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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

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  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

Anybody doing Rest Based Training (RBT)? #exercise #fitness
Updated 8/23/2016 8:34:10 PM

Anybody doing Rest Based Training (RBT)? #exercise #fitness...  Read more

Today was Total Body strength and balance training.. 75 minute class...kicked my butt...turkey wrapp
Updated 8/23/2016 3:41:29 PM

Today was Total Body strength and balance training.. 75 minute class...kicked my butt...turkey wrapped around avocado wedges plus almonds and an orange rejuvenated me...then took the dogs for a 25 minute walk on this beautiful NJ day...#fitness...  Read more

Hello. I'm training for my first marathon and the
Updated 8/22/2016 8:20:57 PM

Hello. I'm training for my first marathon and the weight gain is frustrating. Anyone have this problem before?? Help 😏 #run...  Read more

Busy busy day got strength training done and did c
Updated 8/22/2016 8:23:55 PM

Busy busy day got strength training done and did cardio...  Read more

Moved to 2nd set of my 5k training on zombierun.
Updated 8/21/2016 11:02:05 PM

Moved to 2nd set of my 5k training on zombierun. I would have been so much dead meat lol I'm totally wiped. But i kept ip...  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

Have a goal!

Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An...  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

7 Things Marathoners Wish They'd Known Before Their First Race

With the combination of warm sunshine, crisp temperatures and lush new growth, it's no wonder spring is prime marathon season. The popularity of marathons continues to grow: According to Running USA's Annual Marathon Report, there has b...  Read more