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Boston Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Boston Marathon.

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

Hitting That Big Old Wall

Just about everyone has heard of the "Wall," as in "hitting the wall." And lots of us - in running and in life - have run straight into it. Head on. A wall is the point in a race (or in life) where you're used up. Y...  Read more

Learn to Love Running

If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci...  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

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

I'm running my 24th half marathon on Sunday...and
Updated 4/28/2016 12:16:04 PM

I'm running my 24th half marathon on Sunday...and then running 7K more afterwards back to my car....  Read more

Had a Boston cream doughnut today :( Doughnuts are
Updated 4/26/2016 6:13:13 PM

Had a Boston cream doughnut today :( Doughnuts are my weakness! One of many. Ugggg...  Read more

Signed up for a half marathon about 4 months ago -
Updated 4/24/2016 10:41:22 PM

Signed up for a half marathon about 4 months ago - have been exercising but not training for it so have had no intentions of doing it. It is on Sunday and I just committed to following through. Wish me survival!...  Read more

Please Help...Big Hurdle in my Half Marathon Plan
Updated 4/19/2016 2:22:41 PM

Good Morning. I am hoping for some advice about my half marathon race in May. I have been training since January and had been doing really well up until recently. Back in February I was regularly running 10 miles at a time and had even comple...  Read more

need advice, to train to walk a 1/2 marathon
Updated 4/18/2016 8:58:27 PM

Hello, I would welcome some advice. I'm thinking about training to walk a 1/2 marathon. I have about 5 or 6 months to get ready for the event. Right now I am walking about 1.5 or so miles. I enjoy walking and think this challenge would be...  Read more

Change Your Focus

The best advice I got on weight loss was from my doctor last year. I hadn't lost a pound in 6 months but was running 3 times a week. She said, don't focus on the scale. Stop weighing yourself. Don't focus on the size of your clothes. Instead focu...  Read more

Look at everything in a positive way!

No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my mea...  Read more

Boston Terrier Lovers

This group is for those who love Boston Terriers....  Read more

A New Thanksgiving Day Tradition

What are your first thoughts when you hear the word Thanksgiving? Does it conjure up visions of turkey, stuffing, pies, and special memories with family, and friends? What about starting a new tradition this year? New York City has the Macy’s Thanksg...  Read more

Want To Avoid Knee Problems? Start Running!

It's something I've heard for years: "All of that running is going to kill your knees. You should find some other lower-impact exercises instead." Although it's a common perception that running will negatively affect your knee joints and likely le...  Read more

The Boston Marathon's Last Place Finisher Is Its Biggest Winner

I have been reading about the Boston Marathon. I watched it on TV on Monday and have been reading the blogs of ONEKIDSMOM and STRONGDAWG as they shared their experience as spectators. Today I came across this article. It caught my attention becaus...  Read more

The Boston Marathon Bombings and Me

Dear SparkPeople diary, Today is the 2-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. It's going to be a very emotionally difficult day for me; don't expect me to be very active on the Mobile Chat boards today. I didn't attend the Bosto...  Read more