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5k Speed Training Resources

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

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

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

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

The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym

Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the...  Read more

Fat guy Couch-to-5k problems
Updated 7/30/2014 11:34:14 PM

Today was Week 1, Day 1... but I've noticed this problem before. Every time I run or jog my back (particularly lower back, tending a little bit towards the right side) feels like it is being put in a vice grip. Is this something people should po...  Read more

I ran 5k!
Updated 7/31/2014 6:54:42 AM

I've never been a 'runner', but last year I was turned on to the C25k program. Like a lot of people, I never completed the program. This year I kept pushing myself toward that goal and made it. My new goal is to reach 10k....  Read more

Couch 2 5K
Updated 7/29/2014 12:23:07 PM

I am doing the couch 2 5K program with full motivation to run my first 5K this fall. I started week 1 going strong, with my daughter cheering me on and riding her bike with me (she is 5), and now just finished week 2. But now my daughter has lost i...  Read more

Strength Training
Updated 7/28/2014 6:05:25 AM

Afternoon all! Im trying to get a good routine going for my work outs, and I wanted to find out if, with Strength Training, is speed/number of reps mort important? or is Slow and steady better? For example, I've been doing wall push ups, a...  Read more

Cardio or Strength Training... (Or Both)
Updated 7/28/2014 8:53:41 AM

Just curious what everyone chooses for working out... if you just do Cardio... or Strength Training... or a mixture of the two... and do you switch days you do both? oxox...  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

1st Plateau Broken!

I hit my first plateau after the first 15 pounds. I reassessed my calorie intake and my exercise routine. I adjusted my calories down about 100 to 200 per day. I added resistance training, and upped the mileage per week that I was walking by a half o...  Read more

Couch to 5K Group

New to running? So are we! If you are interested in starting the Couch to 5K Running Program or you already have, this team is for you!!!...  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