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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 SparkPeople.com. Since then, An...  Read more

How to Set and Reach SMART Goals

You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals in the New Year, 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...  Read more

Pre-Run Foods
Updated 7/19/2014 10:04:40 PM

I am currently training to do a 1/2 marathon in November. I am looking for suggestions on what to eat and how long before my run I should eat. I was eating a bagel thin with peanut butter and I increased to a regular bagel - but now that my runs a...  Read more

Is SPAT up and running?
Updated 7/7/2014 6:25:31 PM

I just logged onto SparkPeople and didn't see a message on the home page saying SPAT was still down. Is it back up and running? If it is, mine still isn't working. Could you please post updates on the main page so I don't have to check the message bo...  Read more

Up n running
Updated 7/7/2014 10:12:24 AM

Does anyone know when the spark activity tracker is going to be up n running? Mine has been down since July 3rd. I heard it was suppose to be down for 24-48 hours and it has been longer. Has anyone heard any thing new as to how much longer it will be...  Read more

Fat burning without running, walking or jumping?
Updated 7/15/2014 11:02:21 AM

I love my eliptical machine dearly, but I have ankle problems during summer. Sometimes I swim just to do some cardio, but I can do it once a week due to work. Does anyone know how to exercise without taxing feet too much? Can it be some pilates,...  Read more

At my age of 57, thinking of taking up running.
Updated 7/2/2014 6:49:01 PM

Running has been on my mind off and on for years. Tried it for about six months in my early 40's and absolutely loved it. Then I started to have pain in my right knee. Ignored it and kept running, but it just got worse. So, I finally gave up runn...  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

Road Runners

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

OMG, i'm running a 5K in 3 days!!!

364 312 390 312 364 40 Not only am I running my first ever 5K but I also have my 10 year college reunion to go to this weekend. I'm not sure what I'm more nervous for. Probably the 5K. I've been training (kind of) to run the who...  Read more

Running a 5k

Working on being able to run a 5k with my husband and a few friends....  Read more