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5k Training Plans Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Training Plans.

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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

''Running Helped Me Lose Almost 100 Pounds!'' *

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. ...  Read more

How to Turn Your Walk into a Run

You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq...  Read more

Just accepted the 5k in 5 weeks challenge, day 1,
Updated 2/12/2016 8:17:47 AM

Just accepted the 5k in 5 weeks challenge, day 1, ran 2.2miles in 32 minutes. I have to say that the last rep is a killer, sweating so much....  Read more

Trying to build a work out plan for gym with onlin
Updated 2/11/2016 8:43:35 PM

Trying to build a work out plan for gym with online resources, everything I've seen only involves weights and no cardio. Why is this? I've been doing great at gym with cardio, 40 minutes every time would like to start with weights but continue cardio...  Read more

Any one wanna do couch potato to 5k with me it an
Updated 2/11/2016 8:12:03 PM

Any one wanna do couch potato to 5k with me it an app would love a buddy...  Read more

I've lost weight before and I'm following my plan
Updated 2/11/2016 5:55:03 PM

I've lost weight before and I'm following my plan pretty diligently and the scale is going up. I know I have to just keep at it but this is getting demoralizing. What do you do when the scale is being a jerk to you?...  Read more

Cardio vs Strength training for weightloss
Updated 2/11/2016 6:37:18 PM

I am trying to figure out what I need to adjust in my workout routine because I am not really losing weight and I notice when I have more strength training classes doing the week I don't lose or pick up a pound. I workout 5 days a week. 3 days out of...  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

4 Signs You Won't Reach Your Fitness Goals

With the New Year just around the corner, exercise is on a lot of people's minds. So many of us are bound and determined to reach new fitness goals, hit the gym with vigor, and change our bodies once and for all. Does this sound a lot like l...  Read more

NEW Fitness Features: 5K Training Plans, Virtual Races and More

At SparkPeople, we're continuously improving the site by adding new features to help our members reach their goals. Today, we're happy to launch several new running tools and features: a brand new Running Center, our 5K Your Way training plans,...  Read more

5K Training plans

Its Monday! I had a good weekend fitness wise ran/walked a 5k on the treadmill in 36 minutes on Sunday, which is slow but gives me something to improve on. I have signed up for a 5k in April and my goal is to complete it in less than 30 minutes...  Read more