I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for... Read more
I have just added a day of intervals into my running program. As I sprinted yesterday I tried some different strides to see which felt better.
Is a short stride better than a longer stride when sprinting or is the opposite true?... Read more
Good job! I'm a long distance walker myself...I'm targeting 26 tomorrow...it's my last chance for a really good long walk until late next month so I want to take advantage of it. We'll see!... Read more
Beverlee you can enter your distance and time into Spark on the full site to track your mileage. I'm not sure about steps themselves. I know you can't do either on the app as of the moment.... Read more
You can manually enter distance and time, and Spark will calculate calories burned. Try Mileage under My Fitness on the full site, you'll find an option for that there. I've started mapping my walks on a separate site and calculating here.... Read more
Choose a race now for spring or early summer. Start training now! Enjoy watching your skills grow in the coming weeks as you prepare for your event. And when it's race time, take time to enjoy watching everyone run her/his own race. It's an amazing t... Read more
Barbara Whitehead (ONEKIDSMOM)Weight Lost: 100 poundsHometown: Lincoln, NEOccupation: Computer Programmer/Analyst What was life like before your weight loss?I have been a compulsive eater since childhood, raiding my parents’ food stores an... Read more
One of the valuable lessons I learned during my track and field days was the importance of running the correct pace for the distance. When running 100-meters, I would run as fast as I could right out of the blocks. If I were running 800-meters, I nee... Read more
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