I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th... Read more
I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
So I have begun, (again!!!), to walk on the treadmill, and here's what I'm finding. My heart rate gets up to 130-140 bpm (I'm 55 and according to the "charts," 85% of my cardio capacity falls within that range). I am only walking 3.0-3.4 mph (becau... Read more
My question is this..........I am training for a half marathon (my first race) that will be June 7th and I have gone out 2 days in a row. Yesterday I did 11.5 kilometers and today 8.5 kilometers.
The weather has been great but tomorrow is the la... Read more
I general work out at home with one community fitness class per week.. Recently I have been mostly doing the 25 minute video from the Ultimate kettle bells for beginners since it combines strength and cardio. I also do Sarah Lurie's 1st disk which s... Read more
Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An... Read more
Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? Comfortable with the 10K or 10M distance? Join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!... Read more
This past August the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) met in Daegu, South Korea dealing one of the biggest blows to women endurance runners across the world when they announced that only times achieved in women's-only roa... Read more
I have been told that my running first quiz was a little too easy for some of you, therefore I have been given a challenge from a Spark member and fellow runner to see if I can put together a little more exciting and daring quiz. So here goes...GOOD... Read more
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