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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

What are your favorite strength training exercises
Updated 7/25/2015 8:41:51 AM

What are your favorite strength training exercises that has given you the most results? Thanks...  Read more

Last night I did 30 minutes of circuit training an
Updated 7/23/2015 12:06:28 AM

Last night I did 30 minutes of circuit training and I thought I was going to keel over. I was ringing wet and huffing and puffing. I'm going again tonight. I hope this gets easier....  Read more

I've been doing a 10k training program on my micoa
Updated 7/21/2015 1:30:50 PM

I've been doing a 10k training program on my micoach running app for 3 weeks and I finally got a good score on my run!! Woo hoo!! It's a tough program...  Read more

Overtraining vs Maximum training
Updated 7/30/2015 1:51:12 PM

Hi All I have been on weight loss/ fitness journey for over 3 years. Currently I am weight training 3-5 times a week and would like to add Insanity/ T-25 and yoga to keep my fat % down. I wanted to know if I fuel myself well and appropriately, w...  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

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

7/21/15 = 5K Training Update

7/21/15 = 5K Training Update 204 I am a 59 years young and feel FABULOUS! 334 This was me........... This is me now …. Remember............. 26 It is just 20 minutes of your l...  Read more

WT. Check and 5K Training update 07/14/15 Tues.

Couch to 5K report on my progress, yeh!!!! NOTE: I worried HOW was I going to lose 100 lbs… Answer: one moment at a time! In case you, the reader, don't know me... I am a FAT person, age 59... In June 2015, I told my doctor...  Read more