Friday, October 15, 2010

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 Review

This book was a great read. Short and informal. A testimonial about how someone who was not (necessarily) bound for the medal stand, fell in love with the sport. The author tells you up front that if you are looking for a "how to" on triathlons, there are better books available (she even lists a few at the end of the book). There are no training plans here, though there is some information regarding how to approach training. This book covered broadly (but not deeply) what to think about at when considering a triathlon, but it was much more. The depth came in the form of how the author felt about training (through the less fun aspects of the sport as well as overcoming injuries and training burn out) and in the jubilance and personal victories competing in the races. She also talks about how (in this sport in particular) time consuming it can be and potential effects on family and friends. It reads like a conversation with a knowledgeble friend about their passion and how they set, approached and accomplished their goals. I can totally relate. Humorous, fun, compelling and somewhat informative; it is a great and motivational piece of literature.

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  • ISBN13: 9781569244678
  • Condition: New
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Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now Overview

Triathlon and endurance sports are not just for the skinny, the fast, and the young. They’re for you. You’re not too slow, fat, old, or klutzy. You’re just fine. Start today.

If you think that the only people who have any place in a triathlon are zero-body-fat elite athletes, reconsider right now. Triathlon and other endurance sports are a lot more accessible than you think. Jayne Williams, self-proclaimed "Slow Fat Triathlete," is living proof, and she wants you to join the fun. After years of obesity, poor health, and self-doubt, Jayne mustered up the will to exercise and worked her way from walking around the block to competing in her first triathlon in 2002. She got hooked on the rush of the race, and as a Slow Fat Triathlete, laughs at humiliation, embraces her foibles, and accomplishes impressive goals.

Slow Fat Triathlete is for anyone who may be out of shape, undisciplined, or otherwise unprepared to enter a triathlon but is curious to try. With its singular mix of practical advice (do what it takes to avoid chafing), screwball anecdotes (meet the hula dudes from the Big Kahuna Half-Ironman), and off-kilter observations (your wetsuit can make you feel like a superhero), Slow Fat Triathlete proves that you don’t have to lose weight, get your life in order, or have all the right equipment to pursue your athletic dreams. Just get off the couch, start moving, and have fun. You can do great things.

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