April 22, 2012 @ 6:53 PM
As a proud former member of the San Francisco South End Rowing club (known for naked birthday swims, swimmers who shun wetsuits and swimmers who tackle the most craziest of swim challenges), I can tell you swimming without a wetsuit for an Alcatraz event is entirely doable with the proper preparations in mental and physical training. However, for athletes taking on any of the Alcatraz triathlons or aquathons including the Escape from Alcatraz, the Ultimate Escape from Alcatraz, the San Francisco Alcatraz and the Alcatraz Challenge, I do not recommend going ‘naked’ (sans wetsuit) even if you are a truly seasoned cold water swimmer.
Unlike swimmers who complete a swim and retreat to the comforts of a hot ...
April 16, 2012 @ 12:05 PM
No matter the distance you ride, you should be comfortable on your bike. If you have neck, back, or knee pain, saddle sores, numbness in the hands, feet or anywhere else, your bicycle probably doesn't fit you properly. A good bike fit can address these issues and also improve your pedaling efficiency, aerodynamics and actually make you faster. Your body is most likely asymmetric (one leg or arm may be slightly longer or shorter than the other). The slightest imbalance can lead to pain. While it used to be true that addressing these asymmetries was a bit of trial and error, the properly outfitted modern fit studio with tools like Retul, 360 degree viewing of client, wedges, shims, specific educational training, 2D and 3D video and ...
April 13, 2012 @ 1:20 PM
Most triathletes have a season laid out in one of two ways; a full season of multisport and single sport events of varying ‘importance’ or a schedule that include one main race event for their triathlons season / year. If you are an athlete more like the latter, I encourage you to consider integrating some ‘training’ or ‘practice’ events to your schedule. Some athletes might refer to these types of events as “B” or “C” priority where their key event is an “A”.
Why do other events (single sport or multisport) leading into your ‘key’ or ‘A’ race?
-Fun with family & friends
-Experience. Learn how to ...
April 11, 2012 @ 9:20 AM
Save 10% on your race entries for the USA Productions Events below.
Use the Hypercat Racing Discount Code: 2012TCCSeries
USA Productions 2012 Event Schedule
Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon May 20, 2012
Silicon Valley Triathlons, San Jose June 23-24, 2012
California Triathlon, Pleasanton July 28-29, 2012
Folsom Triathlons, Folsom August 18-19, 2012
For more information: www.usaproductions.org
April 10, 2012 @ 11:25 AM
Swimming from Alcatraz is on the bucket list of many open water swimmers and triathletes alike. Whether you are taking on the Alcatraz Challenge, the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, the San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz or the Ultimate Alcatraz or any number of other South End rowing club, Dolphin club swims or independent race company swim events, knowing key landmarks will help you get ready for aquatic success.
It is very helpful to familiarize yourself with the San Francisco shoreline / sky line as it will help you successfully navigate the quickest and most direct route to your swim finish. What landmarks and the sequence in which you sight on those landmarks will depend on a number of variables including weather ...
April 5, 2012 @ 7:47 PM
Rudy Project is a major supporter of the sport of triathlon. We are proud to be sponsored by Rudy Project and to offer Rudy Project products in our Hypercat Racing studio. As part of the Hypercat Racing family, you are eligible to purchase Rudy Project products at a significant discount. All the details are below!
HERE’S HOW TO GET 40% OFF OF RUDY PROJECT GEAR:
-Go to: www.e-rudy.com
-Add items to cart / Checkout
-Enter VIP code: HypercatRacing