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Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer's Guide to the Edges of Running Susan Lacke


Paperback | Aug 2019 | Velo Press | 9781937715847 | 256pp | 203x130mm | GEN | AUD$34.99, NZD$39.99

Running is much more than just road racing! 

Humour columnist and runner Susan Lacke spent a year exploring running in its many shapes and forms. From races with giant cheese wheels to wife-carrying to naked racing to climbing the dark stairwells of the Empire State Building, Lacke’s brave forays and misadventures are chronicled in funny and even embarrassing detail. Part self-discovery, part history, and part running love story, Running Outside the Comfort Zone lays bare the brash, the bold and the very human side of America’s favourite all-comers sport.

'A book you just can't put down...Susan Lacke shows the reader that we, too, can take Carlos' passion and love and 'go the distance' in whatever we set out to do' – A Triathlete's Diary

'With humour and brutal honesty, Lacke draws you into a touching story that's refreshingly free of affected 'inspirational crap.' It made me laugh, gave me pause to reflect on my own fallible inner voice, and to rejoice over relationships strengthened through sport. Brilliant!' — Heather Wurtele, professional triathlete