Official Training Plan

It all begins on Tuesday, February 21st.  I am going to utilize a 16-week training plan to get ready for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 11th.  Two weeks before the race, on Memorial Day, I’ll participate (again) in the Bolder Boulder 10K.  It’s one of the nation’s largest 10k races, and I love running in it!  It should also be a good barometer of my running form.

My triathlon training plan comes from Hypercat Racing, and coach Rachel Sears Casanta (http://www.hypercat.com/rachelsearscasanta.html).  I have been doing strength training, and some swimming, since December, and I have three more weeks before the formal plan kicks in.  Unfortunately, the starting week of my plan is the same week I’m traveling in Europe, so finding a pool might be tough, and my schedule will definitely be off.

As I get closer to the start of the plan, I’ll start posting more about the 16-week plan details.  If I am able to stay mostly compliant with the plan, it’s possible that I’ll have my best race ever!

With that, I’ll say goodbye for now, and until the next post…

TRAIN ON!!!

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Escape from Alcatraz 2017

Hey Folks…  Yet another race has been added to the calendar.  The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will take place on June 11th. I am going to utilize a 16-week training plan to prepare for the race, so that plan will officially start on February 20th, but I will be very focused on training before then.

The race is an iconic one – a bucket-list race for many (myself included) that are passionate about triathlon.  In the words of the race organizers, “The 2017 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon features a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shores of the St. Francis Yacht Club, a grueling 18-mile bike ride, and a demanding 8-mile run through the trails of the Golden Gate Recreational Area. Set against the natural beauty of San Francisco, this thrilling triathlon is a virtual postcard of the City by the Bay.”  Should be awesome!

I have not remained in the best shape since racing last year.  My recurring back issues, combined with a stellar lack of motivation, set me back quite a ways.  I’m back in the saddle, though, and raring to go.

I’ll post a few blogs between now and race day, and just like all past races, I’ll post a race report afterwards.

It feels good to be back in touch.  Stay tuned for more, and until then, TRAIN ON!!!

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