I recommend joining the running training offered through SparkPeople or downloading Podrunner Intervals (www.podrunner.com) or Couch25K (www.c25k.com) to help you increase your stamina for running. All of these programs incorporate run/walk intervals that help you build your capacity to jog/run for extended periods of time/distances.
If you have a smart phone, the Run Keeper app is great for tracking your distance and time when running outside of the gym. Since most 5k events occur outside, you will want to get some days in where you run outside... trust me, its a different experience than the treadmill.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask the group or inbox me directly. I am excited for you!
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