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Marathon Training Recovery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Training Recovery.

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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

Factor in Rest Days for Weight Loss Success

Regular exercisers are always on a quest for the perfect workout routine: one that is enjoyable, gives you the results you want and leaves you feeling full of energy and ready to take on the world. While we often focus primarily on a cardio and stren...  Read more

High Intensity Strength Training

If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training. HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th...  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

I have been training at the gym for 6 weeks. Putti
Updated 5/20/2016 5:57:42 PM

I have been training at the gym for 6 weeks. Putting in 6 days a week. Eating right and I am down 9 lbs. #firstpost #addme...  Read more

Down 3.2 pounds, another day of training and eatin
Updated 5/20/2016 1:01:14 PM

Down 3.2 pounds, another day of training and eating right...  Read more

Training for hiking in higher elevation
Updated 5/22/2016 2:04:29 AM

At age 69, I'm planning on going to a women's adventure retreat next spring. Part of it involves hiking several miles up a steep mountain (so I can get to where we'll go rappelling). I live at an elevation of 500 feet and where I'm going will be 4,...  Read more

I love exercising but I hate strength training! I
Updated 5/20/2016 1:58:16 PM

I love exercising but I hate strength training! I hate push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, squats, lifting weights, etc. I try to do cardio that includes toning but I feel like I'm slacking. Am I alone here or are there any other iron-pumping haters?...  Read more

What's the most you've lost in a week of training
Updated 5/19/2016 1:15:48 PM

What's the most you've lost in a week of training and what was your routine to accomplish it? #motivation...  Read more

Running 101: 8 Basic Types of Runs

Running 101: 8 Basic Types of RunsThere are eight basic types of runs that are practiced by runners of all levels everywhere. These evolved through a global trial-and-error process over many decades. They survived because they work. If you want to ge...  Read more

set up a tangible goal

Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c...  Read more

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

Run/Walk Method Works for Me: Will it Work for You?

As many of you may know I am a runner. 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 though not e...  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