Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in... Read more
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
Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential.
The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach
A ru... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
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
Color runs are really fun! I'd recommend a bandanna to pull up over your nose & mouth when you run through the color stations. It's non-toxic stuff, but it still sucks to breathe it in, and could mess with folks who have asthma/other breathing issues... Read more
Add in some strength training. As you build muscle, it will help you look slimmer since muscle is more dense than fat (1 lb muscle takes up less space than 1 lb fat). You can lose a clothing size without changing your weight much w/ strength training... Read more
I am hoping some more experienced runners can help me. I have been running off and on for the past couple of years and am really hoping to ramp things up this spring/summer. I have pretty consistently been running a 10 minute mile and m... Read more
The only way I can become a stronger, faster runner is to confront the challenge of running faster and longer than I have run before. Why settle for revisiting the feats that have been mastered or the challenges I know I can accomplish?To become my b... Read more
As an avid reader on the topic of running, what I have discovered in reading over 80 books on this subject is that the theory of running injuries varies as far and wide as the number of books I have on my shelf. Some have gone so far as to blame the... Read more
Over the past three decades, fitness shoe manufacturers have developed advanced technology to cushion and control motion in our feet and ankles. While this advanced support can feel great, it doesn't allow our joints and soft tissue to artic... Read more
My goals for July are:
1. To work out for 40 minutes a day (1 rest day a week)
2. To drink 10 glasses of water every day
3. To three meals a day
4. To get 8 hours of sleep per day
5. To get the 1000 fitness minutes trophy again (Haven'... Read more
I've been working really hard to keep up with this half-marathon training program...but I'm starting to run into a wall.
And it's definitely what I'm eating!
After my birthday, I cut out alcohol and processed sugar. I've also increased m... Read more
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