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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

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

I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm
Updated 9/21/2016 1:00:30 PM

I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm excited but nervous.. Anyone taken one before? What should I expect? &I'm taking yoga next week, to see which I like better. Can yoga help you lose weight?...  Read more

Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy wo
Updated 9/21/2016 8:38:24 AM

Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy working out? Had gained 95 lbs when I was laid off. I lost 65 of it but the last 30 is giving me a hard time coming off so its time to exercise but I can't seem to get motivated...  Read more

I had to present to a training class for a couple
Updated 9/19/2016 3:57:55 PM

I had to present to a training class for a couple of hours and during that time, I got super hot and swesty. Now, much cooler but feeling self conscious. Perfume isn't allowed. Does anyone have any tips for "freshening up"?...  Read more

Cardio Or Body weight (strength training?)
Updated 9/26/2016 10:16:11 PM

Hi there Spark Family 231 361 34 What workouts do you do and prefer! 9 304...  Read more

I went to Curves today after my work training. I d
Updated 9/17/2016 4:46:41 PM

I went to Curves today after my work training. I didn't want to get sore so I did 1 round instead of 2. I have an appt with my coach next week to get in my weekly weigh-in....  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

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

7 Things Marathoners Wish They'd Known Before Their First Race

With the combination of warm sunshine, crisp temperatures and lush new growth, it's no wonder spring is prime marathon season. The popularity of marathons continues to grow: According to Running USA's Annual Marathon Report, there has b...  Read more