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Half Marathon Recovery Plan Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Half Marathon Recovery Plan.

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

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

Plateau Busters - Part 2

We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t...  Read more

''I Overcame Grief and Self-Doubt by Running''

Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training. What made you decide to start running? I di...  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

Realistic Meal Plans
Updated 4/14/2014 11:32:23 PM

Come on SparkPeople, this meal plan is completely unrealistic http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
ition_articles.asp?id=1620&page=4#_a5y
_p=1272581 The grocery list tells you to buy things like '1c frozen brussel sprouts' and '4 sli...  Read more

I need help planning lunches please!
Updated 4/13/2014 3:49:39 PM

Hi, I am a university student, so I end up spending a lot of time either on campus or at the library, which then leads to many lunches (and sometimes dinners) at the cafe on campus or getting subway, Macdonald's or Gregg's. Obviously this isn't...  Read more

Starting with an exercise plan?
Updated 4/10/2014 6:35:31 AM

Hey everyone, I started my weight loss journey back in August last year and have been quite successful. But I haven't really ever had an exercise plan. Luckily I play volleyball and walk or bike a lot to the places where I have to be, I also go...  Read more

The nutrition plan format - too complicated
Updated 4/9/2014 7:52:14 AM

Adjusting the menu, adding items, etc. is just too difficult and time consuming. It is easier to do it manually on paper and to do the calculations instead of looking for items to add to the possible items I might eat. I am slow at handling this an...  Read more

Planned menus?
Updated 4/12/2014 6:51:45 AM

Has Sparkpeople gotten rid of the planned menus? I haven't used them in a long time but wanted to check them out today. Am I not looking carefully (just checked again!) or have they been done away with? And if so, why? They were quite helpful when on...  Read more

I make a weekly fitness-meal plan

I make a weekly fitness-meal plan. I am training for a half-marathon and get super hungry the day after a long run. Combining the meal planning with the fitness planning means I eat the right stuff for my level of activity. It also helps with the gro...  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

WLS - The journey before, during, and after.

A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends....  Read more

Run/Walk Method Works for Me: Will it Work for You?

As many of you may know I am a runner. 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 though not e...  Read more

The Art of Recovery: The Necessity of Sleep for Proper Recovery

This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether...  Read more