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Marathon Runner Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Runner.

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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

Think Yourself Fit!

I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue...  Read more

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

High Performance Nutrition - Part 1

Good nutrition provides the foundation for your goals, whether you want to lose weight the healthy way or fuel high-level physical activities. Unless you eat “the right stuff” at the right times, you aren’t going to get very far in...  Read more

Find the Perfect Workout Shoe for You

Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling...  Read more

Hello. I'm training for my first marathon and the
Updated 8/22/2016 8:20:57 PM

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

Okay. Runners, help me out here. Am I forever doom
Updated 8/22/2016 8:23:53 PM

Okay. Runners, help me out here. Am I forever doomed to have blistered, bruised feet? Am I training wrong? Does buying shoes specific to running really make that big of a deal? Was that a dumb question?? Help! #run #running #help...  Read more

Ok, trying to make a playlist for my half-marathon
Updated 8/18/2016 1:56:28 PM

Ok, trying to make a playlist for my half-marathon coming up in September. What is the song that pumps you up the most when working out? Go!...  Read more

This time next year I want to run a marathon! #mot
Updated 8/15/2016 10:44:57 PM

This time next year I want to run a marathon! #motivated...  Read more

Is anyone a runner?? I need pros and cons and tips
Updated 8/13/2016 10:48:10 PM

Is anyone a runner?? I need pros and cons and tips and tricks...  Read more

Runners May Live Longer

Runners May Live LongerBut there is likely a tipping point, concluded the authors of another new study that looked at the cardiovascular health of endurance athletes, when the heart no longer benefits and may even suffer damage.The first study, by re...  Read more

Fake it until you make it!

I know this is so cliche', but it is so true!! If you want to be a runner, then go out and pretend you are a runner! Even if you can only run a few steps... just pretend during those few paces that you are a runner! Soon enough, you'll be running...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Health Benefits of a 10-Minute Workout Last for 1 Hour

SparkPeople has advocated short bursts of fitness for the past 10 years because we've seen how it can change people's lives and help them reach countless goals. Recent research has been proving our hunch that those 10 minutes of exercise real...  Read more

Running Down a Dream: I Did Just That in Chicago

There are many days in our lives that will define who we are and what we are made of. Let today be your day! One of the most defining days in my life came on Sunday, October 11th, the day I ran my first marathon--the 2009 Bank of America Chicago...  Read more

Marathon Runner?!?!?

With my first Half Marathon completed in Dec 2014 my new goal is to complete my first Full Marathon. Training begins tomorrow! Unfortunately, I am fighting a cold. UGH! This vicious cycle of Love-Hate food relationship I have has left me at my...  Read more

Found strange news about a marathon runner

On October 19, David Babcock finished a Kansas City marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds while knitting a scarf. Knitting experts measured the scarf he created along the route at just more than 12 feet long....  Read more