• Running Outside THe Comfort Zone

    After a decade of writing about running, sports columnist Susan Lacke found herself in a serious running rut. The runners around her seemed to be thriving, setting goals, and having fun, but her own interest in running was lackluster.

     

    Seeking to reengage with the sport she once loved, Lacke spent a year exploring running in its many shapes and forms, taking on running challenges that scare her, push her, and downright embarrass her. From races with giant cheese wheels to a regional wife-carrying competition, a naked 5K to climbing the dark stairwells of the Empire State Building, Lacke’s brave forays and misadventures are chronicled in wondrous and funny stories.

    Running Outside the Comfort Zone uncovers the brash, bold, and very human sides of running, and along the way Susan rekindles her own crush on America’s favorite all-comers sport.

  • Life's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow

    They were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor with a pack-a-day habit and a bad attitude. He was her boss, and an accomplished Ironman triathlete. She was a whiner, he was a hardass. He had his shit together, she most assuredly did not. Yet Susan and Carlos shared a deep and abiding friendship that traversed life, sport, illness, death, and everything in between.

     

    Amusing and poignant, Life’s Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow is about running and triathlon, growth and heartbreak, and an epic friendship that went the distance.

  • Signed Copies

    Want an autographed copy? Susan is more than happy to scribble on the title page. She'll write an f-bomb in there, too - free of charge. Because you're fucking awesome.

  • Book Tour

    Let's take this show on the road! Susan will be Running Outside the Comfort Zone with running clubs, bookstores, running and try shops, and more in 2019. Is she coming to your city? You won't want to miss it. There will probably be running. There may also be free baked goods and/or beer. And there will definitely be shenanigans.

    St. Louis, MO

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Running Niche
    4131 Manchester Ave. F1
    St. Louis, MO
    Book signing @ 6 pm

    Author talk @ 7 pm
    See more here.

    St. Louis, MO

    Saturday, May 18, 2019

    St. Louis Triathlon race expo
    Rams' Park, Earth City, MO

    Book signing 10 am - 5 pm

    Author Talks 11:45 am & 2:15 pm

    Flagstaff, AZ

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Bright Side Bookshop
    18 N. San Francisco St.
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Run @ 5 pm (Flagstaff Library to FUTS trail)

    Author reading and book signing @ 6 pm
    See more here.

    Tucson, AZ

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    The Running Shop

    3055 N Campbell Ave #153

    Tucson, AZ

    Book signing 4 pm - 6 pm

    Author talk TBD

    Ogden, UT

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    Outbound Pursuit Series
    Ogden, UT
    See more here.

    New York, NY

    Monday, July 8, 2019

    New York Road Runners
    New York, NY
    Book club reading & Q&A

    New York, NY

    Tuesday, July 9

    New York Running Company by JackRabbit

    10 Columbus Circle, Suite 210

    New York, NY

    Run @ 6:30 PM, followed by talk & signing
    See more here.

    Seattle, WA

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Seattle Endurance Gala
    Seattle, WA

    Details TBD

    Seattle, WA

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Oiselle Flagship Store
    2632 NE University Village Street
    Seattle, WA

    Run @ 6:30 pm

    Author talk & book signing 7:30 pm

    Carol Stream (Chicago), IL

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    Dick Pond Athletics

    26W515 St. Charles Road

    Carol Stream, IL

    Run @ 8 AM

    Author reading & book signing @ 9 AM

    Dallas, TX

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Peticolas Brewery

    1301 Pace Street

    Dallas, TX

    Run @ 6:30 PM

    Author talk & signing @ 7:30 PM

    Details here

    Fort Worth, TX

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

    FWTri Club

    Olivella's Fort Worth

    6333 Camp Bowie Blvd
    Fort Worth, TX

    Talk & Signing, 6-9 PM

    Details here

    Nashville, TN

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    National Women’s Half Marathon Series expo
    Nashville, TN
    See more here.

    Tempe, AZ

    Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17, 2019

    Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit
    Tempe, AZ
    See more here.

    Philadelphia, PA

    Wednesday, November 20

    Philadelphia Runner University City
    3621 Walnut Street

    Philadelphia, PA

    Run at 6 PM, followed by talk & signing

  • speaking engagements

    Let's take this show on the road. Get in touch with Susan to schedule a talk, signing, or other shenanigans in your city.

  • About Susan Lacke

    Susan Lacke believes in the transformative power of stories. Whether you're searching for inspiration, information, jubilation, or the occasional kick in the ass, Susan Lacke has a story for you.

     

    Susan's work has appeared in several regional and national publications, including Competitor, Triathlete, Women's Running, Outside, SUCCESS and Salt Lake magazines. Her books, "Life's Too Short To Go So Fucking Slow" and "Running Outside the Comfort Zone" are available in bookstores, online, and at specialty running & triathlon shops.

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