December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

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 information on the subject and gives enough reasons for stretching properly before running:  STRETCHING

I don’t eat properly.  I love my salty snacks.  There, true confession.  Proper nutrition and eating habits are essential to health and healthy running.  From fad diets, to nutrition supplements and advice from friends it’s easy to get confused.  Here’s a comprehensive article on healthy eating that stays on the right side of common sense:  NUTRITION

I get tired of running.  It doesn’t happen often thankfully. I’ve done many things to keep motivated including competing in triathlons to spice things up.  But I’ve always come back to running.  Here are some excellent suggestions for alternative training…just take it easy:  ALTERNATIVE

And after the Reggae Marathon, the best is a nice massage on the beach…

Massage on the beach after the Reggae Marathon

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy

(Note:  photos courtesy of Errol Anderson)