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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

5K Newbie
Updated 10/9/2015 3:45:21 PM

Hi all! I am completing my very first 5K with my hubby in about a week and a half. I'm really excited, but a little nervous about what to expect. I am wondering if any of you have any advice for me for the day of the race- what clothes to wear, wha...  Read more

Going to begin a bit of cross training today.....I
Updated 10/7/2015 8:33:56 AM

Going to begin a bit of cross training today.....I have acquired a nice multi terrain bicycle and will add 3 30 min joy rides to help build quad strength and aerobic endurance. .......  Read more

Hi getting myself ready for first 5k, any tips?
Updated 10/6/2015 8:01:32 PM

Hi getting myself ready for first 5k, any tips?...  Read more

Has anyone trained for a half marathon? How many w
Updated 10/6/2015 1:50:58 PM

Has anyone trained for a half marathon? How many weeks did you train for it? I'm a intermediate runner, and do regular 4 mile runs. Should I start in a beginner training program or intermediate since this will be my first half?...  Read more

Recently completed a 5k. signing up for another on
Updated 10/7/2015 2:13:32 PM

Recently completed a 5k. signing up for another one,, i have no problem staying active. my issue is controlling my food...  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

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