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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

Was going to start my Circuit Training Tomorrow. B
Updated 12/15/2014 6:50:35 AM

Was going to start my Circuit Training Tomorrow. But Just finished day 1! BOOM...  Read more

OK, so I get the message that strength training is
Updated 12/12/2014 4:17:48 PM

OK, so I get the message that strength training is great and helps you lose weight, but I still am not convinced that I HAVE to do it to lose weight. Am I wrong?...  Read more

So I did some intense weight training yesterday (u
Updated 12/11/2014 10:37:11 AM

So I did some intense weight training yesterday (upper, lower back & shoulders). Very sore today. Question: Should I rest today or just do a light cardio like stationery bike? I'm debating if I wanna go to the gym today. I'm very motivated lol...  Read more

Anyone else using Nike + training club app? I real
Updated 12/8/2014 10:16:40 AM

Anyone else using Nike + training club app? I really love having a program for my weekly exercise that changes and directs me. Just looking for some other buddies....  Read more

small success! Finished my 10th half marathon. Ev
Updated 12/8/2014 10:36:19 AM

small success! Finished my 10th half marathon. Even though I have not been able to get below the Clydesdale class line, I ran the entire way except one big hill. Feel inspired....  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

Day 1103- First Day of Half-Marathon Training Down

Sometimes it pays to have a beautiful best friend. My best friend Grace was originally supposed to run my first half-marathon with me, but ended up spraining her ankle a few weeks before. She still came and supported me on her crutches, because...  Read more