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5k Run Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Run.

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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

''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

8 Lessons from My First 5K Race

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

5 Fitness Feats that are Worth the Training

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

Hi, I'm new. I am running my first 1/2 marathon to
Updated 1/21/2015 12:39:43 PM

Hi, I'm new. I am running my first 1/2 marathon tomorrow and just want to finish. Take care everyone!...  Read more

Running and carbs..
Updated 1/17/2015 5:45:22 PM

My training for my 5 has gotten more intense since I am actually running nearly 3 miles in 30 mins now. I've been doing it for 10 weeks but am on week 7 as I was ill and had to take a break. This week has been AWFUL. I have been so hungry!!! All I se...  Read more

Go get fitted at a running store. The people who w
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Go get fitted at a running store. The people who work there will watch you walk and run, and ask you how you use your shoes before suggesting ones they think will work best for you. Everyone's feet are different; get the best shoes for yours!...  Read more

First 5k
Updated 1/23/2015 9:38:49 AM

I've got my first 5k in eight weeks. Anybody have any good tips for a beginner?...  Read more

Happy workout Wednesday everyone! Today I ran and
Updated 1/14/2015 10:05:14 PM

Happy workout Wednesday everyone! Today I ran and started training for my very first 5k race! What did you do to better yourself today?...  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

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

In the Company of SparkPeople Heroes

By Bob Dawson On Saturday, March 27, 2010 I had the opportunity to meet up with some fellow SparkPeople members in Pittsburgh who were participating in the Just a Short Run. This was a series of races comprised of six events all going on at the...  Read more

Entering my 1st 5k Run and Spartan Race

I have been running off and on the last month and a half. Man in was tough starting out. Shin splints, not being able to walk after running, and spending a good amount of time taking hot baths and getting massages on my legs hoping that it would help...  Read more

2014 IACP Univeral Adventure 5K Run/Walk

This event was run by Track Shack (but was not one of their races); they also ran the Miracle Miles 15K. This was my 3rd race with them, and I can't say that I'm impressed. They are running a couple more that I want to do, but we'll see. I also kn...  Read more