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Proper Distance Running Form Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Proper Distance Running Form.

Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

Choosing a Walking or Running Route

Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al...  Read more

14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks

While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill. ...  Read more

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 1

With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po...  Read more

DENVER 5K COLOR RUN FOR FUN
Updated 4/16/2014 3:23:55 PM

Hi, I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would...  Read more

Walking to running (beginner)
Updated 4/16/2014 11:19:53 PM

Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir...  Read more

Getting back to running after an injury
Updated 3/27/2014 5:39:12 PM

I saw this link and though it might be helpful lifehacker.com/how-to-return-to-running-af
ter-an-injury-1553063140 The main principles stood out to me: A short test run to see if any pain presented 3-4 days of low mileage to establis...  Read more

Running out of ideas for meals....
Updated 3/27/2014 10:57:12 PM

I'm just curious what are your staples that you buy when you grocery shop. I feel like I'm running out of ideas of what to have for lunch breakfast, snacks, and dinners. I'm feeling like I'm in a rut when it comes to meals. I have four kids, a couple...  Read more

Can I run a 10K in a month?
Updated 3/28/2014 5:08:37 AM

I am considering signing up for a 10k that is at the end of April but I want to make sure I have enough time to prepare. I currently run 3-4 days per week, anywhere between 2.5-4.5 miles each time. I would say the average I run is about 3.3 miles, an...  Read more

Watch it Buddy!

Whenever you strength train, whether with free weights or a machine, watch yourself in a mirror to make sure you are doing it with proper form. Proper form ensures you're getting the best results & not setting yourself up for injury! Happy Sparking!...  Read more

Ready for running

learning to run LONG DISTANCES through SP!! Grt Help...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

Kara Goucher's 6 Tips for Beginning Runners

Even if you've never run before, or have taken a long break, you can get into a routine without injury or agony. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher shares 6 posture tips that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. From Kara Goucher&rs...  Read more

You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H...  Read more