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Half Marathon Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Half Marathon Training.

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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

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

Good workout today! Added strength training to my
Updated 8/24/2016 10:02:03 PM

Good workout today! Added strength training to my run/walk routine. Worked on my glutes and thighs today, I'm sure i will feel it in the morning but I will be one step towards becoming stronger!...  Read more

Just started a new job and I will be in training f
Updated 8/24/2016 8:55:05 PM

Just started a new job and I will be in training for it for the next five weeks. The problem is that training takes place downtown and there is a huge number of great restaurants to try. What to do?...  Read more

Anyone have some ideas on strength training exerci
Updated 8/24/2016 2:50:22 PM

Anyone have some ideas on strength training exercises i can do while im at home? I got 8lbs and 4 lbs weights, a yoga ball, and a 5 lbs medicine ball....  Read more

47 min of upper body strength training 😄 burned
Updated 8/24/2016 4:13:42 PM

47 min of upper body strength training 😄 burned roughly 270 calories 😄 that's my workout for the day 😄 what exercise did u/will you do?...  Read more

New to Strength training
Updated 8/26/2016 2:24:47 PM

Any advice would be appreciated. I am planning to start with my gym's Ladies-Only weight room and use the machines there, but I don't know yet what weight to start with....  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

Pacing & Fueling along the Half Marathon Race Route

As we head into the last few weeks of our half-marathon training, us Spark runners are starting to discuss the logistics of the upcoming Flying Pig. Alongside the details of where to park, what to wear and what to bring comes the excit...  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

Half Marathon Training

So I "officially" start half marathon training this weekend. I was supposed to run 4 miles yesterday but traveling to Chicago (from Iowa city) and back in one day proved to be way more tiring then I had expected and I just crashed when we got home....  Read more

Half-marathon training

My sister has asked me to run a Half-marathon with her come October, and I started my training today. It's perfect running weather out! And I was just the right amount of tired when i finished that I'm not discouraged about doing it again on Wednes...  Read more