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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

If I wasn't training for a 5k I would just spring
Updated 4/28/2016 7:35:29 AM

If I wasn't training for a 5k I would just spring clean to burn calories lol...  Read more

Getting off the couch..
Updated 4/27/2016 12:26:16 PM

Getting off the couch.....  Read more

I guess it's time to get off the couch ;)
Updated 4/25/2016 11:11:33 AM

I guess it's time to get off the couch ;)...  Read more

I'm looking for a printable version of 5k My Way f
Updated 4/25/2016 9:51:56 AM

I'm looking for a printable version of 5k My Way for walking. There used to be one on the 5k walking challenge page but I can't find it....  Read more

First 5k in months. I am heading to do my first 5k in a long time. Getting nervous as usual but exci
Updated 4/24/2016 8:36:28 AM

First 5k in months. I am heading to do my first 5k in a long time. Getting nervous as usual but excited. Used to do one a month to keep me going but stopped. Job got in the way and I gained 20lbs. I am hoping this will jump start my new weight loss...  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: Training Week 3 - Session 2

One more session behind me. My legs ache tonight. I think I did too much in a short space of time by walking my dog before I ran this evening. Nonetheless I got my run in and stayed on track with my couch to 5k program. I am struggling with m...  Read more

Couch to 5k: Training Week 3 - Session 1

Yeahhhh! Made it to week 3. This evening I began with a 5 minute warm-up walk followed by 2 repetitions of 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking, 3 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking. Before the session I was pretty daunted by...  Read more