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5k Training Program Resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

wanna make myself a rewards program. i need someth
Updated 10/7/2015 11:07:51 PM

wanna make myself a rewards program. i need something to really get me going!!!...  Read more

5K Newbie
Updated 10/9/2015 3:45:21 PM

Hi all! I am completing my very first 5K with my hubby in about a week and a half. I'm really excited, but a little nervous about what to expect. I am wondering if any of you have any advice for me for the day of the race- what clothes to wear, wha...  Read more

Going to begin a bit of cross training today.....I
Updated 10/7/2015 8:33:56 AM

Going to begin a bit of cross training today.....I have acquired a nice multi terrain bicycle and will add 3 30 min joy rides to help build quad strength and aerobic endurance. .......  Read more

Does anyone have P90X3 program? I like the fact th
Updated 10/7/2015 6:36:36 AM

Does anyone have P90X3 program? I like the fact that the workouts are only 30 minutes but I am concerned they may be too difficult. I am currently doing the 21 Day Fix workouts and love them....  Read more

Hi getting myself ready for first 5k, any tips?
Updated 10/6/2015 8:01:32 PM

Hi getting myself ready for first 5k, any tips?...  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

You can become a runner

I am 50 years old and with the help of sp's 5K Your Way program I have become a runner for the 1st time in my life! I started walking several years ago but in the past year, running seemed to be a natural progression for me. I found the 5K program on...  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

Success Story: 'I Feel So Much Better Now!'

Name: Michelle Howard (MOMMYOF2RN)Weight Lost: 135 poundsHometown: Pelion, SCOccupation: Registered NurseI gained weight through lack of exercise and an extremely poor diet with tons of soda and fast food. Before I had my first child in 1996, I weigh...  Read more

Stuff We Love: Two Fit Chicks and a Microphone

Editor's note: Two of our favorite fitness bloggers have teamed up in a regular health and fitness podcast, and we've invited them to tell you more about it. Tired of the same old tunes when you're working out? Want some aural inspiration fo...  Read more

Week 3 of my 5K training program

Today I started week 3 of the 5k Rookie program. I had been running on a trail near the mall which was paved and mostly flat. I decided this morning to check out the Nature trail closer to my house. In the past, I hadn't been able to use the trail...  Read more

Day 2: Starting a 5k Training Program

Yesterday I began my 5k training plan. I did it in the evening after it got cooler and it was a beautiful run. For dinner I had dinner a salad with water from steak n' shake. It was really good. Today its a cross training day, but its really hard not...  Read more