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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

Fresh off of the Maternity Leave train. Trying to
Updated 5/26/2016 6:57:25 AM

Fresh off of the Maternity Leave train. Trying to get back into the habit to track my food intake. Haven't been on here in 2yrs. (Had 3 more kids. Total of 4) I'm already 15 lbs lighter than 2yrs ago & 37lbs from b4 csection. #getfit #backinthehabit...  Read more

The strength training video I just did has a calorie burn range of 169-325 for 27min. I'm 194# and 5
Updated 5/25/2016 9:54:52 AM

The strength training video I just did has a calorie burn range of 169-325 for 27min. I'm 194# and 5'4. Would I punch in a number in the middle of the two? I doubt it would be 325 for me..sweated good and had my HR up there :)...  Read more

Managed to do a strength training workout using 30
Updated 5/25/2016 8:14:30 AM

Managed to do a strength training workout using 30# total weight up until the very last set of reps...had to lesson to 20# total...feels good to complete it though :)...  Read more

I'm starting week 4 of my training plan today and
Updated 5/24/2016 5:48:40 PM

I'm starting week 4 of my training plan today and my kids were nice enough to give me their cold. I have every excuse in the book to go home, but for once, I'm going to continue a plan past 3 weeks!...  Read more

Today is the day I start my training to lose body
Updated 5/24/2016 2:24:40 PM

Today is the day I start my training to lose body fat ao I am allowed to join the navy. I weigj 208 with a goal weight of 175. But onlt have to lose 3 percent body fat. Lets see how faat I can do it...  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 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