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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
Updated 8/14/2014 8:10:01 AM

I was woundering is it normal for your legs hurt really bad the next day? I just started running last week...  Read more

What's better, running for a short amount of time
Updated 8/14/2014 1:28:37 PM

What's better, running for a short amount of time (5 minutes) or walking for a long time (1 hour)?...  Read more

5K?
Updated 8/7/2014 2:46:04 PM

I really want to start training to walk my first 5K. How do I find out when and where they have these events?...  Read more

HIIT vs 5k
Updated 8/6/2014 11:06:01 AM

hi everyone! What do you think is a better way to lose weight...and get fit? 3 miles four times a week on the treadmill? OR some floor workouts (squats, planks, etc) twice a week and HIIT on treadmill thrice. Thanks!...  Read more

Running plateau
Updated 8/2/2014 6:49:52 PM

I'm stuck. I got back into running about 2 months ago after taking a short hiatus from exercise. Obviously, when I got back into it, it was rough. I'm doing a lot better now. I'm in a lot less pain and my time is improving. I'm super stoked about tha...  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

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  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

Train Your Dog for a 5K Run

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Cobblestone 5K Run/Walk

Decided to enter our local Cobblestone 5K Run/Walk on Aug. 23rd. It's a just for fun fundraiser so I can walk as much as I want. Figure I'll take our 2 1/2 yr. old daughter along in her stroller. A lot of people do that. There are serious 5K peop...  Read more