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Hal Higdon Marathon Recovery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Hal Higdon Marathon Recovery.

Should You Hire a Running Coach?

Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential. The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach A ru...  Read more

Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life.   I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik...  Read more

Moving Forward with the Run/Walk Training Method

I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa...  Read more

Plateau Busters - Part 2

We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t...  Read more

''I Overcame Grief and Self-Doubt by Running''

Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training. What made you decide to start running? I di...  Read more

Recovery beverages/foods?
Updated 3/31/2014 12:44:13 AM

About a month ago I started an intense workout at a gym. Great facility - always a trainer on hand to help. I'm doing 15-30 minutes of cardio (depends on the weight sets), and about an hour of weights, four days a week. Most days I come home and f...  Read more

Sprained ankle - how long for recovery?
Updated 3/23/2014 2:16:01 PM

Hello. I sprained my ankle yesterday doing Zumba of all things. Can anyone let me know an approximate time frame for healing? Perhaps this is the push I needed to break into more alternative cardio, such as swimming, but I really like being agile and...  Read more

Fuel/No fuel for a Half Marathon?
Updated 3/25/2014 8:15:54 PM

I have signed up for my first half marathon in May, and I need to start experimenting with fuel on my longer runs. I have run just over 13 miles a few times this winter. I haven't wanted to carry anything with me (other than my phone and keys), so I...  Read more

My husband the marathon runner
Updated 3/13/2014 10:12:14 AM

If you want to be motivated to get in shape, marry a marathon runner. 24 My husband is in training mood for a marathon next month and ran 20 miles yesterday. After he left, there was no way I could stay on the couch. But--I wish I had his...  Read more

Walking a half marathon - Suggestions?
Updated 3/13/2014 11:48:15 AM

There is a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon taking place this June and I'm thinking of joining the walk portion. I know, it's not as cool or challenging as running a half marathon, but for medical reasons I'm not supposed to run anymore and walki...  Read more

LOSING WEIGHT

SHALLOW HAL 39...  Read more

Visualize

When I feel my workout is extra challenging, I visualize something motivating to help make it easier....  Read more

Recovery Club

Any One is welcome here, but specificly those in recovery from smoking, drugs, alcohol ect....  Read more

Running Down a Dream: I Did Just That in Chicago

There are many days in our lives that will define who we are and what we are made of. Let today be your day! One of the most defining days in my life came on Sunday, October 11th, the day I ran my first marathon--the 2009 Bank of America Chicago...  Read more

The Art of Recovery: The Necessity of Sleep for Proper Recovery

This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether...  Read more