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Marathon Run Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Run.

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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

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

''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

Robin (KASHMIR) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2006. She has lost 95 pounds and is training for her first marathon. Robin Before Robin After What m...  Read more

The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals

So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th...  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

I'm so frustrated. I'm 195 lbs and I run. I averag
Updated 9/30/2014 11:41:22 AM

I'm so frustrated. I'm 195 lbs and I run. I average about 4.5 mph but I've read that's not considered a high intensity workout so I have to track it as a walk even though I'm running. I knowI'mburningmorecaloriesthanthewalkingam
ount.just complain...  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

Old Fashioned Cheering, Meet New Technology

I've asked friends to call my Google Voice Number and leave me an encouraging message for my Half Marathon run. I'll add the messages to my iPod Shuffle so they will play randomly between my running songs during the race....  Read more

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Road Runners

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

In the News: Fastest Runner (Finally) Crowned Winner

If you are a runner, then you know that fall and spring are the top marathon running seasons across the country. As more and more marathons debut each year, traveling throughout the US to run is becoming quite a popular rite of passage. And the Nike...  Read more

13 Inspiring Instrumental Workout Songs

Editor's Note (Nicole Nichols): Here at SparkPeople, we know just how powerful music can be as a motivator for your workouts, which is why we try to share new music ideas often. My friend Susie (who is an amazing Spinning instructor) uses a lot o...  Read more

New York City Marathon run since 1976

Here's an interesting article about a 70 year old man who has run this since 1976. mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE99R0BV20
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1st post half-marathon run

i rested for a few days after the half-marathon. yesterday, the air was too unhealthy to run. it was marginal this morning, so i went before it got worse. did 2.45 miles in 28 minutes. i've been training for distance, so i haven't pushed the spee...  Read more