If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
I'm considering a 5K run next year, I'm not sure I can run across the street if someone was chasing me and I'm "overweight" (5'1" 145 lbs). I have til October 2014 to prepare. I have NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING!!! Any suggestions, tip, references???
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30 I have walked many races but just started running late last summer. I know I won't be at a competitive pace but just running the entire way will be a big accomplishment! Any words of wisdom for this newbie???... Read more
On October 31, 2013. I did my first 5k walk. Time 64:26. 364
I trained for 5 weeks with Sparkpeople training site.
Now I'm doing training for 5k walk/jog program 363
As of now I reached 217lbs from 280lbs, total 66lbs 9
Have a grea... Read more
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I just want to be excited for a minute here. I ran my 4th 5K this year this morning... I'm 5'6 and 300 pounds and I rocked the heck out of it. I finished near the end, but I didn't finish last.... Read more
I just want to be excited for a minute here. I ran my 4th 5K this year this morning... I'm 5'6 and 300 pounds and I rocked the heck out of it. I finished near the end, but I didn't finish last. I zoomed by about 10 people! And my pace time was 4... Read more
I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi... Read more
I wanted to run a 5K as part of my goals that I set for myself, but I have not ran in over 5 years :( I found a program to follow called Couch to 5K. It is awesome! You simply follow the suggested workouts 3 days week (they only take about 20-30 min... Read more
By Bob Dawson
On Saturday, March 27, 2010 I had the opportunity to meet up with some fellow SparkPeople members in Pittsburgh who were participating in the Just a Short Run. This was a series of races comprised of six events all going on at the... Read more
Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&... Read more
So as I posted earlier this week I did a nice long run! (Well walk run) for about 3 miles! I was very, and am very proud of myself! Tonight I was talking with my sister about our vacation in July and how excited we are! She expressed how excited she... Read more
I have gotten my second 5k under my belt, and feel awesome for it. I only walked it, but I finished and was proud. It was 31 degrees outside, plus drizzle, and 20-30mph winds. But I told myself I would get off my butt and do it. I looked like a stuff... Read more
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