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.
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I did the "Run or Dye" 5K. If you have breathing issues like asthma or allergies, I suggest you wear a bandanna or painter's mask while running so you don't breathe in the colored cornstarch. Definitely wash race clothes separately!... Read more
Running a 5k tomorrow morning (yay Turkey trot-stuffing strut!) Just doing yoga class tonight to save my knees and hips for tomorrow. What kind of workouts do you do the day before race day?... 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
Friday night I completed my first 5K race since my foot injury and I finish strong with a 14 minute mile, which I thought was pretty darn good seeming how I was in a cast / boot in July! I am excited! My last 5K before the injury was a 10.39 min mile... 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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