Pete Magill’s Fast 5K Distills the Crucial Keys to Running Your Fastest 5K Race

Fast 5K by Pete Magill

Boulder, CO, USA — September 10, 2019 — Fast 5K by Pete Magill is the ultimate guide to 5K racing. 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 will be available in bookstores, running shops, and online this September. For a preview, visit

With an abundance of races held every weekend across the country, 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. Each key is short and tightly focused, with advice on optimal training mileage, effective tempo runs, VO2max workouts, hill repeats, injury prevention, recovery, diet and lifestyle, and much more. With four 12- and 16-week training plans, runners can put the keys into practice with the plan that works best for them.

No one knows the 5K race better than Coach Pete Magill. With Fast 5K, committed runners will find their times dropping and race experiences improving, leading to one PR after another.

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

Pete Magill is a running coach, world-class athlete, and contributor to Runner’s World, PodiumRunner, and formerly to Running Times. Pete 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.

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