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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

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

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

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