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5k Run Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Run.

Can I Enter Races with My Dog?

If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo...  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

''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

Today's 5K
Updated 4/17/2014 2:26:35 PM

I ran a 5K this morning, two weeks after hurting my back and less than a week after an awful stomach flu, which is cause enough to celebrate. BUT. I also got my fastest 5K time ever, my first average mile under 17 minutes, AND it's the firs...  Read more

Did my first 5k yesterday!
Updated 4/9/2014 5:47:14 PM

Eeek! Okay so place wise I didn't do stellar, but honestly my only goal was just to not come in last. Goal achieved. I have to say with it being my first 5k it was really the best experience! My husband and several friends from church did it with me....  Read more

stuck on week 2 5k
Updated 4/8/2014 8:30:50 PM

Hi I'm 55 and doing the 5kwalk/jog and have been doing week 2 day 3 for 3 days now and don't feel as though i can move to next level. how can i add the same day to my tracker before i move up to next level?...  Read more

Walking a 5K!!!
Updated 3/30/2014 3:01:50 PM

I'm so happy to report that I am overcoming fear of failure and my own idea that I don't belong in 'fitness events". Tomorrow, I will be joining hundreds of other people in my city to walk 5 kilometers, 3.1 miles, in a fun color dash. I am so excit...  Read more

Getting back to running after an injury
Updated 3/27/2014 5:39:12 PM

I saw this link and though it might be helpful lifehacker.com/how-to-return-to-running-af
ter-an-injury-1553063140 The main principles stood out to me: A short test run to see if any pain presented 3-4 days of low mileage to establis...  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

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  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

Day 2 - 5k run!

First off, I'm surprised and overwhelmed by the support of my sparkfriends. I really didn't think anyone would have even my last post...so thanks you so much. Secondly, I'm on my phone so I can't type much but I want to post something and thank my fr...  Read more

5K Run (am I nuts)????

Crazy news! Cold Springs, Mn will be having a 5K walk/Run in May. My son will be home from Afghanistan by then. He and his wife want to run this marathon as it's for the Disabled Vets! How cool is that???? I have to juggle my work schedule bu...  Read more