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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

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  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

Today's agenda: strength training & more weeding..
Updated 5/18/2016 9:58:49 AM

Today's agenda: strength training & more weeding....what's your day looking like?...  Read more

Strength Training Recommendations
Updated 5/21/2016 6:47:26 PM

I officially started my journey March 1 and so far, I'm down 35 lbs. At over 400lbs, it was tough for me to start exercising. I started walking good about four weeks ago and have been using the treadmill for the last two weeks and can do close...  Read more

Did my first set of strength training exercises! T
Updated 5/16/2016 7:35:19 PM

Did my first set of strength training exercises! Thanks for the inspiration earlier, I feel like a wet noodle!...  Read more

I've started training for my first 5k!!! Let's do
Updated 5/16/2016 11:18:11 AM

I've started training for my first 5k!!! Let's do this!...  Read more

I just beat my personal best for a 5k at 46:15! I
Updated 5/18/2016 1:03:21 AM

I just beat my personal best for a 5k at 46:15! I am #motivated and super excited! Running my first 5k this Saturday. :D...  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

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

5 Weeks to a 5K and a Healthier You!

Spring is just around the corner, a time when 5K races are a popular weekend activity. Perhaps you’ve thought it might be fun to try one, but fear you’d never be able to finish. Maybe you’ve walked a 5K in the past, but you’re...  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