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

Slow Fat Triathlete

Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now

Paperback Published: 8th April 2004
ISBN: 9781569244678
Number Of Pages: 179

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The idea of participating in a triathlon may sound out of the realm of possibility for those without a typical jock-athlete’s honed build, intense focus, and competitive mindset. But now Slow Fat Triathlete opens the door to those who may not come quite so equipped. After years of obesity, poor health, and self-doubt, Jayne Williams took part in her first triathlon in 2002 to prove something to herself and became hooked on the rush of the race. Today she is a self-proclaimed “slow fat triathlete,” unafraid to overcome humiliation, laugh at her foibles, have fun, and accomplish impressive goals. Slow Fat Triathlete is a book for those who may be overweight, out of shape, undisciplined, or otherwise unprepared to enter a triathlon but are curious to try. Through personal stories, practical ideas and suggestions, and uproarious anecdotes, this book inspires, encourages, and proves that with a little training, almost everybody can have a great time and reap huge rewards from pursuing their tri dreams—and that everyone can become a participant and an athlete.

Introduction: Don't Be Afraid of the F-Wordp. ix
Life in the Slow Fat Lane: How did I Get Here?p. 1
Your Road to Slow Fat Triathletehood (or Fast Skinny Triathletehood, if You Insist)p. 16
It's Really not About the Bike: Observations on Equipment--Essential, Inessential, and Funp. 32
Training Daze: Preparing Yourself to Actually do Thisp. 58
Losing Your Tri Virginity: How to Have Fun Your Very First Timep. 85
Going the Extra Mile or 124.5: Options for Continuing Your Athletic Endeavorsp. 106
For People Who Love Triathletes: How to Be a Tri Supporterp. 124
When Bad Things Happen to Slow Fat Triathletes: Injury, Illness, or Loss of Sense of Humorp. 142
Actually, You Can't Eat Whatever You Want: The Sad Truth About Triathlon Trainingp. 152
In Which I Tell You What I've Told You: Move. Get Fit. Have Fun.p. 161
Resources: A Highly Unsystematic List of Stuff That Might Be Helpfulp. 164
Acknowledgmentsp. 171
Indexp. 173
About the Authorp. 180
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ISBN: 9781569244678
ISBN-10: 1569244677
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 8th April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.65  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.19