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5k Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Running.

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How to Crush a Workout Cramp

You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you...  Read more

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

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  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

I am starting my 5k training today. Yay! 😎 moti
Updated 6/28/2016 9:52:04 AM

I am starting my 5k training today. Yay! 😎 motivation!...  Read more

So does anyone on here have the zombie run app and
Updated 6/28/2016 9:04:27 AM

So does anyone on here have the zombie run app and uses it and likes it does it keep you motivated past the 3rd week? I keep hitting these walk two weeks and stop I need something more starting July first....  Read more

DAY 6 going to do a run with my partner for MOTIV
Updated 6/28/2016 6:14:17 AM

DAY 6 going to do a run with my partner for MOTIVATION and going to do squats every hour today. Big bum TUEADAY 😉😉...  Read more

OK so I ran across this spark people app browsing through my email. Couldn't have stumbled across it
Updated 6/27/2016 10:56:53 PM

OK so I ran across this spark people app browsing through my email. Couldn't have stumbled across it at better time lol being it's summer and just want to tone up. -my spark- up for a challenge -want to be fit!...  Read more

Can i run for an hour while 4 months pregnant. Slo
Updated 6/27/2016 3:01:27 PM

Can i run for an hour while 4 months pregnant. Slow pace and with water of course...  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

Health Problems Prompt Sarah to Lose 90 Pounds*

This blog is a featured "SparkStory", one of the classic posts from our members that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to the SparkPeople Community. SparkPeople Member:  SM0RE007In 2011, I weighed close to 240 pounds...  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

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

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My first 5K running

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