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Training For Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Training For Marathon.

''I Overcame Grief and Self-Doubt by Running''

Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training. What made you decide to start running? I di...  Read more

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

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 4/15/2014 3:48:52 PM

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

flexibility/ leg training issues
Updated 4/10/2014 10:07:42 PM

Maybe it is due to being 40, but I find that trying to do leg presses makes my hips " tight ", like they aren't bending right at the socket. My range of motion is limited, and I don't feel comfortable. Wondering what would help get past this, so I ca...  Read more

Warm up before strength training
Updated 4/12/2014 6:59:28 AM

How long? And, what to do? Thanks....  Read more

Weight training and dieting...
Updated 4/3/2014 6:20:45 AM

Any great tips out there for anyone trying to add muscle and diet at the same time... oh, yeah... I've also gone vegan. lol.... I want to shed around 20 pounds still... and add some bulk... not too much... things are going well in the gym... but...  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

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  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

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

Training for marathon-week 4

Today I decided to start keeping track of my goals using this blog. I joined a marathon running group called Marathon Makeover on January 22. So far it's been a great experience. I've never been a runner and the idea to ran a marathon challenges...  Read more