WELCOME TO TEAM Z


Does triathlon team training in the DC, Virginia, or Maryland areas sound like fun? Team Z is an adult triathlon training program in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland that offers programs for people of all experience and fitness levels. We are  a supportive community of athletes ranging in age and ability level, unbounded by individual goals, training for Sprint to Ironman distance, finish line chasers to world championship qualifiers. We are a social organization with a major triathlon problem… whether you are a beginner triathlete or an experienced iron distance racer… Team Z welcomes you!



Upcoming Info Sessions

  • Saturday, June 11 – 12:30 PM Arlington Oaks Information Session (Arlington)
  • Sunday, June 19 – 2:30 PM
    Arlington Oaks Information Session (Arlington)
  • Saturday, July 16 – 9:00 AM
    Arlington Oaks Information Session (Arlington)
  • Sunday, August 13 - 11:30 AM
    Annandale Information Session (Annandale)
  • Saturday, Sept 24 – 11:30 AM
    Annandale Information Session (Annandale)
  • Saturday, Oct 8 - 9:00 AM
    Arlington Oaks Information Session (Arlington)
  • Sunday, Oct 22 – 11:30 AM
    Annandale Information Session (Annandale)
  • Sunday, Nov 5 – 9:00 AM
    Arlington Oaks Information Session (Arlington)

    More Sessions | Directions

    E-Mail us to RSVP for events.


  • Team Z Blog


    The week of 6/27 to 7/3 in Team Z

    By: Ed Zerkle
    06.27.2016

    What is important and very new in this Monday to Friday Email?

    1. There is run 2 HH tonight in Arlington, Reminder on Wed/Thurs recovery workout combo happy hour events (see Abe’s comment and “adjust his attitude” as necessary)
    2. This week begins the 90 minute OPTIONAL swims for IM Lake Placid Prep – certain locations only
    3. Reminder about our Summer Old Keen Mill outdoor 50 meter pool swim practice option
    4. General Announcements

    What is not so new in this Monday to Friday Email?

    5. High level overview of the activities for this week in Team Z.

    6. High level overview of the activities for this coming weekend in Team Z.

    7. Arlington Weekly Activities Details and Directions 

    8. Maryland Weekly Activities Details and Directions

    9. West Weekly Activities Details and Directions

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    1. There is run 2 HH tonight in Arlington, Reminder on Wed/Thurs recovery workout combo happy hour events

    (Don’t forget we also have Wed PM run/hh at Vienna brewing company and in Bethesda at Rock Bottom, Thurs ride/hh at Dogfishhead)

    Note from Debbie, the Workout Leader re tonight’s Run 2 HH:  If you’ve never done one before we will start at PRR Arlington at 6:30pm and then run flat/downhill to Nicecream Factory and Whitlow’s in Clarendon, have a happy hour and metro back up the hill to Ballston because running both ways would feel like work. Read More >>


    Team Z Mid Summer All Hands Workouts and BBQue

    By: Ed Zerkle
    06.22.2016

    Ok folks – this is our big “end of the middle of the season” training weekend.  We throw down all of our bags of tricks and put on a mid-season celebration to send our Williamsburg people off in good form to race (next weekend) as well as honor the capstone weekend for our Ironman Lake Placid folks.

    We will ride on Saturday, we will run on Sunday.   We will have rolling start times so that we can get our longer riders/runners in as soon as possible, but also allow others to workout with us without having to get up at an obscene hour!  After each workout this weekend we will have a barbecue hosted by Cajun Catering aka Team Strike Out MS.   The ask for participation in our barbecue is $15.  All proceeds go to charity.  Team Z subsidizes the supplies and food in order that they make a reasonable amount for their time and effort.

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    Team Z Luray SwimFest and/or training weekend details

    By: Ed Zerkle
    06.14.2016

    A reminder to please vote on the Event Brite by clicking here  or copy and pasting this link into your browser:  http://teamzlurayandsyracuseraceweekend.eventbrite.com

    This Swim Event and Camping/Team Hang out has registration up until the race start on Saturday.

    EVERYONE CAN COME TO THIS, RACING OR NOT…TRAINING OR NOT.

    With race season in full swing, it’s rare to get to do a swim, bike or run on a training week in one location. Well here’s your chance. Luray Fest gives you an opportunity to do an open water swim in a safe environment. This is great for those of you who have little open water swim experience. In addition, you can do your bike or run on the Luray International race course.

    Afterwards, you can kick your feet up, chillax and have a cold beverage and lunch with all your awesome Z friends. So what is the best part of coming to Luray Fest? You get to hang out with me, Coach Alexis! You know… The “fun” coach. Coach Ed is fun too, but I’m fun like a Jack Russell Terrier. If that doesn’t convince you to join us in Luray, you’re hopeless.

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    In this email:

    • Directions to Lake Arrowhead Park
    • Team Z has a shelter reserved
    • Registration for race is still open – though you don’t have to race to come to this group run/ride/workout
    • Saturday Team Z Rough Timeline
    • Rough Plan for Food/Picnic
    • Training on the Run and Bike Course:
    • Brick Workout – Watching your gear in general
    • Camping
    • Showers and Facilities

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    Directions to Lake Arrowhead Park
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