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Running A Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running A Marathon.

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

How to Crush a Workout Cramp

You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you...  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

I just signed up for my first 5k run. I hope my s
Updated 5/1/2016 7:40:00 PM

I just signed up for my first 5k run. I hope my shin splints don't act up....  Read more

If it doesn't rain tomorrow I may try running agai
Updated 5/1/2016 3:24:04 PM

If it doesn't rain tomorrow I may try running again...  Read more

My self-run fitness program starts today. My husba
Updated 5/1/2016 10:23:01 AM

My self-run fitness program starts today. My husband has left to ride his bike from coast to coast. I have 4 lonely months to battle stress-eating and focus on getting fit and strong. Not much weight to lose, just want to swap it for muscle....  Read more

I am in need of a running partner. Or several of t
Updated 4/30/2016 8:04:05 PM

I am in need of a running partner. Or several of them. To help us help each other. Pleas n thankx...  Read more

I can't run..... how can I make it????
Updated 5/1/2016 3:33:05 AM

I can't run..... how can I make it????...  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

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

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

Day 109 - Teaching Dance Is Like Running a Marathon at Full Sprint

3 Things I'm Thankful For: 1. Making it through this day. 2. Crossing things off the to do list that have been sitting there for a long time. 3. Talking to my boss and having her treat me like a real person....  Read more

So, I am running a MARATHON tomorrow...

It has been forever since I've logged onto Sparkpeople never mind writing a blog! I have been super busy and dealing with lots of life changes. All throughout I have tried to maintain some level of consistency and trained for a marathon because I f...  Read more