Escape From Alcatraz 2013 – Race Report

Escape From Alcatraz 2013 – Race Report

Mar 10

I ‘Escaped’ from Alcatraz!   As I found out last weekend, this meant a whole lot more than just swimming across San Francisco Bay. In fact, that was just the beginning.  I picked a mofo of a challenge for my first race of 2013, and it was a fantastic weekend all the way across the board. This weekend was a whirlwind.  I had a recording session for The Simpsons late in the afternoon on...

Training Update – Base 3, Week 1

Training Update – Base 3, Week 1

Mar 07

I entered into the final base phase of my training after a nice and easy recovery week.  The only difference between this and previous base weeks?  There was a race on the schedule, Escape From Alcatraz.  I went into this week approaching it as a true ‘Base’ week and not a race week.  One of the big mistakes I made last year was treating all of the weeks before and after the early...

Escape From Alcatraz Race Primer

Escape From Alcatraz Race Primer

Feb 27

This weekend is the 33rd annual Escape From Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco, and I’m heading up there to participate for the first time.  I’m fresh off an injury and am not even close to being race-ready, but I’m hyped nonetheless as the prospect of swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco proper sounds completely daunting, terrifying, and so absolutely exciting!  Tack on...