Sunday, June 5, 2011

Scouting Escape from Alactraz

We're now two weeks into coached practices... the training's been pretty broad - everything from swim technique drills, intervals on the track (1st time since high school), run technique work, bike maintenance, and a timed 100m swim marker set (yeah, that wasn't so pretty).

Earlier today I watched 2,000 triathletes compete in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, including my TNT mentor, Lisa, who swam as part of a relay team. Escape from Alcatraz is the closely related cousin to the SF Triathlon at Alcatraz, slightly longer swim, shorter bike, and the same grueling run. The thunderstorms held off and the weather was gorgeous (proving once again that meteorologists in SF have a tough job). Biggest takeaway from today was to pick the right line in the swim... you definitely don't want to overshoot and get stuck fighting the current back to the swim exit.

T-minus 11 weeks until I'll be in a similar picture...

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