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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

Running guidance
Updated 10/29/2014 3:13:30 PM

I want to start running.... Again. I can't seem to keep motivated or feel like I'm getting better. I get frustrated at the little amount of stamina I have for running/jogging. I hope to complete a 5k this year but I'm looking for some tips, guidance,...  Read more

Does guilt run your exercise program?
Updated 10/27/2014 3:35:13 PM

I have been faithful to my exercise program for well over 20 years. I do a variety of activities from walking to weight training to kick boxing to yoga. I have never taken a break except for three months at the beginning of my two pregnancies that...  Read more

Should I wait to train for a 10k run?
Updated 10/27/2014 8:22:42 PM

I'm just a couple weeks from finishing the C25k program and I was wondering if I should wait to train for a 10k run until Spring rolls along? I'm thinking about going for it, but I want to know what everyone's opinions are. I run outside a...  Read more

High protein meal ideas. I am running out of good
Updated 10/25/2014 12:53:59 PM

High protein meal ideas. I am running out of good ideas for lunch and dinner. Please share your fave meal ideas....  Read more

Saw a giant snake on my run today, that sure lit a
Updated 10/24/2014 2:10:46 PM

Saw a giant snake on my run today, that sure lit a fire under my ass!...  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

In the Company of SparkPeople Heroes

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

My First 5K Run

The view was wonderful, Historic Riverfront 5k, I was nervous starting out, but as time past, I start my deep thinking again, my whole plan was to walk the course, but I meet this lady 'I will call her J for short" she was a brisk walker, as she w...  Read more

Annual Sickle Cell 5k Run

I participated in the race this morning with a time of 33:00 minutes, I placed second in my age group and I revived an award. 312 104 Have a wonderful weekend! 223 381...  Read more