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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

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

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

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

strength training schedule on fitness tracker
Updated 9/18/2014 4:40:17 PM

I used to have strength training set up a couple of times a week on my fitness tracker and it would tell me what exercises to do for the day. How do I get that put back on. I can't seem to find it. Thanks....  Read more

good circuit training workout
Updated 9/17/2014 11:42:06 AM

I am in need of a good circuit training workout... Any favorites out there?...  Read more

Can't add my husband lives in another country HELP
Updated 9/11/2014 4:51:44 PM

Hello Everyone, I tried to put in my husband's screen name in the spark buddy line anyway it shows he doesn't exist. He can add me and I can't add him so I'm thinking of quitting the site if I can't get the help I need. Is it because he lives...  Read more

Strength Training Questions
Updated 9/12/2014 1:50:01 PM

1) Can I strength train everyday? Can I do the same muscle area 2 days in a row? example: arms, legs, and belly? everyday? 2) Something is wrong with my elbow...tennis elbow?? Anyway, for example: It really hurts to do hammer curls. So I ha...  Read more

Cross-trainers and ankle pain
Updated 9/10/2014 9:43:20 AM

I used to have a cross trainer, at first it was fine, and a lot of fun. Lots a lot of weight using that thing (30 kilo's!). But after a few months, whenever I tried using it, it gave me ankle pain so bad that standing on that foot became agony fo...  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

If you have a chance to live abroad, take it

Living abroad (not just taking a vacation in another country) is a great experience. One learns about another country, its customs, culture, & language. One learns to see one's own country from a different point of view. One sees that people are much...  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

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