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Cross Country Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Country 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

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

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

Hi everyone I'm training to be an mma fight and I'
Updated 5/26/2016 10:55:27 AM

Hi everyone I'm training to be an mma fight and I'm trying to lower my body fat percentage. I'm about 226 and wanna be around 180, anyone have any tips?...  Read more

Fresh off of the Maternity Leave train. Trying to
Updated 5/26/2016 6:57:25 AM

Fresh off of the Maternity Leave train. Trying to get back into the habit to track my food intake. Haven't been on here in 2yrs. (Had 3 more kids. Total of 4) I'm already 15 lbs lighter than 2yrs ago & 37lbs from b4 csection. #getfit #backinthehabit...  Read more

The strength training video I just did has a calorie burn range of 169-325 for 27min. I'm 194# and 5
Updated 5/25/2016 9:54:52 AM

The strength training video I just did has a calorie burn range of 169-325 for 27min. I'm 194# and 5'4. Would I punch in a number in the middle of the two? I doubt it would be 325 for me..sweated good and had my HR up there :)...  Read more

Managed to do a strength training workout using 30
Updated 5/25/2016 8:14:30 AM

Managed to do a strength training workout using 30# total weight up until the very last set of reps...had to lesson to 20# total...feels good to complete it though :)...  Read more

I'm starting week 4 of my training plan today and
Updated 5/24/2016 5:48:40 PM

I'm starting week 4 of my training plan today and my kids were nice enough to give me their cold. I have every excuse in the book to go home, but for once, I'm going to continue a plan past 3 weeks!...  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

Making it easier to eat healthy on the go!

When I know I will be out and about-like going to a cross country or track meet, etc., where I know there will not be healthy food choices, I fix something healthy for myself and bring it along, so I will not be tempted by junk food....  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

Cross Country Training

My son has begun CC . Yes it is training season already! I am taking this opportunity to use his training schedules to improve my own running. So far it is working very well. I am definitely getting stronger and holding on to that 10 min mile mark....  Read more