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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

Ran today! 4.0 miles.
Updated 2/2/2016 8:57:54 PM

Ran today! 4.0 miles....  Read more

Runners- I'm training to run a 10k in April. I can
Updated 2/2/2016 3:18:43 PM

Runners- I'm training to run a 10k in April. I can run about two miles before doing a walk/run for another two miles. Any tips on how to slow down my mile pace so I can run for a longer time?...  Read more

Yay! Ran 5.5 miles today!
Updated 2/2/2016 8:32:32 PM

Yay! Ran 5.5 miles today!...  Read more

It's finally getting nice enough to run outside ag
Updated 2/2/2016 12:38:39 PM

It's finally getting nice enough to run outside again!!! :)...  Read more

Anyone running any 5ks this summer
Updated 2/1/2016 9:06:43 PM

Anyone running any 5ks this summer...  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

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

MARATHON 4 Training Weeks 13-15 - Apparently, I am running a MARATHON next week

Yeah...and a 5K this Sunday... I have totally been in my zone with this marathon training cycle. What turned out to be a welcome distraction from my divorce ended up causing me to be exactly that...distracted. So much so in fact that I just th...  Read more