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Running Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running Training.

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

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

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

Ants attacked me, I found a trail of them run up t
Updated 6/26/2016 12:44:04 AM

Ants attacked me, I found a trail of them run up the sides of my bed trying to get to my cup of water. Well they picked the room to invade wen I got home from work today I cleaned, I was determined to find where they were coming in from....  Read more

#Longday Spent the day running errands. All my ene
Updated 6/25/2016 8:41:03 PM

#Longday Spent the day running errands. All my energy is sapped with this 90 degree temps. I am ready for the fall. Anyone else agree?...  Read more

So I ran/walked (intervals alternating every 2 min
Updated 6/25/2016 8:10:48 PM

So I ran/walked (intervals alternating every 2 minutes) in 20:00 and was going to stop, but I figured, 'What the heck?' and finished 2miles in 27:30! Proud of myself! :)...  Read more

Believe you can do it! I've wanted to run a 5K for
Updated 6/25/2016 5:41:07 PM

Believe you can do it! I've wanted to run a 5K for years, but my body just couldn't do it. I've lost 40 lbs and have been weight training for 6 weeks. Today, as part of my 30 mi of cardio, ran for 9 minutes! I'm so happy! 5K here I come!! Whoo!...  Read more

Anyone else love strength training but dislike cardio? I enjoy walking, but it's been so hot lately.
Updated 6/25/2016 3:17:11 PM

Anyone else love strength training but dislike cardio? I enjoy walking, but it's been so hot lately. Thinking about buying a recumbent bike for indoors and to make me move while I'm on a Netflix binge!...  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

A recap of my running/training 2015 year so far

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. ...  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