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Marathon Run Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Run.

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

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

''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

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

Half Marathon Training Journal
Updated 7/9/2014 2:51:45 PM

I officially signed up for my very first half marathon last week! It's in mid-October, so my actual training begins at the end of July, but I need to start getting my body into gear right away. I'm about 12 pounds heavier than my ideal weight, and fe...  Read more

Is SPAT up and running?
Updated 7/7/2014 6:25:31 PM

I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo...  Read more

Need advice for first half marathon
Updated 7/10/2014 3:05:48 PM

Hey everyone! I am currently beginning my training for my first half marathon. Right now I can only run a mile without stopping but I found a great training schedule online that takes you from couch potato to half marathon runner in about 14 weeks. I...  Read more

Up n running
Updated 7/7/2014 10:12:24 AM

Does anyone know when the spark activity tracker is going to be up n running? Mine has been down since July 3rd. I heard it was suppose to be down for 24-48 hours and it has been longer. Has anyone heard any thing new as to how much longer it will be...  Read more

Fat burning without running, walking or jumping?
Updated 7/5/2014 3:00:11 PM

I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much? Can it be some pilates,...  Read more

Old Fashioned Cheering, Meet New Technology

I've asked friends to call my Google Voice Number and leave me an encouraging message for my Half Marathon run. I'll add the messages to my iPod Shuffle so they will play randomly between my running songs during the race....  Read more

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ran a marathon...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

In the News: Fastest Runner (Finally) Crowned Winner

If you are a runner, then you know that fall and spring are the top marathon running seasons across the country. As more and more marathons debut each year, traveling throughout the US to run is becoming quite a popular rite of passage. And the Nike...  Read more

We Ate It: Custom-Made Energy Bars from YouBar

I am a BIG fan of bars. Energy bars, breakfast bars, granola bars--you name it, I like it! They're portable and great for eating before or after the gym, during a long afternoon meeting or on a road trip.Recently I learned about YouBars, which are cu...  Read more

New York City Marathon run since 1976

Here's an interesting article about a 70 year old man who has run this since 1976. mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE99R0BV20
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1st post half-marathon run

i rested for a few days after the half-marathon. yesterday, the air was too unhealthy to run. it was marginal this morning, so i went before it got worse. did 2.45 miles in 28 minutes. i've been training for distance, so i haven't pushed the spee...  Read more