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Training Plan 5k Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Training Plan 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

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

How to Turn Your Walk into a Run

You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq...  Read more

Just started today. Where do I find meal plans? Do
Updated 10/9/2015 9:58:36 PM

Just started today. Where do I find meal plans? Do they have plans for vegetarian ?...  Read more

Also have a question. Can we change the meal plan
Updated 10/9/2015 3:48:27 PM

Also have a question. Can we change the meal plan with cholesterol free ideas I can follow? Couldn't find anything like this....  Read more

Finished a 5k but now what?
Updated 10/11/2015 8:23:48 PM

I finished my first 5k last week! It was great. It was freezing, windy and rainy and I loved it. But in the wake of that awesome win, I'm feeling very unmotivated. My usual run faded to a jog then a bored walk. How do I get my passion for exercise ba...  Read more

Are you strength training? You could be building m

Are you strength training? You could be building muscle. I think the body changing is more sign of success than the number on the scale. Keep track of your body measurements!...  Read more

day two of the full diet plan and things are going
Updated 10/9/2015 11:24:15 AM

day two of the full diet plan and things are going well. Ate a liytle orf breakfast then cleaned two rooms. not even really tired...  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

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