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Half Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Half Marathon.

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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

The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals

So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th...  Read more

How Weight-Loss Blogging Can Help You Reach Your Goals

To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s...  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

#weightcheck in the past week I have lost.... Half a pound... I eat between 1000-1200 Kcal per day,
Updated 8/30/2016 5:20:31 AM

#weightcheck in the past week I have lost.... Half a pound... I eat between 1000-1200 Kcal per day, fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, I drink 8 glasses of water and do some bodyweight exercise. Plus it's too early for a plateau 😯...  Read more

They say showing up is half the battle...the other
Updated 8/29/2016 7:44:22 PM

They say showing up is half the battle...the other half must be getting up off the floor and moving!...  Read more

For breakfast I had a half of a peanut butter and
Updated 8/29/2016 9:32:22 AM

For breakfast I had a half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and Diet Mountian Dew...  Read more

Today weight I gained 2 pounds and a half a little
Updated 8/28/2016 8:07:22 PM

Today weight I gained 2 pounds and a half a little disappointed but I'm hold on I'm going to keep on trying keep count of my calories and eventually I'm going to get it on the right track!...  Read more

I'm a week and a half in and lost 7 pounds!!! Firs
Updated 8/28/2016 12:15:21 PM

I'm a week and a half in and lost 7 pounds!!! First gym session yesterday went great....  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

Have a goal!

Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An...  Read more

Half Marathon

Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? Comfortable with the 10K or 10M distance? Join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!...  Read more

SparkPeople Members Take on Vegas

It's hard to believe just ten short months ago SparkPeople runners and walkers traveled from all over the country to run the first of many races in 2010. We all met in New Orleans to run in the Mardi Gras Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon at the...  Read more

Home Is Where the Half Marathon Is

"I always considered myself chubby in high school," "After a pregnancy in my early 20s, my weight ballooned," "I yo-yo'd between 140 and 210 pounds more times than I care to admit," "I worked a stressful job and...  Read more

BIGGEST LOSER HALF MARATHON HAPPY WITH MY CHOICE FOR A FIRST HALF MARATHON

Yesterday, March 30,2014, I participated in a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon. This was my first half marathon. Ive previously participated in 2 5K races. One was 14 months ago and the other was at least 5 years ago. Yeah. Im so not an ex...  Read more

Race #13/Half Marathon #7 of 2012: Bellingham Bay Half Marathon

Today my husband and I ran what has become one of my favorite half marathons to do, the Bellingham Bay Half Marathon. The race starts and finishes in downtown Bellingham, quite a distance north of us, so we opted to make a weekend of it and go up on...  Read more