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5k Training Schedule Resources

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

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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

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

Should You Hire a Running Coach?

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

Moving Forward with the Run/Walk Training Method

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

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

I want to participate in a 5k this year. I am not
Updated 1/28/2015 7:23:51 PM

I want to participate in a 5k this year. I am not much of a runner though. I know I will have to walk a majority of whatever 5k I do. Does that still count? Suggestions on one to make my first?...  Read more

Circuit Training?
Updated 1/28/2015 1:12:47 PM

I am trying to decide if what I am doing is actually circuit training. I pick 6 weight machines and work the first to back to back without rest for 3 sets, then elliptical for 2 minutes, then the next 2 machines for 3 sets non-stop, etc. If I enter "...  Read more

I am starting the "Couch potato to 5k" runnig prog
Updated 1/27/2015 7:28:37 PM

I am starting the "Couch potato to 5k" runnig program tomorrow. Has anyone else who weighs more than 200lbs tried it?...  Read more

Free training tips / routines Over 20 years of fit
Updated 1/26/2015 10:39:14 PM

Free training tips / routines Over 20 years of fitness education....  Read more

Couch to 5k
Updated 1/26/2015 2:45:18 PM

Is anyone doing this? I want to run a 5k in April for my birthday so I started it today. I didn't buy the app, I just use a stopwatch and keep track myself....  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

I Have a New Fitness Goal

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

Run/Walk Method Works for Me: Will it Work for You?

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

First 5K Training Schedule

Here's a pic of my training schedule for my first 5K this October: And here's a pic of me from today before going to our department meeting & potluck. ...  Read more

5K training schedule-not SP

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