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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

Gift for a Friend *1st 1/2 marathon*
Updated 10/16/2014 2:19:11 PM

My very good friend is running her 1st 1/2 marathon on Sunday and I want to get her a small gift to let her know how proud I am of her. I need my Spark Friends' help! I don't want it to be overly expensive, but I thought about getting her a sma...  Read more

What variations on interval training or high inten
Updated 10/12/2014 2:49:44 PM

What variations on interval training or high intensity interval training are people doing, and what's working for fat loss? I've read a lot lately on it as opposed to steady state cardio. Any insights?...  Read more

A new start with Nike Training Club app Work out..
Updated 10/9/2014 1:19:29 PM

A new start with Nike Training Club app Work out.....the sweat & shape 89 cal...  Read more

Marathon runners trying to lose weight? I am up 2
Updated 10/8/2014 5:07:50 PM

Marathon runners trying to lose weight? I am up 20 pounds but just started Sparkpeople today :)...  Read more

marathons
Updated 10/6/2014 7:52:23 AM

Well today I and 2 very good friends joined me in doing my 1st 1/2 marathon. The Rock n' Roll was held in San Jose. Clocked 33,668 steps, 251 min and 17 miles. Which I don't understand. Oh, I put the tracker on before leaving the house.That's why th...  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

Tri-Sport: Triathletes, Duathletes, and more!

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