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Training For Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Training For Marathon.

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Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life.   I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik...  Read more

Charity Races Mix Fitness and Fundraising

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

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

''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

Robin (KASHMIR) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2006. She has lost 95 pounds and is training for her first marathon. Robin Before Robin After What m...  Read more

5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes

I've always known that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. In high school, a B was never enough. In college, being in the middle of the bell-shaped curve wouldn't do. While the do-everything-perfectly mentality has pushed me in my adult life to...  Read more

I love cardio and hate strength training. Any tip
Updated 2/11/2016 2:31:59 AM

I love cardio and hate strength training. Any tips to make it more fun???...  Read more

I've recently started an interval training crossfi
Updated 2/10/2016 12:07:08 PM

I've recently started an interval training crossfit type class. Wondering how to to track how many calories I've burned. If anyone has any recommendations it would be appreciated!...  Read more

Well, my daughter entered into basic training last
Updated 2/10/2016 1:50:04 PM

Well, my daughter entered into basic training last night in Great Lakes Illinois for the Navy so I am really depressed today. I know I need to work my but off for the next 8 weeks so I can surprise her at Graduation. Just not feeling motivated today....  Read more

Well my very first post was a train wreck! It "sen
Updated 2/10/2016 12:39:09 AM

Well my very first post was a train wreck! It "sent" while I was making corrections. and there seems to be no way to delete. Oh well....  Read more

I have no idea where to start for a strength train
Updated 2/9/2016 7:03:54 PM

I have no idea where to start for a strength training program. I am on a budget and cannot afford a personal trainer. any apps or ideas where to learn how to set up a program?? I stopped running because of Injuries....  Read more

walk my dog EVERYDAY, twice a day

I walk my dog everyday for 20-30 minutes each time, most of the time twice a day. he needs it and won't settle for less....  Read more

set up a tangible goal

Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c...  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

Where are the Least Active Areas in the U.S.?

There are times when I feel like I should be living somewhere else. As a runner, I've gotten strange looks from neighbors over the years who think I'm crazy for running in the rain or running while 8 months pregnant. Where I live in the suburbs, I...  Read more

Exercise Might Not Help If You’re Generally a Couch Potato

We often hear about the benefits of exercise, how it will improve your quality of life and help you live longer. It’s easy to assume that people who train for marathons or bike 10 miles to work each day would be the pillar of good health. Although...  Read more

MARATHON 3 Training WK19 - MARATHON #3 is Tomorrow!!!

So excited! So SCARED! So Ready! YUP, tomorrow is the DAY! The stars are aligning perfectly for it to be a good race too! Every day this week as been unseasonably warm but tomorrow will be a brisk 50 degrees which is perfect running weathe...  Read more

Training for marathon #8

It's time for another blog entry. It has been quite a while. What a difference a year makes. In the last year, I : -found out I was expecting a baby -moved across the country -started a new job (my first official career) -hiked up 2 mount...  Read more