Soon after I started running again, I moved towards races. Nothing keeps your workout routine solid like the occasional competition.
2008: Let's try again.
Alcatraz Challenge: August - I'd like to do the swim this year.
Big Kahuna Triathlon: September - half ironman length in Santa Cruz.
Mt. Diable Challenge: October - 10.8 mile hell climb on bicycle.
Alcatraz Triathlon: Cancelled - I thought in winter that my rehab
would keep zooming along, but by springtime I had been doing hard PT for
over 6 months and I needed to take a break.
Bay to Breakers: After years of missing this for various reasons, I finally 'run' this event. Even with race sponsorship putting us in a favored starting position, it's 12 minute miles for half the course.
2006: Oops - breaking the shoulder ended this season before it began.
Alcatraz Challenge (8/04): swam "naked!"
Envirosports Alcatraz Triathlon (8/04): Escaped the Aquatic Park thanks to bad fog.
Urban Challenge (7/04): Second year a bit easier for us.
Alcatraz Triathlon (6/04): Yeeha! 34 minute swim. Then...
Carlsbad Triathlon (5/04): outstanding sprint+ triathlon.
Carneros 10k (4/04): Since I couldn't run fast, opted to try the longer 10k course. Not an easy one - lots of rolling hills and very warm on this day. I must not have been the only person that hated the course changes in 2003. Old route restored.
Home Depot 5k (1/04): A bit over 12 hours after flying in from Thailand, I trot out for this run. New short sleeve, black T!
Urban Challenge (7/03): Mel and I take a shot at this new race
type, combining adventure racing with treasure hunting.
Alcatraz Challenge (7/03): Melinda wanted to do an Alcatraz event, but without that horrible bike stage. This aquathon filled the bill, very good event.
Carneros 5k (3/03): Now running in the 26s - the wrong direction! Race course was altered, and not for the better. Nasty climb at the turnabout for the 5k course. 10k course goes back and forth all over. Same climb to the finish. No longer a recommended event, as changes seem to serve wrong interests.
Home Depot 5k (1/03): Same quick course, not same quick Jason. I run in the 24s. If I don't train, pace tends toward 8min miles. Angie completes the half marathon in strong fashion. Jenny also joins on the 5k.
2002: Injuries are a Pain
Home Depot Half Marathon: Jan 27th, Golden Gate Park.
Celeste and I had a good time on this cold day - I ran 1:55 and she went about 2:13. For me, clearly 8-9 miles is about my threshold without doing a lot more distance training. The last 4 got tough. Not much trouble with the ankles, but my hips locked up, and I had trouble walking down stairs (quads) for several days. Angie went great for 8 miles, but then had a repeat of the knee injury and wisely withdrew. A few pics from Brightroom.com.
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon: I made the escape, but the course won this year. (6/02)
Hi-Tec Adventure Race: August 17th
We had a great time on this warm day until we hit the nasty bike ride section where we got clobbered. At least we didn't break a bone like two of the people/teams we saw leaving the course. Pictures too
Malibu Triathlon: September 15th. .5mi/18mi/4mi. I talked my mother into doing a triathlon this year and we had a great time in the fog.
Updated: September 8th