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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

Going to the park to start my couch to 5k app
Updated 4/14/2015 2:14:06 PM

Going to the park to start my couch to 5k app...  Read more

Has anyone used the Couch to 5k app? How did you l
Updated 4/12/2015 3:30:48 AM

Has anyone used the Couch to 5k app? How did you log your workouts?...  Read more

So excited! I just finished my first 5k today! Bea
Updated 4/12/2015 4:23:53 PM

So excited! I just finished my first 5k today! Beautiful day too!...  Read more

Strength training and weight loss
Updated 4/11/2015 6:54:44 PM

I understand the importance of weights but every time I increase the ST it slows down the weight loss. Any ideas? I was doing better at pounds lost with just diet and cardio. However off to the gym to see the trainer - ugh! Have a great day all!...  Read more

Good morning!! Very excited I am running a 5k toda
Updated 4/11/2015 9:14:51 AM

Good morning!! Very excited I am running a 5k today....  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

Started 5K Training

The last two weeks have been crazy with me due to the audit and I really haven't been focusing on myself or anything for that matter. Going into the office every day has really messed up my schedule. I have so much laundry to get caught up on. Ugh! S...  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