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Marathon Distance Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Distance.

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

''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

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

''Nothing Brings Me Joy Like Running Does''

Gail (RHYNIC) has been a SparkPeople member since 2006. She is a co-leader for the Road Runners SparkTeam, which is the largest SparkTeam for runners, with more than 70,000 members. Gail has been running for more than 3 years; she started w...  Read more

1st woman to run a marathon - 1967 Boston Marathon
Updated 4/22/2014 10:41:26 AM

This year the men's champion ran it in 2:08, and the women's champion ran it in 2:19.. just 11 mins separating them. We've come a long way since we thought women were incapable of running more than 1.5 miles. www.makers.com/kathrine-switzer...  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

Long distance running and weight gain
Updated 3/19/2014 3:31:19 PM

Hello- Ever since I started distance running a few years ago, I've slowly been adding pounds...at first just a few, and then another 5 lbs. during marathon training last summer/fall, for a total of 10 since 2011. I've obviously fallen into that "I'm...  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

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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

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

Going the distance-yep the marathon distance!

I have been planning to run a marathon since I ran cross country in high school. The closest I came to achieving this was when I finally started training for a half marathon in Nov 08. That race made me feel so confident that I could run that maratho...  Read more