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Cross Country Running Training Resources

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

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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

Workouts for You--and Fido, Too!

The obesity epidemic isn't just apparent on the streets of America's small towns and cities. Check out any veterinary clinic, and you will see that the numbers are rising in the canine and feline worlds, as well. The Association of Pet O...  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

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

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

i need a walk and talk buddy! i can do the running
Updated 7/30/2015 2:37:03 AM

i need a walk and talk buddy! i can do the running by myself haha....  Read more

Had a great run today even though it was super hot
Updated 7/29/2015 3:22:54 PM

Had a great run today even though it was super hot!...  Read more

lunch hour run completed! 560 calories burned!
Updated 7/29/2015 3:58:12 PM

lunch hour run completed! 560 calories burned!...  Read more

5K is 4 days away. Training in this heat is kill
Updated 7/29/2015 4:21:30 PM

5K is 4 days away. Training in this heat is killer. other then drinking lots of water. what are other ways to stay cool when on the move?...  Read more

Cross trainer shoe recs? My current shoes have bi
Updated 7/31/2015 10:46:59 PM

Cross trainer shoe recs? My current shoes have bit the dust. I mainly need them for kettlebell workouts, lifting, and both high- and low-impact workout DVDs.. Thanks!...  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

5ks will keep you motivated

My husband and I started running this year. We began with 5Ks and are workig our way up to longer runs. We've never been running like that before but signing up for a monthly race helped us stay motivated to keep training and you get rewarded with a...  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

Poll: Should Slow Runners Be Allowed to Run Marathons, Too?

A few months ago a college cross-country track coach from New Rochelle College in New York sent shock waves through the running community when she was quoted in a New York Times article stating anyone finishing a marathon in 6 hours or more was takin...  Read more