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Distance Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Distance Running Form.

Can I Enter Races with My Dog?

If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo...  Read more

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

Getting back to running after an injury
Updated 3/27/2014 5:39:12 PM

I saw this link and though it might be helpful lifehacker.com/how-to-return-to-running-af
ter-an-injury-1553063140 The main principles stood out to me: A short test run to see if any pain presented 3-4 days of low mileage to establis...  Read more

Running out of ideas for meals....
Updated 3/27/2014 10:57:12 PM

I'm just curious what are your staples that you buy when you grocery shop. I feel like I'm running out of ideas of what to have for lunch breakfast, snacks, and dinners. I'm feeling like I'm in a rut when it comes to meals. I have four kids, a couple...  Read more

Can I run a 10K in a month?
Updated 3/28/2014 5:08:37 AM

I am considering signing up for a 10k that is at the end of April but I want to make sure I have enough time to prepare. I currently run 3-4 days per week, anywhere between 2.5-4.5 miles each time. I would say the average I run is about 3.3 miles, an...  Read more

Why did I gain weight after I started running?
Updated 3/28/2014 1:15:31 PM

I took a LONG break from exercising over the winter, and tracking calories for that matter, but got back on the calorie tracking in January and successfully have lost about 15 lbs. At the very beginning of March, I took up running again after t...  Read more

nearing 65 and still running!
Updated 3/25/2014 1:19:17 AM

I have been running over 30 years, never was fast, 9-10 minute miles and not races. I started doing longer distances in 2008 and have now run 20 half marathons and one marathon. I am just so darn slow, that now I am beginning to get discouraged. I...  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

Road Runners

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