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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 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

oops, ran out of room. I want a visual, a graph I
Updated 4/17/2015 6:25:21 PM

oops, ran out of room. I want a visual, a graph I can mark off, hang up and see all the time. Does anyone have any suggestions where I might find that online?...  Read more

What prevents fatalities after running a marathon?
Updated 4/18/2015 12:12:02 AM

I know all of us are not health care professionals but this has been on my mind since I read about a lady who was a partner in a fitness facility collapsed and died after running a marathon. Could it have been an undiagnosed heart ailment? Sounds l...  Read more

some runs feel great, others terrible - Why?
Updated 4/17/2015 11:06:10 AM

I run 3 to 5 days a week, here and there I may take a week off. What I don't understand is that last week I ran 5 miles on the treadmill and a few days later I ran 5.75 outside. I skipped two days of working out because of my schedule. The...  Read more

This girl RAN this morning! Only 5 minutes total i
Updated 4/16/2015 8:11:53 PM

This girl RAN this morning! Only 5 minutes total in intervals, but I STILL RAN!!! YEEHOO!...  Read more

I have been running three days a week since the fa
Updated 4/16/2015 1:46:02 PM

I have been running three days a week since the fall, but lately I have been DREADING it. I want the calories it burns, but I hate having to talk myself into it. Plus, I'm afraid that taking a break from running will make me lose my progress....  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

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

Running and 5K This Morning at Work

Being here on SparkPeople, I get so much inspiration every day. It is just awe-inspiring to see the successes that people have and the difficulties that are overcome. It makes me realize that I too CAN do it. I CAN. And I WILL. Back last summer...  Read more