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Running A Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running A Marathon.

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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

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

A Phone Call to the Past

Yesterday was the last day of my first year on SparkPeople. Today is another day, and the beginning of the next chapter of my journey. Last night, I decided that I needed to stop and reflect on everything that has happened. And I gave a special perso...  Read more

Lessons for All Walks of Life

If there were dreams for sale, what would you try to buy? No matter what you "purchase" – find a better job, run a marathon, lose ten pounds, learn a new skill – motivation usually makes the difference between success and failur...  Read more

Feeling a little guilty....ate grilled chicken ran
Updated 10/31/2014 12:20:34 AM

Feeling a little guilty....ate grilled chicken ranch at McDs and feel full for the first time in 6 weeks....  Read more

Transitioning from long distance running to power
Updated 10/30/2014 12:36:14 PM

Transitioning from long distance running to power lifting. Advice?...  Read more

Started running tonight. So very proud of myself.
Updated 10/29/2014 7:38:12 PM

Started running tonight. So very proud of myself. It is one of the things on my goal board. I walked 5 miles today and ran probably only 3/4 of a mile. And that's ok. I have to start somewhere!!!!!...  Read more

Discrepancy with calories burned when running
Updated 10/28/2014 7:45:15 PM

I'm confused. According to Sparkpeople.com, I burned 302 calories, but according to Endomondo, I burned over 400 calories on my run today. Runners World's calorie calculator said I burned 325 calories. But, I've heard over and over that for eve...  Read more

Ran 50 minutes non stop!! Eat my dust fat.
Updated 10/28/2014 12:29:06 PM

Ran 50 minutes non stop!! Eat my dust fat....  Read more

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Run a Marathon

Have you always wanted to run a marathon but can't quite find the motivation? Register & pay for a marathon as far in advance as possible. There are lots of races that let you register 3 to 6 months in advance. That way if you don't want to lose your...  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

Weekend Reading: This Week's Top Stories

Here's what we're reading this week: Watching TV Increases Your Risk of Early Death I Can Do Anything—I Ran a Marathon Don't Trust Calorie Counts on Menus The Surgeon General’s Weight Struggle RECIPES FOR HEALTH: Portobello...  Read more

Biggest Loser Contestants Run a Marathon: Inspirational or Irresponsible?

On a recent episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", the 4 remaining contestants were given their final challenge: run a marathon. They had 60 days to train, and although the episode doesn't discuss the details of their training program, we assume tha...  Read more

The Most Fun You Can Have - while running a marathon

I've been looking at the Marathon du Medoc for several years. This year, for a variety of reasons, was THE year. A little background - I did my first marathon last year in Cleveland. The temperatures got very hot, I walked a lot - basically...  Read more

Running a marathon for Compassion

After completing my goal of running a half marathon, I experienced the need to add another challenge. Having hit goal weight and subsequently maintaining my weight, I find that having non-weight goals are key to staying motivated. So, what was the...  Read more