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Half Marathon Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Half Marathon Training.

''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

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

Strength train before or after cardio?
Updated 4/16/2014 2:58:40 PM

Which is better? I've seen people do both ways at gym so I'm wondering what consensus is... Does It make a difference?...  Read more

How often/strength training?
Updated 4/21/2014 6:25:13 AM

I am trying to work out my arms for sure. I have found a great arm workout. But I am wondering how often it is ok to do it? Once or twice a week? More? Thanks...  Read more

flexibility/ leg training issues
Updated 4/10/2014 10:07:42 PM

Maybe it is due to being 40, but I find that trying to do leg presses makes my hips " tight ", like they aren't bending right at the socket. My range of motion is limited, and I don't feel comfortable. Wondering what would help get past this, so I ca...  Read more

Warm up before strength training
Updated 4/12/2014 6:59:28 AM

How long? And, what to do? Thanks....  Read more

Weight training and dieting...
Updated 4/3/2014 6:20:45 AM

Any great tips out there for anyone trying to add muscle and diet at the same time... oh, yeah... I've also gone vegan. lol.... I want to shed around 20 pounds still... and add some bulk... not too much... things are going well in the gym... but...  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

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  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 Update!

My first half-marathon is one month from today! My training has been going pretty well... I've had the "normal" aches and pains that come with training... But I am pushing through it. Motrin and ice have become my best friends, lol! It's funny h...  Read more

Week 5 of half-marathon training

I'm doing Week 5 of my half-marathon training. Because I fell behind during the recovery of my concussion, I skipped Weeks 2 and 4. Week 2 consisted of a 5-mile run, which I've done several times before, and week 4 was supposed to be a recovery wee...  Read more