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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 hate drinking water any tips for me to get my wa
Updated 4/26/2016 1:06:52 PM

I hate drinking water any tips for me to get my water intake. I've been doing sweet tea but loads of sugar in it....  Read more

I did zumba for half hour and burned 356 calories.
Updated 4/25/2016 9:32:22 PM

I did zumba for half hour and burned 356 calories. How many calories do you burn when you Zumba?...  Read more

Just started heading to the gym! Any tips are welc
Updated 4/25/2016 5:35:24 PM

Just started heading to the gym! Any tips are welcomed!...  Read more

Yay! Just over half way to goal! Down 103.4 lbs
Updated 4/25/2016 3:58:02 PM

Yay! Just over half way to goal! Down 103.4 lbs since 11/1/14.....workin' hard!...  Read more

Tip** for those of you on busy schedules like me I
Updated 4/25/2016 11:40:07 AM

Tip** for those of you on busy schedules like me I've learned that meal prepping saves a lot of time I usually prep on Sundays and simple stuff for the week such as chicken fish tuna eggs. If you're curious on what I prep just ask away :)...  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