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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]

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]

5 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

5 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

We’re 5 days to Reggae Marathon 2018.  Things are really heating up on our Social Media Channels!  I’m loving the photos and videos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter…keep it up!  To make sure we follow all the action, here’s a reminder on our Channels: Instagram:  @reggaemarathon Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ReggaeMarathon Twitter: @reggaemarathon The hashtags that ...[Read More]

8 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

8 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

8 days to Reggae Marathon Sunday, December 2.  Yes it’s a change this year from Saturday to Sunday.  Reggae Marathon gets a lot of support from the local businesses in Negril and with the move to a lower traffic day on Sunday, this helps them help us…you!  And with the weather pretty much the same Saturday or Sunday…it’s going to be a great day to go racing! Remember to hyd ...[Read More]

9 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

9 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

9 days to Reggae Marathon 2018 and the tropical breeze of Negril beckons! Sunshine, white sandy beaches, warm temperatures…It’s a conspiracy to get you to relax. And few of us have the willpower to resist. You should be well into your tapering for Race Day, Sunday, December 2. And don’t wait for the Pasta Party to load up on carbs. I’ve found that if I heavy up on the carbs ...[Read More]

10 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

10 Days to Reggae Marathon 2018

10 days to Reggae Marathon, Sunday, December 2! Let the countdown begin! 355 days have passed since the last time runners from over 30 countries met up in Negril to run. For the 18th consecutive year, we are ready to welcome the world once again for the Reggae Marathon Experience. As our friends the Reggae Runnerz call it, a Runcation. Whatever and however you refer to Reggae Marathon, it is the s ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon Race Day Planner

Reggae Marathon Race Day Planner

In just under 3 weeks it’s Race Day!  Sunday, December 2.  It may be your final race of the year or maybe your first.  In either case it’s important to plan for race day, especially since for most of us, we are away from home.  Here’s a race day planner: The Night Before. Reggae Marathon Race Day is early:  5:15 am on Sunday morning.  Plan everything Saturday night before you go ...[Read More]

What to Pack Race Day

What to Pack Race Day

What to pack race day at Reggae Marathon?  Since most of make our way from a local hotel, we have to think about what to bring to the Start/Finish area at Long Bay Beach Park.  The short answer is that you won’t need to bring as much as you think.  Everyone who registers for Reggae Marathon gets a Tote Bag and a T Shirt among other goodies.  This Tote Bag is the most convenient way to pack a ...[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]