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5k Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Running.

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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

Increasing Running Speed?
Updated 5/6/2015 5:35:37 AM

Hello. I am hoping some more experienced runners can help me. I have been running off and on for the past couple of years and am really hoping to ramp things up this spring/summer. I have pretty consistently been running a 10 minute mile and m...  Read more

Linking to Run Keeper
Updated 5/6/2015 6:43:09 AM

I turn on "connect to apps" with Run Keeper, logged in, but the Run Keeper results do not show up in My Fitness tracker. What did I do wrong?...  Read more

Up and running finally
Updated 5/5/2015 11:53:22 PM

Wow didn't think getting a new computer was going to be such a hassle been trying to get my page up and just not succeeded woot woot ,time to get serious...  Read more

Three months into running & now my knee aches. Not
Updated 5/4/2015 1:39:35 PM

Three months into running & now my knee aches. Not when running but after & bending & clicks when I go up stairs. Advice? Should I be concerned?...  Read more

started running Couch to 5K sore heel
Updated 5/5/2015 11:12:14 AM

I'm first week, two runs into the Couch to 5k program. 2 miles, 30 minutes, 5 min warmup/cooldown and 60 sec run / 90 sec walk intervals. I woke up this morning after yesterday's run and I'm already feeling some soreness in my right heel. I'm w...  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

Me! 5K running and 10K my husband~~

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My first 5K running

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