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Running For Beginners Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running For Beginners.

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Running Workouts with Interval Training

Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity...  Read more

4 Must-Do Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Runners are a breed all their own. I can say that because I am a runner. We can be quirky about our race rituals and to outsiders looking in, our lives seem to revolve around a "boring" sport of putting one foot in front of the other. But a...  Read more

The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 5K

Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created...  Read more

Workouts for Skiers and Snowboarders

Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won...  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

4mile run in this beautiful weather, yes please. S
Updated 9/24/2014 4:12:59 PM

4mile run in this beautiful weather, yes please. So proud it's the farthest I've run yet! I earned my shower today :)...  Read more

POLL: Do you run in the morning or the evening?
Updated 9/27/2014 1:51:32 PM

I've been running in the morning. I love the calmness of the air and watching the sun come up over the Pennsylvania hills. Running in the morning gives me energy for the rest of the day. Do you prefer running in the morning or evening and why?...  Read more

Calf pain from running
Updated 9/26/2014 9:46:22 PM

Just wanted to ask re: advice for calf pain after running. It's not terrible and I don't think I have an injury after researching it a bit but it's very sore after running but does get better in a couple of hours and at most a day. I think I have to...  Read more

Ran 10k in 1:01:41 today shaved 3 mins off my best
Updated 9/22/2014 2:46:00 PM

Ran 10k in 1:01:41 today shaved 3 mins off my best time...  Read more

Mailbox running for beginners!

I never thought I'd be a runner, until I decided to do the mailbox running. Run from 1 mailbox to the next and walk the next 3 or 4 boxes. When you become comfortable add another mailbox and lessen a walk mailbox. Before you know it you will be ru...  Read more

RunnersWorld.com

Training plans for running for all levels from beginner to marathon. It is a great source on running beside sparkpeople.com for me, hope you find it interesting, too.331...  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: 6 Things You Don't Know About Your Muscles

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.Advice on Practicing Yoga in Middle Age, Part 1Dr. Loren Fishman, a back-pain and rehabilitative medicine specialist who studied yoga under B.K.S. Iyengar, answers readers q...  Read more

Stuff We Love: Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone

Editor's note: Two of our favorite fitness bloggers have teamed up in a regular health and fitness podcast, and we've invited them to tell you more about it. Tired of the same old tunes when you're working out? Want some aural inspiration fo...  Read more

Magic Mile #2, Sparkpeople Motivator, C25K Running for Beginners

Quite a lot has happened since yesterday when I couldn't think of a title. Last night I got an email from the leader of C25K Running for Beginners team asking if I would like to co-lead because the current co-leader was stepping down for a while. I...  Read more

c25k running for beginners

i am so excited tomorrow i'm going to attempt running- you know a little tester to see .....lol honestly i will do it, just a little nervous. who would've ever guessed me 48 and becoming a runner?252...  Read more