Bob went to San Francisco ostensibly for work, but really to do reconnaissance for the Swim Around the Rock. Last year we swam from Alcatraz to Crissy Field and then ran across the Golden Gate Bridge and back in the Alcatraz Challenge. This year we are sending a contingent to do the 3.25-mile race out and around the island. The website says the following about the race:
"This swim will be a challenge for fast swimmers requiring a very strategic race plan.
The spectacular 3.25 mile course will include changing tides and fast currents around
the Rock. Excellent open water preparation for long endurance competitions. Some
of the best open water swimmers national level will be competing."
They said it, not me.
"Congratulations Doug! You help remind us of our roots as marathoners, on foot, on pavement, for 26.2 miles (and, of course, you remind us of the need for nipple protection)." -Oscar
"...and the need to trim those toe nails!! Ouch! BTW...three marathons back-to-back gets you into the Long Board Legacy Club - with no lines for beer garden, etc..." -Doug