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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

I ride my bike to work everyday. My legs are tired and sore. Do I still need to strength train my le
Updated 5/23/2016 5:46:13 PM

I ride my bike to work everyday. My legs are tired and sore. Do I still need to strength train my legs or does biking count...  Read more

Just turned 40 in April. Am a runner. Got weighed
Updated 5/23/2016 7:55:26 PM

Just turned 40 in April. Am a runner. Got weighed at the Dr. Today and I've gained another 2 lbs!!! I don't understand because I eat healthy and I'm a runner. I run 25-50 miles per week and I teach power yoga. I just can't lose this weight 😁...  Read more

I wish I had more knowledge in weight training. I
Updated 5/22/2016 7:56:51 PM

I wish I had more knowledge in weight training. I can do cardio fine but need something more to help tone as well. Anyone else in the same boat? I'm going to have to ask someone at the gym to show me how to use the resistance machine...  Read more

How do you all track High Intensity Interval Train
Updated 5/22/2016 1:00:07 PM

How do you all track High Intensity Interval Training? I tracked it as circuit training, but wasn't sure if that was the right answer...  Read more

Started making my training a priority. I'm on week
Updated 5/22/2016 10:43:22 AM

Started making my training a priority. I'm on week 3 of #C25K and I plan to run the #HorsetoothHalf Marathon #nextApril! I just had to tell somebody 😉...  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 runthis 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 Im a Believer

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about my current running injury. Ive got Achilies tendonitis, and have been doing weeks of physical therapy which will (hopefully) get me running again. When the therapist told me I wouldnt be running for at least...  Read more