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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

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

Walking Workouts with Intervals

This walking program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train (and burn calories) than exercising at one intensity level. If you're new to...  Read more

Do you #run? We sure do-in fact 4 SparkPeople empl
Updated 5/3/2016 3:20:41 PM

Do you #run? We sure do-in fact 4 SparkPeople employees ran a half marathon yesterday & did a great job! If you run, what brought you to it?...  Read more

I just signed up for my first 5k run. I hope my s
Updated 5/1/2016 7:40:00 PM

I just signed up for my first 5k run. I hope my shin splints don't act up....  Read more

If it doesn't rain tomorrow I may try running agai
Updated 5/1/2016 3:24:04 PM

If it doesn't rain tomorrow I may try running again...  Read more

My self-run fitness program starts today. My husba
Updated 5/4/2016 2:06:58 PM

My self-run fitness program starts today. My husband has left to ride his bike from coast to coast. I have 4 lonely months to battle stress-eating and focus on getting fit and strong. Not much weight to lose, just want to swap it for muscle....  Read more

I am in need of a running partner. Or several of t
Updated 4/30/2016 8:04:05 PM

I am in need of a running partner. Or several of them. To help us help each other. Pleas n thankx...  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

Cool down a must after a run!!

During these days I discovered after 3 to 3.5 miles run , I was not properly cooling down. I was just taking 5 mins to cool down and doing stretching thereafter.I has feeling diziness for few hours after the run.Now I have increased the duration to 1...  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

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