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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

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

5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes

I've always known that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. In high school, a B was never enough. In college, being in the middle of the bell-shaped curve wouldn't do. While the do-everything-perfectly mentality has pushed me in my adult life to...  Read more

Soda is my one true weakness. How can I train myse
Updated 1/31/2016 9:52:46 AM

Soda is my one true weakness. How can I train myself to stop drinking soda? Help....  Read more

Any marathon swimmers here? Although I was a dista
Updated 1/30/2016 11:08:56 PM

Any marathon swimmers here? Although I was a distance swimmer once upon a time, I have never attempted an open swim. I'd love to hear experiences if anyone has any!...  Read more

I'm starting my weight training on Monday, which m
Updated 1/30/2016 3:23:24 PM

I'm starting my weight training on Monday, which means super early mornings. I'm looking forward to and dreading Monday. :)...  Read more

3rd day just did 12 min of tabata training kicked
Updated 1/30/2016 11:14:08 AM

3rd day just did 12 min of tabata training kicked my butt. Made me realize how out of shape I am. ?? nothing but smiles I got this...  Read more

Beginners to HIT training
Updated 1/30/2016 7:54:59 AM

Hi - I have never had a real problem with my weight - I am 5 Foot and weigh 8 St 2 llb approx. I started HIT 2 weeks ago and have been eating my normal diet and I have gained approx. 5 pounds in weight . Has anyone experienced the same thing or has a...  Read more

walk my dog EVERYDAY, twice a day

I walk my dog everyday for 20-30 minutes each time, most of the time twice a day. he needs it and won't settle for less....  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

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 Youíre 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. Itís 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