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Running A 5k Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running A 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

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 SparkPeople.com. 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

Running my 2nd 5k of the season with a girl who is
Updated 4/29/2016 9:33:51 PM

Running my 2nd 5k of the season with a girl who is 16 years younger than me. I'm a little scared....  Read more

I've been doing great with exercise. I ran in a ha
Updated 4/29/2016 4:00:38 PM

I've been doing great with exercise. I ran in a half marathon race last weekend. This was my second half marathon, but the first time I ran the entire thing (2:43). The bad news is that over been doing terrible with eating....  Read more

I'm new to this! but I need help! I'm on a Dr ran
Updated 4/29/2016 1:21:02 PM

I'm new to this! but I need help! I'm on a Dr ran weight loss program...lost 11.5 pounds in the first 2 weeks and now I've gained 4 back but am still following the plan. I was using fitness pal but I can't get it to allow me less calories. help!...  Read more

So I dropped a bottle of shampoo on my foot and now I'm supposed to rest it a couple days, so no run
Updated 4/29/2016 12:03:14 PM

So I dropped a bottle of shampoo on my foot and now I'm supposed to rest it a couple days, so no running :( Anyone have any exercise suggestions that I can do while staying off my feet?...  Read more

I'm a teenager and I run track and cross country.
Updated 4/28/2016 11:28:07 PM

I'm a teenager and I run track and cross country. I'm still a little chubby because of the way I eat. Will this app help?? What else can I do?...  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

Running a 5K with my grandson

Next month my grandson is running his first 5K along side his mom. He called to see if I'd come cheer him on and then got very excited when he found out I'm running the race too. This is so cool! Wow, 3 generations running the same race, that is m...  Read more

Day 10 - Running a 5k

I cannot find a 5K to run in. All of the local 5Ks are occurring within the next two weeks and two weeks is not enough time to train for a 5K. Good news though is that my brother has agreed to train for a 5K with me. I'm so excited! Today was...  Read more