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Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow

Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Summary

Susan and Carlos were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor and a bit of a trainwreck - juggling a divorce, a pack-a-day habit, and hiding empty boxes of wine under her bed. He was her boss, an Ironman triathlete, with life figured out. She was a whiner, he was a hard-ass. He had his shit together, she most assuredly did not.

Trash-talking workouts, breakdowns, a devastating diagnosis - this heartwarming story of training buddies reveals a deep and abiding friendship that traversed life, sport, and everything in between. Their journey reveals the inspiring power of sports and friendship to change lives forever.

Amusing and poignant, Life's Too Short to Go So F--king Slow is about running and triathlon, growth and heartbreak, and an epic friendship that went the distance.

©2017 Susan Lacke (P)2018 Tantor

Critic reviews

"Life's Too Short...cements Lacke's reputation as the storyteller of endurance sports." (Salt Lake Magazine)

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Inspiring how one person can change a life

When I first started listening the narrator's voice really grated on me. However, I persevered and I gradually got sucked into the story and got hooked. As I had never read what the book was about (other than cycling) it was a shock when the story took a sudden turn. This only made we want to listen more and hope that all would work out good. I have to say that, for someone who is not known to be a softy, I found there to be some very touching moments in the later chapters.

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Great book

A great story well told, so much honestly I could relate to. very inspiring .

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Hilarious. Heart breaking. Human

I’ve never enjoyed an audio book as much as I enjoyed this. If you’re a sports addict, a tentative triathlete or someone who just wants to hear an honest account for relationships through sport, this is everything.

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emotional and captivating

I really loved the simplicity of this book it had me in tears by the end truly touching

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Friendship without limits

Nice feel good story to show that friendship has no limits and that challenges make you stronger

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Heartwarming

A fantastic story about friendship, with triathlon as a vehicle for storytelling. A true tale of ironman spirit.

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Well Worth a listen

Well written and narrated and had my attention all the way through,Emotional at times.Highley recommended

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fab story

fab narrator very well written n descriptive book loved the narrative behind it . well worth a listen

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Incredible!

Absolutely loved it, great story! Many times throughout the book I felt a tug on my heart strings as the story unfolded.

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stunning book one of the best and fabulous Tribute

couldn't stop was brilliant read ! got to get out on my rd bike far more and will think of Carlos !

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  • M. Verbeek
  • 03-12-18

Nice (auto)triography

Nice relaxed story about a young woman discovering endurance and tri thanks to a ( to become ) best friend. The friend has a lot of love for the sport, hence wisdom to share. Allin all More about the friendship than tri , i found this audiobook great for relaxed commuting and you’ll pickup some endurancesport attitudeboosters too.

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  • Denise Sauriol
  • 17-10-20

the beauty of endurance sports

I love how endurance sports not only brought 2 strangers together but also transformed the author. when I hit my wall in any races from now on, I will remind myself, "I came here for an F-ing Challenge!" thank you for sharing your story

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  • Tami R.
  • 10-09-20

great Story

Loved it. Although it was hard driving and crying at the same time. Also, laughing.

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  • Joseph Rager
  • 19-07-20

not a bot review

easy listen. makes me want to sign up for triathlon, not so sure about an ironman. more of a best-friend-love story than a book about triathlons

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-20

A must listen

Whether a triathlete or not. A great love story of “just friends. The rare book that will make you laugh, cry, and totally motivate you.

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  • Ralph Rios
  • 22-05-19

Amazing

She captures triathlon and life. Such a great story. I couldn’t stop listening to her story.

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  • E
  • 16-05-19

This book make me believe everybody can do it!

Enjoyed the journey and did not expect the end. The story is rather funny and sad at times. And a unlikely friendship. It is heart warming

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  • CJ
  • 22-11-18

Inspiring

Moving and inspiring story of friendship, dedication, and triathlon. A must read for all those who train hard and long. Of friendship and dedication to a goal.

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  • samira
  • 21-09-18

I would listen to it again

I loved the story, the narration and the quality. I laughed hard and cried deep with this book several times. Thanks Audible!

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  • Susan Lebeane
  • 10-08-18

Lazy Runner, Avid Reader

I’m just a runner and a lazy one at that. Triathlons do not appeal to me...at least, they didn’t until I listened to this book. I’m still skeptical, but there was a moment or two during this book when I thought, “I can do/be an Ironman!” Maybe I am a member of Susan’s “crazy people” club. I loved the story of friendship, determination, and love. You do not have to be any kind of athlete to read or listen to this book. It’s funny, sad, inspiring, and many other adjectives.