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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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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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Didn't like this one.

Loved her previous book but this nah just didn't like it, I love running just no intention of running in or participating in a marathon or races, I run just for the love of running but this is all about racing etc. Not for me

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Loved it. So inspired by this book.

So inspired, ive entered my first marathon! Loved hearing the stories. They encouraged me to get out and keep going!

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Helped me through my first half marathon training

Loved this. Lisa narrates her own book with genuine joy in running. Listened as I trained for my own half marathon and it easily (ish!) whiled away the miles. Would recommend.

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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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Inspirational and funny

Love the honesty and the normalisation of not running for times ❤️.

Thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish.

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Very inspirational listen.

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I loved listening to Lisa’s running journey. Amongst many laugh out moments, Lisa demonstrates how coming last in a race is nothing to be a ashamed of. She talks about the people she has me, to the places she has been.
Even if you are not into running, this is still a great audiobook to listen to.

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Loves every minute

This was an enjoyable read with great variety and stories. I’m a recreational runner and this really validated for me that that’s ok. Lisa is a power house - so enjoyable

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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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entertainment and relatable

This is a great book! Extremely relatable from beginning to end. Runners must read

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Pleasant listen

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