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5k Training Programme Resources

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

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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

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  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

I went to Curves today after my work training. I d
Updated 9/17/2016 4:46:41 PM

I went to Curves today after my work training. I didn't want to get sore so I did 1 round instead of 2. I have an appt with my coach next week to get in my weekly weigh-in....  Read more

Cardio and strength training done! Hope everyone i
Updated 9/16/2016 11:47:49 AM

Cardio and strength training done! Hope everyone is getting in there exercise today! I always feel great when i finish mine! #exercise #success #stressbuster...  Read more

I want to start running as a cross training for sw
Updated 9/16/2016 11:54:21 AM

I want to start running as a cross training for swimming. But when I tried my feet hurt from pounding the treadmill and my calves burned. Does anyone have any advice for me?...  Read more

Running my first 5k tomorrow. It's a color run fo
Updated 9/16/2016 8:07:48 AM

Running my first 5k tomorrow. It's a color run for a local preschool . tips and encouragement needed. Keep getting waves of nervousness...  Read more

Good morning everyone!! I started training for my
Updated 9/15/2016 11:26:14 AM

Good morning everyone!! I started training for my 5k today. It is on November 5th. I'm nervous about it. I ran 1.5 miles this morning. 1 day at a time. Bigger and better goals met everyday...  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

Treadmill Trick

I'm training to run a 5k this summer by using th 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program. I use the treadmill and find myself losing steam by the end of the workout. I visualize a dirt path, trees, and water to one side of me (a relaxing setting that looks like...  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

5 Weeks to a 5K and a Healthier You!

Spring is just around the corner, a time when 5K races are a popular weekend activity. Perhaps you’ve thought it might be fun to try one, but fear you’d never be able to finish. Maybe you’ve walked a 5K in the past, but you’re...  Read more

Run a 5K in 5 Weeks with SparkPeople's Virtual Race

Running or walking a 5K is a great fitness goal for people of all fitness levels. It's an achievable distance, yet gives you a real feeling of accomplishment! While it does take a few weeks of training to complete that 3.1-mile distance, signing...  Read more