• 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 is regularly featured in national and regional publications, including Triathlete, Women's Running, Outside, NBC News, SUCCESS and Salt Lake Magazine. Her bestselling 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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    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.

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    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.

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