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Marathon Training Plans Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Marathon Training Plans.

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

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

Moving Forward with the Run/Walk Training Method

I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa...  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

Ok, going to the movies tomorrow. Planning to eat
Updated 11/22/2015 6:46:53 AM

Ok, going to the movies tomorrow. Planning to eat before we go, and drinking water instead of a giant Coke. I know the popcorn and treats will call me. Any suggestions besides gum?...  Read more

Planning Snacks
Updated 11/21/2015 6:55:42 PM

Our task today at SparkCoach was to talk about planning our snacks. What I've been doing for a while is taking smalll boxes of raisins and craisins, 1/4 cup of young's shelled pecans, and 1/4 cup of shelled pistachios. I can eat them separately or...  Read more

Strength training and cardio this morning. About 9

Strength training and cardio this morning. About 95 minutes or so....  Read more

I really need a workout plan...something for begin
Updated 11/21/2015 6:50:06 PM

I really need a workout plan...something for beginners but Will give me a nice workout. Any suggestions??? ??...  Read more

How do I create special diet plan just for me? Lik
Updated 11/20/2015 7:52:12 PM

How do I create special diet plan just for me? Like low fat or low cholesterol?...  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

I make a weekly fitness-meal plan

I make a weekly fitness-meal plan. I am training for a half-marathon and get super hungry the day after a long run. Combining the meal planning with the fitness planning means I eat the right stuff for my level of activity. It also helps with the gro...  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

5 Reasons I've Never Had a Running Injury

This is the year of running for me. I ran my first half marathon this spring and will complete my third one this fall. I've reached new trail running goals, including a first and second place finish in recent races. In August, 11 other teammates...  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