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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

SP suggested strength training
Updated 8/3/2015 10:43:45 AM

When I was on SP a few years ago I had my account set up so that every 2nd day some strength training popped up in my fitness tracker. These were exercises that SP had suggested for me. I used the list as a reminder and would check each off as I did...  Read more

recipes and changing meal plan: new to using this
Updated 8/2/2015 11:08:48 PM

recipes and changing meal plan: new to using this via IPhone app. How do I see the recipe on the meal plan? When I click it, it just tracks the food. Also, can I change a suggested food in the meal plan?...  Read more

My first 5k at 55 today..a great time - 42.59 min.
Updated 8/2/2015 11:28:26 AM

My first 5k at 55 today..a great time - 42.59 min. total or a 13.52 mile. very happy with my performance today :)...  Read more

I'm back on the wagon, and I need buddies who plan
Updated 8/2/2015 10:24:59 AM

I'm back on the wagon, and I need buddies who plan to keep going for the next year. I've got 100+ lbs to lose but a strong desire to be active. Karate, scouts, swimming, hubby, two young sons, and a dog. I need help with night eating!...  Read more

yesterday not so good on the water. Today I plan
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yesterday not so good on the water. Today I plan to redeem myself ... 2 down...  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