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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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Fun, honest and insightful

I loved hearing the stories from all different types of runners. Having other people read these out worked really well in breaking them up from Lisa’s words.

A few things I didn’t like: using a word that is offensive to the trans community, lots of talk about weight loss (with numbers which could be triggering for people with eating disorders or a history of them), describing running as therapy (it’s a great adjunct but it’s not a replacement for professional mental health treatment) and the focus on always have to be positive (toxic positivity is actually detrimental for wellbeing).

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Excellent, inspirational running book.

I'd love Lisa as a friend and running partner !! Give me the confidence to go out there and try. Planning my first marathon!

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Very entertaining

The stories and experiences were wonderful to listen to. However, the message of never giving up even in case of pain, can be quite harmful especially in case of a sport that is known to cause injuries even in casual joggers (the book went very little into conditioning and other maintenance-care). Also the idea of everyone being able to run is very simple, and especially the travelling and high-cost entrance fees are a limited luxury for some of us.

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Lots of funny anecdotes

This is a lovely and inspiring book. Full of great tales that make you feel in awe, inspired and eager.

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My favourite running inspiration book (out of many

My absolute favourite book on running (and I've read / listened to loads! )
I've just finished listening to it for the 2nd time (a few months apart), and I know I will enjoy it again. Beautifully written - you can practically feel Lisa's personality come off the page, like you know her personally. I've laughed out loud (whilst out running), I've also cried a few times. Pure joy of a book, so glad I came across it

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Brilliant

I already have the book but great to listen and be encoraged by wonderful Lisa

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so relates

loved it, so relatable to and easy to listen, made me smile , good job

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Inspiring!

Really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting and inspiring. Nowhere are my trainers.

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Great book!

I loved it! So funny! Listened to it while running and laughed out laud many times while running. Definitely give it a go. Everyone can find something in this gem of a book.

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Inspirational

Lovely story of how Lisa learned to love running abd those she inspired along the way. She loves the journey.

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Pleasant listen

Lisa describe the struggle of Runners fast and slow new and old. a worthy listen