On my birthday yesterday I got the news that I was selected in the first drawing of the lottery to participate in the 35th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
Well, this was somewhat bittersweet for me as I’ve always like the idea of the race, I’m really not all that fond of cold water. I said if I got in via lottery, I’d tough it out and probably have an awesome time. So, on June 7, 2015, I’ll be jumping off of a ferry in to very cold water to start what is considered one of the most legendary triathlons run today.
Over the past 24 hours I’ve been reading people’s race reports in Slowtwitch and Endurance Nations forums, watching Videos on YouTube, I have to say, now I’m psyched and looking forward to June 5th.
Incidentally, I’ve wanted an excuse to visit San Francisco, but, I’ve never gotten around to making one, now I’ve got a great one. Also, the race should be the same week as Apple’s WWDC, so I can hopefully meet up with friends I know that will be in town for that event.