For the first time since 2006 I haven't signed up for the Alcatraz lottery.
It's really a fun race, believe me. It's just a pain in the neck to get there and do it.
It's worth it. I've done the race 4 times and had 3 decent races; one of which was actually pretty good. I'd love to get in it and really train hard and kill the race with a sub 2:30 but really, that's not in the cards for me. A 2:45 would be awesome, and really attainable but not super feasible.
Truth is that it's hard to arrange a trip like that. It costs a lot to enter, travel, bring or rent a bike, and everything that goes with that.
So this year I didn't get in the lottery. Still not sure how I feel about it but I don't think I'm really down about it. Let you know in June when it's going on and I am here.