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Distance Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Distance Running Form.

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 10K

Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for...  Read more

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself by Choosing the Treadmill?

When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill. I've heard countless reasons from each type of runner on exactly why they choose to run...  Read more

Help!! I was doing so well! Running every other d
Updated 9/29/2014 6:17:53 AM

Help!! I was doing so well! Running every other day strength training in between. But now I have a hurt knee and walking is a chore(mri this week). How do I stay on track for wieght loss when I can't do anything involving my knee? Work out ideas?...  Read more

Spark people calorie expenditure for runs and walk
Updated 9/28/2014 9:45:00 PM

Spark people calorie expenditure for runs and walks seems way too high. It is 2-3x the number given from a Garmin unit. I believe the Garmin more than the spark tracker. 286 caloric burn from a 1.5 mile walk with the dog? Not hardly. Comments?...  Read more

How do you run and workout with a weak bladder. Af
Updated 9/29/2014 6:37:30 PM

How do you run and workout with a weak bladder. After having my son I have not been able to jump rope, etc. Without running to bathroom every 3rd jump :(...  Read more

2 mile run with my son. Not normally a run day but
Updated 9/25/2014 12:19:54 PM

2 mile run with my son. Not normally a run day but his brother bought him the fitness tracker for his ds and he is excited about counting his steps so he asked if we could do a short run. I said "of course!"...  Read more

Hey I'm looking to form a group of people who are
Updated 9/27/2014 6:12:20 AM

Hey I'm looking to form a group of people who are on the HCG diet. It's not easy and I'm currently doing in alone!...  Read more

Ready for running

learning to run LONG DISTANCES through SP!! Grt Help...  Read more

I keep my Running Journal in my Spark blogs!

I use my Spark blog as a place to journal my runs. I include the date and distance run in the title and place the specifics of the run and a summary of the run in the body of that particular blog entry. It gives me a quick reference to my runs AND I...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

Kara Goucher's 6 Tips for Beginning Runners

Even if you've never run before, or have taken a long break, you can get into a routine without injury or agony. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher shares 6 posture tips that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. From Kara Goucher&rs...  Read more

You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H...  Read more