If you’ve ever tried a Couch to 5K training plan that promised to work for anyone, only to end up quitting after three weeks because it was too hard, this is the book for you.
Building on the concepts taught in the best-selling book Running With Curves, Why You’re Not Too Fat to Run and the Skinny on How to Start Today, Jill Angie gives you everything you wish to have to finish your first race—and feel great about it—including a step by step training plan that takes into account all of the challenges of being an overweight athlete in a size-six world.
Where other training plans fail you, this book steps in and gets you to the finish line with ease, bringing out your inner runner girl and showing you that you’re capable of so much more than you ever thought conceivable.
This book is for anyone who wants to complete their first 5K. That means you don’t even have to be a runner at this time. So long as you’ll be able to walk for 3 miles, it is possible for you to to do a 5K in two months. I promise. Also, this book is designed to train you to finish that 5K in a way that feels good to you, both mentally and physically. That means you’ll be able to walk, run, skip, or even disco dance your way across the finish line. Now, if you’ve already done a 5K (or two… or five), this doesn’t mean you won’t get anything out of this book. Just the opposite, in truth. There is a truckload of helpful information here to help you take your 5K performance to the next level.
Praise for Not Your Average 5K
Jill Angie has created a 5K training plan that not only gets you to the finish line but addresses the #1 reason that many new (and experienced) runners face when taking on new challenges. Mindset. In this easy to follow program, Jill walks you through exactly what to do, when to do it, and how to get rid of self doubt, fear and anxiety known as your “inner mean girl” so that you finish strong, confident, and proud. Whether you struggle with the physical aspects, mental aspects, both or neither, this guide will have you totally prepared on race day.
—Steve Carmichael, running coach and host of The RunBuzz podcast, www.RunBuzz.com
“Not Your Average 5K is a highly readable and engaging book that will have you BELIEVING you’ll be able to do a 5K in eight weeks and provides a roadmap with plans to accomplish it. It is authentic, thorough, and motivational from start to finish! We highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to do their first 5K.”
—Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano of Run The Edge, www.RunTheEdge.com