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5k Advanced Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Advanced Training.

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5 Fitness Feats that are Worth the Training

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

Spark Your Way to a 5K

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

So You Want to Be a Runner?

Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner. It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor...  Read more

How to Turn Your Walk into a Run

You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq...  Read more

8 Lessons from My First 5K Race

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

Day 12 - I made it to the fitness center for a 20-minute cardio and 30-minute strength training sess
Updated 6/22/2016 1:35:00 PM

Day 12 - I made it to the fitness center for a 20-minute cardio and 30-minute strength training session. Yeah! Also, eating well. But dealing with hunger today. 16 days to go 🎤...  Read more

I've rested a day in-between strength training (arms &legs together). I want to do more strength tra
Updated 6/21/2016 12:36:50 PM

I've rested a day in-between strength training (arms &legs together). I want to do more strength training but I'm still sore (especially legs). Should I skip legs today & do them tomorrow or is one day in-between enough? #strengthtraining...  Read more

Just completed 41 minutes of strength training. My
Updated 6/21/2016 11:50:09 AM

Just completed 41 minutes of strength training. My arms and legs feel like jello...  Read more

All I have to say is...Kettlebell training...Woah!
Updated 6/20/2016 9:22:33 PM

All I have to say is...Kettlebell training...Woah! I've been trying inconsistently to lose weight since November. I've lost 2lbs. A little frustrated but I've been cheating on the weekends. I have little time to fit in exercise. Thoughts? #firstpost...  Read more

Starting a walking group to get ready for a 5k in
Updated 6/20/2016 8:45:37 AM

Starting a walking group to get ready for a 5k in August. Got the training schedule and Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are rest days. I normally walk each day because I feel that if I miss a day it will be easier for me to not walk one day which turns...  Read more

Distance not time!

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

1st Plateau Broken!

I hit my first plateau after the first 15 pounds. I reassessed my calorie intake and my exercise routine. I adjusted my calories down about 100 to 200 per day. I added resistance training, and upped the mileage per week that I was walking by a half o...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Overcoming Self-Doubt: How Do You Do It?

We've all had those times when we set a goal, start working toward it, and then begin to wonder if we're going to be successful. Was my goal to aggressive? Is this the wrong time to pursue it? Do I have all of the tools I need? Whether your goal...  Read more

5 Weeks to a 5K and a Healthier You!

Spring is just around the corner, a time when 5K races are a popular weekend activity. Perhaps you’ve thought it might be fun to try one, but fear you’d never be able to finish. Maybe you’ve walked a 5K in the past, but you’re...  Read more