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New York Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for New York Marathon.

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  Read more

Exercise Does Not Have to be Painful

For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de...  Read more

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

30 Fitness Pros Spill Their Secrets

You probably already know why you want to work out, whether it's to lose weight, build muscle or live a longer, healthier life. But the how might be a little harder to pinpoint. If you're not sure where to start, or if you've stalled...  Read more

Set a new pr for back squats 130lbs
Updated 5/31/2016 7:53:10 AM

Set a new pr for back squats 130lbs...  Read more

My favorite new thing this week is overnight oats.
Updated 5/31/2016 7:50:07 AM

My favorite new thing this week is overnight oats. On those mornings with doctors appointments it's great to pop one out and eat before we go. Plus it's delicious! #food...  Read more

Hi I'm a new member I've been on lowcarb for past
Updated 5/31/2016 6:25:42 AM

Hi I'm a new member I've been on lowcarb for past 7-8 months on and off I've lost 17 kg if I come to spark recipes I'm scared will that weight come back on which I lost so hard my loosing weight is gone very slow now and I want to loose 15 kg at leas...  Read more

Hi I'm a new member of the team I had few question
Updated 5/31/2016 6:37:28 AM

Hi I'm a new member of the team I had few questions if someone on this program can help me. I've been on low carb and high protein diet for past 7-8 months which is on and off I lost 17 kg with that program if I start spark will that weight stay off...  Read more

I'm new to sparkpeople app seems awesome so far. I
Updated 5/31/2016 12:26:19 AM

I'm new to sparkpeople app seems awesome so far. I'm here to work on getting in shape and losing weight and my blues behind. I'm not good with diets I like to eat and all the wrong foods. I would like to go vegetarian but not to experienced with....  Read more


If you can see it you can do it. When I ran the New York City marathon I visualized it before I did it and it went a lot easier....  Read more

Why chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout

New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr...  Read more

UK MAIN - Spark People Team

Welcome to Spark People and to the main UK team for new members. We are a large team as this is the Main Team for ALL UK members! Join in have fun - your country needs you!!! WELCOME!...  Read more

In the News: Armstrong Planning a Comeback

Lance Armstrong wants to return to the world of professional cycling. Since retiring in 2005, most of the news he has made has been related to his Live Strong organization and gossip column reports on his love life. He has also competed in two New Yo...  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

The New York Marathon and Amy's Visit

Today my eating was out of control. I had lunch with Amy and ate all of the fries I ordered. That made me think I had permission to eat crap all day. I didn't write in my food journal either. I think part of my failure with the eating today...  Read more

New York Marathon 2011 here I come - I'm in!!!

and now the training begins running the hills of Te kuiti in the middle of the North Island where I live in New Zealand. So far I'm up to 26 kilometres but the 10k walk home makes it 36 kilometres!! That walk home will soon be a run home and from the...  Read more