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5k To Couch Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k To Couch.

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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

10 Signs You're Watching Too Much Television

Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T...  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 the weekend I completed my first 5k walk and
Updated 7/20/2015 4:55:06 PM

Over the weekend I completed my first 5k walk and I feel great. The event was a huge success. I can't wait to do another one....  Read more

I did it. I sighed up for my first 5K today. Augus
Updated 7/20/2015 8:52:23 PM

I did it. I sighed up for my first 5K today. August 2, I am ready for you. I think Lol....  Read more

Timed my first 5K today. It took me 41 min 42 sec.
Updated 7/16/2015 8:09:09 PM

Timed my first 5K today. It took me 41 min 42 sec. Im not sure if thats good or not, its good enough for me, bc #1. I finished and #2. I jogged almost the whole way. I guess I'm just wondering how fast other ppl are finishing..Anyone?...  Read more

First 5k ever! It's the Bubble Run, and just for
Updated 7/11/2015 9:31:52 AM

First 5k ever! It's the Bubble Run, and just for fun. I'm walking it, but I'm doing it anyways!...  Read more

Went hiking on a 5k trail today. According to run
Updated 7/7/2015 9:26:53 PM

Went hiking on a 5k trail today. According to run keeper I burned 400 calories, according to SP, I burned over 1400. Hm....I don't think I burned 1400 but it was a good workout anyway...  Read more

Couch to 5k

I wanted to run a 5K as part of my goals that I set for myself, but I have not ran in over 5 years :( I found a program to follow called Couch to 5K. It is awesome! You simply follow the suggested workouts 3 days week (they only take about 20-30 min...  Read more

Setting small goals keeps you positive

Exercise is a huge positive influence in my life. I hike and ride my bicycle. I do a little bit of yoga. This summer, I started training for distance running and it has been amazing. I followed the couch to 5k running program and now I am on week t...  Read more

Couch to 5K Group

New to running? So are we! If you are interested in starting the Couch to 5K Running Program or you already have, this team is for you!!!...  Read more

Part 2: Think You're Too Big to Run? Think Again

Editor's note: Last year, just a few months into her weight-loss plan, SparkPeople member KARVY09 wrote a blog post called "Think You're Too Big to Run? Think Again," just a few months into her weight-loss plan. Since joining SparkPeople, she has tak...  Read more

6 Races So Fun, You'll Forget You're Exercising!

Perhaps you’ve considered training for a 5K, but the idea of running or walking a traditional race just isn’t motivating enough to get you off the couch and out the door.  These days, there are a wide variety of races to participate...  Read more