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!

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