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Couch To 5k Resources

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

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

5k trophy
Updated 6/30/2014 6:30:08 PM

A year ago I received a trophy for the virtual 5k challenge. I came back to see it, but it's gone. Wondering if those disappear or if there's a spot that it's been moved to that I'm not seeing? Anyone know?...  Read more

5K virtual run
Updated 7/3/2014 11:03:49 AM

Has anyone any idea when this will be? ...  Read more

Train for 5k in 3 weeks
Updated 6/23/2014 8:26:23 AM

Can I get some help on the best way to train for a 5k in 3 weeks? I am a constantly busy person but haven't had a lot of time for exercise but I really am trying to get into the habit. Now my 5k is only 3 weeks away and I am not ready. Please help me...  Read more

So I started the Couch to 5K
Updated 6/16/2014 1:37:51 PM

Yesterday was my 1st day. It gets easier, right? 46 My quads are so sore today. I made sure I stretched well yesterday and even did some stretches this morning. My arms were even sore! I wasn't expecting that (especially since...  Read more

Any tips for my first 5K?
Updated 6/11/2014 5:37:35 PM

I am participating in my first 5K Saturday, any pointers or suggestions?...  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

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

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 Week 3 Day 3 and the "Boys"

We have 2 very cute dogs. That is how they get you. If they were not cute, people would not have them, because they are a ton of work, they smell, they are destructive, they can be noisy and if they are our dogs... they lick. Joey licke...  Read more

Couch to 5K Week 3 Day 2

We know people who whine about cold weather running on FB. Turns out, I LOVE cold weather running. I'm very content out there at 50 degrees and I think I'd be in heaven at 40. (I don't like to sweat, you know.) We spent a gazillion dollars o...  Read more