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Distance Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Distance Running Form.

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 10K

Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for...  Read more

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself by Choosing the Treadmill?

When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill. I've heard countless reasons from each type of runner on exactly why they choose to run...  Read more

running posture abs and breathing from the belly
Updated 10/14/2014 8:28:42 AM

"Proper form can help you conserve energy and avoid injury. Your posture should be upright—shoulders back, abs pulled in, and no slouching or leaning forward." Hi _ I was reading an article about running on SP. it said that the abs should be pul...  Read more

Learning to Run
Updated 10/14/2014 10:40:50 AM

I want to get in shape and I want to learn how to love to run. I am about 100 lbs over weight and I sit at a desk all day. I seen some people on these boards talk about a Couch to 5k or something along those lines. Where can I find that? Any tips on...  Read more

Has anyone else ran into this problem? Since I've
Updated 10/13/2014 9:23:15 PM

Has anyone else ran into this problem? Since I've lost weight, I get cold easy....  Read more

Got my first cold weather run of the year in. Defi
Updated 10/13/2014 6:59:59 PM

Got my first cold weather run of the year in. Definitely need to stay good on those until the snows set in. I loathe treadmills...  Read more

At work I am constantly on my feet and moving/ run
Updated 10/13/2014 7:01:35 PM

At work I am constantly on my feet and moving/ running around (I work at Starbucks). Would any of you count this as calories burnt or no? I feel like it is cheating but yet it is still excerise so I need help decideding... Any input?...  Read more

Ready for running

learning to run LONG DISTANCES through SP!! Grt Help...  Read more

I keep my Running Journal in my Spark blogs!

I use my Spark blog as a place to journal my runs. I include the date and distance run in the title and place the specifics of the run and a summary of the run in the body of that particular blog entry. It gives me a quick reference to my runs AND I...  Read more

Tri-Sport: Triathletes, Duathletes, and more!

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Kara Goucher's 6 Tips for Beginning Runners

Even if you've never run before, or have taken a long break, you can get into a routine without injury or agony. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher shares 6 posture tips that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. From Kara Goucher&rs...  Read more

You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H...  Read more