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New book Fast 5K by Pete Magill is pitched as ultimate guide to 5K racing


Fast 5K by Pete Magill is billed as the ultimate guide to 5K racing. In the new book, published by VeloPress, Magill shares the 25 essential keys to 5K fitness and race-readiness that any runner can use to reach their next PR goal.

Fast 5K: 25 Crucial Keys and 4 Training Plans is available now in bookstores, running shops, and online.

With an abundance of races held every weekend across the globe, bolstered by the expansion of parkrun, the 5K is an accessible distance for dedicated runners to race regularly and chase PRs. Using the hard-earned lessons he gained while setting multiple American and age-group 5K records, as well as leading 19 teams to national championships, Magill’s Fast 5K is a ‘fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to smart racing’.

The book features advice on optimal training mileage, effective tempo runs, VO2max workouts, hill repeats, injury prevention, recovery, diet and lifestyle, and more. With four 12- and 16-week training plans, runners can put the keys into practice with the plan that works best for them.

  • Fast 5K: 25 Crucial Keys and 4 Training Plans
  • Paperback with two-color interior and charts, tables, and training plans throughout.
  • 6″x 9″, 200 pp., US$19.95, 9781937715922

Pete Magill is a running coach, world-class athlete, and contributor to Runner’s World, PodiumRunner, and formerly to Running Times. He has coached Southern California’s Cal Coast Track Club and California Triathlon Club, and he has worked with athletes of all ages. He holds multiple American and world age-group records, and he is a 5-time USA Masters Cross Country Runner of the Year. Magill is the author of SpeedRunner, Build Your Running Body, and The Born Again Runner.

VeloPress is a leading publisher of books about endurance sports. Focused on cycling, triathlon, running, and swimming, VeloPress books aim to help athletes achieve their goals of going faster and farther.



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