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
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
Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential.
The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach
A ru... Read more
I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
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
Running a 5k tomorrow morning (yay Turkey trot-stuffing strut!) Just doing yoga class tonight to save my knees and hips for tomorrow. What kind of workouts do you do the day before race day?... Read more
I have scheduled specific workouts to do 3 days/week. Find something you look forward to doing. For me, that's weightlifting M/W/F. I don't look forward to running on the treadmill, but cardio is a necessary part of my workout that can't be neglec... Read more
Like the others have said, "you can't out-train a poor diet." Really be honest with yourself and record all of your calories, liquid (like beer, juice, wine, soda, etc) and solid. Figure out where you can make cuts or improvements, and make them.... Read more
I never did strength before. I always focused on cardio. One month ago I started adding it to my routine. I try to do some sort of strength every time I work out. I try to mix it up. Core, legs, arms and shoulders. (oh and abs).
I'm still lear... Read more
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
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
When I took inventory of my life for 2010 and shared it with you, there's something I didn't tell you. I hope you can forgive me. I didn't intentionally leave it out, and it was really firmly planned then. However, it's something I think you should a... Read more
As many of you may know I am a runner. I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and though not e... Read more
This is the 5K training schedule I got from Woman's Health Magazine. I love thier magazine for it's great articles that are relevant to me.
Week 1: Run 2 min, walk 3 min; repeat 6 times
Week 2: Run 3 min, walk 3 min; repeat 5 times
Week 3... Read more
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