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Couch To 5k Resources

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

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Fall off the Exercise Wagon?

Remember in your 20s when finding the time to squeeze in a walk or run in the evenings was a non-issue? Or in your 30s when you could pop out of bed at 6:00 a.m. and head to the gym for a full workout before work? Maybe you completed a couch-to-5K pr...  Read more

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

4 Ways to Become an Exerciser for Life

If you're someone who was always picked last for teams in kickball or dreaded running around the school parking lot during gym class, your dislike for physical activity likely came at an early age. Maybe you never needed exercise as a way to main...  Read more

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  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

Started couch to 5k yesterday. So far so good. H
Updated 8/24/2016 12:07:55 AM

Started couch to 5k yesterday. So far so good. Here goes week 1....  Read more

Day 1 couch to 1/2 k app. Awkwardly jogged with ph
Updated 8/24/2016 11:00:27 PM

Day 1 couch to 1/2 k app. Awkwardly jogged with phone in little purse. Clearly I need an armband. Despite looking ridiculous am proud I did it. Never been good at running even when I was young and fit....  Read more

Moved to 2nd set of my 5k training on zombierun.
Updated 8/21/2016 11:02:05 PM

Moved to 2nd set of my 5k training on zombierun. I would have been so much dead meat lol I'm totally wiped. But i kept ip...  Read more

Using Couch to 5k app on my phone. I'm exhausted
Updated 8/21/2016 6:01:08 PM

Using Couch to 5k app on my phone. I'm exhausted after 1 day. But here we go!...  Read more

Today I started training for my second 5k. Didn't
Updated 8/21/2016 6:40:06 PM

Today I started training for my second 5k. Didn't do so hot in the first one back in April but my goal wasn't to place it was to have fun. I had fun and my goal this time around isn't to place either I want to run more this time than walk....  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

Exercise Goals! (Running for me)

Setting and reaching CONCRETE goals is the most motivating for me in my fitness and weight loss journey. Since I have a concrete date to run my first 5k, and a concrete path to get there using couch to 5k programs, it has been a HUGE motivation boos...  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 SparkP...  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 revisit

Okay, I hadn't looked at the actual Couch to 5k program for a bit, so I wanted to compare it to what I'm doing. Here's the program...note that each workout begins with a 5-minute walk (and obviously a cooldown walk), and these workouts are three day...  Read more

Couch to 5k: Training Week 8 - Session 1

I have made it to week 8 of my NHS Couch to 5K running program. Each session this week requires me to run non-stop for 28 minutes. I found the first running session of week 8 really tough, mostly because my calves were so tight. I should h...  Read more