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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

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

Ran a mile. Just when i wanted to quit, i thanked
Updated 1/21/2015 10:06:08 PM

Ran a mile. Just when i wanted to quit, i thanked God for letting me still be able to do that at my size and my age of 45, soon to be 46 and I kept going....  Read more

I hurt my knee running yesterday. Now I dont know
Updated 1/21/2015 9:10:30 PM

I hurt my knee running yesterday. Now I dont know what kind of cardio I can do atb home....  Read more

Definitely add in some strength training. Building
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Definitely add in some strength training. Building muscle makes your body a more efficient machine. Doing some cardio interval training will "rev the engine" to make it burn fat. Making sure your calories are the right Quality AND Quantity is key....  Read more

yarrrrrgggghhhhh! mistakes in cross stitch!!!
Updated 1/22/2015 8:18:33 AM

I m doing a small piece for a nurse's bday in March, and I discovered I put a wrong color for one stitch! Arrrrrrgggghhhhh! But I've decided to carry on stitching anyway! It's only one stitch, right? But it really bothers me! I've already unpicked my...  Read more

Why are hot cross buns already out?????? Why??????
Updated 1/19/2015 9:06:29 PM

Why are hot cross buns already out?????? Why?????? Hubby said I should freeze some and eat a little when I reach my goal. Love him to bits...  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