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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

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

The Cold Never Bothered My Workouts Anyway

Whether it's the looming threat of black ice, the relentless wind pounding your lungs or the snow pelting your face, the winter months have a way of making outdoor exercise seem less than appealing. But if you're someone who meets chilly weat...  Read more

Walked 40 minutes crossing Hoover Dam. 107 degrees
Updated 6/24/2016 5:15:05 PM

Walked 40 minutes crossing Hoover Dam. 107 degrees. Parched!...  Read more

3 mile run this am followed by a nice long walk with my dog BoPeep. Yup...todays excercise done
Updated 6/24/2016 1:05:16 PM

3 mile run this am followed by a nice long walk with my dog BoPeep. Yup...todays excercise done ✔ Bring on the weejend. HAPPY FRIDAY #excercise...  Read more

43 minutes of strength training followed by a 3.7mike walk :) I've hit over 10,000 steps so far too
Updated 6/24/2016 1:05:43 PM

43 minutes of strength training followed by a 3.7mike walk :) I've hit over 10,000 steps so far too :) took the past week off from step counting and it felt good to take a break. All the marching in place is activating my hips/lower back...  Read more

I have asthma so running distances tends to be a p
Updated 6/24/2016 12:00:38 PM

I have asthma so running distances tends to be a problem however, I've been using HIT supplements women's preworkout and it seems to be making it worse. Has anyone else had this problem? Or have a preworkout that doesn't cause this issue?...  Read more

Today I ran 1 mile without stopping!! :)
Updated 6/24/2016 1:09:30 PM

Today I ran 1 mile without stopping!! :)...  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 runthis 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