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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

strength training schedule on fitness tracker
Updated 9/18/2014 4:40:17 PM

I used to have strength training set up a couple of times a week on my fitness tracker and it would tell me what exercises to do for the day. How do I get that put back on. I can't seem to find it. Thanks....  Read more

good circuit training workout
Updated 9/17/2014 11:42:06 AM

I am in need of a good circuit training workout... Any favorites out there?...  Read more

Strength Training Questions
Updated 9/12/2014 1:50:01 PM

1) Can I strength train everyday? Can I do the same muscle area 2 days in a row? example: arms, legs, and belly? everyday? 2) Something is wrong with my elbow...tennis elbow?? Anyway, for example: It really hurts to do hammer curls. So I ha...  Read more

I'm training for a race, and to adjust my body to
Updated 9/9/2014 1:58:07 PM

I'm training for a race, and to adjust my body to running more, I'm supposed to only run 3 days a week and rest for the other days. I don't want to miss out on exercising, any ideas for something less intense and still get a workout?...  Read more

I'm supposed to be in training for a half marathon
Updated 9/8/2014 7:53:53 PM

I'm supposed to be in training for a half marathon right now but am struggling with motivation. I was thinking maybe less pressure to run miles upon miles and instead just do any cardio might be less stressful. Any cardio is better than nothing, yes?...  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

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  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

Week 9 of Half Marathon Training

What a great training week! Weather cooled off considerably here in the Chicago area. I ran 3 miles on Monday, 5 miles on Tuesday. Strength training and Elliptical on Wednesday and my trainer rolled out my IT band which was really tight. When I ran m...  Read more