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6 Amazing Half Marathon & Full Marathon Training Workouts

Training for a Marathon or Half Marathon can be a large task. You have to run x amount of miles every week including hill training, speed workouts and of course cross training. I’ve learned so much training for 16 half marathons and 2 full marathons.

There is a certain mindset that comes along with the training, you need all the mantras and motivation you can get–However you also need something that keeps you going until the very end. 

Spinning as cross training

In addition to all the miles that you are completing every week, it is also recommended to do a little cross training. I’ve learned that spinning is one of the best workouts for me–I can take a class the day before (or after) a hard run because it works completely different muscles.

PLUS IT’S FUN! Spin class is one of those places where you can workout as hard or as little as you need to. Some days I go to class just to push as hard as I can, other days I go to experience the music and the vibes of the spin studio.

Whenever I have a huge race that I have trained for, I take a spin class the day before. Sounds crazy, I know but somehow my muscles feel SO much better the next day and I event run a better race. I’m looser, and able to go much long than I would if I didn’t take the class.

This month I am teaming up with my favorite running bloggers to share our favorite half and full marathon workouts. Check them out below!


Allie @ VITA Train 4 Life

Check out this marathon workout that will get help you to run your best 26.2 yet!

Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes

Conquer your next half marathon or full marathon training with these awesome workouts!

Carly @ Fine Fit Day

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

Training for a #halfmarathon or #marathon? Check out the favorite workouts from 5 runners! Click to Tweet

What is your favorite half marathon or full marathon workouts?


Tuesday 4th of September 2018

Cross training with a cycle class or for me mountain biking what the thing that took my times to the next level. Thanks for sharing!


Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

I'm not training for anything, but Scarlet and Cassidy are training for a 5K. So exciting!


Thursday 28th of September 2017

I love this link-up! I've actually never taken a spin class, but several of the runners I coach logged big PRs when they took spinning for cross-training!


Thursday 28th of September 2017

So many great workouts!!...and just in time for my full on half marathon training. I love this link up!


Wednesday 27th of September 2017

I've never done a marathon before. I did complete a 5k a few years back and been talking about doing another one since my son has been born to see what my body is capable of. We'll see if it ever happens... If I do, I know where to go for my training regimen.