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5k Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Training.

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About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

Are Your Fitness Goals Realistic?

In life, we're told to dream big. Reach for the stars. Go for the gold. While I think everyone would agree that having big aspirations is admirable not to mention inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. I...  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

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

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

just walked from work to train station( usually ta
Updated 8/28/2015 11:05:02 AM

just walked from work to train station( usually take the bus). exactly three miles. Its going to be too hot later, plus Ive got a repairman coming....  Read more

today is new day. eat right train like a beast....
Updated 8/28/2015 9:23:33 AM

today is new day. eat right train like a beast......hit those goals ppl........  Read more

Make Every day Count - strength training plus 25 m
Updated 8/27/2015 10:38:09 PM

Make Every day Count - strength training plus 25 minutes of STAIRMASTER----plus walk to and from Gym. 20 minute walk each way.. #Process... TRYING TO MAKE THIS A WAY OF LIFE...  Read more

Bodyweight training
Updated 8/30/2015 10:03:40 AM

I want to start with some bodyweight training for my non cardio days. Anyone now of a good begginers routine?...  Read more

Exercise strategy: weight training & cardio
Updated 8/24/2015 10:37:08 PM

Exercise strategy: weight training & cardio...  Read more

Distance not time!

I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi...  Read more

1st Plateau Broken!

I hit my first plateau after the first 15 pounds. I reassessed my calorie intake and my exercise routine. I adjusted my calories down about 100 to 200 per day. I added resistance training, and upped the mileage per week that I was walking by a half o...  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

Start Training Now for SparkPeople's Fall 5K

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

You Didn't Reach the Goal, But You're Still a Success

Instead of being thankful for the things I can do, it’s much easier for me to get frustrated about the things I can’t.  I’d love to be able to run an 8 (or even 9!) minute pace comfortably.  I’d love to be naturally...  Read more

5K training continues at age 59 yeh!!!

5K training continues at age 59 yeh!!! I took about a 1.5 week break and now resuming my jogging and recovery walk.... why did I start running again? cause I missed it and its FUN! LOL 334 It is somewhere to GO104 an...  Read more

5k training

Good morning! I'm getting frustrated. My body is so sire I want to quit. I'm sitting in the gym parking lot ready to go in. I'm not giving up! With God's help I will try my best today .I'm leaving the results up to him : )...  Read more