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Update on Reggae Marathon 2018

Update on Reggae Marathon 2018

For an update on Reggae Marathon 2018, Sunday, December 2, join us live on Facebook for the Official Reggae Marathon 2018 Media Launch.  The date is Wednesday, October 17 and the time is 12 noon Jamaica time.  It’s all happening on Facebook at this link:  Reggae Marathon 2018 on LoopJamaica.  Race Director, Frano will be joined by other Reggae Marathon team members and Jamaica Tourism and Go ...[Read More]

6 Reasons to Run

6 Reasons to Run

I could add a 7th:  You meet the nicest people through running.  And even though we drive our spouses crazy when we obsess about our running exploits, runners do make great friends. There are psychological benefits of running.  I know when I’m out on a long run and get into that ‘zen state’, there is nothing better.  And when I’ve finished those hill repeats or track speedw ...[Read More]

Nutrition for Endomorphs

Nutrition for Endomorphs

Most of us screw up our nutrition.  As active runners we have different and specific nutrition needs.  That gets compounded by body type.  Mesomorphs, athletic types looking to stay lean have different nutrition from Endomorphs with larger frames and lower metabolism.  I’m an Endomorph and nothing frustrates me more that getting nutrition advice that doesn’t work.  Through my research, ...[Read More]

The Right Running Shoe Fit

The Right Running Shoe Fit

How do you get the right fit for your running shoes?  You’re going to spend a lot of time basically destroying your running shoes.  A good fit is essential.  How do you get that right fit? In the running shoe store that I frequent, the staff are super knowledgeable.  They are runners and can answer all my questions.  Plus they let me try on multiple pairs of shoes and run around the store to ...[Read More]

2 Months to Reggae Marathon

2 Months to Reggae Marathon

A day early but still time to celebrate that it’s now just 2 months to Reggae Marathon! Sunshine, warm temperatures, miles of white sand beach, refreshing Caribbean Sea gently lapping the shore.  Ahhh…home:  Negril!  Today an update on the Reggae Marathon Social Media channels and hashtags and a sneak peek at the 2018 T Shirt (below).  But first… Daily Schedule for Reggae Maratho ...[Read More]

Carbs: Good or Bad

Carbs:  Good or Bad

Carbs.  Good or bad.  One year Carbs are bad…eliminate or significantly reduce them from your diet.  The next year, add them to your diet to balance against the protein.  For runners and anyone who exercises heavily this isn’t a casual conversation.  Every year at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party the night where we are ‘carbo loading’ before Race Day, I have some conversatio ...[Read More]

Life is for running

Life is for running

Life is for running!  I believe that and have been living it for the past 35 years. I’ve met the best people while running.  And almost all of them a result of Reggae Marathon.  Just talking about it on Instagram and Facebook generates interest from people around the world.  Back when I was training with a local running group getting ready for my first Marathon at Reggae Marathon, that’ ...[Read More]

Exercise to Watch TV

Exercise to Watch TV

Do you exercise to watch TV?  We know runners who run to eat cupcakes!  Yes, you know who you are! Lots of reason to exercise.  Health benefits are usually the #1 reason for exercising.  A lot of took up running to lose weight.  Running is therapy for other runners.  Getting into the zone out on a long run is similar to meditating.  Yes, I know meditation purists will beg to differ.  Running to be ...[Read More]

Coconut Oil – Good or Bad

Coconut Oil – Good or Bad

Coconut Oil.  Good or bad? I love coconuts.  All of us at Reggae Marathon love coconuts…we give them out at the conclusion of the races.  Excellent and refreshing! Coconut trees grow wild across the island especially near the coast and our beaches.  We grew up with a coconut tree on our property and it was a treat to get a fresh coconut.  The refreshing water of the coconut first then the je ...[Read More]

Insect Protein – The latest in Nutrition

Insect Protein – The latest in Nutrition

Insect Protein.  Would you eat protein made from insects?  One company in Germany is doing just that.  Using a blend of insects and plant based protein to create the right balance of amino acids.  Issac Nutrition worked with the University of Applied Science in Muenster, Germany to create the product.  Their first offering, a vanilla flavoured bulk protein powder. This appears to be the start of a ...[Read More]