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Running Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Training.

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Walking and Running Tips for City Dwellers

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

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

Should You Hire a Running Coach?

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

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

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

Moving Forward with the Run/Walk Training Method

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

Doing a Paleo and Strength Training Combo
Updated 1/18/2015 9:53:19 PM

Hi Everybody, I'm working on a Paleo lite diet and doing strength training 4 times or more per week. Is anyone else doing the Paleo or similar low carb high protein type of diet? If so, I'd love to hear from you. So far, I feel great and am havi...  Read more

Hi, I'm new. I am running my first 1/2 marathon to
Updated 1/21/2015 12:39:43 PM

Hi, I'm new. I am running my first 1/2 marathon tomorrow and just want to finish. Take care everyone!...  Read more

Burst training and blood pressure
Updated 1/17/2015 6:42:46 AM

I just got back into the exercise routine about three weeks ago. Most of my exercise has been with the recumbent exercise bike for around 30 minutes 5 days a week. This time I have added three, hard-as-I can-peddle one-minute bursts, separated by a...  Read more

Problem Tracking Strength Training
Updated 1/16/2015 6:34:50 PM

I have created fitness groupings for my upper body and lower body strength training workouts. These are old-school items like squats, bench press, etc. The problem I'm seeing is that the calorie totals seem way too low for the workouts. For exa...  Read more

No problem. I used weight training and yoga to imp
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No problem. I used weight training and yoga to improve my karate balance/flexibility when I was practicing it several years ago....  Read more

Confront the Challenge & Overcome!

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

Register for a race

By keeping running races on my planner throughout the year helps keep me motivated to lace up for my training programs....  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

Your Running Surface May Not be Responsible for Your Running Injury

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

5 Exercises for Stronger, More Flexible Feet

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

July Goals and the 5K Your Way Running Training Program

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

ADVICE NEEDED: Nutrition for Running/Training?

I've been working really hard to keep up with this half-marathon training program...but I'm starting to run into a wall. And it's definitely what I'm eating! After my birthday, I cut out alcohol and processed sugar. I've also increased m...  Read more