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Couch To 5k Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Couch To 5k.

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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

10 Signs You're Watching Too Much Television

Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T...  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

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

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

Any tips on training for a 5K. Never done one befo
Updated 2/1/2016 5:46:06 PM

Any tips on training for a 5K. Never done one before and it got one coming up in april...  Read more

I have my first 5K on Saturday. I am 57 years old.
Updated 1/31/2016 9:30:57 PM

I have my first 5K on Saturday. I am 57 years old. It's kind of a big deal for me. Today, as I was running ( jogging) my legs felt heavier and I felt slower. Any suggestions?...  Read more

Today's agenda is 5k running and yoga. I am so exc
Updated 1/29/2016 1:19:31 PM

Today's agenda is 5k running and yoga. I am so excited to get back into the exercise groove....  Read more

First attempt at a 5k today after a 6 month hiatus
Updated 1/29/2016 1:57:40 PM

First attempt at a 5k today after a 6 month hiatus. Took an hour and some serious panting but I did it!...  Read more

Loving the 5K App. I started using it last week.
Updated 1/28/2016 11:17:22 PM

Loving the 5K App. I started using it last week. Is there any other app that you favorite....  Read more

Couch to 5k

I wanted to run a 5K as part of my goals that I set for myself, but I have not ran in over 5 years :( I found a program to follow called Couch to 5K. It is awesome! You simply follow the suggested workouts 3 days week (they only take about 20-30 min...  Read more

Setting small goals keeps you positive

Exercise is a huge positive influence in my life. I hike and ride my bicycle. I do a little bit of yoga. This summer, I started training for distance running and it has been amazing. I followed the couch to 5k running program and now I am on week t...  Read more

Couch to 5K Group

New to running? So are we! If you are interested in starting the Couch to 5K Running Program or you already have, this team is for you!!!...  Read more

Part 2: Think You're Too Big to Run? Think Again

Editor's note: Last year, just a few months into her weight-loss plan, SparkPeople member KARVY09 wrote a blog post called "Think You're Too Big to Run? Think Again," just a few months into her weight-loss plan. Since joining SparkPeople, she has tak...  Read more

Think You're Too Big to Run? Think Again

Editor's note: SparkPeople member KARVY09 wrote this blog post last year, just a few months into her weight-loss plan. Since joining SparkPeople, she has taken up running and dropped from 279 pounds to 212 pounds--and she's still going. She received...  Read more

Couch to 5k

Used this program to train for / complete a 5-k run in 2008. If I did it once I can again. A bit discouraged because this time I'm 20lbs heavier so it's harder. But harnessed my motivation today and trained at lunch, between teaching classes. Each...  Read more

Couch 2 5k zombies W1 D1

Was a good run, did better than I thought. 2.06 miles in 36 minutes. I feel good about this....  Read more