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Marathon Runner Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Runner.

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

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

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

''Nothing Brings Me Joy Like Running Does''

Gail (RHYNIC) has been a SparkPeople member since 2006. She is a co-leader for the Road Runners SparkTeam, which is the largest SparkTeam for runners, with more than 70,000 members. Gail has been running for more than 3 years; she started w...  Read more

I want to be a runner... again.
Updated 4/13/2014 12:52:37 AM

I am 28, and before my two girls 6 years ago I used to run 4 miles a day, without fail. Now, 25 lbs heavier and much more inactive, I am struggling finding the time to workout and have found myself dreading to run since I feel so out of shape. Today,...  Read more

New Runner Knee Pain
Updated 4/8/2014 10:00:55 AM

I searched the topics on knee pain and didn't see one that specifically addressed my situation, so I'm going to pose the question. I am an overweight, unfit 57 year old in my 4th week of a C25K program. I invested in a good pair of running shoes th...  Read more

Is there a community board for runners?
Updated 3/20/2014 5:43:00 PM

I am fairly new to running and would like to be a part of a group where I can learn techniques and ways to improve my running. As of right now, I am signed up for 2, 5Ks and have plans to run at least 3 more after that. Next spring I would like to ru...  Read more

Any Advice for a Beginner Runner?
Updated 3/23/2014 1:15:20 PM

I just downloaded the C25K app to start using on the treadmill. I haven't signed up for a 5K or anything like that, but I want to be able to build up to that. I have tried the C25K method before, and failed miserably. Mainly because I gave up. I coul...  Read more

Fuel/No fuel for a Half Marathon?
Updated 3/25/2014 8:15:54 PM

I have signed up for my first half marathon in May, and I need to start experimenting with fuel on my longer runs. I have run just over 13 miles a few times this winter. I haven't wanted to carry anything with me (other than my phone and keys), so I...  Read more

Look at everything in a positive way!

No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my mea...  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

Road Runners

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

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

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

I'm a Marathon Runner - Race Report

Vader has been confronted and has been turned into a Marathoner Finisher, woo hoo. What a crazy race. I just love festive attire. Race day started with spending two hours inside the hotel lobby waiting on race to start, it was way to...  Read more