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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

R U Look'n 4 a Walk/Run Group Southside of Chicago
Updated 10/21/2014 4:06:11 PM

I've got the group for you! We use the Morgan Park High School Track on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 5-6am. We do Saturdays as well but on the street and time varies. For more information, please respond. Thanks, Jewell 381...  Read more

I just signed up to do the Color Run 5k next month
Updated 10/20/2014 1:12:43 PM

I just signed up to do the Color Run 5k next month. I currently walk a 22 min mile. Any tips on how I can increase my speed? I would love to start jogging but don't know what to do. Luckily the run is not timed :)...  Read more

Virtual Runs
Updated 10/23/2014 2:37:37 PM

I was looking at my email I received from active.com about races in my area and noticed a couple of virtual runs. Has anyone done one before? How do they work? (sorry if this topic has come up before, I did a message board search but didn't...  Read more

Hey guys, when youre walking or running outside an
Updated 10/18/2014 8:03:31 PM

Hey guys, when youre walking or running outside and it starts to rain, put your hood up and pretend youre Rocky. We can do this! :)...  Read more

Ran 20 minutes this morning!
Updated 10/17/2014 6:54:13 AM

I did it! I ran 20 straight minutes on Week 5 Day 3 of the C25K! 224...  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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TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  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