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Half Marathon Tips Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Half Marathon Tips.

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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

''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

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

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

So the past month and a half I keep losing and gai
Updated 6/28/2016 12:51:28 PM

So the past month and a half I keep losing and gaining the same 3 pounds. Pretty frustrating!...  Read more

I've tried 10 different scales. Half is heavier by
Updated 6/27/2016 8:48:24 PM

I've tried 10 different scales. Half is heavier by 10lbs, the other is lighter by 10lbs. Which one should I agree on. If it's the heavier scale, that means I haven't lost any weight since last year......  Read more

I have tried losing weight before but have never incorporated regular #excercise. Any tips/help for
Updated 6/27/2016 6:42:20 PM

I have tried losing weight before but have never incorporated regular #excercise. Any tips/help for someone who knows nothing about it?...  Read more

I just ate half a Mediterranean chicken salad from
Updated 6/27/2016 3:57:03 PM

I just ate half a Mediterranean chicken salad from Champs. It was about 275 calories and sooooo good. It has kale and quinoa on it and olives, cucumbers and tomato's. Never had kale or quinoa, and not sure if it mattered that they were part of it....  Read more

Tips on how to lower blood sugar level
Updated 6/27/2016 9:49:52 PM

If you have any tips on lowering blood sugar, please let me know....  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

Calling All Vegetarians & Vegans

If you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just interested in a cruelty-free lifestyle, join us here! Get tips for making the transition, dining out, cooking and more....  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

Two Inspiring SparkPeople Members Take on Walking Events

At the end of February I had the pleasure of participating in the Mardi Gras Marathon and Half-marathon in New Orleans with fourteen other SparkPeople members. While many of us participating were runners, two members, RELLIMTENAJ (AKA Janet, at right...  Read more

20 Top Marathon & Half-Marathon Tips

For marathon training the ENDURANCE and STRENGTH phases are especially important. 1. Get a Goal! Make the three or four month commitment. Bob Glover suggests three goals - Acceptable, Challenging, Ultimate - as being more realistic. ...  Read more