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Half Marathon Walking Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Half Marathon Walking.

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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

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

''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

Should I be stretching before my long walks?
Updated 8/20/2014 4:00:32 PM

I have worked my way up to walking about 5 miles each morning. Most days my legs seem to be tight and hurt, which is slowing my time down. Other days, they are ok. I am wondering if I should stretch before I start my walk? I take the dogs with an...  Read more

Day Two! Blogging, Walking, Tracking!
Updated 8/19/2014 10:39:25 AM

This is my second day on SparkPeople and I'm super excited! Three days ago I was crying that I was completely out of control and couldn't--no matter how hard I'd beat myself up to--get myself to eat right, exercise, or even attempt to take care...  Read more

Walking advice
Updated 8/19/2014 8:38:12 AM

I have been getting ready to walk a 5K this Saturday. I have walked 2 or 3 miles every day for the last week. I'm tired and my joints ache a little today. Should I skip my walk today, go on a shorter one, push ahead and walk as usual? I had my Drs ok...  Read more

Tracking Walking/Steps
Updated 8/19/2014 9:38:07 AM

Hey guys! Quick question about if you would track something or not. I have a pedometer that tracks my steps/time walked per day. I used to track the time walked per day into my tracker. However, I'm not sure if it should count. Is this included...  Read more

Walking as I shop.. exercise?
Updated 8/11/2014 2:45:08 PM

Can I record however long I am shopping as walking execise? I didn't get around to doing any cardio today, and I have to go shopping when my husband gets off work.. I was just curious if this would actually be trackable?...  Read more

Small steps add up

The small steps taken are what lead to the many marathons we walk in life....  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

THE WALKING WARRIORS_Sisters in Sweat

Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone...  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

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

starting week 2 of Half marathon walking training

So tonight marks the begining of week 2 training for a half marathon. Tonights walk will be easy, it is 2 miles. We recently found a awesome paved bike path a few miles from our house that I am in love with. I runs along a busy road , but you would...  Read more

Back on my feet - half marathon walking training

Cold's gone and knee is feeling better, so today I went for my second training walk this week. 2 miles, despite the blisters from Sunday. And I threw in 2 short jogging bursts, and got my time down to 14:30 per mile! Woohoo!!!...  Read more