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La Marathon 2011 Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for La Marathon 2011.

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10 Signs You're Watching Too Much Television

Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T...  Read more

The Buzz On Energy Drinks

We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the...  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

Charity Races Mix Fitness and Fundraising

Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther...  Read more

Dining Out: Mexican Cuisine

Characteristics: In the United States, these dishes come in huge portions. If you’re not careful, you can easily consume a full day’s worth of calories in a single meal. Dishes are often fried with lard and topped with cheese. Most...  Read more

Marathon High! Sparkpeople Athlete
Updated 10/24/2014 2:28:25 PM

Last Sunday I ran my first Full Marathon!!!!! So I've done several halves and the marathon high was pretty awesome, it's an amazing feeling and I'm so glad I have changed my life and am fit and active!! So I am curious, how many people here on sparkp...  Read more

I made myself a promise last night. Today is my la
Updated 10/24/2014 9:25:21 PM

I made myself a promise last night. Today is my last day "restarting". Who's with me? I love the motivation I get from this app/website. Any tips for me?...  Read more

First Half Marathon hopes
Updated 10/24/2014 7:46:53 AM

Hello! I used Spark People years ago and am back! Two years ago I ran a lot and participated in many 5ks. With job changes and moving, I quit running, but I have started again. I know it's a hefty goal, but I want to run/walk half marathon at the...  Read more

Gift for a Friend *1st 1/2 marathon*
Updated 10/16/2014 2:19:11 PM

My very good friend is running her 1st 1/2 marathon on Sunday and I want to get her a small gift to let her know how proud I am of her. I need my Spark Friends' help! I don't want it to be overly expensive, but I thought about getting her a sma...  Read more

Marathon runners trying to lose weight? I am up 2
Updated 10/8/2014 5:07:50 PM

Marathon runners trying to lose weight? I am up 20 pounds but just started Sparkpeople today :)...  Read more

Have a goal!

Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An...  Read more

Treadmill selection! NordicTrack A2750 PRO

NordicTrack A2750 PRO Treadmill Thatís what I want!!! The reviews:1.RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE NORDICTRACK A2750 PRO "BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK" 2.TREADMILL ADVISER - - RECOMMENDED3.TREADMILL RATINGS REVIEWS - is a good value.4.WHICHLCONTREADM...  Read more

Half Marathon

Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? Comfortable with the 10K or 10M distance? Join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!...  Read more

SparkPeople Members Take on Vegas

It's hard to believe just ten short months ago SparkPeople runners and walkers traveled from all over the country to run the first of many races in 2010. We all met in New Orleans to run in the Mardi Gras Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon at the...  Read more

Free Pass to a Fun Fitness Expo in L.A. This Weekend

Greetings from L.A.! I'm here attending the IDEA World Fitness Convention, which is dubbed the largest health and fitness expo for fitness pros in the world! I'm here taking fun workouts and workshops to help me get all the details on the new...  Read more