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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

I am looking for lower body strength training exer
Updated 3/5/2015 1:37:27 PM

I am looking for lower body strength training exercises for the very heavy. I am to heavy for squats and lounges as it puts to much pressure on my hips and knees. Any ideas that will be easy on the joints?...  Read more

Just started my day off with half a cup of oatmeal
Updated 3/3/2015 11:58:26 AM

Just started my day off with half a cup of oatmeal with a little honey and I'm feeling good (:...  Read more

I've just committed to my first half marathon, and
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I've just committed to my first half marathon, and I'm freaking out a bit. I've read that if you're serious about running a half (or longer), you shouldn't try to lose weight while training. Your body needs fuel, and running a deficit is limiting....  Read more

20 Minutes Treadmill 30 minutes strength. Training
Updated 3/2/2015 11:50:06 PM

20 Minutes Treadmill 30 minutes strength. Training. And i stayed in my calorie intake!!! Yay me i just need to work on my water intake tomorrow. Hope yall had a good monday 😀...  Read more

First week weight training completed!! Feeling awe
Updated 3/2/2015 8:48:39 AM

First week weight training completed!! Feeling awesome and confident for the new week!!! Let's do this!!!!...  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 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

Half Marathon Training - End of Week 2

I completed week two of my half marathon training with a beautiful, but cold 10 mile run on the Falls of Neuse Greenway ( neuserivertrail.com/ ). I was glad to find that the trail north of Horseshoe Farm to the WRAL Soccer Complex has been completed....  Read more