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Nyc Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Nyc Marathon.

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

''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

The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals

So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th...  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

Half Marathon Training Journal
Updated 7/9/2014 2:51:45 PM

I officially signed up for my very first half marathon last week! It's in mid-October, so my actual training begins at the end of July, but I need to start getting my body into gear right away. I'm about 12 pounds heavier than my ideal weight, and fe...  Read more

Need advice for first half marathon
Updated 7/11/2014 1:41:07 PM

Hey everyone! I am currently beginning my training for my first half marathon. Right now I can only run a mile without stopping but I found a great training schedule online that takes you from couch potato to half marathon runner in about 14 weeks. I...  Read more

Old folks and marathons (recovery time)
Updated 7/9/2014 5:02:51 PM

I ran my first marathon over Memorial Day weekend. I am now starting to train for another one in October. I am having a lot of trouble running longer distances. General fatigue mostly. I did take off a couple of weeks between the marathon and...  Read more

Training for my first half marathon
Updated 6/15/2014 3:51:41 PM

My training has been going great for the first three weeks. However my distance is starting to increase and for longer jogging times. I average about a 13 minute mile. I have 3 hours to complete the race as of right now should I be worried on my time...  Read more

Getting ready for the first half marathon!
Updated 4/26/2014 12:19:16 PM

I've been running here and there however I have no speed and the maximum I did was 10k run. Now I want to take it a step further and start training for a half marathon which will be in November 14th. so I have a little over 6 months to get ready for...  Read more

Visualize

When I feel my workout is extra challenging, I visualize something motivating to help make it easier....  Read more

Look at everything in a positive way!

No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my mea...  Read more

Half Marathon

Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? If you've done 5Ks and 10Ks, join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!...  Read more

Living My Life as an Adventure

On March 18th I had the honor and privilege to run the New York Road Runners New York City Half-Marathon along with 15,000 other runners from across the globe.  The elite field consisted of United States Olympic hopefuls, Meb Keflezighi, Desiree...  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

2013 NYC Marathon

Starting with the positive - I ran the NYC marathon last week, and it was a really great experience - much more fun than I imagined it would be. It was worth the 2 year wait. The crowd support was amazing. My time was ok. I can't really compl...  Read more

Day 3 November Challenge (NYC Marathon)

I was glued to the boob tube this morning to watch the NYC Marathon. It is the first time I have done that and it was great! These runners are amazing. I know two people that ran it and that made it more exciting for me. The stories and reasons why s...  Read more