We leave tomorrow for San Fran so Justin can race the Escape from Alcatraz on Sunday.
Here is why I married a psycho and it sometimes scares me… kidding. From the race’s website:
The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon begins with a 7:30 am plunge from the San Francisco Belle into the icy cold water adjacent to Alcatraz Island. Participants are unloaded from the boat in less than 6 minutes. It is quite a rush when you take the leap from the ferry for the 1.5 mile swim. Triathletes will face strong currents and 55 degree water temperatures. Wetsuits and hoods are recommended.
Mounting their bikes at the Marina Green, triathletes will begin the out-and-back 18-mile ride by heading west toward Crissy Field via Marina Boulevard. They will climb to Lincoln Blvd. traveling through the Presidio to Camino del Mar. They will then climb up the hill to the Palace of the Legion of Honor…
Any flat roads here?!
On tired legs, the triathletes will begin the 8-mile run… They will encounter the deep sand of Baker Beach to the turn-around point and back until they reach the dreaded Equinox Sand Ladder (400 steps up the cliff). This experience will drain the legs of even the best professionals. Runners are urged to use the hand cable to help them walk up the stairs. The stairs are to the run what the currents and waves are to the swim.
Tired legs, deep sand, dreaded, drain the legs, urged to use hand cables?!
Should be an interesting Sunday.
In other news, this is my last week in 2nd trimester. Since I have a scheduled C-Section at 39 weeks, I guess I’m really already in my 3rd since I only have 12 weeks left. YIKES!
I finally feel pregnant.
but of course I chose HR Inferno.