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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]

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

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]

All Runners are Beautiful

All Runners are Beautiful

All runners are beautiful.  And walkers too.  Yes you are! Reggae Marathon welcomes everybody to the world of running, fun and friendship.  That’s what victory is in our minds.  Not wot winning…how many of us can make it to the top steps of the podium?  Doing…and enjoying what we love, running and walking for personal reasons, to achieve very personal goals. We met and ran with r ...[Read More]

Its’ Never Goodbye

Its’ Never Goodbye

It’s never goodbye, really, when departing Negril after a Reggae Marathon Weekend.  It’s just a ‘So long…till next time’. Leaving Negril is always a bittersweet feeling. Memories fade but never truly go away. Friends disperse back to regular, day-to-day lives but we stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.  In a few months we can start thinking about our next time to ...[Read More]

1 Day After Reggae Marathon 2018

1 Day After Reggae Marathon 2018

Yes it’s 1 day after Reggae Marathon 2018.  Ahhhhh…get up early this morning and go down to the beach. The morning air is fresh and the sky turning pastel as the sun rises over the hills behind the beach. Waves are gently lapping the shore and the only other people up so early seem to be other Reggae Marathoners eager to greet the day after. Breakfast this morning will be the usual: Ac ...[Read More]

4 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

4 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

Yippee, it’s only 4 days to Reggae Marathon 2018! A lot of runners arrive today from ‘Away’.  First stop in Jamaica is typically the International Airport in Montego Bay.  A cold Red Stripe at the bar just outside the Customs Hall before the shuttle or JUTA Negril bus to your hotel in Negril.  The highlight of your first day in Negril:  A glorious supper beachside to watch your f ...[Read More]