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

What goes with running?


This debate is still alive:  Alcohol and running.

I know for sure from personal experience it’s impossible to achieve a personal best while ‘under the influence’.  It’s beyond impossible with a hangover.  However a cold Red Stripe after a race or run…now that just seems to make sense. Especially after Reggae Marathon.

I’ve run in 4 Reggae Marathon events to-date (5th this December 7 in Negril).  During every one, anticipating that cold beer…along with the fresh cut coconut…was part of the Reggae Marathon Experience.  I wouldn’t recommend more than one however and it should be combined with proper nutrition and re-hydration.  In the debate on whether beer and running go together, I tend toward the ‘Yes’ vote.  Here’s an article that ran recently that seems to back up that choice:  Beer and Running Go Together.

So while not ‘a beer a day to keep the doctor away, maybe, just maybe it’s OK to have a beer after a run.  I know a lot of Reggae Marathoners who agree…you know who you are 🙂

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)


Click here to register online for Reggae Marathon, December 7, 2013:  Reggae Marathon Registration.

For more information check the Reggae Marathon Web Site.

Click here for more details on Reggae Marathon’s Abe Issa Award for Excellence.

This is a link to the Official Reggae Marathon 2012 Race Video.

Photo courtesy of Karen Fuchs.