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Marathon Nutrition Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Nutrition.

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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

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

The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals

So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th...  Read more

How Weight-Loss Blogging Can Help You Reach Your Goals

To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s...  Read more

New glitch in nutrition tracker
Updated 8/19/2014 11:23:11 PM

I've noticed that with the recent changes that the nutrition summary at the bottom of the tracker page doesn't update properly after adding a food item. Specifically this is happening consistently with fiber. After adding a food, the total doesn't...  Read more

Not able to add a new food to my Nutrition
Updated 8/17/2014 7:17:08 PM

I have been trying for several days to add a food I'm not able to find on the my trackers list of food. I have not had any problems, except when trying to add a new food. Are you aware of any issues?...  Read more

Nutrition Tracker Points
Updated 8/13/2014 10:11:28 AM

There's something wrong with the nutrition tracker today. It recorded my breakfast entries all right, but now it's refusing to accept my lunch, dinner and snack entries. I've tried 3 times, but it's no good. Is this a temporary blip or has somethi...  Read more

How to Remove Meal Plan from Nutrition Tracker
Updated 8/11/2014 1:43:38 PM

I opened up my nutrition tracker this morning and there were too many things to see on it. I noticed now there is a meal plan. Is there any way to remove it?...  Read more

Marathon Tips?
Updated 7/31/2014 2:17:53 PM

I am contemplating signing up for my first marathon and to say I am afraid is a huge understatement! I have done 3 1/2 marathons and felt pretty discouraged after my most recent one in February with how horrible I felt after mile 10 and for the follo...  Read more

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Have a goal!

Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An...  Read more

Vegan Fitness and Nutrition

For those of us who do not use or eat any animal products...recipes, help with nutrition and fitness goals and just an all around great bunch of people....  Read more

Weekend Reading: This Week's Top Stories

Here's what we're reading this week: Watching TV Increases Your Risk of Early Death I Can Do Anything—I Ran a Marathon Don't Trust Calorie Counts on Menus The Surgeon General’s Weight Struggle RECIPES FOR HEALTH: Portobello...  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