Monday, June 04, 2007

Quick Alcatraz

The long and short of it: Bad fever night before, raced anyway, swim was easiest part of the course (and still the hardest swim I've done), hills, hills, hills, hills and more hills on the bike and run, Bataan death march after race to turn bike in at Sports Basement, fever sweats all night...

That's what I get for hanging around this city with the highs of 55 degrees and friggin gusty winds - still, it's a beautiful city and the race was "this is so hard I just gotta laugh" tough. Since there was no Clydesdale division, I knew upfront I wasn't going to worry about performance - and just enjoy doing things like taking pictures on the swim (which I did, but have not yet developed them), not crashing on the bike (did I mention that the hills were gnarly?) and savoring the sand stairs, running under the Golden Gate Bridge, and just being there.

Which is what I did. Thanks for following along with me, I'll post a good race review once we get home...

14 comments:

bigmike600 said...

Sounds like you had a blast. I watched the finish line video feed for about an hour and it looked like everyone who did it was enjoying themselves. Saw a lot of cartwheels across the finish line and people running with their kids.

Myles said...

Man...fever?! You are one tough cookie. Way to hang and, you know, now and forver...Alcatraz is in the books!

Can't wait for your race report and those swim pics!

Dan Seifring said...

Great job on the race. First thing I did when I got back from the wedding the wife and I was at, was to see how you did. Hope you feel better.

Lesser is More said...

Congrats on the finish. Tough course, as always. It was great to be able to track your progress and watch the video feed online. I wish all races did this!

Comm's said...

racing sick sucks. After IMAZ I have a new appreciation for those that succeed while doing it.

JohnnyTri said...

Ya Fever! Oh crap, you really bringn` da Bigun's out.

Dont worry, we still not scared here in Texas!

Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rockon`

LBTEPA said...

WELL DONE!
Looking forward to your race report :)

Tri-Dummy said...

Don't care how BAD you think you did...you did it. Thats a monumental race to put on your triathlon resume.

Well done, Army Dawg.

TriJack said...

great job in less than ideal circumstances!

Wrenching Winz said...

Sounds like an epic! Glad you finshed and hope for a speedy recovery

Spokane Al said...

Great job in a tough, tough race. Many people do not realize that the summer months tend to generate colder weather in San Francisco than at other times of year. I guess you experienced that.

TriFeist said...

Alcatraz! How awesome! It's such a classic, epic race. Great job.

Duane said...

Looking foward to the full report!

Bolder said...

congrats on gettin 'er done!