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.
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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
Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential.
The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach
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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
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
I ran a 5k and taught 2 fitness classes in a 4 day period, I swear I didn.t overeat during this time period and i gained 3pounds. I was just starting to make progress. Any ideas on what might have happened?... Read more
I just signed up to do the Color Run 5k next month. I currently walk a 22 min mile. Any tips on how I can increase my speed? I would love to start jogging but don't know what to do. Luckily the run is not timed :)... Read more
I had a really good exercise day! Completed a 5k in 49minutes 30 seconds! Not to bad for my first timed 5k! Now to find the right eating plan for me!! Still trying to figure it out!! Meet with a personal trainer on Thursday! I hope she can help me!... Read more
Just wanted to let you know of a virtual 5K run/walk where you can earn some awesome race bling. It's called Sparkle Princess Run 5K and it's designed for anyone at any pace, anywhere. It's the week of Thanksgiving and I know we can a... Read more
Tomorrow is the Twin Cities Marathon and 10 Miles Races. I am going to watch with some friends from my run club and we know many people running the races. At least one is trying to qualify for Boston and another is running as a Master's Elite. See... Read more
Take time to review your medium- and short-range goals. Keep them fresh and exciting. If you're close to a goal weight, or you're tired of focusing on the scale, set an unusual or challenging fitness goal -- train for a 5K race, take up a new sport... Read more
Whenever I am running and think I can't possibly go another step I think about my friend who was in a motorcycle accident about four years ago. He has devoted himself to his recovery and finished a 5k race last summer. He walked over the finish lin... Read more
Perhaps you’ve considered training for a 5K, but the idea of running or walking a traditional race just isn’t motivating enough to get you off the couch and out the door. These days, there are a wide variety of races to participate... Read more
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
I finished the race today. I didn't run the whole thing, there was quite a bit of walking done, and that's okay. This was in Kona, Hawaii, and I didn't get out of the starting gate until almost 9 am. It was already in the 90s at... Read more
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This weekend my friend and I joined our friend in her neck of the woods for a 5k race. We live about an hour away from this friend so we thought it would be fun to run on the weekend with her. These are the ladi... Read more
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