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5k Run Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Run.

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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

Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas!

Are you the type of person who hates to exercise? You're not alone! If your motivation (or creativity) is lacking, try some of these workout ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, accessible and fun—you'll never dr...  Read more

''Running Helped Me Lose Almost 100 Pounds!''

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. ...  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

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

Anyone do interval running? Any ideas on ways to e
Updated 7/6/2015 12:15:04 AM

Anyone do interval running? Any ideas on ways to easily count calories when you're switching back & forth beween running & walking? I currently use the runkeeper app which only lets me input that I'm either walking or running. Thanks!...  Read more

So I agreed to do a 6k run and have never been a r
Updated 7/5/2015 6:58:05 PM

So I agreed to do a 6k run and have never been a runner. Any tips out there? My run is in 5 1\2 weeks!...  Read more

Switched from running to rebounding!
Updated 7/4/2015 5:17:37 PM

Rather than stop working out for a while, when my knees began hurting after running for a couple of weeks, I switched to rebounding. In the past I might have stopped working out for a few weeks. This time, I merely switched my workout indoors to my...  Read more

Running everyday
Updated 7/2/2015 8:24:23 AM

I am doing the couch to 5k. I have been doing it everyday instead of 3 days a week. Is this okay ? I do feel my legs starting to hurt in the calves tonight but feel horrible if I take a day off....  Read more

Fueling before/during a long run?
Updated 6/29/2015 10:51:13 PM

After running 5Ks for a while I'm slowly working my way up to a 10K and after my last long run felt awful. Totally drained and exhausted. I'm prepping for another long run tomorrow and want to do better, so I'm planning on eating something like toast...  Read more

Start a New Program!

When I hit my plateau, I signed up for the SparkPeople 5K running program. It involved 3 days per week of working up to jogging a 5K. It was a great program and I was incredibly excited to get to the end result! SparkPeople has a bunch of programs...  Read more

Beating back that "beaten down" feeling.....

Woke up today with a pounding headache, no energy, and wanting to eat comfort foods and crawl back under the warm covers. Even skipped my morning workout - a very rare event : ( But rather than let defeat take over, I went for a nice brisk walk at...  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

Confession: I Didn't Run a Marathon

Early this year, I shared a goal with you: I would run my first marathon on May 1. Guess what? I didn't run it. My training went well until I hit the double digits. I read up about marathon training, selected a plan for beginners and rose early...  Read more

Run a 5K in 5 Weeks with SparkPeople's Virtual Race

Running or walking a 5K is a great fitness goal for people of all fitness levels. It's an achievable distance, yet gives you a real feeling of accomplishment! While it does take a few weeks of training to complete that 3.1-mile distance, signing...  Read more

5K Run for a Somewhat beginner

I've been training for the past few weeks to run a 5K this Saturday. I am so excited, but now a little nervous because it's coming up. I know it'll be a fun challenge. I'm proud that I have pushed myself. But I haven't done a 5k in forever it fee...  Read more

Entering my 1st 5k Run and Spartan Race

I have been running off and on the last month and a half. Man in was tough starting out. Shin splints, not being able to walk after running, and spending a good amount of time taking hot baths and getting massages on my legs hoping that it would help...  Read more