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Marathon Distance Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Distance.

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50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  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

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

How to Crush a Workout Cramp

You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you...  Read more

Getting back on track. Was a distance runner and
Updated 9/19/2016 9:35:47 AM

Getting back on track. Was a distance runner and ended up with plantar fasciitis. It's been almost a year since I ran consistently. Got depressed and lazy and ate whatever I wanted. I can't do that and not exercise. #countingcaloriesworksforme...  Read more

Seriously. Just ran my second half marathon. Have
Updated 9/9/2016 12:52:57 AM

Seriously. Just ran my second half marathon. Have tracked every bite. Have been training and running since December. I have barely lost any weight. What am I doing wrong??? So frustrated....  Read more

My training for this year's half marathon hasn't b
Updated 9/3/2016 8:33:36 AM

My training for this year's half marathon hasn't been going particularly great, but today was awesome. 8 miles at 10m17s pace. The half is at the end is the month, and I'm feeling better about it after today's performance....  Read more

Training for Indianapolis monumental marathon.usin
Updated 8/28/2016 12:17:54 PM

Training for Indianapolis monumental marathon.using app to help me...  Read more

Phew! Was that a marathon I just ran? Or was I jus
Updated 8/26/2016 3:46:16 PM

Phew! Was that a marathon I just ran? Or was I just grocery shopping with a million other people......  Read more

Make every walk a brisk walk

Whenever I walk, I walk brisk (like 6.8 to 7 on treadmill). I had watched the marathon walking in the last olympics and try to follow that rhythm. First few days it will be a strain on calves, then it will be fine. Now I walk back home - a 30 mins di...  Read more

P.A.C.E.

Cardio activity should be about building lung capacity NOT endurance. In order to "go the distance", one needs to store fat to complete the exercise. -- In the past I trained for a marathon. Now I need a steady, day-to-day activity that allows me fit...  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 goa...  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