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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

I needed this tip because I waste too much fresh f
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I needed this tip because I waste too much fresh food lately... No bueno.....  Read more

Hi Beautiful people!I just read this tip&I was needing it.So wanted to share"Before making a grocery
Updated 5/25/2016 1:40:50 PM

Hi Beautiful people!I just read this tip&I was needing it.So wanted to share"Before making a grocery list,write down meals you want to make for the week.Shopping for the week means you will make fewer trips to the store and buy only what you'll need....  Read more

Looking for a buddy that is close in age (26-27) and weight (149) for some tips, motivation, and acc
Updated 5/22/2016 11:57:53 PM

Looking for a buddy that is close in age (26-27) and weight (149) for some tips, motivation, and accountability. Please add me as a friend and message if interested! Good luck everyone! ;) =) #friendfinder #motivationbuddy...  Read more

To my frequent out to eaters...any tips for a Mexi
Updated 5/22/2016 11:58:27 AM

To my frequent out to eaters...any tips for a Mexican restaurant? Thinking beans for sure. It's local and not a huge chain. Haven't been out in a few months. Want to enjoy but still stay on track....  Read more

I'm living with my fiancée for a month and a half and it's been hard adjusting, healthy lifestyle-w
Updated 5/22/2016 9:44:46 PM

I'm living with my fiancée for a month and a half and it's been hard adjusting, healthy lifestyle-wise. Yesterday finally got back on the calorie counting bandwagon and lost 2.6lbs!!! #backontrack...  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