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
If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo... Read more
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
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.
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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
Hi all! I want to set a goal for myself to walk 50 miles & lose 15 pounds by summer! That is June 22 (9 1/2 weeks)! If anyone would like to join me, please do! I would love the company!!
SW: 4/16/14 - 212.5
Miles walked: 4/16/14 - 1.12... Read more
I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would... Read more
Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir... Read more
Does anyone know of an app that works on the Kindle Fire that tracks walking routes while you are walking? I don't think the Kindle Fire has a GPS but I was wondering if there was one that worked on WiFi connections.... Read more
I ran a 5K this morning, two weeks after hurting my back and less than a week after an awful stomach flu, which is cause enough to celebrate.
I also got my fastest 5K time ever, my first average mile under 17 minutes, AND it's the firs... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Train for 5k walk / run - 3 days a week. On first first week - 20 minutes each time, the other 6 days walk / bike.
Strength training with 5lb. ankle weights and 5lb. dumbell weights for arms. I will move on to... Read more
I really needed to try and clean my head. Exercise is always my time to do that. I walked a 5k (3.1 miles) in a time of 68:49. I know that is not fast but its my time and I own that fact. I know my baseline now and have a starting point on where... Read more
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