Reggae Marathon

The 5 stages of running injury grief

Little did I know when I injured my foot last August that it would 8 months and counting of recovery.  In over 25 years of running I’ve never had a serious injury.  Yes I’ve had some setbacks along the way…shin splints, hip and knee pain, sprained ankles but nothing that stopped me from running.  I ran through everything. That streak ended last August while I was ramping up my training ...[Read More]

Training tips to improve your running

I don’t stretch before I run.  I never have although I’ve received lots of advice over the years about the benefits of stretching.  I prefer to start off at a slow pace and as I warm up pick up the pace.   However since I’ve experienced a couple of nagging leg injuries recently, I’ve found a new respect for stretching before going out for my run.  Here is an article that provides a great depth of ...[Read More]

A few more of our favorite pictures from the Boston Marathon

That’s Reggae Marathon’s Gina Harrison having waaaay too good a time at the Boston Marathon expo last weekend.  Here are some more of our favorite pictures from the Boston Marathon last weekend. Here are repeat Reggae Marathon runners, Judy and Robert from North Carolina.  Robert is thinking this December will be his 3rd Reggae Marathon. Multiple Reggae Marathon  participant Angela Gon ...[Read More]

Reggae Marathon pictures from the Boston Marathon race weekend

It was a good weekend in Boston.  The gang at the Reggae Marathon booth at the race expo were busy talking with runners about their experiences and plans for Negril this December.  The picture above shows the patches on Gary Burak’s jacket celebrating the miles he has logged.  Here are some of our other favorite pictures from the weekend in Boston: Who can resist “doing the Bolt“ ...[Read More]

Favourite photos of Negril and the Reggae Marathon

Yes, that’s Reggae Marathon Race Director Frano enjoying himself at the Reggae Marathon.  Here are some of our favourite photos from last December in Negril. Burt Carlson who has successfully completed countless marathon’s and ultra marathons connected with Olympian Carrie Tollefson Friday night at the Pasta Party.  That set the tone for the 10th anniversary Reggae Marathon. And speaki ...[Read More]

5 Days in Paradise in Negril at the Reggae Marathon

It all starts with the decision to register for the 2011 Reggae Marathon, December 3, 2011.  After that you can be assured that the 5 days from Wednesday to Monday on the beach in Negril, the Capital of Casual will be among the best vacation and running days you will enjoy. After your flight arrives in Montego Bay late Wednesday afternoon, you’ll have a straightforward road trip through downtown M ...[Read More]

Runners loving the Reggae Marathon experience

Michelle, Rod, Jeff and Sheila all ran in the ½ Marathon at the Reggae Marathon.  They all had a great time and shared their experiences: Michelle H. finished 2nd. Her email really captured the spirit of Saturday: I really enjoyed the race.  Was super pleased with my performance since I suffered bruised knees after a too-close encounter with a cab. Interesting experience over all that is for sure. ...[Read More]

The top 7 things runners think about while running

I don’t run with headphones.  I’ve never found ones that fit comfortably plus they seem like a safety hazard:  I want to hear the oncoming vehicles. On my long runs I have a lot of time to think.  And think I do solving all the problems of the world every time I go out.  Of course when training for a race, the focus shifts entirely to very specific goals.  But I’ve always wondered what ...[Read More]

How to find the right running shoes?

Walking into a running shoe store and coming face-to-face with the array of shoes gives me the chills.  I’m overwhelmed by the sheer choice in brand names and specialized types.  Add to that the current discussion about barefoot/natural running versus cushioning and I go into full glaze. Over the past few months I have been having a good natured discussion with George Colombo about barefoot runnin ...[Read More]

What do you have to say about the Reggae Marathon?

The great thing about running is that there is really no such thing as a ‘bad’ run.  I know I’ve had them but they fade away in comparison to the ‘good runs’.  Here’s what some runners from last December’s Reggae Marathon had to say: Tyrone Cook, a member of the Capital Running Company race crew, ran the ½ Marathon: This ranks right up there as one of the best for me (I’ve been running races ...[Read More]