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Cross Training For Runners Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cross Training For Runners.

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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

Discover Your Reason to Race

Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of.       &nb
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9 Helpful Tips for Your First Charity Race

Now that summer is mostly behind us and cooler temperatures are starting to drift in, the prime season for charity runs and walks begins. People of all abilities lace up their running and walking shoes and hit the pavement to raise money for many gre...  Read more

Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life.   I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik...  Read more

Should You Hire a Running Coach?

Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential. The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach A ru...  Read more

Any ideas on what some good strength training idea
Updated 7/29/2016 9:45:21 PM

Any ideas on what some good strength training ideas for a 60 year old woman? Would like to do something twice a week...  Read more

Committing to a training plan and signing up for m
Updated 7/28/2016 2:23:17 PM

Committing to a training plan and signing up for my first half marathon!...  Read more

The scale and strength training
Updated 7/29/2016 2:00:44 PM

Hi guys I rapidly gained weight from 58 to 67 kgs by bingeing for nearly 2 months cus I focussed only on the scale and lost all my mojo realising I still had a stomach and a belly Nd big boobies despite being a low scale weight.. The lowest I'd...  Read more

So, I am a runner for my college and I run every s
Updated 7/28/2016 1:07:17 PM

So, I am a runner for my college and I run every single day and lift about two or three times a week. I am not sure how to do all of that and still lose weight because I am gaining muscle! Any advice?...  Read more

Elliptical, high resistance interval training. If
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Elliptical, high resistance interval training. If you aren't used to it, start with just 10 mins and build up. 2 mins @15 resistance followed by 2 mins @12 resistance. Work your way up to 17/20 then increase time....  Read more

Running Made Smarter, Not Harder

Running Made Smarter, Not HarderYou don't have to log hours at the gym to improve your running speed and your overall health. In fact, all it takes is about half an hour a day if you use the right method, according a study published in the Journal of...  Read more

Exercise while reading, watching TV, etc.

My best friend who is a track and cross country runner told me about doing the Lying Abduction (or Adduction) exercise while you read. But you can do it while watching TV as well. I love doing this because then I feel more time-efficient!...  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

The Benefits of Cross-Training: Now I’m a Believer

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about my current running injury. I’ve got Achilies tendonitis, and have been doing weeks of physical therapy which will (hopefully) get me running again. When the therapist told me I wouldn’t be running for at least...  Read more