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Running 5k Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running 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

''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

So You Want to Be a Runner?

Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner. It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor...  Read more

I need help! I run on the treadmill and street. I
Updated 9/13/2014 5:25:43 PM

I need help! I run on the treadmill and street. I have tried out so many brands of running shoes. First were sketchers and fila both were sturdy yet my feet hurt on the bottoms/sides. The cheapness killed my shins/knees....  Read more

Starting the Couch to 5k soon and I'm terrified!
Updated 9/16/2014 8:23:48 AM

Hi everyone! I'm pretty scared about starting the Couch to 5k program next week. I've been running in like 10-20 second intervals of running and I don't know if I could do a minute at a time. I've lost 70 pounds and I need to shed another 70 unt...  Read more

Does anyone have a good "beginnerish" running plan
Updated 9/7/2014 10:12:08 PM

Does anyone have a good "beginnerish" running plan that does not involve waking?...  Read more

I want to start running. But I easiy get tired and
Updated 9/8/2014 6:38:09 AM

I want to start running. But I easiy get tired and it scares me because I have asthma. Any tips? Thanks!...  Read more

Started the day with a 3.25 mile run! Other than t
Updated 9/8/2014 3:30:06 PM

Started the day with a 3.25 mile run! Other than the hill at the end, the run felt great. If I had more time it would have been a good day to run a little longer. But kids were waiting at home for today's home school assignment....  Read more

two goals are better than one

I often got frustrated that I did not reach my exercise goals. Recently I have been setting a time goal and an alternate distance goal. Like I want to run 5k at my average speed, or run 7k at any speed. Then if I am going slow I have motivation to...  Read more

Exercise for a Cause

Sign up for a charity run/walk/bike ride. Make sure that the event is a couple of months in the future, and that what you need to accomplish (eg. run 5K, walk 10K, bike 10K) is beyond what you can do now. That way, you need to work at it consistent...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

This Month's Best Member Blogs

What I like about my body! Non-scale Progress/Victories What mountain have you climbed today? Pointing Fingers and Calling Names Seven Things I've Learned in Seven Spark Months Corporate Run 5k and a little then/now action (pics) Non-Sca...  Read more

The Strength to Run the Race

By Michelene Cleary, aka MICHCLEARY “True Strength is not brute force; it is a quiet decision to do whatever it takes to get the results that you want.” Yoga Magazine – March Issue It all started out easy enough, the wellness challenge at t...  Read more

training for a running 5k

So now that I completed the walk 5k and the walk/jog 5k I thought it was time to move on to the run 5k so training begins today and it's 3 days a week for 5 weeks so here we go. Day 1 = walk 1 minute run 3 repeat 7 more times for a total of 32 minute...  Read more

Day 2 - working up to running 5k straight

Got DD out again today. She was good for 3 sets of walk 1 min, jog 3 min before she said her chest hurt. We walked the rest of the 5k. I said that we have to keep trying to build up her stamina if she wants to jog the whole 5k. It's like studyi...  Read more