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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

Designing a strength training program?
Updated 9/22/2014 8:38:30 PM

I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I literally don't know where else to put this. Does anybody know any good ideas for putting together a strength training program using the exercises that can be logged here? All I really have on hand...  Read more

Good Warm Up Routine Before Weight Training
Updated 9/22/2014 8:17:17 AM

I am returning to do weight training after a long lapse. Can anyone recommend a warm up routine to prepare the body for the exertion of weight training? I have some DVD's that tell you how important it is to warm up, but omit it from the DVD....  Read more

strength training schedule on fitness tracker
Updated 9/18/2014 4:40:17 PM

I used to have strength training set up a couple of times a week on my fitness tracker and it would tell me what exercises to do for the day. How do I get that put back on. I can't seem to find it. Thanks....  Read more

good circuit training workout
Updated 9/17/2014 11:42:06 AM

I am in need of a good circuit training workout... Any favorites out there?...  Read more

4 scrambled eggs for breakfast, and real half & ha
Updated 9/12/2014 2:07:05 PM

4 scrambled eggs for breakfast, and real half & half in my coffee. C'mon, weight loss! What did y'all eat this morning?...  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

Iron Maidens

Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!...  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 9 of Half Marathon Training

What a great training week! Weather cooled off considerably here in the Chicago area. I ran 3 miles on Monday, 5 miles on Tuesday. Strength training and Elliptical on Wednesday and my trainer rolled out my IT band which was really tight. When I ran m...  Read more

Half Marathon Training

So I ran a half marathon last year, I trained hard, at right and still didn't feel like I did very well. I was determined to try again this year. Unfortunately I signed up without having the right mindset for such an enormous task. I was working full...  Read more