We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
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
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
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
In life, we're told to dream big. Reach for the stars. Go for the gold. While I think everyone would agree that having big aspirations is admirable not to mention inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. I... Read more
For those that have participated in these type of events, what kind of training do you suggest?
I can run a 5k no problem, I am currently working on my upper body strength. I have 9 weeks until my race which is 4 miles long with 17 obstacles in... Read more
I have joined a virtual race but I have a hard time getting to the spot to register and record, is there a short cut. I have to type virtual race into the search line on spark people then it sends me to multiple sites and I have to find the spark vir... Read more
I think I am going to miss a cousin's graduation party because of a race that I think will be helpful to me in my training for a harder marathon later this year. I feel bad because I did say I would go to the party if I was in town (I'm moving soon).... Read more
I'm running my first 5k on July 4 using the C25K program. In my area, there's not too many options for races until fall returns. There are two that I am interested in, one on Oct. 5 and another on Oct. 25, both are 5ks.
Does anyone see any harm... Read more
Good morning everyone. So I am brand new to working out. This is day three of exercising and eating healthy food as well as staying within my calorie range each day. I am doing a 30 day squat challenge, a 30 day plank challenge, and started a 30 d... Read more
I am in the midst of training for a number of fall races which commences with the Chicago Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon this Sunday and ends with the Las Vegas Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon on December 5th. Throw in the Hood to Coast Relay at the end of this m... Read more
Editor's Note (Nicole Nichols): I've had the pleasure of competing against Laurah Turner in multiple local races (and by "competing" I mean "watching her leave me in the dust"). I always found her athletic achievements adm... Read more
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