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5k Speed Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for 5k Speed Training.

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So You Want to Be a Runner?

Running is one of the fastest growing amateur sports among men and women of all ages. Read how to get started on your own quest to becoming a runner. It doesn’t surprise me that more people are running for cardio exercise these days. Accor...  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

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

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

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

Anyone know some good strength training exercises?
Updated 8/25/2016 8:43:13 PM

Anyone know some good strength training exercises?...  Read more

Turn my commute into a training plan
Updated 8/25/2016 9:03:39 PM

I ride my bike 30 miles round trip to work almost every day in good weather, which in reality works out to 3-4 times per week in the summer months. The 15 miles one-way takes me about an hour with the traffic lights, intersections, etc. I'm finishing...  Read more

Good workout today! Added strength training to my
Updated 8/24/2016 10:02:03 PM

Good workout today! Added strength training to my run/walk routine. Worked on my glutes and thighs today, I'm sure i will feel it in the morning but I will be one step towards becoming stronger!...  Read more

Just started a new job and I will be in training f
Updated 8/24/2016 8:55:05 PM

Just started a new job and I will be in training for it for the next five weeks. The problem is that training takes place downtown and there is a huge number of great restaurants to try. What to do?...  Read more

Anyone have some ideas on strength training exerci
Updated 8/24/2016 2:50:22 PM

Anyone have some ideas on strength training exercises i can do while im at home? I got 8lbs and 4 lbs weights, a yoga ball, and a 5 lbs medicine ball....  Read more

Distance not time!

I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi...  Read more

Resistance Training

Adding resistance training has definitely sped up my metabolism, and increased my weight loss...muscle burns more calories than fat!323...  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

Run Like an Olympian: 4 Tips to Your Fastest 5K

Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a stay-at-home mom, or a true weekend warrior, setting your sights on running a 5K is an achievable and rewarding goal. The second you sign up for a race you become an athlete. And once you start thinking like an a...  Read more

What a Difference a Year Makes

It was exactly one year ago today that I blogged about running my first 5K race. "I am not a runner. I really do not enjoy running," it opened. It was true. Running was something I did rarely because it made my lungs burn and my heart race. It...  Read more