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Marathon Tips Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Tips.

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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

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

I need tips. I live in a town of less than 500 peo
Updated 7/19/2016 9:56:54 AM

I need tips. I live in a town of less than 500 people. Nearest gym is almost an hour away. Any good in home work outs that equipment isn't needed? Thanks :)...  Read more

Started my 1/2 marathon training today. Went well!
Updated 7/18/2016 11:23:49 PM

Started my 1/2 marathon training today. Went well! Could breathe and talk through my 1.5 miles of walk/running. Not too bad for giving up cigarettes 4 weeks ago!...  Read more

Where do I find motivational tips or affirmations
Updated 7/18/2016 7:47:29 PM

Where do I find motivational tips or affirmations ?...  Read more

Day 1 #lowcarb. Any and all tips welcome. #firstpost
Updated 7/19/2016 9:14:06 AM

Day 1 #lowcarb. Any and all tips welcome. #firstpost...  Read more

Does anyone have any tips on how to stay in the ca
Updated 7/18/2016 8:51:43 AM

Does anyone have any tips on how to stay in the calorie range later at night. I seem to do well until late evening than dinner is horrible( calorie wise) or I eat a calorie pack snack....  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

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ran a marathon...  Read more

Calling All Vegetarians & Vegans

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

Motivation Secrets from Top Marathoners

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

7 Tips to Make Your Race Day Better

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

20 Top Marathon & Half-Marathon Tips

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. ...  Read more

1/2 Marathon Tips

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