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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

DENVER 5K COLOR RUN FOR FUN
Updated 4/16/2014 3:23:55 PM

Hi, I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would...  Read more

Walking to running (beginner)
Updated 4/16/2014 11:19:53 PM

Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir...  Read more

Today's 5K
Updated 4/17/2014 2:26:35 PM

I ran a 5K this morning, two weeks after hurting my back and less than a week after an awful stomach flu, which is cause enough to celebrate. BUT. I also got my fastest 5K time ever, my first average mile under 17 minutes, AND it's the firs...  Read more

Did my first 5k yesterday!
Updated 4/9/2014 5:47:14 PM

Eeek! Okay so place wise I didn't do stellar, but honestly my only goal was just to not come in last. Goal achieved. I have to say with it being my first 5k it was really the best experience! My husband and several friends from church did it with me....  Read more

stuck on week 2 5k
Updated 4/8/2014 8:30:50 PM

Hi I'm 55 and doing the 5kwalk/jog and have been doing week 2 day 3 for 3 days now and don't feel as though i can move to next level. how can i add the same day to my tracker before i move up to next level?...  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