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Half Marathon Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Half Marathon Training.

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

ok so I went M.I.A for about a week and a half. I
Updated 6/29/2015 5:51:00 AM

ok so I went M.I.A for about a week and a half. I have been so stressed out and haven't been watching what I eat/drink or exercising. But as usual whenever I fall off the wagon I jump back on. So back to tracking everything again today. ...  Read more

Had a half of a humus and tubolie wrap it had lot
Updated 6/27/2015 10:44:06 AM

Had a half of a humus and tubolie wrap it had lots of veggies wondering what I should put for calorie...  Read more

weird. I lost and inch and a half on my hips and a
Updated 6/25/2015 4:33:27 PM

weird. I lost and inch and a half on my hips and an inch in my thighs in past 25 days but nothing anywhere else. I guess the walking is helping with that. Surprised the aerobics aren't helping arms and waist though....  Read more

Any other short gals here? 4'11 and a half...makes
Updated 6/25/2015 8:39:51 AM

Any other short gals here? 4'11 and a half...makes pounds really show. Healthy wt. Is 128 and ideal is 117. I have lost 24 lbs so far. First goal is 128, then 125, then 120. If I get there I will be ecstatic! (No...WHEN I get there!)...  Read more

been slacking for bout a month and a half. Haven't
Updated 6/23/2015 12:32:43 PM

been slacking for bout a month and a half. Haven't been doin my strength trainin like normal. BUT! I've been walkin twice a week and I've shuffled my schedule so that I can go walkin even more! Slackin on strength, pumpin up the cardio!...  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

5 weeks to go to my second and my sister's first half marathon! So be warned! I am in the town where the actual race will take place and went out for a long run on the actual race track this morning. I did 19km of the 21km we will be doin...  Read more

5k races and half marathon training

So I recently decided that I wanted to get back on track with my weight loss and half marathon training, and it seems like I'm doing well. I just did a 5k with my friends, and then last night I made it to the half-way point in my half marathon traini...  Read more