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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

Woot down 5 pounds in a week and half!
Updated 9/28/2016 5:46:09 AM

Woot down 5 pounds in a week and half!...  Read more

An hr at the gym,an hr mowing, and 2 and half hrs
Updated 9/26/2016 10:06:40 PM

An hr at the gym,an hr mowing, and 2 and half hrs raking and trimming hedges and trees....  Read more

Ruby Tuesday's burgers. Never again. Over half my
Updated 9/26/2016 8:29:27 PM

Ruby Tuesday's burgers. Never again. Over half my daily calories in a single meal. Glad I did not get extra fries, despite "endless fries."...  Read more

I'm 26 years old and found out a year and a half ago that I was a type 2 diabetic. Does anyone have
Updated 9/27/2016 10:10:22 PM

I'm 26 years old and found out a year and a half ago that I was a type 2 diabetic. Does anyone have any meal suggestions or advice? #firstpost #diabetic #diabetes #type2 #friendfinder #support #advice #lowcarb #diet...  Read more

Hi everyone, I have finished my first week with half success. I have lost 2 pounds by Friday, but at
Updated 9/26/2016 8:54:26 AM

Hi everyone, I have finished my first week with half success. I have lost 2 pounds by Friday, but ate a lot in couple of parties over the weekend. So back to the original weight. Looking for help on how to fix 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

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

My half marathon training board hangs on the wall as a constant reminder of the races I have yet to sign up for. Seems line I've found every excuse under the sun not to sign up. My fire and drive seems to have fizzled out. Doubts fill my head. T...  Read more

Half Marathon Training Update

Warning: Negative venting session ahead. I hate running. I do. And I think that statement too often when I'm out there clocking the miles. I try to start out positive, thinking about how great I'm going to feel at the end. I tell myself I'm maki...  Read more