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Running Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Training.

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Walking and Running Tips for City Dwellers

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

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

Should You Hire a Running Coach?

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

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

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

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

Help!! I was doing so well! Running every other d
Updated 9/29/2014 6:17:53 AM

Help!! I was doing so well! Running every other day strength training in between. But now I have a hurt knee and walking is a chore(mri this week). How do I stay on track for wieght loss when I can't do anything involving my knee? Work out ideas?...  Read more

Spark people calorie expenditure for runs and walk
Updated 9/28/2014 9:45:00 PM

Spark people calorie expenditure for runs and walks seems way too high. It is 2-3x the number given from a Garmin unit. I believe the Garmin more than the spark tracker. 286 caloric burn from a 1.5 mile walk with the dog? Not hardly. Comments?...  Read more

How do you run and workout with a weak bladder. Af
Updated 9/29/2014 6:37:30 PM

How do you run and workout with a weak bladder. After having my son I have not been able to jump rope, etc. Without running to bathroom every 3rd jump :(...  Read more

Cardio and strength training
Updated 9/27/2014 6:14:26 PM

Hi all: I do cardio 5 times a week for 45 minutes. Two of those days, I do strength training. On the days I do strength training, should I do the full 45 minutes or should I do less cardio? I have been confused about this and I would like some cla...  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

Confront the Challenge & Overcome!

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

Register for a race

By keeping running races on my planner throughout the year helps keep me motivated to lace up for my training programs....  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

Your Running Surface May Not be Responsible for Your Running Injury

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

5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

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

All Round Running Training

For those of you who know me a little bit, you know that running is my passion. I have been doing it for about 3 years, training for a 5k first, then a 10k, and finally half a marathon. Today, I am training to run faster and better. A few weeks...  Read more

July Goals and the 5K Your Way Running Training Program

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