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Half Marathon Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Half Marathon Training.

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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

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

''I Can Finally Call Myself a Runner''

"I only run when chased." That was my answer anytime I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise. The way I saw it, there were only two reasons to run: 1. to catch a bus, plane or train 2. to...  Read more

Im getting it (half) right! I decided on Wed. that
Updated 3/29/2015 9:32:11 AM

Im getting it (half) right! I decided on Wed. that I'm going to lose 30lbs, before I turn 30yrs old in june. I've exercised everyday since, stayed within my spark caloric range for 2 of the 4 days, and Im down 2 lbs already! This week will be better!...  Read more

Avenue of the Giants Marathon
Updated 3/27/2015 12:07:22 PM

I signed up for the 10K. Any other takers out there?...  Read more

Half fulls coping w/Half emptys
Updated 3/27/2015 11:49:58 PM

This is a classic topic; the positive folks dealing with the negative folks and before we have a plethora of misguided folks who always like to take the side of a topic we're not talking about I will say I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT THE DEPRESSED OR MENTAL...  Read more

Gym Day 3: completed my second hill interval train
Updated 3/26/2015 12:19:50 PM

Gym Day 3: completed my second hill interval training this morning on the bike. Increased the intensity by 4X and man it kicked my butt! But it felt SO good!...  Read more

When should I start strength training? I had a pla
Updated 3/25/2015 8:48:57 PM

When should I start strength training? I had a plan to start when I get under 200lbs and get my cardio as a steady habit. Well, I'm doing 1hr/5 days a week now and want to switch it up. Not sure where to begin but I do have a bench and some dumbbells...  Read more

Power-Packed Superfood Breakfast with 4 Servings of Freggies!

I swear by Green Smoothies to fuel my mornings. A big handful of spinach, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1/3 cup each frozen blueberries and blackberries, and a scoop of protein power blended with almond milk makes a CRAZY good smoothie with about 4 servings o...  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

100 Pounds Down: 'Nothing is Impossible'

When I first started my journey at 385 pounds, life was difficult. Like the proverbial frog in hot water, my mind made slow adaptations to accept the limitations that each successively heavier weight imposed on my life. Limitations that would be acce...  Read more

CONTEST CLOSED: Double Giveaway: Men's & Women's adidas ClimaCool Seduction Running Shoes

Contest closed!The winner of the MEN'S giveaway is CAPECODDOGFISH.The winner of the WOMEN'S giveaway is KARA04751.Congratulations!This is no ordinary running shoe. It's named "Seduction" and is endorsed by Katy Perry and David B...  Read more

Half Marathon Training! Week 2

Okay, so I've gotten a little more structured since my last post. Here's the training plan: Pick a distance to run 5 days a week for 1 week. Increase that distance each week. Push yourself further twice that week, but not too far. Exampl...  Read more

Half Marathon Training - Week 3

I must have pulled something in my calf on Saturday. It has been sore for a couple of days so I rested yesterday instead of running. I went out this morning once it warmed up to all of 30F and about a mile out my leg started screaming at me again. I...  Read more