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
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
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
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
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
I can't go up the stairs a few times without being exhausted. I need to get rid of this 1) for band camp and 2) I'm participating in the Color Run in September! And for that I sort of need to be able to run. Anyone care to do the program with me? :)... Read more
Well today was race day-just completed the 5 K Your Way For Rookies from SP. I can't believe that 8 weeks ago I could hardly run the 2 minute intervals. Today I ran the 5 k in 28.15 minutes .. and I actually enjoy running!... Read more
182 I want to be a better runner...
I want to run a 5km road race on June 2. I am practicing. I have done road races in the past but it has been a while and I am recovering from a gastrocnemius (left inner calf) injury. I went for a 25 minute wa... Read more
Hi - I just posted this blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_ individual.asp?blog_id=5358337 and will copy the text here in case someone can help. I'd love to ACCURATELY track my running!
I've set up mileage goals in the fitness t... Read more
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
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
One of the valuable lessons I learned during my track and field days was the importance of running the correct pace for the distance. When running 100-meters, I would run as fast as I could right out of the blocks. If I were running 800-meters, I nee... Read more
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