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 didn't decide to sta... 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
You've just had your Disney-like moment. You ran your marathon – 26.2 miles of bliss (liar!). Or rather, you finished the race with a smile, four blisters, wobbly legs and a good time. You still remember the cheering fans as you came across... 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
I started running at the end of March and have worked up to 4-5mi on weekdays and 7mi on weekends. I'd love to get more of the "runner's look" i.e. drop a few lbs for speed and well, just to look like a runner! In my mind runners are very long and le... Read more
Okay so what the packaging says is "BF ANG RND TIP STEAK THIN"
Which I take to mean Beef, Angus Round Tip Steak Thin"
So When I listed 4 oz of it under my calorie counter I selected, "Beef, Angus Serloin, Marsh"
Which seemed the closest... Read more
I have had such a hard time breaking my carb binging cycle. Night time seems to be the worst most weeks. I'll do great most of the day & ruin it at the end.
I had tried to not eat at all at night so I could stay at the lower end of my daily ca... Read more
Hi everyone! :)
I've been training recently to participate in a half-marathon that is coming up on June 23rd.
I'm going to be walking / jogging it for the most part. Not out to set any records or anything - basically doing it to say I've do... Read more
What are some running tips that are beneficial for the beginner runner? I went yesterday and got new running shoes and the person who was helping me pick some out was asking about how I strike my foot when running (i.e. heel to toe). What exactly doe... 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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