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5k Run Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Run.

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How to Crush a Workout Cramp

You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 5K

Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created...  Read more

Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas!

Are you the type of person who hates to exercise? You're not alone! If your motivation (or creativity) is lacking, try some of these workout ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, accessible and fun—you'll never dr...  Read more

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  Read more

''Running Helped Me Lose Almost 100 Pounds!'' *

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. ...  Read more

Did my week 2, day 1 of couch to 5k this evening,
Updated 9/19/2016 2:59:22 PM

Did my week 2, day 1 of couch to 5k this evening, still working on my playlist....  Read more

Did my week 2, day 1 of couch to 5k this evening,
Updated 9/19/2016 2:24:54 PM

Did my week 2, day 1 of couch to 5k this evening, still working on my playlist....  Read more

I went to the gym running N rode a bike
Updated 9/19/2016 12:24:46 PM

I went to the gym running N rode a bike...  Read more

I just got run the gym running and riding the bike
Updated 9/19/2016 11:44:23 AM

I just got run the gym running and riding the bike there have a banana for lunch...  Read more

Had a great day yesterday but ran out of my main p
Updated 9/19/2016 8:41:40 AM

Had a great day yesterday but ran out of my main pain# medication. So am in withdrawal today tempered by a fast acting version of the same pain medication....  Read more

Start a New Program!

When I hit my plateau, I signed up for the SparkPeople 5K running program. It involved 3 days per week of working up to jogging a 5K. It was a great program and I was incredibly excited to get to the end result! SparkPeople has a bunch of programs...  Read more

Beating back that "beaten down" feeling.....

Woke up today with a pounding headache, no energy, and wanting to eat comfort foods and crawl back under the warm covers. Even skipped my morning workout - a very rare event : ( But rather than let defeat take over, I went for a nice brisk walk at...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

Health Problems Prompt Sarah to Lose 90 Pounds*

This blog is a featured "SparkStory", one of the classic posts from our members that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to the SparkPeople Community. SparkPeople Member:  SM0RE007In 2011, I weighed close to 240 pounds...  Read more

Confession: I Didn't Run a Marathon

Early this year, I shared a goal with you: I would run my first marathon on May 1. Guess what? I didn't run it. My training went well until I hit the double digits. I read up about marathon training, selected a plan for beginners and rose early...  Read more

Jingle Bell 5K Run for Arthiritis

Over the weekend I ran a 5k with my sister. She is not really a runner, like me, but runs a few 5Ks with me a year for fun. yes, believe it or not, for FUN! I sometimes run with her and sometimes run at my own pace. For this race, I ran at my own...  Read more

Day 6 - Went for a 5k run!

Today was supposed to be my rest day but since I took a rest day on Friday, which was also my cheat day, I decided to get something in. It is a beautiful, balmy 8C today so I decided to go for a run. I think it was the 3rd run I've done all year...yi...  Read more