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Fast 5K

By Pete Magill

Spend two hours with Pete Magill’s Fast 5K and you’ll know how to run your fastest 5K.

In his fast-paced, ultimate guide to 5K running races, celebrated running coach Pete Magill reveals the 25 crucial keys to setting your next 5K personal record. Magill shares hard-earned lessons he gained while leading 19 teams to USA national championships and setting multiple American and world age-group and masters records.

To run your fastest 5K, you’ll need smart preparation. Magill shows how you can achieve top running fitness and racing readiness. The 25 crucial keys to unlock your fastest race include how to:

  • Figure out optimal training volume and intensity
  • Pace tempo runs for maximum benefit
  • Strengthen and build muscle fibers with hill running
  • Design strength, plyo, and technique routines that really work
  • Prevent injury with strategic tapering, recovery, and drills
  • Utilize a healthy diet to reach your ideal racing weight
  • Race tactically from start line to the finish
  • And much more!

In addition, Fast 5K includes 12-week and 16-week training plans to suit runners of all abilities. Whether you are new to the distance or toeing the line again for a personal best, Fast 5K is a must-have resource for reaching your goals.

Pete Magill

Pete Magill

Pete Magill is a running coach, accomplished athlete, and contributor to Runner’s World, Competitor, and formerly to Running Times. His popular columns, Magill on Masters, The Long Run, and The Performance Pagecovered training, nutrition, and mental training. As a coach, Magill has led his masters clubs to 19 USATF National Masters Championships in cross country and road racing. Currently a coach with Southern California’s Cal Coast Track Club and California Triathlon Club, Magill has worked with athletes of all ages, from youth through masters. He holds multiple American and world age-group records in the sports of track & field and road racing, and he is a 5-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year. Magill is author of Build Your Running Body and The Born Again Runner.

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Released: September 2019
Price: $19.95

ISBN-10: 1937715922
ISBN-13: 9781937715922

6" x 9"
200 pages

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