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5k Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Running.

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

over weight but it runs in the family so i guess i
Updated 11/29/2015 6:24:25 PM

over weight but it runs in the family so i guess i have to take better care of myself ugh but is so hard to exercise in this cold weather....  Read more

Oops - running late this morning and just realized
Updated 11/29/2015 9:26:33 AM

Oops - running late this morning and just realized I didn't eat anything before leaving for church! I'm here until just after 12:00 pm because I'm subbing for the computer person today at church. I have had 16 oz of water and 24 oz of coffee .......  Read more

My running performance has improved
Updated 11/29/2015 9:21:02 PM

Started running recently. Today was exceptional day where I managed my best pace. 5 k in 44 minutes. Woohooooo I feel so yayla! !!!@...  Read more

Dragging myself out of a warm bed to go running in
Updated 11/30/2015 8:33:45 AM

Dragging myself out of a warm bed to go running in cold wet woods. If I type it here I'll actually do it :) Okay, ladies and gentlemen! Off I go!...  Read more

Going for my goals , starting with a nice run and
Updated 11/29/2015 1:55:26 AM

Going for my goals , starting with a nice run and a good swim , maybe biking and rowing too . First things first ?????? Lot's of cardio .......i love it ????...  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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