Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in... Read more
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
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
A ru... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
When I was on SP a few years ago I had my account set up so that every 2nd day some strength training popped up in my fitness tracker. These were exercises that SP had suggested for me. I used the list as a reminder and would check each off as I did... Read more
anyone else get this? some people call it "the runner itch" when i run/job too fast my body starts get red and itching and hurting. i like the feeling of running, but i hate the burn/itch feeling iget when i go fast... Read more
A few days ago, I had back surgery for a ruptured disk in my lumbar region. I was a beginner runner before my injury, and I'm hoping that my doctor will give me the ok to run again when I'm recovered. I was wondering if anyone had been able to eith... Read more
My oldest son ran me to death for a couple days before he got. "Don't let go!" A couple weeks later my youngest son did not want help. He just took off. They both drive now. You're out of breath today, but cherish the memory.... Read more
The only way I can become a stronger, faster runner is to confront the challenge of running faster and longer than I have run before. Why settle for revisiting the feats that have been mastered or the challenges I know I can accomplish?To become my b... Read more
As an avid reader on the topic of running, what I have discovered in reading over 80 books on this subject is that the theory of running injuries varies as far and wide as the number of books I have on my shelf. Some have gone so far as to blame the... Read more
Over the past three decades, fitness shoe manufacturers have developed advanced technology to cushion and control motion in our feet and ankles. While this advanced support can feel great, it doesn't allow our joints and soft tissue to artic... Read more
In January I ran 16 times for a total of 72.80 miles!
February was slow with only 7 runs for a total of 36.33 miles.
In March, I picked it back up and did 11 runs for 57.96 miles.
April was also a good month with 12 runs totaling 53.82 miles.
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My goals for July are:
1. To work out for 40 minutes a day (1 rest day a week)
2. To drink 10 glasses of water every day
3. To three meals a day
4. To get 8 hours of sleep per day
5. To get the 1000 fitness minutes trophy again (Haven'... Read more
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