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Marathon Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Training.

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

Has anyone trained for a half marathon? How many w
Updated 10/6/2015 1:50:58 PM

Has anyone trained for a half marathon? How many weeks did you train for it? I'm a intermediate runner, and do regular 4 mile runs. Should I start in a beginner training program or intermediate since this will be my first half?...  Read more

Body weight training is where it's at! I love love
Updated 10/6/2015 10:04:16 AM

Body weight training is where it's at! I love love love it!!!...  Read more

You're on your way to a marathon or something. Wa

You're on your way to a marathon or something. Way to go!...  Read more

Finished my First Half Marathon!! All that trainin
Updated 10/6/2015 7:52:04 AM

Finished my First Half Marathon!! All that training paid off!! Ready to find my next adventure!!! Yah me!!! Did better than expected. The since of accomplishment is overwhelming. 🏃...  Read more

Personal Training...worth it?
Updated 10/6/2015 5:27:40 AM

The college I attend has an awesome, newly remodeled rec center. The problem is that I am completely overwhelmed and intimidated by the prospect of going, and working out in front of a bunch of younger, more athletic types. I also have minimal famili...  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

walk my dog EVERYDAY, twice a day

I walk my dog everyday for 20-30 minutes each time, most of the time twice a day. he needs it and won't settle for less....  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

Braved the treadmill - half marathon training

Well, I hate them. But the fact is, the dreaded treadmill has to be part of my training plan. In order for me to be able to run and train, it just has to happen. So, I did it. Bonus? Got to watch jeopardy and some of the voice... So it wasn't all ba...  Read more