Race Report – Oakland Triathlon Festival

I love Oakland. Have I mentioned that before? Date: August 29, 2015   |   Location: Oakland, CA Weather: Cool, fog to drizzle to fog to sun, 60-70 degrees Race: Sprint   |    Age Group: 20-24 Results: Division – 1/11; Overall – 67; Women – 15 Location Distance Pace Chip Time Place (W/Div) Swim 965 … Continue reading Race Report – Oakland Triathlon Festival

Oakland Triathlon Festival – Preview to the Preview

It’s almost time – we are officially 16 days out from the Second Annual Oakland Triathlon Festival. I have been really distracted since the Sandman. I was working on a run foundation all last week, hitting a solid two-mile loop for five days, but this week has been negligible at best. I swam hard on … Continue reading Oakland Triathlon Festival – Preview to the Preview

Sandman Triathlon – Shark-not-O

Can't believe it - my second race is in the books! I competed in the Santa Cruz State Lifeguard Association's Sandman Triathlon. Date: August 2, 2015      |      Location: Aptos, CA Weather: Cool, overcast, 64 degrees Race: Modified Sprint      |      Age Group: 20-24 Results: Division – 1/4; Overall – … Continue reading Sandman Triathlon – Shark-not-O

Training Recap – July 25

You may choose to ignore it, but there is life in the open water. My training buddy and I were standing at water's edge in San Francisco's Aquatic Park today, when not 5 yards away, a harbor seal was scouting the beach. I know what you're thinking - you're in San Francisco, wouldn't that be … Continue reading Training Recap – July 25

Training Recap – July 12

Productive Sunday mornings feel great. Did you get a good workout in today? I got to swim in Aquatic Park in San Francisco with an old teammate. He's training for a Channel Crossing (as in, English Channel) - whoa. That's a little long for me! And he's training to follow real open water rules. As in … Continue reading Training Recap – July 12

The Call of the Open Water

Oh my gawd it's frisson* out here! *Frisson - A moment of intense excitement; a shudder (don't worry, I had to look it up) How do you feel about open water swimming? It seems like it's a really divisive topic - people hate it, people love it, people hate-love it...  Regardless of your feelings, "frisson" definitely captures the feeling of … Continue reading The Call of the Open Water

Escape from Alcatraz – here, let me help you

Escape from Alcatraz is one of the most iconic triathlon races in the U.S. and definitely is a bucket-list event for many people. I had the opportunity to volunteer at the swim exit with Oakland Triathlon Club for the 2015 race. Date: June 7, 2015      |      Location: San Francisco, CA Weather: … Continue reading Escape from Alcatraz – here, let me help you