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Cross Country Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Country Running Form.

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9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Reference Guide to Cross-Training

How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in...  Read more

How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

So You Want to Be a Runner?

Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner. It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor...  Read more

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

Hi, I'm new. I am running my first 1/2 marathon to
Updated 1/21/2015 12:39:43 PM

Hi, I'm new. I am running my first 1/2 marathon tomorrow and just want to finish. Take care everyone!...  Read more

Cross fit for "fatties"
Updated 1/22/2015 3:57:27 PM

Anyone tried this at the beginning of a weightloss journey? I have an unlimited months pass and would love to try but am a bit sooky and dont want to make a fool of myself! I had a 50% weight gain in 3 months so Im a bit clumsy, find it hard t...  Read more

Running and carbs..
Updated 1/17/2015 5:45:22 PM

My training for my 5 has gotten more intense since I am actually running nearly 3 miles in 30 mins now. I've been doing it for 10 weeks but am on week 7 as I was ill and had to take a break. This week has been AWFUL. I have been so hungry!!! All I se...  Read more

Go get fitted at a running store. The people who w
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Go get fitted at a running store. The people who work there will watch you walk and run, and ask you how you use your shoes before suggesting ones they think will work best for you. Everyone's feet are different; get the best shoes for yours!...  Read more

Happy workout Wednesday everyone! Today I ran and
Updated 1/14/2015 10:05:14 PM

Happy workout Wednesday everyone! Today I ran and started training for my very first 5k race! What did you do to better yourself today?...  Read more

Walk while they run

My teenage boys are doing cross country training for the high school team over the summer. While they run (a 5k), I walk for the hour they run. Gets my exercise in while I wait for them!...  Read more

Get it over with!

One time in cross country we made shirts with the slogan "The faster you run, the sooner you're done." How true is it. Whenever I'm struggling to get off the couch, I just push myself through by thinking, "just get it over with!"...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing...  Read more

The Benefits of Cross-Training: Now I’m a Believer

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about my current running injury. I’ve got Achilies tendonitis, and have been doing weeks of physical therapy which will (hopefully) get me running again. When the therapist told me I wouldn’t be running for at least...  Read more