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Marathon Run Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Run.

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

''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

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

Best Running Apps
Updated 4/23/2014 11:26:10 AM

I am looking for a new running app....I really started to get into running last year and ran my first 5K but slowly 'fell off the wagon.' I'm looking for something simple to use to help me track my progress(miles, time, calories burned) Anyone...  Read more

1st woman to run a marathon - 1967 Boston Marathon
Updated 4/22/2014 10:41:26 AM

This year the men's champion ran it in 2:08, and the women's champion ran it in 2:19.. just 11 mins separating them. We've come a long way since we thought women were incapable of running more than 1.5 miles. www.makers.com/kathrine-switzer...  Read more

new to running and 5k your way training
Updated 4/21/2014 2:09:56 PM

hi i'm new here and i did my first time yesterday and went 9 miles for two hours...it just happened it wasnt' my goal i was out with an experienced runner ...and we did mostly trails...then we went to the high school track and i timed my run...just d...  Read more

I'm running my first 5k today!
Updated 4/19/2014 9:27:11 PM

It's 30 degrees with snow and rain forecast! Thank you Minnesota never ending winter :) Wish me luck!!!!...  Read more

DENVER 5K COLOR RUN FOR FUN
Updated 4/16/2014 3:23:55 PM

Hi, I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would...  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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ran a marathon...  Read more

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

We Ate It: Custom-Made Energy Bars from YouBar

I am a BIG fan of bars. Energy bars, breakfast bars, granola bars--you name it, I like it! They're portable and great for eating before or after the gym, during a long afternoon meeting or on a road trip.Recently I learned about YouBars, which are cu...  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
131028?irpc=932...  Read more

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