Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Natural Stride Sports: Strategies for Dealing With Chronic Injury

I have been intrigued about barefoot running recently and came accross fellow blogger, George Columbo who writes a cool blog dedicated to the subject. This article also caught my eye, especially cross-training: Natural Stride Sports: Strategies for Dealing With Chronic Injury

Good luck with the triathlons George. I did them for a couple of years and thoroughly enjoyed both the training and the events.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Top 10 list of questions to ponder while running

The best thinking time happens while running. That of course from a dedicated runner.

Here are the top 10 questions I ponder (please share if you have any of your own by leaving a comment):

#10: Why can't grownups have a nap in the afternoon?

#9:  Who made up the rule that you can't wear white after Labour Day?

#8:  Why do drivers keep their fog lights on in the daytime?

#7:  What is an Android Smartphone?

#6:  If we all have Blackberries and iPhones, when does the work day end?

#5:  What's all the fuss about barefoot running?

#4: Why do we make these lists?

#3:  How I would spend $50 million?

#2:  Are Facebook friends really friends if you have never met them?

#1:  Who says I have to grow up?

Until next time...
"That Running Guy"

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Reggae Marathon medal that we run 26.2 miles to get

At last year's event in Negril I was so thrilled to have finally made it that I completely forgot to accept my medal.  Thanks to Sally who hung out for the entire morning near the finish line and grabbed it for me.  I won't make that oversight this year.

Plan to travel to Negril on Wednesday, December 1 so that you can get in a couple of fine days of vacation on the beach before the race.  Oh, and a couple of pre race runs to get used to the sun.

See you in December in Negril for the Reggae Marathon.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hot weather running tips...especially for the Reggae Marathon

A lot of people who live in non-tropical climates have asked me recently how to train for the Reggae Marathon.  The reality is that with the race in December, it is tough to duplicate the conditions and condition yourself for the event.  The best advice is to get to Negril a couple of days early so you can get in a couple of runs prior to the race.  That way you will get some sense of the heat and humidity.

The second best advice is to pay attention to hydration.  I can't stress that enough.

Finally, slow down!  You are running in Negril.  Along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  There is reggae music at every mile.  Smile.  Enjoy the run.

For some additional tips, I found this video helpful.  Enjoy the run.  See you in Negril!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bagged water at every mile gets you through the Reggae Marathon

When you get the freshly opened coconut at the end of the Reggae Marathon, it is all worth it.  See you in December 2010 in Negril.