Entries for month: July 2012

Orca Alcatraz Challenge Sights and Sounds

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Orca Alcatraz Challenge

The most recent race in the Tri-Cal repertoire took place in and around the San Francisco Bay last Sunday morning. While the rest of the city’s residents were quietly snoozing away in their warm beds, about 400 bleary-eyed athletes gathered at Pier 3 to partake in the 3rd Annual Orca Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim.


Things I Wish I Knew Before Swimming From Alcatraz

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My contact with the world of endurance sports began 5 years ago, as a volunteer at Wildflower, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for other volunteers. I did that for several years, then decided to get more involved with Tri-California by working Aid Stations at the Inaugural San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz.


Heat Wave: Tips for training in high temperatures

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Hot Temps

A heat wave has hit the states this week; the weather map is bleeding red and orange. For a lot of the country, these temperatures are not unusual, however we have seen some strange weather patterns this season and that is what makes training/racing in this heat so difficult. It seems that we change season every couple of days. From perfect 70 degree mostly-sunny days to freezing wind and rain storms to 100+ degree frying pan days.