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'm considering a 5K run next year, I'm not sure I can run across the street if someone was chasing me and I'm "overweight" (5'1" 145 lbs). I have til October 2014 to prepare. I have NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING!!! Any suggestions, tip, references???
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30 I have walked many races but just started running late last summer. I know I won't be at a competitive pace but just running the entire way will be a big accomplishment! Any words of wisdom for this newbie???... Read more
I've been training with walk and run intervals using an app with a noise to signal my changes. I know some runners use this type of plan for marathons. I'm signed up for a local (but big) Thanksgiving morning 5K. The timed intervals help me fin... Read more
On October 31, 2013. I did my first 5k walk. Time 64:26. 364
I trained for 5 weeks with Sparkpeople training site.
Now I'm doing training for 5k walk/jog program 363
As of now I reached 217lbs from 280lbs, total 66lbs 9
Have a grea... Read more
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I just want to be excited for a minute here. I ran my 4th 5K this year this morning... I'm 5'6 and 300 pounds and I rocked the heck out of it. I finished near the end, but I didn't finish last.... 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
Very glad I ran the Christina 5K race this morning. For one thing, it was free to me as one race is included in Lakeland Runner's Club membership. It was the last LRC race of the year, so I would not have gotten my free one if I had passed this one u... Read more
Finished the Vancouver Historic Half 5k Race Yesterday and here was my Finishers Medal!
My Final time was 47:06! Not my best 5k Time but considering I ran in the Freezing Col and had to walk 2k in the middle of the run cause my lungs were... Read more
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