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Train For 5k Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Train For 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

5 Fitness Feats that are Worth the Training

We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life. But if you’re lo...  Read more

8 Lessons from My First 5K Race

I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa...  Read more

''Running Helped Me Lose Almost 100 Pounds!''

Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon. ...  Read more

So You Want to Be a Runner?

Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner. It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor...  Read more

Designing a strength training program?
Updated 9/22/2014 12:14:15 AM

I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I literally don't know where else to put this. Does anybody know any good ideas for putting together a strength training program using the exercises that can be logged here? All I really have on hand...  Read more

Good Warm Up Routine Before Weight Training
Updated 9/21/2014 11:33:30 PM

I am returning to do weight training after a long lapse. Can anyone recommend a warm up routine to prepare the body for the exertion of weight training? I have some DVD's that tell you how important it is to warm up, but omit it from the DVD....  Read more

strength training schedule on fitness tracker
Updated 9/18/2014 4:40:17 PM

I used to have strength training set up a couple of times a week on my fitness tracker and it would tell me what exercises to do for the day. How do I get that put back on. I can't seem to find it. Thanks....  Read more

Black and Blue Toe Nails from 5K - Type 2 Diabetic
Updated 9/15/2014 6:45:17 AM

I'm a type 2 diabetic have been doing a lot of 5K's lately, even one 1/2 marathon. Just walking, sometimes crawling. That's what I've been doing for my exercise. I'm down almost 70 pounds and am now off all of my meds. 5 shots of insulin a day gone....  Read more

Theres a 5k in 14days for infant loss awareness th
Updated 9/13/2014 9:16:52 AM

Theres a 5k in 14days for infant loss awareness that I really want to run, in memory of my son. My problem is I have just been diagnosed with asthma a couple months ago which makes it hard to run at times & Im scared I wont be able to do it. Any tips...  Read more

Distance not time!

I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi...  Read more

1st Plateau Broken!

I hit my first plateau after the first 15 pounds. I reassessed my calorie intake and my exercise routine. I adjusted my calories down about 100 to 200 per day. I added resistance training, and upped the mileage per week that I was walking by a half o...  Read more

Couch to 5K Group

New to running? So are we! If you are interested in starting the Couch to 5K Running Program or you already have, this team is for you!!!...  Read more

Start Training Now for SparkPeople's Fall 5K

Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&...  Read more

Run a 5K in 5 Weeks with SparkPeople's Virtual Race

Running or walking a 5K is a great fitness goal for people of all fitness levels. It's an achievable distance, yet gives you a real feeling of accomplishment! While it does take a few weeks of training to complete that 3.1-mile distance, signing...  Read more

Train for 5k walk / run.

Train for 5k walk / run - 3 days a week. On first first week - 20 minutes each time, the other 6 days walk / bike. 345 Tuesday-thursday-Friday. Strength training with 5lb. ankle weights and 5lb. dumbell weights for arms. I will move on to...  Read more

New Goal - Train for 5K

Every year my employer (Safeway) participates in the Susan G. Koman 5k walk/run here in Tucson. When I went to work last night the sign up sheet was hanging beside the time clock. In the past years all I've given it was a very quick wishful glance....  Read more