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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

Frequency for muscle training workouts
Updated 7/25/2016 9:16:09 AM

Hi, So I am trying to figure out an optimal workout schedule. My idea right now is to do three days of 1 hour cardio sessions and 3 days of weights/muscle training sessions each week, with a day of rest. I would alternate the cardio days and the...  Read more

Strength training is the best. Yes I mean lifting
Updated 7/21/2016 2:27:25 PM

Strength training is the best. Yes I mean lifting weights, bench pressing, squats with barbell, deadlifts, etc. It is very effective on weight loss. Only disadvantage is that it gets you hungry. #girlwholifts...  Read more

Started strength training again today and and feel
Updated 7/20/2016 6:41:38 PM

Started strength training again today and and feeling sore... Had to take a week off because I was sick......  Read more

Thinking about doing waist training. Has anyone ev
Updated 7/20/2016 1:06:32 AM

Thinking about doing waist training. Has anyone ever done it? Does it really work?!...  Read more

Weight loss is slow :( 38# in 36 weeks...I do strength training 3x a week, Ellipticle machine a few
Updated 7/19/2016 9:57:44 AM

Weight loss is slow :( 38# in 36 weeks...I do strength training 3x a week, Ellipticle machine a few days a week plus bike riding, treadmill or aerobics...I drink 8-10glasses of water a day......  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

Half Marathon Training

So I "officially" start half marathon training this weekend. I was supposed to run 4 miles yesterday but traveling to Chicago (from Iowa city) and back in one day proved to be way more tiring then I had expected and I just crashed when we got home....  Read more