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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

Nutrition tracker question
Updated 5/28/2015 9:19:24 PM

Several years ago I lost 25lbs using Sparkpeople. I have since regained the weight(plus some) and am beginning anew. I noticed however, that now when you log in cardio that it adds calories onto your nutrition tracker. I want to stay within my range...  Read more

What item? Is it one that you have a nutrition lab
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What item? Is it one that you have a nutrition label for? Also, if you go to the full website, on the Nutrition Tracker page (near the bottom), there is a calorie breakdown pie chart for percentages of macros. Coach Denise...  Read more

Have you checked the nutrition labels on your food
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Have you checked the nutrition labels on your foods to see if they match up to what is listed for what you tracked? Sometimes they don't always match up when you add those figures together in general, but also, sometimes there may be an error in the...  Read more

Anyone else having issues with the nutrition track
Updated 5/27/2015 3:52:26 PM

Anyone else having issues with the nutrition tracker giving completely inaccurate figures? I'm tracking macros and adding up the figures it says I have for c/f/p, they don't add up to the calorie total listed. It's over by 274! Help?...  Read more

Stay within my nutrition goal range for the day.
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Stay within my nutrition goal range for the day....  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. Find nutrition and fitness info, recipes, ideas, fun, and camaraderie....  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