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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

Do you exercise when sore after strength training?
Updated 9/27/2014 4:33:51 PM

Hi All! Yesterday was only my second day ever of strength training. I started with the Beginner's Ball Workout. Today, of course, I'm a bit stiff and sore in my legs and chest. Is it best if I take today as my day of rest (no cardio or stretching)...  Read more

Was having a hard time timing my strength training
Updated 9/25/2014 2:36:27 PM

Was having a hard time timing my strength training exercises so instead of doing sets and rep's and tallying up how much time it took me I just did each exercise for a minute and will count it as 1 set and 1 rep....  Read more

Can I do 2 days of 10K training in 1?
Updated 9/25/2014 8:18:22 AM

Hey all, i am currently doing the 10K trainer app by Zen Labs, the same people who created C25K. After work I am going for a run. I am on Week 3, Day 2. However, when I ran last night it felt too easy and too short. Would it be okay if I did Day...  Read more

Strength training and resting
Updated 9/25/2014 8:40:29 AM

Hello everyone: I recently read an article about resting in between sets that stated you should not rest more than thirty seconds and to keep your body in motion for the most results out of your strength training. However, browsing here, I foun...  Read more

Help! sore/in pain (1st strength training session)
Updated 9/25/2014 8:53:15 AM

So I had my first strength training session yesterday (Monday) evening. We focused solely on legs/glutes and the trainer taught me how to do some different weighted exercises and we worked out pretty hard. My legs felt like jelly about halfway throug...  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

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