Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Training Plan Launch

Athletes prepare to jump into the cold bay waters

Athletes prepare to jump into the cold bay waters

Considered perhaps one of the most famous triathlons contested on the planet, the 2009 Escape from Alcatraz triathlon will challenge participants taking place on Sunday, June 14. Triathletes both novice and veteran alike will face the bone chilling and unpredictable currents of the San Francisco Bay.  Aspiring escapees will jump from perfectly seaworthy vessels near Alcatraz island and brave the cool bay waters for the 1.5 mile swim to shore. Once regaining their sea-legs triathletes will begin a short run to the transition area in Chrissy Field before taking off on the 18 mile technical and hilly bike ride out to Golden Gate Park and back. The final challenge of endurance is the 8 mile mixed terrain run that takes racers out to Baker Beach and the infamous sand ladder. How will you prepare for the challenge?

To help prepare triathletes for this uniquely challenging event, Hypercat Racing has created a 16 week training program to ready the determined for this awesome adventure.  Created by veteran Professional triathlete and coach, Rachel Sears Casanta and Philip Casanta reknowned cycling and multisport coach,  the 16 week Alcatraz training program includes coach support via a group email system as well as message board. Athletes can get their questions answered along the way and be as confident and race ready as possible come June 14th.

You can purchase the training plan directly from Training Peaks here or visit Hypercat Racing on the web for more info.


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