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5k Run Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Run.

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

I recently started running and I am so anxious to
Updated 10/8/2015 8:18:09 PM

I recently started running and I am so anxious to go for a run but this bronchitis just wont seem to quit! I really just want to get better so I can get back on track!...  Read more

After just a month with my students, running nose,
Updated 10/8/2015 6:50:34 PM

After just a month with my students, running nose, sore throat and fever. I had 5 in my class today because they're home in bed sick. My poor little kids....  Read more

Anybody hears of Zombie, run app? Completed a run
Updated 10/8/2015 6:09:24 PM

Anybody hears of Zombie, run app? Completed a run around 9:30 completely scared out of my wits:) But I have NEVER ran 1.75 mi without stopping, so I am definitly proud of myself! At the "rate" I am going, I am thinking of a 5k next year... ;)...  Read more

New and running through the Welcome List
Updated 10/8/2015 10:35:23 PM

Just signed up yesterday. Starting a new phase of life. I have had a life of drinking a bunch of beer or wine every single day. Starting last Monday, NO MORE. I need to lose about 30 pounds, and then keep it there. I am looking forward to this si...  Read more

I work out 3-4 times a week training to run a 5k.
Updated 10/8/2015 12:47:45 PM

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

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

Run a 5K in 5 Weeks with SparkPeople's Virtual Race

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

5K Run

Yesterday, I met up with my running group and ran 5K. I don't consider myself a runner. The 5K distance was challenging and not always pleasant--especially running up those inclines toward the end of the route. But I kept my stride and finished. ...  Read more

Get Steppin' 5k Run

GET STEPPIN’ 5K RUN – August 8, 2015 A couple of days ago, I decided that I would run the Get Steppin’ 5k Road Race on Saturday 8/8/15, which was being held in the city where I live, if the family schedule allowed. It benefits a prog...  Read more