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Running World Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running World.

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

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

What's So Great about Working for SparkPeople?

Not everyone can say they love what they do, and rarely do you find a company full of people who say that! Here, SparkPeople's Coaches discuss what they like most about SparkPeople and their roles within the company. Chris Downie, Motivation...  Read more

How Weight-Loss Blogging Can Help You Reach Your Goals

To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s...  Read more

Starting Small is No Bull

Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right...  Read more

Take a Vacation from the Blues

A recent study by researchers at Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin has confirmed that women who frequently take vacations are less likely to become tense, depressed or tired and are more satisfied with their marriages. Researchers studied 1,500 wom...  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

I am SO tiered and run down, its only 4:33 and if
Updated 11/21/2015 7:52:40 PM

I am SO tiered and run down, its only 4:33 and if I could I'd be in the bed for the night! Wish I knew why: (...  Read more

5k that was 3.3. Family ran it, My husband finished at 25:23, 8y/o's 1st race so proud 32:52, my 11y
Updated 11/21/2015 5:23:20 PM

5k that was 3.3. Family ran it, My husband finished at 25:23, 8y/o's 1st race so proud 32:52, my 11y/o 2nd race 36:32, and my 2nd race best time yet 38:02!! Extremely windy and it went further than the normal 3.1 5k. Soooo Proud of us!...  Read more

I just ran 3 miles,I feel great
Updated 11/21/2015 2:35:05 PM

I just ran 3 miles,I feel great...  Read more

Being in the Moment

I love to read Runner's World Magazine and recently took up running. I am training for my first 5K Thanksgiving weekend. I was inspired by an article to run in the moment and enjoy the experience. Instead of thinking about making it to the next poin...  Read more

A quote I enjoy

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world" - Mohandas Gandhi...  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

Runners Are Being Urged to Limit Caffeine Consumption

A few years ago you could pick up almost any running or fitness magazine and read about the benefits of consuming caffeine prior to running or exercising. Runners, just like many of you, like to take a swig of their favorite caffeinated beverage befo...  Read more

Maybe It's Time to Change

In a few short days I will be traveling to the Big Apple (AKA New York City) to run in the NYC Half Marathon. When I took up running six years ago I had no clue where this journey would take me. It was and has always been a dream of mine to run the s...  Read more

New running world found

Before my last race started, I had chatted with this girl (if you read my previous race blog..she was the one who scared me..she thought the 10kers were suppose to leave with the HMers...we both had a moment of panic!!!)....Anyway....a few days later...  Read more

A Walker in a Running World

"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Lao Tzu First, I want to make something clear. I am not a runner. I am a walker. I don't apologize for that and I don't have any disregard for runners. I think they are amazing ath...  Read more