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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

Crossed the 40lb lost threshold in 2 months and 5
Updated 9/25/2016 11:11:54 AM

Crossed the 40lb lost threshold in 2 months and 5 days!!! Onto 50!...  Read more

Did the country heat mash up today. Haven't worked
Updated 9/23/2016 12:47:29 PM

Did the country heat mash up today. Haven't worked out in a couple weeks so this is great for me....  Read more

I did the beachbody 3-Day refresh... I lost 7lbs! What a great start... now doing Country Heat and t
Updated 9/24/2016 3:52:30 PM

I did the beachbody 3-Day refresh... I lost 7lbs! What a great start... now doing Country Heat and the 21 Day Fix containers.... I Love the workout, and I hate working out lol #3dayrefresh #beachbody #CountryHeat #21dayfix...  Read more

I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm
Updated 9/21/2016 1:00:30 PM

I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm excited but nervous.. Anyone taken one before? What should I expect? &I'm taking yoga next week, to see which I like better. Can yoga help you lose weight?...  Read more

Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy wo
Updated 9/21/2016 8:38:24 AM

Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy working out? Had gained 95 lbs when I was laid off. I lost 65 of it but the last 30 is giving me a hard time coming off so its time to exercise but I can't seem to get motivated...  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