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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

hi everyone! I did spark people a year and a half
Updated 1/31/2015 9:31:47 PM

hi everyone! I did spark people a year and a half ago and lost 100pds! I love this site! The only thing I can't find is a grocery list for the week and each meal planned out.. Does that exists anymore??...  Read more

What's for lunch? Turkey burger (no bun), a half c
Updated 1/30/2015 1:14:46 PM

What's for lunch? Turkey burger (no bun), a half cup of strawberries, and my weekly cheat side, ramen noodles. Don't forget the naked go green juice!!!...  Read more

Finally made a good tuna wrap! Instead of half a f
Updated 1/29/2015 11:23:48 PM

Finally made a good tuna wrap! Instead of half a fresh avocado with mustard and light mayo for flavor, I just used Yucatan 100 calorie guacamole which has additional spices included=much better flavor and fewer calories for the win!...  Read more

I started Zumba again and half way through my Zumb
Updated 1/29/2015 6:05:13 PM

I started Zumba again and half way through my Zumba class I am so tired!!! I'd love any tips on how to up my energy before class! Food, shakes or snack suggestions greatly appreciated!...  Read more

Recommendations for weight/strength training dvd
Updated 1/29/2015 1:57:30 PM

Hello everyone - I am looking for a good dvd that is only geared towards weight training - weight/strengthening. I have enough walking dvd's but want to get more involved with lifting weights - I don't care for the bands which I have I prefer weight...  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

Week Three of Half Marathon Training

This week didn't really turn out as I had expected as far as training goes. It wasn't bad or anything, it just wasn't what I had planned! This week's schedule called for a two mile run on Monday, a three mile run on Tuesday and a three mile run on...  Read more

Half Marathon Training - Day 6

I got my training run in this morning between the rain. I hit a PR this morning - 11 miles! That is the first time in my life that I have ever run that far at one time. I did it at a 9:48 pace, which I am pleased with. I didn't realize until I logge...  Read more