Sunday, February 17, 2013

2 weeks from today it will be start/swim/run/bike/run/finish/BEER

The race is sooooooooooo early this year.  Can't believe it's only 2 weeks away.  Training has be mediocre  due to nasty flu bug that hit at the start of February.  On the up though, can get a great training week in this week and I should be fine!

Hope training is going well for everyone else.  Feel free to share you training experience, fears/joys of upcoming race and ANYTHING else.  It's one of the most amazing things I've ever done in my life and that's why I'm on year 6.  20 years is the plan!

Happy training and tapering these last two weeks, and GOOD LUCK on race day!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Woohooo . . . I've been selected again! 2013 is going to be my 6 year competing in the AMAZING Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.  I love this race and am truly blessed to have been able to compete in it for the past 5 years, and now my 6th year.  It's one of my most painful races . . . EVER, but that swim is like no other and truly the highlight of my entire race.  That type of swim used to be one of my biggest fears in life, now that swim is one of my most amazing joys . . . kind of funny how that works!

Congrats to everyone else selected in this race for 2013. It's going to be a blast! Happy Training!



p.s.  I recorded my swim in 2011, check it out!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Race Day is 19 Days Away!! Woohoooo!!

Huge apologies in not keeping this blog up-to-date as I have in previous years, but had to drop a quick note.  Trust training is going well for everyone doing this amazing Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in 19 days.  Training had gone really well for me. This year I did something a bit different and picked a triathlon in April to do as well to help w/ the lead-up for Alcatraz.  So in April, through Team in Training, I competed in the Lavaman in Kona, Hawaii.  It was an absolute blast and the perfect 'lead-up' for Alcatraz.  This race will also most likely be come a yearly ritual.

I'm hoping to write a bit more this weekend.  If you're visiting this blog for the first time, scan through the blog as it contains my adventures for this race over the past four years.  It's truly an incredible race and the swim is incredible.  That swim used to be one of my biggest fears in life and now it's one of my most incredible joys! Funny how that works!

Happy training and tapering to everyone, and feel free to drop any comments on your training adventures for this race.

Cheers! Perry

Friday, October 7, 2011

Congratulations! You have been selected in Round 1

"Dear Perry, congratulations! You have been selected in Round 1 of our 2012 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Lottery." w/ those words had to be the BEST news and email of the week for me!   So excited . . . selected in round 1 of lottery too! Guess I best be hitt'n that pool in the very near future.

Congratulations to everyone else who was selected as well.  And special congrats to those of you who will be doing this race for the first time ever.  IT'S AMAZING and you will LOVE it! Don't be freaked about the swim.  The sharks don't bite....swear! 

If you're new to my blog, I've journaled my incredible experience with this race for the past four years and have included quite a few training tips that might help you out.  Some video tips of the swim as well, which was my biggest fear my first it's my favorite part of the entire race.

Woohoo!! Let the fun begin! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Swimmers Jumping Off Boat....Insane View from 3rd Floor of Belle!

What a great view I've never seen in previous video clips.  Check out 33 seconds into it and you see a swimmer get clobbered by another...Ouch!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Swim in 6 Minutes!

I decided to video the swim this year.  Definitely created a bit more of resistance having the camera strapped to me, but so fun to have it on video now!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pics from 2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

Ran across these online.  Some great snaps! Scenes of the City: Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

I escaped from the island of Alcatraz!!

More to come....I'll provide another post w/ summary, but just wanted to post something quick to say I out-swam the sharks and made it to shore, and did the bike and run as well.  It was a great day.  Currents were crazy fast a huge chunk of racers (including me) overshot the finish and first sense of panic I've ever felt w/ the swim as I saw Golden Gate Bridge getting closer and closer.   My cousin Kristen did awesome.  I video'd the swim and leading up to swim on the boat, so will post that later as well.