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Cross Country Running Training Resources

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

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

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

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

Running and weight loss
Updated 7/20/2014 1:16:07 PM

Hey all, I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d...  Read more

walking v running
Updated 7/21/2014 6:27:00 PM

I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good. Anyone...  Read more

Low Knee Impact Strength Training DVDs?
Updated 7/19/2014 2:47:27 PM

Hey guys, In the month of May I overdid it, haha. I was doing a Jillian Michaels DVD every day and my knees paid the price for it, especially because I ended up going clubbing and wrecking my joints with low-dropping in heels. I took it eas...  Read more

From other countries...
Updated 7/17/2014 9:30:00 AM

Hello, I live in germany and when tracking food, I have to track many single food items, because we have other food-products over here. My problem is, that some food items are only listet in strange measurements. Is there a possibility to track som...  Read more

Weight Training ideas without weights?
Updated 7/21/2014 2:20:26 PM

Ugh. I'm wearing a splint on my wrist and am on a 10lb lifting restriction from my doctor. Frankly, lifting anything heavier than a water bottle hurts. Any ideas for workouts that I can do in the interim? I'm walking a few times a week but know...  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

UK MAIN - Spark People Team

Welcome to Spark People and to the main UK team for new members. We are a large team as this is the Main Team for ALL UK members! Join in have fun - your country needs you!!! 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