conditions. Start running today.  Don’t make it your New year’s resolution…save that for less important things.  With Christmas around the c ...[Read More]