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
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
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
Now that summer is mostly behind us and cooler temperatures are starting to drift in, the prime season for charity runs and walks begins. People of all abilities lace up their running and walking shoes and hit the pavement to raise money for many gre... 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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What do you think is a better way to lose weight...and get fit?
3 miles four times a week on the treadmill?
OR some floor workouts (squats, planks, etc) twice a week and HIIT on treadmill thrice.
Thanks!... Read more
Today was the first time in 5 years that my BMI has officially fallen out of the "Obese" category and into the "overweight" category! I realize it's just a number but I feel great and this is a huge milestone for me! It's amazing how great you feel w... Read more
Today was Week 1, Day 1... but I've noticed this problem before. Every time I run or jog my back (particularly lower back, tending a little bit towards the right side) feels like it is being put in a vice grip.
Is this something people should po... Read more
I've never been a 'runner', but last year I was turned on to the C25k program. Like a lot of people, I never completed the program. This year I kept pushing myself toward that goal and made it. My new goal is to reach 10k.... Read more
NordicTrack A2750 PRO Treadmill Thatís what I want!!! The reviews:1.RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE NORDICTRACK A2750 PRO "BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK" 2.TREADMILL ADVISER - - RECOMMENDED3.TREADMILL RATINGS REVIEWS - is a good value.4.WHICHLCONTREADM... Read more
I love running so it's more like I am rewarding myself with a treat when I fit in my runs. On days I work I wake up at 4 am and run 3 miles on the treadmill and on days I have off I take my long runs outside anywhere from 5-10 miles. It also helps mo... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
Now that summer is mostly behind us and cooler temperatures are starting to drift in, the prime season for charity runs and walks begins. People of all abilities lace up their running/walking shoes and hit the pavement to raise money for many great... Read more
Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&... Read more
5K=3.1 miles. Well, today I walked 4.20 miles in an hour and 14 minutes! Not too shabby! I walked from the bank back to my apartment. There were some fairly steep hills that really got my heart pumping, but overall it wasn't too grueling. In other wo... Read more
Duh. I thought 5k meant 5 miles. I just realized that I've been walking enough for the past two months to ease my way through 5k training. Well, that's walking. I can jog up to 10 minutes, but not really on a regular basis.
That was kind of... Read more
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