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Marathon 2011 Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon 2011.

10 Signs You're Watching Too Much Television

Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T...  Read more

''I Overcame Grief and Self-Doubt by Running''

Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training. What made you decide to start running? I di...  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

Charity Races Mix Fitness and Fundraising

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

''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

Robin (KASHMIR) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2006. She has lost 95 pounds and is training for her first marathon. Robin Before Robin After What m...  Read more

Fuel/No fuel for a Half Marathon?
Updated 3/25/2014 8:15:54 PM

I have signed up for my first half marathon in May, and I need to start experimenting with fuel on my longer runs. I have run just over 13 miles a few times this winter. I haven't wanted to carry anything with me (other than my phone and keys), so I...  Read more

My husband the marathon runner
Updated 3/13/2014 10:12:14 AM

If you want to be motivated to get in shape, marry a marathon runner. 24 My husband is in training mood for a marathon next month and ran 20 miles yesterday. After he left, there was no way I could stay on the couch. But--I wish I had his...  Read more

Walking a half marathon - Suggestions?
Updated 3/13/2014 11:48:15 AM

There is a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon taking place this June and I'm thinking of joining the walk portion. I know, it's not as cool or challenging as running a half marathon, but for medical reasons I'm not supposed to run anymore and walki...  Read more

Half Marathon or 10K?
Updated 1/23/2014 1:28:04 PM

In just over 10 weeks, theres a big marathon in my city, and I want to participate in either the half marathon or 10K. Im thinking about the half marathon, but Im not sure Ill have enough time to train. At this point, i run about once a week and...  Read more

Marathon training?
Updated 12/2/2013 5:14:37 PM

I am attempting to do my first marathon and had a few questions I'm hoping some of you who've been on one before could help answer! So I've been running all year long I usually do around 6-7kms around that range. The marathon is on the 24th of...  Read more

Elizabeth Taylor RIP

When people say, "She has everything", I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow. ~ Elizabeth Taylor...  Read more

"Heavy" Episodes

I love to exercise while watching Episode "Heavy". Indeed, the motivational in losing weight and changing lifestyle....  Read more

Half Marathon

Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? If you've done 5Ks and 10Ks, join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!...  Read more

SparkPeople Members Take on Vegas

It's hard to believe just ten short months ago SparkPeople runners and walkers traveled from all over the country to run the first of many races in 2010. We all met in New Orleans to run in the Mardi Gras Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon at the...  Read more

Who Dat Sparkers Take on the Mardi Gras Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon

Wow, what an incredible weekend it was spending time in New Orleans with fourteen SparkPeople Members and their friends and family. You cannot even begin to imagine the excitement we were all experiencing as we made our trek from all over the c...  Read more

Carlsbad Half Marathon 2011

This is me at the finish line! I had a torn tendon. Two minutes later it snapped. I was still heavy then. I can't wait to get back to this. I was happier with my size then. 334 306 380 I won the chance to be trained with a...  Read more

Columbus Marathon 2011 Race Report

It's been awhile since I've been on Spark People so I thought I would update. I had bronchitis towards the end of the summer so it put a snag in my training. Needless to say there were quite a few races I had wanted to do, but could not. So I refo...  Read more