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Running Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Marathon.

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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

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

''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

Robin (KASHMIR) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2006. She has lost 95 pounds and is training for her first marathon. Robin Before Robin After What m...  Read more

The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals

So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th...  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

ran a 5k, 2 fitness classes over 4 day period
Updated 10/24/2014 6:13:31 AM

I ran a 5k and taught 2 fitness classes in a 4 day period, I swear I didn.t overeat during this time period and i gained 3pounds. I was just starting to make progress. Any ideas on what might have happened?...  Read more

Running - Weightloss not happening yet?suggestions
Updated 10/24/2014 7:42:22 AM

Hi everyone - so i started running end of June - just did half marathon last weekend. I feel great, asthma is doing fantastic, feeling solid and i did go down in one size but still no weight loss. I would like to lose maybe 10 lbs - what am I doi...  Read more

How do you calculate what you burned running aroun
Updated 10/23/2014 2:36:24 PM

How do you calculate what you burned running around with 5 kids...lol. lifting and chasing and walking all over the house bending squatting....lol just a thought....  Read more

First Half Marathon hopes
Updated 10/24/2014 7:46:53 AM

Hello! I used Spark People years ago and am back! Two years ago I ran a lot and participated in many 5ks. With job changes and moving, I quit running, but I have started again. I know it's a hefty goal, but I want to run/walk half marathon at the...  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

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Look at everything in a positive way!

No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my mea...  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

The Top Healthy Headlines

A Great Video about Operation BeautifulLiquid Calories: What Cold Coffee Drinks Are the Worst? Eating Vegetables Doesn’t Stop Cancer Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Fights French Fries Stars Who've Run a Marathon Spaghetti with ‘Neat’ Sauce a...  Read more

Overcoming Self-Doubt: How Do You Do It?

We've all had those times when we set a goal, start working toward it, and then begin to wonder if we're going to be successful. Was my goal to aggressive? Is this the wrong time to pursue it? Do I have all of the tools I need? Whether your goal...  Read more

am running/marathon training

I'm trying to train for the more 1/2 marathon in nyc.. this april.. so i will be blogging about my running / trainig progress.. today 3miles 40min.. trying to get to 10min miles.....  Read more