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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

Seriously. Just ran my second half marathon. Have
Updated 9/9/2016 12:52:57 AM

Seriously. Just ran my second half marathon. Have tracked every bite. Have been training and running since December. I have barely lost any weight. What am I doing wrong??? So frustrated....  Read more

My training for this year's half marathon hasn't b
Updated 9/3/2016 8:33:36 AM

My training for this year's half marathon hasn't been going particularly great, but today was awesome. 8 miles at 10m17s pace. The half is at the end is the month, and I'm feeling better about it after today's performance....  Read more

Training for Indianapolis monumental marathon.usin
Updated 8/28/2016 12:17:54 PM

Training for Indianapolis monumental marathon.using app to help me...  Read more

Phew! Was that a marathon I just ran? Or was I jus
Updated 8/26/2016 3:46:16 PM

Phew! Was that a marathon I just ran? Or was I just grocery shopping with a million other people......  Read more

Hello. I'm training for my first marathon and the
Updated 8/31/2016 8:28:30 AM

Hello. I'm training for my first marathon and the weight gain is frustrating. Anyone have this problem before?? Help 😏 #run...  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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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 worlds 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