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Your Pace or Mine?

What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last
Narrated by: Lisa Jackson
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Lisa Jackson is a surprising cheerleader for the joys of running. Formerly a committed fitness-phobe, she became a marathon runner at 31 and ran her first 56-mile ultramarathon at the age of 41. Unlike many runners, Lisa's not afraid to finish last. In fact, she's now done so in 25 of the 100-plus marathons she's completed so far. 

Your Pace or Mine? isn't just Lisa's story. It's also that of the extraordinary people she’s met along the way - tutu-clad fun runners, octogenarians, and 250-mile ultrarunners - whose tales of loss and laughter are sure to inspire you just as much as they've inspired her.

This audiobook is for anyone who longs to experience the sense of connection and achievement that running has to offer, whether you're a nervous novice or a seasoned marathoner dreaming of doing an ultra.

An account of the triumph of tenacity over a lack of talent, Your Pace or Mine? is proof that running really isn't about the time you do, but the time you have!

©2016 Lisa Jackson (P)2020 Lisa Jackson

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  • Fiery Flower
  • 09-10-2020

Amusing accounts of running

Really enjoyed listening to the audio book. Had me chuckling in places and the having the 'Oh me too!' moments.

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  • Miss Michelle Malone
  • 03-10-2020

Inspirational story for runners of all levels

A great book that will inspire you to see the fun side of running and realise that you can achieve so much more than putting miles in your legs when you don't take the sport too seriously. Lisa has inspired me to try at least one marathon after hearing about all her exploits in this book. She really is an inspiration

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  • Tammy S
  • 23-08-2020

Inspiring

This book has taught me to enjoy running and not make every run a hard and punishing task. To run is to have fun!

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  • C. Serginson
  • 13-08-2020

Definitely a thumbs up

Very funny, entertaining and inspiring. I would certainly enjoy a run with Lisa. The narration really grows on you. It's very candid and gets you to reach for your trainers.

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  • Jo_1995
  • 08-08-2020

Fabulous, uplifting read

Last year I ran the London marathon, I was reluctant to call myself a runner as I was slow! None the less I decided I wanted to do more! I read Lisa’s column in Runners World, I am a new subscriber. Having read this book. I will now enter races that i would have avoid in the past due to fear of coming last!

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  • Cheryl Heard
  • 29-07-2020

Lost my running mojo

Having gone through chemotherapy and now immunotherapy I found it so hard to get back into running because my body is not like it was. Listening to Lisa made me realise it wasn’t about the running and spread it was about doing it and enjoying it. I continue to run although difficult at times but this book has made me, well smile again and go my own pace as long as I get out there it doesn’t matter how fast or slow I am. Thank you Lisa

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  • Young at heart
  • 12-05-2020

Must read for all runners!

Absolutely loved it! Makes you laugh and cry and as a runner you will find yourself nodding along as you empathise with Lisa and her experiences. Awesome book!