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Marathon Distance Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Distance.

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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

Moving Forward with the Run/Walk Training Method

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

''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

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

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

Fitness Tracker - Distance Goal - Progess is wrong
Updated 12/10/2014 7:23:21 PM

When updating my mileage, I didn't enter it correctly twice. Finally got it right on a 3rd try. Now the problem is what is displayed in the progress. It shows over 3 miles and should only be for the 1 mile. I deleted the 2 that were incorrect bu...  Read more

small success! Finished my 10th half marathon. Ev
Updated 12/8/2014 10:36:19 AM

small success! Finished my 10th half marathon. Even though I have not been able to get below the Clydesdale class line, I ran the entire way except one big hill. Feel inspired....  Read more

running and marathon
Updated 12/8/2014 10:23:53 AM

I am new to running as a matter of fact I never ever run. How do someone starts running and end up in a marathon. can I who weight 300 pound run and how do I start running? I have no friend I move all east coast how can I make myself start running?...  Read more

I'm training for my first marathon. It is in May 2
Updated 11/16/2014 4:18:52 PM

I'm training for my first marathon. It is in May 2015. Anyone else training. Buddies would be awesome. My long run today is going to be 7 miles. Struggling with the cold and getting out there. Anyone else in the same boat?...  Read more

I did it again! Today I completed marathon #3!!!
Updated 11/9/2014 9:59:08 PM

I did it again! Today I completed marathon #3!!! Sparkpeople was just what I needed 2.5 years ago to help me reach my goals and keep on going....  Read more

What worked for me

Start walking. The trick to healthy walking is not doing it today. The real trick is doing it tomorrow and the next day. We aren't talking about a stroll around the mall. Get out there and stride!...  Read more

running

ran a marathon...  Read more

Trail Runners

Anyone who is into trail running and racing, from short distance to the ultra long stuff! From beginner to veteran! Come play in the mud with us and have some fun!!...  Read more

New Yearís Resolutions: Have You Kept Yours?

I donít know about you, but this year is flying by. Itís hard to believe in less than 2 weeks half the year will be well behind us with only 6 more months left to go until we begin 2010. This had me thinking it was time to re-evaluate my goals that I...  Read more

The Changes I Made in 2009

I am not one to make New Year's resolutions, however that does not mean I don't like to set goals for myself. In fact, when you read Chris Downie's book, "The Spark", you will gain a deeper understanding as to the importance goal-setting has in our...  Read more

Made the half marathon distance

On Saturday I did 13.5 miles, technically. I started my jog in 68 degrees at 9:30 am and the temp climbed quickly. The first half felt great, but I really slowed down on the second half. By the time I finished at 12:30 it was 84 degrees! Took more a...  Read more

Half marathon distance

Between 7.5 miles yesterday and 6 miles today, I covered the half marathon distance! That isn't much to more motivated exercise people but I'm pretty happy with it! My husband actually said he is thinking about another 1/2 marathon! I couldn...  Read more