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Marathon Recovery Tips Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Recovery Tips.

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

Moving Forward with the Run/Walk Training Method

I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa...  Read more

Plateau Busters - Part 2

We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t...  Read more

''I Overcame Grief and Self-Doubt by Running''

Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training. What made you decide to start running? I di...  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

Vitamins - food tracker tip
Updated 4/16/2014 7:36:28 AM

I added another meal to my tracker and called it vitamins. It makes it so much easier to track! I can just copy the meal to the next day. Hope this helps! I might be in the minority but I take a multi, calcium, and b12 - all gummies s...  Read more

Do You Tip Your Hairdresser?
Updated 4/15/2014 12:43:07 PM

A little disclosure: I hate going to a salon to get my hair cut. I can't get it washed because I don't use commercial shampoo anymore, and I don't want it styled because they'll put product in it and I don't want that. Also I have social anxiety. ...  Read more

Tips for rehydration?
Updated 4/9/2014 8:26:15 AM

I'm trying to get started exercising again but I'm so dehydrated I'm worried about working out too much until I can get this under control. I work full time and we are not allowed to have anything to drink with us. If it is not busy I'm sometimes abl...  Read more

Need Tips
Updated 4/6/2014 6:38:41 PM

I just started and was wondering if anyone had any good tips on cutting back on sweets....  Read more

Recovery beverages/foods?
Updated 3/31/2014 12:44:13 AM

About a month ago I started an intense workout at a gym. Great facility - always a trainer on hand to help. I'm doing 15-30 minutes of cardio (depends on the weight sets), and about an hour of weights, four days a week. Most days I come home and f...  Read more

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ran a marathon...  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

Calling All Vegetarians & Vegans

If you're a vegetarian, vegan, semi-vegetarian, or just interested in a cruelty-free lifestyle, join us here! Get tips for making the transition, dining out, cooking and more....  Read more

The Art of Recovery: The Necessity of Sleep for Proper Recovery

This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether...  Read more

Run/Walk Method Works for Me: Will it Work for You?

As many of you may know I am a runner. I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and though not e...  Read more