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Training Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Training 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

Was going to start my Circuit Training Tomorrow. B
Updated 12/15/2014 6:50:35 AM

Was going to start my Circuit Training Tomorrow. But Just finished day 1! BOOM...  Read more

OK, so I get the message that strength training is
Updated 12/12/2014 4:17:48 PM

OK, so I get the message that strength training is great and helps you lose weight, but I still am not convinced that I HAVE to do it to lose weight. Am I wrong?...  Read more

So I did some intense weight training yesterday (u
Updated 12/11/2014 10:37:11 AM

So I did some intense weight training yesterday (upper, lower back & shoulders). Very sore today. Question: Should I rest today or just do a light cardio like stationery bike? I'm debating if I wanna go to the gym today. I'm very motivated lol...  Read more

Anyone else using Nike + training club app? I real
Updated 12/8/2014 10:16:40 AM

Anyone else using Nike + training club app? I really love having a program for my weekly exercise that changes and directs me. Just looking for some other buddies....  Read more

small success! Finished my 10th half marathon. Ev
Updated 12/8/2014 10:36:19 AM

small success! Finished my 10th half marathon. Even though I have not been able to get below the Clydesdale class line, I ran the entire way except one big hill. Feel inspired....  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

Motivation Secrets from Top Marathoners

For some, fall signifies cooler temperatures and pumpkin picking. For others, it means marathon season. The world’s largest marathon, the ING New York City Marathon (boasting a record-high number of runners this year with 47,000 participants) t...  Read more

Biggest Loser Contestants Run a Marathon: Inspirational or Irresponsible?

On a recent episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", the 4 remaining contestants were given their final challenge: run a marathon. They had 60 days to train, and although the episode doesn't discuss the details of their training program, we assume tha...  Read more