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Running World Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running World.

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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

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

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

Going Through the Emotions

The world can be a beautiful place, full of possibilities and life. You can feel invincible and in control. But it’s not always like that, is it? The world can also be a stressful, upsetting, confidence-crushing place. At times, it seems li...  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

Running and carbs..
Updated 1/17/2015 5:45:22 PM

My training for my 5 has gotten more intense since I am actually running nearly 3 miles in 30 mins now. I've been doing it for 10 weeks but am on week 7 as I was ill and had to take a break. This week has been AWFUL. I have been so hungry!!! All I se...  Read more

Go get fitted at a running store. The people who w
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Go get fitted at a running store. The people who work there will watch you walk and run, and ask you how you use your shoes before suggesting ones they think will work best for you. Everyone's feet are different; get the best shoes for yours!...  Read more

Happy workout Wednesday everyone! Today I ran and
Updated 1/14/2015 10:05:14 PM

Happy workout Wednesday everyone! Today I ran and started training for my very first 5k race! What did you do to better yourself today?...  Read more

Feeling tired and run down. Still got my steps in,
Updated 1/14/2015 11:25:35 PM

Feeling tired and run down. Still got my steps in, but reading all the posts really helped keep me on track! Thanks everyone!...  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