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Training For Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Training For 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

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  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

''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

Turn my commute into a training plan
Updated 8/25/2016 10:33:17 AM

I ride my bike 30 miles round trip to work almost every day in good weather, which in reality works out to 3-4 times per week in the summer months. The 15 miles one-way takes me about an hour with the traffic lights, intersections, etc. I'm finishing...  Read more

Good workout today! Added strength training to my
Updated 8/24/2016 10:02:03 PM

Good workout today! Added strength training to my run/walk routine. Worked on my glutes and thighs today, I'm sure i will feel it in the morning but I will be one step towards becoming stronger!...  Read more

Just started a new job and I will be in training f
Updated 8/24/2016 8:55:05 PM

Just started a new job and I will be in training for it for the next five weeks. The problem is that training takes place downtown and there is a huge number of great restaurants to try. What to do?...  Read more

Anyone have some ideas on strength training exerci
Updated 8/24/2016 2:50:22 PM

Anyone have some ideas on strength training exercises i can do while im at home? I got 8lbs and 4 lbs weights, a yoga ball, and a 5 lbs medicine ball....  Read more

47 min of upper body strength training πŸ˜„ burned
Updated 8/24/2016 4:13:42 PM

47 min of upper body strength training πŸ˜„ burned roughly 270 calories πŸ˜„ that's my workout for the day πŸ˜„ what exercise did u/will you do?...  Read more

set up a tangible goal

Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c...  Read more

Have a goal!

Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An...  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

Where are the Least Active Areas in the U.S.?

There are times when I feel like I should be living somewhere else. As a runner, I've gotten strange looks from neighbors over the years who think I'm crazy for running in the rain or running while 8 months pregnant. Where I live in the suburbs, I...  Read more

Exercise Might Not Help If You’re Generally a Couch Potato

We often hear about the benefits of exercise, how it will improve your quality of life and help you live longer. It’s easy to assume that people who train for marathons or bike 10 miles to work each day would be the pillar of good health. Although...  Read more

MARATHON 3 Training WK19 - MARATHON #3 is Tomorrow!!!

So excited! So SCARED! So Ready! YUP, tomorrow is the DAY! The stars are aligning perfectly for it to be a good race too! Every day this week as been unseasonably warm but tomorrow will be a brisk 50 degrees which is perfect running weathe...  Read more

Training for marathon #8

It's time for another blog entry. It has been quite a while. What a difference a year makes. In the last year, I : -found out I was expecting a baby -moved across the country -started a new job (my first official career) -hiked up 2 mount...  Read more