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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

Questions about strength training
Updated 5/5/2016 12:49:41 PM

I have been working on designing my own exercise program. A trainer is not an option right now. I know that cardio can be done every day and strength training should be 2-3 times per week with 1-2 days rest in between. My question is abo...  Read more

40min of weight training yesterday and Boy! Am I S
Updated 5/4/2016 8:34:24 AM

40min of weight training yesterday and Boy! Am I Sore :(...  Read more

Hi everyone, if I am training in the gym and I m
Updated 5/3/2016 12:00:13 PM

Hi everyone, if I am training in the gym and I mountain walk a lot. Why can't I lose the weight. I e stayed the same for 3 weeks. I hit my calorie target each meal time.. should I eat More protein....  Read more

When it says weights on Strength training does tha
Updated 5/3/2016 5:46:56 PM

When it says weights on Strength training does that mean your weight or the weight you use? Either way it doesn't change my calories burned?...  Read more

Can't out train a bad diet. So many think if they
Updated 4/29/2016 10:47:54 PM

Can't out train a bad diet. So many think if they exercise they can eat junk....  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

set up a tangible goal

Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c...  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

Half Marathon Training Officially Begins!

This past Saturday was the first official training run for the women's half marathon. It only runs for 8 weeks, so we really needed to have a base established which we did. But it was fun to see all the women out there together, and such a great ener...  Read more