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Marathon Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Training.

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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

''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

5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes

I've always known that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. In high school, a B was never enough. In college, being in the middle of the bell-shaped curve wouldn't do. While the do-everything-perfectly mentality has pushed me in my adult life to...  Read more

Make Your New Year's Momentum Last

On January 1st, many of us are geared up to get healthy and fit. But, by mid-February, our diets are faltering and our fitness routines start getting stale. Falling out of a resolution can be a fast downward spiral. If you’re someone who thrive...  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

Ok ppl, what are you training today? me, legs see
Updated 6/18/2016 10:10:48 AM

Ok ppl, what are you training today? me, legs see if you can follow, I challenge you. 1 Romanian dead lifts 3x15 2 lunges 3x12 3 squats 5x10-15 4 leg presses 4x40,30,20,10 5 front squats 3x15 6 leg extensions with legs curls 4x20 Yes easy leg day.......  Read more

I had a four hour martial arts training that I am
Updated 6/17/2016 11:33:59 AM

I had a four hour martial arts training that I am very sore from, should I still try to workout today?...  Read more

Why do marathon training plans only take you to 20
Updated 6/18/2016 2:34:14 PM

Why do marathon training plans only take you to 20 miles when the race is 26.2 miles? That's a lot of mileage to add on for race day. Are you just expected to pull that extra amount from adrenaline? #marathon #firstmarathon...  Read more

Cardio is great for losing fat. Strength training
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Cardio is great for losing fat. Strength training will burn fat, also, but you can lose weight and tone up without bulking up. :-) (Hope that makes sense)...  Read more

Cardio or Weight training when losing weight
Updated 6/18/2016 9:42:58 PM

I have been working out for a few months. The trainer I am working with swears by weight training. I have asked how much cardio should I be doing and she said no more than 10 minutes after lifting. I will add I am trying to lose weight as well. I am...  Read more

Power-Packed Superfood Breakfast with 4 Servings of Freggies!

I swear by Green Smoothies to fuel my mornings. A big handful of spinach, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1/3 cup each frozen blueberries and blackberries, and a scoop of protein power blended with almond milk makes a CRAZY good smoothie with about 4 servings o...  Read more

Get Motivated and Stay Motivated This Summer

One of the primary needs most often cited by beginners and veteran runners alike is the need to be motivated to continue running. No wonder. Running is not an easy sport, especially during our long, hot summer.Even though, there’s little technique in...  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

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

25 Common Mistakes Runners Make

A few weeks ago a member of the Master Runners SparkTeam posted a thread asking his fellow SparkPeople runners what had been their biggest running mistake to date. The responses were quite interesting and varied which prompted me to take this forum t...  Read more

Marathon training = half marathon training

To start off, I'm a bit frustrated. After being snowed in last weekend and not getting to run my week 5, 10 mile long run, I was looking forward to this weekend's long run. I wanted to reassure myself that I was going to be able to do this. I went...  Read more

Marathon Training - First week done

Well, the first week of training is in the books! That first week is the hardest I find. I did pretty well, only missing one running day. That was due to such high winds outside. Other than that, I made all the other days. I got my first run for this...  Read more