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Boston Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Boston Marathon.

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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

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

Just read about virtual marathon. It didn't give a
Updated 7/24/2015 4:22:14 AM

Just read about virtual marathon. It didn't give any info on how it works. Can anyone help me out with more info?...  Read more

I've run three 1/2 marathons and had plantar fasci
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I've run three 1/2 marathons and had plantar fascitis twice. It didn't hurt while running, so I kept running, but the pain was the worse when getting out of bed. I stretched the tendon and iced it every day....  Read more

I am competing in 10k women mini marathon in dubli
Updated 6/1/2015 10:16:44 AM

I am competing in 10k women mini marathon in dublin ireland today.looking forward to it.since i start my journey on the 27 of april i have lost 13 lb....  Read more

Losing weight while training for marathon?
Updated 6/1/2015 11:27:18 AM

I ran my first half marathon earlier this month. But the entire time i was training for it, I didn't lose a single pound. Now I am planning to start training for a full marathon but I still need to lose more weight. My question is, is it normal to no...  Read more

I am going to from Boston the Outer Banks of NC -
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I am going to from Boston the Outer Banks of NC - 763 miles. Good luck. 311 3.5 done today, 759.5 to go!...  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

Visualize

When I feel my workout is extra challenging, I visualize something motivating to help make it easier....  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 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

Boston Marathon Part #4

My Boston Marathon Report was so long that I had to blog it into 4 parts. Please read parts 1-3 before reading this 4th part. It will definitely make more sense to you. Part #4 Now I was on my own and feeling the heat. I kept my mind oc...  Read more