From the co-author of the best-selling Running Made Easy, with a foreword by running legend Kathrine Switzer.
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 aged 41. And unlike many runners, Lisa's not afraid to finish last in fact, she's done so in 20 of the 90-plus marathons she's completed so far.
But this 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, 250-mile ultrarunners whose tales of loss and laughter are sure to inspire you just as much as they've inspired her. This book 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!
Lisa Jackson is the co-author of the best-selling beginner s running book, Running Made Easy and author of Adore Yourself Slim. A Contributing Editor to Women s Running, Lisa has also written for Men s Running, Zest, Sportsister.com and Triathlete s World. Lisa lives in south London, with her husband Graham, who has run 27 marathons and two ultramarathons almost entirely against his will.