August 30, 2010 by Danielle
Yesterday I did the San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz and it was a blast. The tagline of the event was “it can be done” and I did it! I finished the 1.2 mile swim from Alcatraz Island, 25 mile bike (unexpectedly hilly) and 7 mile run in 3 hours and 30 minutes. The best parts were definitely jumping off of the boat into the Bay with thousands of other people at 7 am and of course the run that went under the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is my second triathlon and it reaffirmed why I love doing these events. Everyone is so nice and encouraging and there are so many amazing athletes of every level out there on the course. From watching Tenille Hoogland take first place for the women to watching Harriet Anderson who is 75 (!) cross the finish line, it’s a great place to be inspired by others. Anyway, before I get too sappy, I just have to say if you’re thinking about doing a triathlon of any distance–definitely do it! It’s so much fun and you’ll definitely discover something about yourself along the way.
I’ll post some action photos soon!
Update: Check out some of my race photos here!