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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

I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm
Updated 9/21/2016 1:00:30 PM

I'm taking a circuit training class tomorrow! I'm excited but nervous.. Anyone taken one before? What should I expect? &I'm taking yoga next week, to see which I like better. Can yoga help you lose weight?...  Read more

Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy wo
Updated 9/21/2016 8:38:24 AM

Anyone have any tips to train my brain to enjoy working out? Had gained 95 lbs when I was laid off. I lost 65 of it but the last 30 is giving me a hard time coming off so its time to exercise but I can't seem to get motivated...  Read more

I had to present to a training class for a couple
Updated 9/19/2016 3:57:55 PM

I had to present to a training class for a couple of hours and during that time, I got super hot and swesty. Now, much cooler but feeling self conscious. Perfume isn't allowed. Does anyone have any tips for "freshening up"?...  Read more

Cardio Or Body weight (strength training?)
Updated 9/22/2016 9:20:39 AM

Hi there Spark Family 231 361 34 What workouts do you do and prefer! 9 304...  Read more

I went to Curves today after my work training. I d
Updated 9/17/2016 4:46:41 PM

I went to Curves today after my work training. I didn't want to get sore so I did 1 round instead of 2. I have an appt with my coach next week to get in my weekly weigh-in....  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

Pacing & Fueling along the Half Marathon Race Route

As we head into the last few weeks of our half-marathon training, us Spark runners are starting to discuss the logistics of the upcoming Flying Pig. Alongside the details of where to park, what to wear and what to bring comes the excit...  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

My half marathon training board hangs on the wall as a constant reminder of the races I have yet to sign up for. Seems line I've found every excuse under the sun not to sign up. My fire and drive seems to have fizzled out. Doubts fill my head. T...  Read more