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Running For Beginners Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running For Beginners.

Running Workouts with Interval Training

Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity...  Read more

4 Must-Do Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Runners are a breed all their own. I can say that because I am a runner. We can be quirky about our race rituals and to outsiders looking in, our lives seem to revolve around a "boring" sport of putting one foot in front of the other. But a...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 5K

Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created...  Read more

The Heart Smart Workout Plan

Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every...  Read more

Workouts for Skiers and Snowboarders

Snow enthusiasts everywhere are counting down the days until they can hit the slopes. Both skiing and snowboarding are fun and exciting winter pursuits. But these demanding physical activities also pose high risks. Without proper training, you won...  Read more

They're running from me because I've fallen in lov

They're running from me because I've fallen in love with homemade chicken noodle soup, am making more tonight and they want to get off of the "hit" list. :-p...  Read more

Got the sweat running and feeling great, glad I ma
Updated 11/25/2015 10:05:56 AM

Got the sweat running and feeling great, glad I made the right choice today....  Read more

running in the cold?
Updated 11/24/2015 6:54:21 PM

Good morning all. I am almost finished with week 6 of a couch to 5k program. I am new to running (or slow jogging in my case). Although we have had a very mild November in New York it has started to get cold now and I am wondering if any of you runne...  Read more

I achieved a fitness goal: I have run over 200 mi
Updated 11/23/2015 12:42:11 PM

I achieved a fitness goal: I have run over 200 miles this calendar year! I'm a happy Newbie Runner...  Read more

29yo had quit smoking & was comfortably running 5k
Updated 11/22/2015 9:02:42 PM

29yo had quit smoking & was comfortably running 5km distances last summer... I have relapsed but want to be there again before the big 30 in March & to loose 35pounds. Tracking food is so revealing! Would love some buddies to share the journey with.....  Read more

Mailbox running for beginners!

I never thought I'd be a runner, until I decided to do the mailbox running. Run from 1 mailbox to the next and walk the next 3 or 4 boxes. When you become comfortable add another mailbox and lessen a walk mailbox. Before you know it you will be ru...  Read more

Training plans for running for all levels from beginner to marathon. It is a great source on running beside for me, hope you find it interesting, too.331...  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

In the News: 6 Things You Don't Know About Your Muscles

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.Advice on Practicing Yoga in Middle Age, Part 1Dr. Loren Fishman, a back-pain and rehabilitative medicine specialist who studied yoga under B.K.S. Iyengar, answers readers q...  Read more

Stuff We Love: Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone

Editor's note: Two of our favorite fitness bloggers have teamed up in a regular health and fitness podcast, and we've invited them to tell you more about it. Tired of the same old tunes when you're working out? Want some aural inspiration fo...  Read more

Magic Mile #2, Sparkpeople Motivator, C25K Running for Beginners

Quite a lot has happened since yesterday when I couldn't think of a title. Last night I got an email from the leader of C25K Running for Beginners team asking if I would like to co-lead because the current co-leader was stepping down for a while. I...  Read more

c25k running for beginners

i am so excited tomorrow i'm going to attempt running- you know a little tester to see honestly i will do it, just a little nervous. who would've ever guessed me 48 and becoming a runner?252...  Read more