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Free Talk + Book Signing with Susan Lacke

  • Philadelphia Runner University City 3621 Walnut Street Philadelphia (map)

Susan Lacke is stopping by our University City shop on Wednesday, November 20th!

Susan will give a talk about all things running as well as reading from her hilarious and fascinating new book, "Running Outside the Comfort Zone." Refreshments will be provided (including adult beverages, because it's Friday.) Copies of both of her books will be available for sale, and Susan will sign anything you bring, even books she didn't write (she's very excited to be on tour). Free group run starts at 6PM followed by a free talk, drinks and book signing at 7PM!

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 spends 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.

Whether you're searching for inspiration, information, jubilation, or the occasional kick in the ass, Susan Lacke has a story for you. She is a featured contributor to multiple running and triathlon magazines, including Competitor, Triathlete, Women's Running, Outside, and SUCCESS magazines. She is the author of "Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow" and "Running Outside the Comfort Zone."

Earlier Event: November 20
University City - Wednesday Group Run
Later Event: November 21
Glen Eagle - Track Workout