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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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