If you're eager to be a positive force, there’s no shortage of people that could use some help. In 1994, 10-20% of every U.S. state’s population was considered obese. By 2001, the numbers in 30 states grew to 20% or more. Accordin... Read more
You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... Read more
Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential.
The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach
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The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes... Read more
I can't go up the stairs a few times without being exhausted. I need to get rid of this 1) for band camp and 2) I'm participating in the Color Run in September! And for that I sort of need to be able to run. Anyone care to do the program with me? :)... Read more
Well today was race day-just completed the 5 K Your Way For Rookies from SP. I can't believe that 8 weeks ago I could hardly run the 2 minute intervals. Today I ran the 5 k in 28.15 minutes .. and I actually enjoy running!... Read more
182 I want to be a better runner...
I want to run a 5km road race on June 2. I am practicing. I have done road races in the past but it has been a while and I am recovering from a gastrocnemius (left inner calf) injury. I went for a 25 minute wa... Read more
Hi - I just posted this blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_ individual.asp?blog_id=5358337 and will copy the text here in case someone can help. I'd love to ACCURATELY track my running!
I've set up mileage goals in the fitness t... Read more
I recently joined a local running club. Having payed the annual fee and and stated my commitment to this small group is motivating me to keep going for the runs. Before joining the club, I repeatedly made excuses for not running, since I was not acc... Read more
Days get shorter, temperatures dip, and the leaves fall from the trees. Fall brings many changes, but that doesn't mean your workouts have to suffer. Instead of letting these autumnal changes bring upon excuses for exercising, look for the opport... Read more
Girlfriendology founder Debba Haupert made her debut as a guest blogger on the dailySpark in September. Now that girlfriend guru is back, with plenty of good advice culled from interviews and chats with her own girlfriends. Are you stressed? Worried... Read more
Day 1 : I decided to join a walking/ running group "From the Couch to 5K" tonight was my first night ( it meets 4 nights a week ) I think Im going to work my way up to running so I can commit to running my first race! I talked to the coaches after... Read more
I joined Boise Run/Walk's Robie Creek training group that started first thing in January, but this was the first week I've made it to the weekly run and workout. The last few weekends it's been too icy to risk driving all the way across town first t... Read more
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