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Running A 5k Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running A 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

Plan Today, Succeed Tomorrow

Athletes do it. Chess players do it. Novelists, successful scientists and even salespeople do it. These days, everyone who wants to make big things happen is planning ahead in order to succeed. What about you? When it comes to planning ahead to reach...  Read more

''I Can Finally Call Myself a Runner''

"I only run when chased." That was my answer anytime I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise. The way I saw it, there were only two reasons to run: 1. to catch a bus, plane or train 2. to...  Read more

''I Beat Diabetes with SparkPeople!''

When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found Since then, An...  Read more

How to Set and Reach SMART Goals

You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals, but not so fast! The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a proven way to c...  Read more

My ankles hurt when I run, what can I do to reliev
Updated 10/7/2015 9:30:58 PM

My ankles hurt when I run, what can I do to relieve it?...  Read more

5K Newbie
Updated 10/12/2015 10:07:46 PM

Hi all! I am completing my very first 5K with my hubby in about a week and a half. I'm really excited, but a little nervous about what to expect. I am wondering if any of you have any advice for me for the day of the race- what clothes to wear, wha...  Read more

I' ve got into running this past summer. what kind
Updated 10/10/2015 9:39:08 PM

I' ve got into running this past summer. what kind of work out can i do during the winter to keep the same pace?...  Read more

I did a 6.14 mile run last night because I was fee
Updated 10/7/2015 1:49:19 PM

I did a 6.14 mile run last night because I was feeling really self critical. Sometimes it's the only way to clear my head...  Read more

Hi everyone! I run at least 4-5 days a week. I've
Updated 10/6/2015 8:55:19 PM

Hi everyone! I run at least 4-5 days a week. I've lost 20lbs since July! !!! I am a Wellness coach and I work at a nursing home as well. I am on wellness committee and have been asked to help get all employees healthy! If you would like some tips,...  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

Treadmill Trick

I'm training to run a 5k this summer by using th 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program. I use the treadmill and find myself losing steam by the end of the workout. I visualize a dirt path, trees, and water to one side of me (a relaxing setting that looks like...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Mike Lost 67+ Pounds Using SparkPeople--and Now He Works Here

Editor's Note: By popular demand, our Behind the Scenes at SparkPeople feature has returned. Today we're interviewing Mike, who joined the SparkPeople team earlier this year. In addition to being a SparkPeople employee, he used our program to...  Read more

An Uphill Battle to Cross the Finish Line, But I Wasn't Alone

If you've been following my blogs for awhile, then you know that I started running about seven months ago. I began by running a mile just to see whether I could, which, for someone who formerly ran only when chased (and how often do you think I was c...  Read more

Food for thought ...on running a 5k...

Food for thought on a dieting blog? ... Hmm, no pun intended here. Just something to think about... Since I joined Sparks people, I have been surprised to see so many articles, spark pages, teams that talk more about running a 5K than about l...  Read more

I'm 30 pounds up and am running a 5k Sunday

Not sure why I chose to participate in my first 5k when I am at my heaviest weight in 15 years. This seems like a poor life choice at this point in time. I just finished my run for today and just slogged my way through. It seemed like I was s...  Read more