Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz

Fast 5k, by Pete Magill

January 18, 2023
Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz
Fast 5k, by Pete Magill
Show Notes

Fast 5k; 25 Crucial Keys and 4 Training Plans is about two-thirds reading and one-third training plans. The reading consists of 25 short chapters, each one about a key to running a fast 5k. There are 15 training keys, 5 lifestyle, diet and gear keys, 5 race day keys, and a bonus key for masters athletes with age-related adjustments and advice. There are various charts and tables throughout the book to demonstrate the principles visually.

Pete Magill is a masters runner, coach, and writer. In addition to Fast 5k, he is the lead author of the book Build Your Running Body, and author of The Born Again Runner and Speedrunner. Pete is a former senior writer and columnist for Running Times magazine, former Editor for Double Runner magazine, and a frequent contributor to Runner's World and the Podium Runner website. In his 30’s, Pete Magill was a screenwriter, and wrote scripts for New Line Cinema and Disney. He has coached at the youth, high school, open, and masters levels. As a masters athlete, he’s led his Southern California clubs to 19 national championships in cross country and road racing. He’s also a five-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year, the fastest-ever American distance runner over age 50 in the 5K and 10K (15:01, 31:11, respectively), and holds multiple American and world age group records.

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