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Training Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Training 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

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