Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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Hi Sparkies! I'm searching for a circuit training video that I can use, but I'm not looking for anything extreme. I'm 61, in good health but overweight, and I've been doing walking and dancing DVDs. I like Jessica Smith and Leslie Sansome. I want... Read more
You shouldn't do that weight training workout every day or you'll risk injury due to overtraining. Men need to eat more than women, too. Spark shouldn't have given you a range minimum below 1500 if you're male.... Read more
Also, make sure your weight training is challenging. If you start at 10lbs that's fine, but make sure you're progressing when that gets comfortable. I'm not a weight lifter, but the smallest weight I use is 15lb and as much as 40lb for certain lifts.... Read more
The Couch to 5K program (google it!) is a GREAT way to ease your way into either running or fitness walking. Over a series of 9 weeks (or more -- take as much time as you need to finish!) you will alternate intervals of lower intensity walking with h... Read more
Last week, I was talking to my co-workers about the 10K race I ran on Thanksgiving. Until recently, I always enjoyed races--the crowds cheering, meeting new people along the course, feeling good about my accomplishments, etc. But all of a sudden, I'... Read more
You want to be a fit person, right? That's why I'm sharing my own habits for keeping fit and staying healthy in the ongoing Habits of Fit People series.
Here's one that works for me: Shooting for a fun fitness goal. So why does something like t... Read more
This is the last week of prep for my 10K run. I have worked hard and feel I am ready.
1-No alcohol. Had 3 beers for the week. Not too bad.
2-Minimum of 12 miles running each week. I think I made 12 miles over three runs through out the week... Read more
Another week down and one week from Friday is my race. I trained hard this week and reached my weight goal for the race. Knee is feeling much better but still not 100%. I feel that I'm ready and could do the race tomorrow.
1-No alcohol. Had 1... Read more
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