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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

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

I ran a half marathon yesterday! But then I ate ev
Updated 11/4/2014 9:58:45 AM

I ran a half marathon yesterday! But then I ate everything in sight today. Sore and up a pound, but still feeling overall good and ready to be back on track tomorrow. Just needed to tell y'all to help me stay accountable! Thanks for your support!...  Read more

Get your New York on! 2014 NYC Marathon!
Updated 11/2/2014 9:57:12 AM

Get your New York on! 2014 NYC Marathon!...  Read more

Watching NYC Marathon, WHOOHOO!
Updated 11/2/2014 9:34:32 AM

Watching NYC Marathon, WHOOHOO!...  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