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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

Happy Wednesday! Today I crossed the 10 Pounds lo
Updated 2/10/2016 7:47:55 AM

Happy Wednesday! Today I crossed the 10 Pounds lost mark. I fit into jeans I had bought in the summer but couldn't fit, and I am getting my Invisalign trays this morning. Thanks for the support! I can't do this without you. 87 pounds to go....  Read more

Well my very first post was a train wreck! It "sen
Updated 2/10/2016 12:39:09 AM

Well my very first post was a train wreck! It "sent" while I was making corrections. and there seems to be no way to delete. Oh well....  Read more

I have no idea where to start for a strength train
Updated 2/9/2016 7:03:54 PM

I have no idea where to start for a strength training program. I am on a budget and cannot afford a personal trainer. any apps or ideas where to learn how to set up a program?? I stopped running because of Injuries....  Read more

Thanks, y'all! 15 mins interval training on the el
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Thanks, y'all! 15 mins interval training on the elliptical. 15 mins on the treadmill. Not bad for my first time back since November! :-)...  Read more

Setting in training all week. Bad start all my veg
Updated 2/9/2016 12:44:20 PM

Setting in training all week. Bad start all my veggies froze in the fridge grrrr. Oh well I'm not quo...  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