Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n... Read more
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
I have noticed that on days where I run, I am starving within a couple of hours. Here on SP, it ups my calories, but I am not sure what I should be eating.
Today I walked/ ran 5 miles and then did a 1 mile walk w/ my kids. After running I ate l... Read more
I'm after some advice from any experienced runners out there! In just under a fortnight I'm to do a mile run for a charity event - not a big deal to many I know, but for a complete novice like me, a bit of a concern. I'm fairly fit, I've been doing 5... Read more
Am not a great one for exercise. But I would love to eventually start running, just never ran before (well I did at school) How to start? Should i walk first do more and often then try running or... I do have an exercise bike which i use every night... Read more
Hey all! I am going to try to start jogging once this darn winter leaves MA. Here's the thing; I have no clue what I am doing. I've heard of couch to 5k audio files and my sister in law has told me about a "Zombie Run" audio she uses, but I don't thi... Read more
What are the different running plans on sparkpeople? I am trying to find one that's 12 weeks long or a longer version of the c25k. I tried the 8 week one last year and couldn't keep up with running one minute one week to two minutes the next. Somethi... Read more
When running, and getting to a place where you feel you can't run any further, look for a spot 15 to 20 feet ahead of where you want to stop, and run to that spot. Then each time you run, run 15 to 20 feet PAST the spot you chose the run before.... Read more
Whenever friends or family see me running around our neighborhood, they know it’s me right away. I have a very distinct run, or as I like to joke, a distinct “shuffle”. Over the years I’ve tried to adjust the way I... Read more
One of the most enjoyable aspects of running is you can basically do it anywhere in the world, whether on city streets, back country roads or in the comforts of a gym environment. All you need to do is lace up your running shoes and hit the trails. H... Read more
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