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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

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

7 Things You Can Learn from an Elite Athlete's Diet

Ever watched an Olympic track star, gravity-defying gymnast or pro football player and wondered "What's their secret?" Sure, there are those minor details of natural talent, dogged perseverance and countless hours of training—but...  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

Fitbit sync with sparkpeople and nutrition tracker
Updated 8/20/2016 7:33:57 PM

Can anyone explain how this works? Right now my settings are: 1. Fitbit is synced with SP 2. Steps counted throughout my day are converted to calories burned in the fitness tracker. 3. As calories burned goes up so does the calories allowe...  Read more

Ok, trying to make a playlist for my half-marathon
Updated 8/18/2016 1:56:28 PM

Ok, trying to make a playlist for my half-marathon coming up in September. What is the song that pumps you up the most when working out? Go!...  Read more

Nutrition report does not taken into account the h
Updated 8/18/2016 9:12:32 AM

Nutrition report does not taken into account the health benefits of unsaturated fats in the pie chart target. Unsaturated fat can help weight loss. Omega 3. Think is misleading....  Read more

Plateau stuck, staying within nutrition ranges, tr
Updated 8/16/2016 6:58:14 PM

Plateau stuck, staying within nutrition ranges, tried to increase activity. But up one down two back up two etc....  Read more

Meal Plans that correspond to my nutrition setting
Updated 8/16/2016 4:56:00 PM

It would be a LOT more useful if the suggested meals were in line with my daily nutritional settings. As it is they are unusable because following them would not meet the goals I have for Carbs, Protein and Fat. Is it possible to get them customized...  Read more

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

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ran a marathon...  Read more

Vegan Fitness and Nutrition

A team for vegans, aspiring vegans, and the vegan curious to find and share inspiration, ideas, nutrition & fitness tips, recipes, comraderie, and fun. Welcome!...  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 goa...  Read more