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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

Gift for a Friend *1st 1/2 marathon*
Updated 10/16/2014 2:19:11 PM

My very good friend is running her 1st 1/2 marathon on Sunday and I want to get her a small gift to let her know how proud I am of her. I need my Spark Friends' help! I don't want it to be overly expensive, but I thought about getting her a sma...  Read more

Do you walk or run?
Updated 10/21/2014 7:05:24 AM

Walk!...  Read more

running posture abs and breathing from the belly
Updated 10/14/2014 8:28:42 AM

"Proper form can help you conserve energy and avoid injury. Your posture should be upright—shoulders back, abs pulled in, and no slouching or leaning forward." Hi _ I was reading an article about running on SP. it said that the abs should be pul...  Read more

Learning to Run
Updated 10/14/2014 10:40:50 AM

I want to get in shape and I want to learn how to love to run. I am about 100 lbs over weight and I sit at a desk all day. I seen some people on these boards talk about a Couch to 5k or something along those lines. Where can I find that? Any tips on...  Read more

Has anyone else ran into this problem? Since I've
Updated 10/13/2014 9:23:15 PM

Has anyone else ran into this problem? Since I've lost weight, I get cold easy....  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