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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

  • Thursday, August 27 - 6:30 PM
    Claude Moore Recreation Center (Sterling)
  • Saturday, August 29 - 10:00 AM
    DC Potomac River Running Store (DC)
  • Tuesday, September 8 - 6:30 PM
    Arlington Oaks Recreation Room (Arlington)
  • Tuesday, September 8 - 6:30 PM
    Metropolitan Luxury Apartments (Bethesda)
  • Saturday September 15 - 6:30 PM
    Claude Moore Recreation Center (Sterling)
  • Tuesday, September 29 - 6:30 PM
    The Bike Lane (Reston Town Center)
  • Tuesday, October 6 - 6:30 PM
    Silver Spring Civic Center
  • Tuesday, October 6 - 6:30 PM
    Arlington Oaks Recreation Room (Arlington)
  • Saturday, October 10 - 9:00 AM
    Arlington Oaks Recreation Room (Arlington)
  • Sunday, October 11- 9:00 AM
    Metropolitan Luxury Apartments (Bethesda)

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The week of Aug 24-Aug 30 in Team Z

By: Amanda H
08.24.2015

Headlining a new point out for those of you who had already voted on event brite for the 120/20 this past weekend – there are now free ticket options for Saturday – please vote on those to indicate preference of Cajun Boil type food stuffs or traditional bbcue (Details below). Please vote as soon as it is convenient – (ALL COME, FAMILY TOO)  YOU DO NOT NEED TO PARTAKE IN THE FOOD/ETC TO COME TO THESE WORKOUTS – SO

  1. PLEASE VOTE ON THE POLL IF WHETHER YOU ARE EATING OR NOT EATING (so we know how far you are riding or running). Please Vote Here on our poll:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/
  2. PLEASE VOTE ON EVENT BRITE ONLY IF YOU ARE EATING. There are several Free Votes too – to help us plan food better: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/end-of-season-social-training-weekend-12020capstone-weekend-tickets-18264603922

 

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In this email:

 

  1. Overview of team events for the recovery week of August 24-30
  2. Monday “Run To Happy Hour” (run2HH) 6:30 PM from Arlington PRR (end destination – Westover Market Beer Garden @ 7PM)
  3. ZMDC Happy Hour – Wed – Rock Botom Brewerey, Bethesda, Md @ 5:30 PM
  4. West Happy Hour – Wed – Cheesecake Factory, Tysons Corner Va @ 5:30/6:00 PM
  5. Arlington Happy Hour – Thursday – The Carpool, Balston Va @ 5:30/6:00 PM
  6. Please help us vote/plan in advance for the Big Weekend ride/run and bbcues

 

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  1. Preview of team events for the week of August 24-30

 

NOTE NO AUDREY MOORE SWIMS THIS WEEK  – THE POOL IS CLOSED

 

  1. Monday Recovery Week Social/Short RunsPRR Arlington, PRR Reston at 6:30 PM
  2. Monday Yoga for TriathletesLyon Village Com Center @ 6:00 AM
  3. Monday Post Run Socials: PRR Arlington post run2HH @ Westover Market and beer garden at 7PM
  4. Tuesday Group Swims: Spring Hill @ 5:15; Providence Rec Center @ 5:30 AM; Chinquapin, UDC, and Old Keene Mill @ 6:00 AM; Chinquapin @ 12:30 PM;  Stone Ridge, and Claude Moore @ 8:00 PM
  5. Tuesday Yoga for TriathletesReston Community Center @ 6:30 PM
  6. Wed Happy Hours:  ZMDC at Rock Bottom, Bethesda @5:30/6:00 PM; West at Cheesecake Factory, Tysons @5:30/6:00 PM
  7. Thursday Happy Hour: Arlington at the Carpool, Balston – 5:30/6:00 PM
  8. Thursday Group Swims: Spring Hill @ 5:15; Providence Rec Center @ 5:30 AM; Chinquapin, UDC, and Old Keene Mill @ 6:00 AM; Chinquapin @ 12:30 PM;  Stone Ridge, and Claude Moore @ 8:00 PM
  9. Thursday Yoga for TriathletesLyon Village Com Center @ 6:30 PM
  10. FridayRest Day
  11. Saturday – Ride from Nokesville Park (rolling start times – TBA)
  12. Sunday – Run from Accotink Park (rolling start times – TBA)

 

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  1. Monday “Run To Happy Hour” (run2HH) 6:30 PM from Arlington PRR (end destination – Westover Market Beer Garden @ 7PM)

 

Come celebrate the almost start of taper, the start of more work, or achievements already achieved!  Where? At the last run2HH for the year.

 

Start:  Monday Recovery Week Social/Short RunsPRR Arlington @ 6:30 PM

 

Bring your ID, $, and join us for a point to point group run ending at a happy hour. The run is about 1.5 miles from the start – so most have planned to walk back as a group, or share an uber ride or cab.

Or, meet us at Westover Market and beer garden around 7pm, if you just want the HH.

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  1. ZMDC Happy Hour – Wed – Rock Bottom Brewery, Bethesda, Md @ 5:30 PM

 

You’ll find us upstairs – There is a parking garage half a block away

 

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  1. West Happy Hour – Wed – Cheesecake Factory, Tysons Corner Va @ 5:30/6:00 PM

 

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  1. Arlington Happy Hour – Thursday – The Carpool, Balston Va @ 5:30/6:00 PM

 

 

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  1. Please help us vote/plan in advance for the Big Weekend ride/run and bbcues

 

Please vote as soon as it is convenient – (ALL COME, FAMILY TOO)  YOU DO NOT NEED TO PARTAKE IN THE FOOD/ETC TO COME TO THESE WORKOUTS – SO

  1. PLEASE VOTE ON THE POLL IF WHETHER YOU ARE EATING OR NOT EATING (so we know how far you are riding or running). Please Vote Here on our poll:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/

What is this big training weekend all about?  It is simply a tradition that has built over the last decade for which the purpose is to make a very big deal about the coming/nearing end of the hard summer training season.  This marks the end of a very level of training effort for all of us, at every level (No, this event is not for Ironman people – it is for our entire team).  We are all coming to the end of our training plans and looking forward to taper and our big A race at the end of the season.  Patriots, Nations, Savageman, Choo Choo, or Crabby Crabby…

 

We plan this weekend in order to CELEBRATE.  And that celebration can include your family.

 

***NEW FOR THIS YEAR *** In the past mostly coaches doing the cooking with support of volunteers.  I’m trying to change that for this year, and moving forward.  I want to be out on the course, not burning hot dogs.  I want to be meeting your family and your dog, and giving you a pat on the rear end when its needed and shake your hand at the finish line.

 

SO – we are considering “catering” for this round.  We will still likely have the traditional Team Z barbecue on the Sunday Run, it’s a shorter and easier day for all of us (team z volunteers AND athletes).  But for Saturday we are looking at having “Cajun Catering” run the show.  We will still have some burgers, dogs, sides as options – BUT we are considering:

 

AND VOTE ON THE EVENT BRITE (FREE VOTES) TO HELP US DETERMINE INTEREST

 

  • a nice spread with 3 or more jumbo boils including shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, garlic and pineapple.  Mmmmm.  I want this in Gu packets flavors.
  • We’d have 2 to 3 big trays of jambalaya (vegetarian) in case folks don’t want to mess with the boil.
  • We would have at least 45 lbs. of shrimp, extra potatoes, extra corn and extra sausage so folks could pick what they want and there would be plenty.
  • If desired, we could fry up some of the spicy boiled potatoes too.
  • We would grill up hot dogs, burgers and chicken on a smaller scale for those who prefer not to fill up on the main courses.  But vote to let us know your preference for a guideline
  • We can cook special diet food if you bring it – just ask.

 

Remember – please invite family and/or significant others to meet you near your anticipated finish time to join us for the socials.  Children eat for free.

  1. For the Saturday Ride/Social at Nokesville Park: We are going to ask $15 per person – that includes your soda, beer, the rental of the pavilion, the ABC permit, the labor to cook and man and clean up for 10 hours, to get this out in the middle of nowhere- etc etc.  (winking).

 

Please understand that for years we’ve been doing this on mostly our backs and our volunteers – no labor costs.  That would change with this. Yes, volunteers are still welcome to help out on event day.  But please realize how much time goes into the “before the burger hits your plate” moment.  The big stuff – shopping, packing in coolers, lifting said coolers, hauling, unpacking, set up,  cooking, cleaning, packing, hauling, unpacking ….. management would be now on a professional (Team Zr though).  At $15/person – anything over cost will be donated to the MS Society.  There will also be a bucket to donate a few extra $$ if you wish.

  1. For the Sunday Run/Social at Lake Accotink:  We will ask $10 per person – again it includes sodas, beer (if possible sneaky), burgers, chicken, brats, dogs – etc.  You know the drill!

The Weekend of August 8 – 9, 2015

By: Amanda H
08.06.2015

Before we get to this week’s In This Email overview, check out the polls for this weekend and next weekend.  These are important for helping us plan … if you’re not sure whether you’ll be participating, it’s better to vote and not come than it is to not vote and then come.  So, go vote!

 

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In this email:

 

  1. Details, Direction, and Information for all weekend activities
  2. Announcements for this week

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By: Amanda H
08.06.2015

Here are the polls for this weekend’s events and for next weekend at Luray.  Please, for our planning, let us know which events you’ll be attending.

 

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In this email:

 

  1. Details, Direction, and Information for all weekend activities
  2. Announcements for this week

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