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
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 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
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
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
For the first time in my life, I ran an entire mile without stopping or slowing down to a walking pace. I'm still in shock that i did it. The uphill half mile walk home left something to be desired though. Still ecstatic!... Read more
I need tips on building my endurance. I've always been a fairly active individual but I have never been good at running. Most days the best I can do is a single mile. I get out of breathe so easily, or i get really bad side cramps.... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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