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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

15 yr old girl-- exercise/nutrition for abs/muscle
Updated 7/29/2015 11:17:27 AM

Im a 15 year old girl. I'm 5ft tall and about 102 pounds. I'm pretty much following IIFYM... Maintaining my weight on approx 2700-2750 calories a day. 137p/343c/92f. I usually end up under on carbs and over on fat but I always hit my protein. I've be...  Read more

Question regarding my daily nutrition numbers
Updated 7/24/2015 11:40:02 PM

I often stay within my daily allotted carbs, fat and protein but still go over my calories. Any help on how that happens and what I can do about it?? Thanks...  Read more

nutrition tracker
Updated 7/23/2015 4:11:11 PM

I messed up with the nutrition tracker, see i thought that 2400 calories is way to much for a women to be eating to lose weight so i tried to change it, but now all of the other counts have not changed as well, andnow i dont even know how many calori...  Read more

Just read about virtual marathon. It didn't give a
Updated 7/24/2015 4:22:14 AM

Just read about virtual marathon. It didn't give any info on how it works. Can anyone help me out with more info?...  Read more

Nutrition Goals changed on their own?
Updated 7/18/2015 11:54:25 PM

I just logged in to track something on my nutrition tracker and noticed that my calorie range had gone up. Not substantially - only about 70 calories or so, but I've made no changes to my fitness or weight goals at all. Why would the nutrition page...  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