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5k Training Plans Resources

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

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

So You Want to Be a Runner?

Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner. It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor...  Read more

What is your weekend workout plan?
Updated 7/28/2014 10:45:28 AM

I plan on run/walking 8.5 miles tomorrow. 312...  Read more

Strength Training
Updated 7/28/2014 6:05:25 AM

Afternoon all! Im trying to get a good routine going for my work outs, and I wanted to find out if, with Strength Training, is speed/number of reps mort important? or is Slow and steady better? For example, I've been doing wall push ups, a...  Read more

Cardio or Strength Training... (Or Both)
Updated 7/28/2014 8:53:41 AM

Just curious what everyone chooses for working out... if you just do Cardio... or Strength Training... or a mixture of the two... and do you switch days you do both? oxox...  Read more

Walking Half Marathon Training
Updated 7/23/2014 1:41:16 PM

My big goal for 2014 along with being fit and losing weight is to complete The Running for the Bay half marathon (13.1 miles) in Apalachicola, Florida on October 26, 2014. I walked it last year on October 20th and finished in 3 hours 45 minutes at a...  Read more

trying to plan meals
Updated 7/23/2014 3:38:40 PM

I'm kind of new to the meal planning thing and not real sure how to go about doing it. Does anyone have any pointers for me? I live a lone but like to cook for 2. This way I have lunch the next day since I only get 30 minutes for lunch....  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

WLS - The journey before, during, and after.

A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends....  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