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Training Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Training 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

What are your favorite strength training exercises
Updated 7/25/2015 8:41:51 AM

What are your favorite strength training exercises that has given you the most results? Thanks...  Read more

Just read about virtual marathon. It didn't give a
Updated 7/24/2015 4:22:14 AM

Just read about virtual marathon. It didn't give any info on how it works. Can anyone help me out with more info?...  Read more

Last night I did 30 minutes of circuit training an
Updated 7/23/2015 12:06:28 AM

Last night I did 30 minutes of circuit training and I thought I was going to keel over. I was ringing wet and huffing and puffing. I'm going again tonight. I hope this gets easier....  Read more

I've been doing a 10k training program on my micoa
Updated 7/21/2015 1:30:50 PM

I've been doing a 10k training program on my micoach running app for 3 weeks and I finally got a good score on my run!! Woo hoo!! It's a tough program...  Read more

Overtraining vs Maximum training
Updated 7/30/2015 1:51:12 PM

Hi All I have been on weight loss/ fitness journey for over 3 years. Currently I am weight training 3-5 times a week and would like to add Insanity/ T-25 and yoga to keep my fat % down. I wanted to know if I fuel myself well and appropriately, w...  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

Motivation Secrets from Top Marathoners

For some, fall signifies cooler temperatures and pumpkin picking. For others, it means marathon season. The world’s largest marathon, the ING New York City Marathon (boasting a record-high number of runners this year with 47,000 participants) t...  Read more

Biggest Loser Contestants Run a Marathon: Inspirational or Irresponsible?

On a recent episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", the 4 remaining contestants were given their final challenge: run a marathon. They had 60 days to train, and although the episode doesn't discuss the details of their training program, we assume tha...  Read more