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Marathon Preparation Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Preparation.

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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

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

Started my 1/2 marathon training today. Went well!
Updated 7/18/2016 11:23:49 PM

Started my 1/2 marathon training today. Went well! Could breathe and talk through my 1.5 miles of walk/running. Not too bad for giving up cigarettes 4 weeks ago!...  Read more

Going to start doing family meal preparation. Only
Updated 7/9/2016 6:19:19 AM

Going to start doing family meal preparation. Only question is how many days in advanced should I prep for I looked it up it said a week I think that don't sound right. Any opinions/ suggestions?...  Read more

I lost 20 lbs in preparation for a trip to Europe.
Updated 7/5/2016 6:57:24 PM

I lost 20 lbs in preparation for a trip to Europe. Stayed on track while over there. When I got home, completely blew it for a month. Now back on track for the last 3 days. Water, eating right and Zumba!...  Read more

Planning to run a marathon in 6 months,can anyone
Updated 6/27/2016 1:54:48 AM

Planning to run a marathon in 6 months,can anyone suggest a diet plan?...  Read more

Why do marathon training plans only take you to 20
Updated 6/18/2016 2:34:14 PM

Why do marathon training plans only take you to 20 miles when the race is 26.2 miles? That's a lot of mileage to add on for race day. Are you just expected to pull that extra amount from adrenaline? #marathon #firstmarathon...  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

Half Marathon

Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? Comfortable with the 10K or 10M distance? Join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!...  Read more

Did Your 2009 Wishes Come True?

As we close out 2009, many of us review the year and take inventory regarding what we have or have not accomplished throughout the year. Last year at this time, I suggested we list 3 wishes and resolve to make them come true during 2009....  Read more

The Agony of Defeat or the Courage to Carry on

As many of us watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics from the safety and comfort of our homes, we witnessed several of the world’s top athletes succumb to injuries or deliver performances far from what the world expected. These athletes, many of whom sp...  Read more

Half Marathon Preparation Blog! T minus 15 hours 30 minutes! Yikes.

So there it is all laid out. Everything I need for tomorrow. Half Marathon Kit includes: 1. Hat – to keep sweat out of eyes and cover my 5am bed head. 2. Jacket – I will be cold at 5am, and I can always tie it around my waist. 3. Lo...  Read more