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La Half Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for La Half Marathon.

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

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

10 Signs You're Watching Too Much Television

Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T...  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

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

Up 2 and a half pounds in one week?
Updated 6/25/2014 12:44:36 PM

I know my eating wasn't the best this week. We had guests over, and so I made a homemade coconut cream pie and had two small pieces, (but the second was for BREAKFAST, so I thought I balanced it well into my day) and I had the munchies the last 2 day...  Read more

Old folks and marathons (recovery time)
Updated 7/9/2014 5:02:51 PM

I ran my first marathon over Memorial Day weekend. I am now starting to train for another one in October. I am having a lot of trouble running longer distances. General fatigue mostly. I did take off a couple of weeks between the marathon and...  Read more

Training for my first half marathon
Updated 6/15/2014 3:51:41 PM

My training has been going great for the first three weeks. However my distance is starting to increase and for longer jogging times. I average about a 13 minute mile. I have 3 hours to complete the race as of right now should I be worried on my time...  Read more

half way to goal
Updated 6/25/2014 8:28:42 AM

I set a goal to lose 98 pounds by Dec. 30th this year I started on January 12th and have reached the half way point 2 months earlier than expected. I bought new summer clothes this week that were 2 - 3 sizes smaller. . 9...  Read more

25 lbs lost, almost to half way
Updated 5/25/2014 11:29:35 PM

When I stepped on the scale yesterday for weighing in to my surprise I had lost 2 more lbs, and passed a milestone, 25 lbs lost. I have to say I didn't think it would go this fast as I am not a young chick anymore and have some slight physical limit...  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

Treadmill selection! NordicTrack A2750 PRO

NordicTrack A2750 PRO Treadmill Thatís what I want!!! The reviews:1.RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE NORDICTRACK A2750 PRO "BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK" 2.TREADMILL ADVISER - - RECOMMENDED3.TREADMILL RATINGS REVIEWS - is a good value.4.WHICHLCONTREADM...  Read more

Half Marathon

Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? If you've done 5Ks and 10Ks, join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!...  Read more

Poll: Should Slow Runners Be Allowed to Run Marathons, Too?

A few months ago a college cross-country track coach from New Rochelle College in New York sent shock waves through the running community when she was quoted in a New York Times article stating anyone finishing a marathon in 6 hours or more was takin...  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