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
So, is it getting easier? Are the habits starting to stick? Are you starting to make healthy choices without thinking about it? It might take a little longer for some of your goals to completely feel natural, but you might not be far off.The harder y... 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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If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo... Read more
I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would... Read more
I ran a 5K this morning, two weeks after hurting my back and less than a week after an awful stomach flu, which is cause enough to celebrate.
I also got my fastest 5K time ever, my first average mile under 17 minutes, AND it's the firs... Read more
Eeek! Okay so place wise I didn't do stellar, but honestly my only goal was just to not come in last. Goal achieved. I have to say with it being my first 5k it was really the best experience! My husband and several friends from church did it with me.... Read more
I'm 55 and doing the 5kwalk/jog and have been doing week 2 day 3 for 3 days now and don't feel as though i can move to next level. how can i add the same day to my tracker before i move up to next level?... Read more
I'm so happy to report that I am overcoming fear of failure and my own idea that I don't belong in 'fitness events". Tomorrow, I will be joining hundreds of other people in my city to walk 5 kilometers, 3.1 miles, in a fun color dash. I am so excit... 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
Today, I checked something off my bucket list that has been there for a LONG time... to run a 364 race!
Last summer when I started running, a 60 second jog seemed like a lifetime. But I kept at it, and little by little it got easier. I never... Read more
February was a month of getting back into the groove of things again. Hubby and I went to the gym all but three days, with a total of 1,303 fitness minutes for the month. Fruits and veggies made a regular appearance at ever... Read more
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