I’m very excited and a little nervous about this Sunday’s race. I will be participating in the Olympic distance Escape to Miami Triathlon.
Here’s what I’ll be doing…
Swim Course (1.5 KM/0.9 Miles)
Starts on Escape Island (from where your ferry will drop you off) and heads back to Miami in the open waters of Biscayne Bay north of the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways. Land ashore at Margaret Pace Park and head to the transition.
Bike Course (40 KM/24.8 Miles)
The bike course takes you over the bay on a straightaway into Miami Beach using the Julia Tuttle Causeway. The two lap course provides you with a challenge as you climb the causeway while remaining within view of Escape Island. This portion of the course requires participants to climb the causeway’s bridges eight times and will favor those riders who’ve integrated multiple short climbs into their cycling workouts, so train accordingly! The course also passes through Miami’s revamped Wynwood Design District and past some of Miami Beach’s well known mansions along Alton Road.
Run Course (10 KM/6.2 Miles)
The course takes you past the The Adrienne Arsht Center and Miami Herald buildings, two of Miami’s signature architectural landmarks. You then begin the climb over the MacArthur Causeway, running along cruise ship row and Hibiscus & Palm Islands. You’ll make your turn around at Star Island, home of Miami’s rich and famous. As you complete your run back over the bridge, you will have one last glimpse off to your right of where it all started, Escape Island.
Wish me luck!!