Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now

Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now

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ISBN-13: 9781569244678
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/09/2004
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 406,118
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is funny and inspiring. Every page had me laughing out loud and made me want to get up off the sofa, dust off my old running shoes, and hit the road! It made me realize how much I miss working out, pointed out that I am not the only adult out there who feels ridiculous squeezing into show-all Lycra, and reminded me how fun it is to wear my silly cycling socks! If you want a nice, friendly introduction into the sport of triathlon combined with a wonderful dose of practical information for newbies who don't want to sell their house to attempt a first race - this is it. This book will take you from self-conscious beginner to healthy and happy competitor while sharing some very fun insights along the way - it was so fun to hear someone finally discuss the issues that are common to all women, to all 'normal-sized' people, and to all non-athlete types. This book helped me take a big-step towards appreciating my moderate and modest athletic ability. It reminded me that even though I am not the glorified image of the Greek triathlon goddess, that I can still get out there and have some fun - and get stronger and healthier in the process! Kudos to Jayne, for writing the tri-bible for us normal folk. You will find yourself referring back to this book again and again - that is, if you can keep your friends from borrowing it constantly! :-)
anterastilis on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I haven't really finished reading this book yet. Unfortunately, it's overdue AND it's an inter-library loan book (meaning no renewals AND hefty fines) so it has to go back today.Even though I might never achieve my strange aspiration to be a Slow Fat Triathlete, I really enjoyed what I read of this book. Jayne Williams is a very personable, engaging writer. It's clear that when she started she had no idea what she was doing - but (as far as I know) she went about everything the right way. She investigated different gear brands, she consulted her physician, she found a training group that was supportive of her as a newbie. She started with a Sprint Triathlon (much shorter than the Olympic length one) and worked her way up.She has lots of suggestions and advice and personal anecdotes, but never sounds preachy or like a know-it-all. She acknowledges her limitations and works with them/around them. She describes the Triathlon culture and what it's like to be the new kid, what happens at a race, what to look out for in terms of injuries, and what to expect when you've gotten addicted to triathlon!Overall, I'd say it's an excellent book for someone who is interested in getting started but is wary of jumping in to a new sport - especially if one happens to be a Slow and/or Fat Triathlete. Big ol' thumbs up.
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