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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

20 Minutes Treadmill 30 minutes strength. Training
Updated 3/2/2015 11:50:06 PM

20 Minutes Treadmill 30 minutes strength. Training. And i stayed in my calorie intake!!! Yay me i just need to work on my water intake tomorrow. Hope yall had a good monday 😀...  Read more

First week weight training completed!! Feeling awe
Updated 3/2/2015 8:48:39 AM

First week weight training completed!! Feeling awesome and confident for the new week!!! Let's do this!!!!...  Read more

Any one else doing Couch 2 5k? I'm doing week 4 da
Updated 2/28/2015 11:56:31 PM

Any one else doing Couch 2 5k? I'm doing week 4 day 3 tomorrow and find myself looking forward to it after being TERRIFIED of starting the week....  Read more

Upper body exercises/strength training might be an
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Upper body exercises/strength training might be an option?...  Read more

Circuit Training DVDs
Updated 2/19/2015 1:55:57 PM

Hi Sparkies! I'm searching for a circuit training video that I can use, but I'm not looking for anything extreme. I'm 61, in good health but overweight, and I've been doing walking and dancing DVDs. I like Jessica Smith and Leslie Sansome. I want...  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

Sparkpeople 5k training, week 4

Well, I really didn't think i could run for 3 minutes, especially on the treadmill. Well, I've done it twice this week! 2min walk / 3 min run -repeated 5times. woo hoo!! 363...  Read more

Week 3 of 5k training

Woo Hoo! Tomorrow I am starting week 3 of my 5k training! I will be walking for 3 minutes and jogging for 2 minutes for 25 minutes! It feels great to finally do what I should have done a long time ago! I am excited to see the difference that my t...  Read more