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Proper Running Form For Long Distance Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Running Form For Long Distance.

Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Choosing a Walking or Running Route

Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al...  Read more

14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks

While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill. ...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 1

With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po...  Read more

Running plateau
Updated 8/1/2014 12:32:48 PM

I'm stuck. I got back into running about 2 months ago after taking a short hiatus from exercise. Obviously, when I got back into it, it was rough. I'm doing a lot better now. I'm in a lot less pain and my time is improving. I'm super stoked about tha...  Read more

I ran 5k!
Updated 7/31/2014 4:43:27 PM

I've never been a 'runner', but last year I was turned on to the C25k program. Like a lot of people, I never completed the program. This year I kept pushing myself toward that goal and made it. My new goal is to reach 10k....  Read more

Want to run..but i have arthritis in my hips
Updated 7/31/2014 2:11:47 AM

Hi fellow spark mates, I want to run a half marathon this year. I had set it as a goal for myself this year and was working well towards it - by exercising and eating right. And then i had a very major flare up of my arthritis in May. It was so bad...  Read more

Long lasting scented lotions or body sprays?
Updated 8/1/2014 8:33:40 PM

I am looking for reviews of scented lotions and body sprays. I'd love to find one that stays on for a whole day. Any first hand reviews? TYIA. :)...  Read more

EXPERTS: The great "Form of Protein" Debate...
Updated 7/29/2014 7:10:41 AM

Oh boy. There seems to be a different answer, depending on the expert's degree, training, and area of expertise. It could probably be debated ad infinitum, but maybe we can nail down some good fundamentals. The question: Which is the best form o...  Read more

Ready for running

learning to run LONG DISTANCES through SP!! Grt Help...  Read more

Watch it Buddy!

Whenever you strength train, whether with free weights or a machine, watch yourself in a mirror to make sure you are doing it with proper form. Proper form ensures you're getting the best results & not setting yourself up for injury! Happy Sparking!...  Read more

Road Runners

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

You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H...  Read more

Kara Goucher's 6 Tips for Beginning Runners

Even if you've never run before, or have taken a long break, you can get into a routine without injury or agony. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher shares 6 posture tips that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. From Kara Goucher&rs...  Read more