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
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
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
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
If you want to be motivated to get in shape, marry a marathon runner. 24
My husband is in training mood for a marathon next month and ran 20 miles yesterday. After he left, there was no way I could stay on the couch.
But--I wish I had his... Read more
I'm after some advice from any experienced runners out there! In just under a fortnight I'm to do a mile run for a charity event - not a big deal to many I know, but for a complete novice like me, a bit of a concern. I'm fairly fit, I've been doing 5... Read more
I just purchased an Aeropilates machine at a rummage sale for an incredible price. It didnt come with any dvds or anything though. Is it worth purchasing the dvds since they are $30 each or are there any workouts online I could use? Any tips on us... Read more
There is a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon taking place this June and I'm thinking of joining the walk portion. I know, it's not as cool or challenging as running a half marathon, but for medical reasons I'm not supposed to run anymore and walki... Read more
Hello, I am 19 years old currently at 32% body fat. I want to be about 15-16% body fat. I am currently in the cutting phase and I need tips on what to do? What supplements should I take if any? What should my diet and exercise consist of?? Thanks!... Read more
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
For some, fall signifies cooler temperatures and pumpkin picking. For others, it means marathon season. The world’s largest marathon, the ING New York City Marathon (boasting a record-high number of runners this year with 47,000 participants) t... Read more
In less than three weeks I will be celebrating my 4th anniversary of when I took on the challenge to become a runner. I actually began training eight weeks prior to this date, but I use my first 5K race I ever participated in as my running anniversar... Read more
For marathon training the ENDURANCE and STRENGTH phases are especially important.
1. Get a Goal! Make the three or four month commitment. Bob Glover suggests three goals - Acceptable, Challenging, Ultimate - as being more realistic.
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Here on some of my short and sweet tips, but please feel free to ask more info since I've done a few races & the best knowledge/ideas I've learned are from other runners.
If this is your first or 300th marathon, invest now in some good running s... Read more
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