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 finished my first 5k last week! It was great. It was freezing, windy and rainy and I loved it. But in the wake of that awesome win, I'm feeling very unmotivated. My usual run faded to a jog then a bored walk. How do I get my passion for exercise ba... Read more
I work out 3-4 times a week training to run a 5k. I'm able to run but I'm slow because of the extra weight I'm carrying. While I exercise and do my best to eat right, I haven't lost a single pound. Looking for a friend to keep me motivated.... Read more
I am completing my very first 5K with my hubby in about a week and a half. I'm really excited, but a little nervous about what to expect. I am wondering if any of you have any advice for me for the day of the race- what clothes to wear, wha... 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
Running or walking a 5K is a great fitness goal for people of all fitness levels. It's an achievable distance, yet gives you a real feeling of accomplishment! While it does take a few weeks of training to complete that 3.1-mile distance, signing... Read more
On Saturday I did the Kona Run in Northville. I have not signed up for any more 5k's this year and I'm not sure if I'm going to.
I had set two goals for this year. I wanted to do a race under 40 minutes (successful in March 38:08) and then I wa... Read more
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