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Running Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Training.

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

I'm running my first 5k today!
Updated 4/19/2014 9:27:11 PM

It's 30 degrees with snow and rain forecast! Thank you Minnesota never ending winter :) Wish me luck!!!!...  Read more

DENVER 5K COLOR RUN FOR FUN
Updated 4/16/2014 3:23:55 PM

Hi, I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would...  Read more

Walking to running (beginner)
Updated 4/16/2014 11:19:53 PM

Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir...  Read more

Strength train before or after cardio?
Updated 4/16/2014 2:58:40 PM

Which is better? I've seen people do both ways at gym so I'm wondering what consensus is... Does It make a difference?...  Read more

How often/strength training?
Updated 4/21/2014 6:25:13 AM

I am trying to work out my arms for sure. I have found a great arm workout. But I am wondering how often it is ok to do it? Once or twice a week? More? Thanks...  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

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No, I am not in the Alps or the Pyrenees for a camp! I am in Stuttgart (Germany). For those who do not know the city, its nickname is the "casserole" because it is surrounded by hills. I am here on a visit to see BF. I am on vacatio...  Read more

ADVICE NEEDED: Nutrition for Running/Training?

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