If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo... Read more
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
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
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.
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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
I am so proud of myself! I did my first 5k today! I had so much fun and now it is safe to say that I am hooked :)
We are doing another one on the 15th! Yay for lifestyle changes! You can see some pictures on my blog post from today.... Read more
I recently went from being a couch potato to being a runner on the treadmill after being encouraged to train for a 8K. The problem is adjusting what and when to eat before my running. Running with an empty stomach doesn't give me much energy to run.... Read more
I use the mapping feature all the time on sparkpeople and I have two main comments. One is that for some reason the undo button seems to have disappeared for me. This means that if I make a mistake, like trying to hit the arrow button to move the m... Read more
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
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
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
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
Today, I completed the 4th week of the program--walk 2 minutes jog 3 minutes x 5 (total 25 minutes) I'm supposed to start Week 5 on Wednesday adding another interval in the above plan. I may end up working on Week 4 for another week because running... Read more
Today was my first day on my NEW 5k training plan. As I mentioned in my last post, my goal for the next 5 weeks is to be able to run a 5k straight through. Since the first 3 weeks of this program are the same as the last 3 in my previous program, I h... Read more
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