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5k Walk Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Walk.

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

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

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

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

@ Home Walk Away The Pounds!
Updated 7/24/2014 5:24:46 PM

Does Anyone Else use Leslie Sansones Walk @ Home DVDs? I do them almost daily now and find her to be completely pleasant and motivating! :) Anyone have any other ideas for a working mom?...  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

walking buddy wanted
Updated 7/21/2014 5:12:03 PM

Hi, I am looking for someone who lives in the Montello /Princeton Wisconsin area to walk with. If there is anyone who would be interested, let me know..... Thanks...  Read more

walking v running
Updated 7/21/2014 6:27:00 PM

I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good. Anyone...  Read more

normal walking exercise ?
Updated 7/14/2014 6:44:39 AM

Hi, I am new to this website and I am trying to understand how everything works in order to stay on track of my goal . Today, I begin my first exercise . I walk as normal speed for almost two for around 45 minutes. I am guessing I burned ar...  Read more

Train for something

In October 2011 I was not able to complete a 5K walk that incorporated walking up 1000 steps (the annual Bisbee 1000, AZ). The next day I set out to lose 65 pounds and increase my strength and endurance so I can go back in 2012 and complete the walk...  Read more

WALKING A 5K

JUST WANTED TO SHARE IN MY DELIGHT. I WALKED IN MY 3rd 5K WALK IN 47.8 MINUTES. RECEIVED A MEDAL IN MY AGE GROUP 50 AND OVER FOR I'M 70 YRS YOUNG. IT WAS ESPECIALLY ENJOYABLE TO WALK WITH MY DAUGHTER 311...  Read more

THE WALKING WARRIORS_Sisters in Sweat

Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone...  Read more

In the Company of SparkPeople Heroes

By Bob Dawson On Saturday, March 27, 2010 I had the opportunity to meet up with some fellow SparkPeople members in Pittsburgh who were participating in the Just a Short Run. This was a series of races comprised of six events all going on at the...  Read more

Choose You Commitment: Commit to Putting Yourself First

Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality here in the United States with all cancers following a close second. For women, breast cancer ranks just behind skin cancer as the leading cause of cancer diagnosis. According to recent statistics...  Read more

5k Walk Acccomplishment

Part of our family reunion activities was to participate in a 5k run/walk. I had been walking1.25 miles at lunch at work at least 2xs a week, but had not gotten up to 3 miles at one time. I set the goal to complete the walk. So on the morning of...  Read more

June 28th, 2014 - 5k walk training: the treadmill

So Tanya and I went to our apartment complex's fitness room and used the treadmill for the next stage of our training today. It was the first time I ever used a treadmill in my life. There is a lot I don't like about it, but the advantage of being ab...  Read more