Summer SUPping

 Just bought a cool inflatable SUP from Xterra and have been using it to support our swims. It looks easy but is actually a full body workout! After SUPping for several hours this weekend, my whole body is sore. It really complements swimming. The advantage is you get to see alot more and enjoy the bay! This weekend we did Island to Island from Alcatraz to Angel Island and a Bridge to Bridge. The weather has been amazing! Best way to enjoy summer outdoors by far.

I did fall in once, but it was refreshing! Though the board rolls up and fits in a backpack and is not that heavy if you are fit, it's not really ideal for biking with. I will need to get a small bike trailer to tow it. Another advantage is it doesn't take up that much space and I can assemble it in less than 10 minutes. I can put in from shore or from a boat. I look forward to exploring more parts of the bay with it!



Last weekend I kayaked for the ESCAPE. Coach Pedro of Water World Swim organized the water support team. We did several Alcatraz swim/tri clinics and a test swim to help athletes prepare for their race and acclimate to the water and learn how to navigate the currents. The bay was nice and calm on the test swim but Sunday the wind decided to kick in! This raised the challenge level quite a bit, as people had to swim against the wind waves. We were there to guide them along and call for repositioning if they needed it. It took about an hour and a half, with some time at Crissy Field helping swimmers. It is easier to swim straight to Crissy Field beach and run back rather than try to swim against the current to St. Francis Beach. You can get stuck swimming in place and not make any progress. Also, if you do not aim for the shore from the very beginning, you can get sucked out to Golden Gate Bridge. Important details that a swimmer should know. A very exciting day on the bay! More photos here.

June in Pictures

June is all about: The Escape, Back on My Feet Runs, Trail runs, bike rides, the beach, Water World Swim and SUP, the wind and fog! I star...