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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

Strength Training?
Updated 8/8/2014 2:34:17 PM

I am currently incorporating strength training into my workout routine. I downloaded an app, JEFit, to generate a strength training routine. I haven't settled on a single workout yet. Any recommendations?...  Read more

Runners I have a question!
Updated 8/5/2014 12:36:31 AM

When I run (5k) I have no problems. When I go for a walk (5k) with my family my back hurts. Does anyone else have this problem or know why it happens?...  Read more

Fell off the spark train!!!!!
Updated 8/8/2014 10:41:39 PM

I am so disgusted with my week!!!!!!!!!!!! I own the fact I did not pay attention, did not track and ate so many unhealthy snacks,very little exercise that I gained 6 lbs. Been sick for 2 weeks,had 2 spinal taps and bad reaction to both so spinal h...  Read more

Runners - Question regarding heart rate
Updated 8/3/2014 6:19:05 AM

I bought a Polar FT4 heart rate monitor (to see what kind of calories I was burning) and used it for the 1st time today. I am on week 5, day 3 of the C25K program (I did spend 3 weeks on week 4). Today was supposed to be a 20 min run. I stopped...  Read more

Strength Training
Updated 7/28/2014 6:05:25 AM

Afternoon all! Im trying to get a good routine going for my work outs, and I wanted to find out if, with Strength Training, is speed/number of reps mort important? or is Slow and steady better? For example, I've been doing wall push ups, a...  Read more

RunnersWorld.com

Training plans for running for all levels from beginner to marathon. It is a great source on running beside sparkpeople.com for me, hope you find it interesting, too.331...  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

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  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