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)

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  • Team Z Blog


    Team Z Ironman Lake Placid 2016 Cheer Guide

    By: Ed Zerkle
    07.18.2016

    Folks – here is the link to the 2016 Ironman USA Cheer Guide.

     

    http://triteamz.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/LP-2016-cheer-guide.pdf

     

    http://triteamz.com/lp-2016-cheer-guide/

     


    Team Z – Reminders for this weekend – Tips for racing in the heat and setting your mind right to begin the swim.

    By: Ed Zerkle
    07.08.2016

    In this email:

    1. Racing or training in the heat
    2. Reminders about swim “mental prep”, Swim Strategy, and Execution.

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    1.  Racing or training in the heat

    I am so glad we are racing on Sunday and not Saturday.  

    • Saturday – 96 degrees with a real feel of 102. Mild wind at 5mph.  Humidity rises to 80% during the race. 
    • Sunday is 91 with a real feel of 91.  Fair winds at 8-9 mph. Humidity starts at 71% on race morning and drops drastically to 40% by 2pm.

    *DO NOT BE A HERO.  Weather racing or training this weekend – it is going to be hot.

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    The weekend of 7/9 and 7/10 in Team Z – Local events

    By: Ed Zerkle
    07.07.2016

    Note 1 – the local group run and ride for this weekend will both start at 7 am due to the heat.

    Note 2 – There should be more of you taking advantage of the Saturday swim For Life event.  Ironman Lake Placid people especially – this is a huge opportunity for you.  Everyone – this is a huge opportunity to get some open water experience.

    Note 3 – for those of you going to Williamsburg – reminder that there are directions/etc found here (the email I sent earlier this week, which is saved to our blog on members.triteamz.com)

    • Cue Sheets for the White’s Ferry rider are up: Click on me or go to the cue sheet folder on members.triteamz.com.
    • Cue Sheets for the run from Haines Point are up: Click on me or go to the cue sheet folder on members.triteamz.com.

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    In this email:

    1. Local Unsupported Saturday Group Run from Haines Point (7 AM start, not 8 AM) (LOOK AT THE DIRECTIONS BELOW)
    2. Local Unsupported Sunday Group Ride from White’s Ferry (7 AM start, not 8 AM)
    3. Local Saturday Swim for Life (There should be more than (8:30 AM)

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    1. Local Unsupported Saturday Group Run from Haines Point (7 AM start, not 8 AM)

    This an unsupported group run.  We start from the parking lots under the 14th street bridge on the DC side of the river.  LOOK AT THE MAP AND GET YOUR BEARINGS!  I have put up a few maps/cue sheets so you can plan your run.  Be flexible and understand a few different options in order that you can hook up with others that might be your pace, but not necessarily going your distance.

    When:  Saturday 7:00 AM

    Where: Haines Point (not where we bike)

    Address:  971 Ohio Dr

    Directions: https://members.triteamz.com/locations/haines-point-run/

    Google Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/S69TQnS3mN72

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    1. Local Unsupported Sunday Group Ride from White’s Ferry (7 AM start, not 8 AM)

    Be sure to bring and carry enough food and water to help you through your ride.  There is no support this weekend.  Please print your own cue sheet.  Please makes sure you have the tools and tubes/etc you could possibly need in an emergency.  Remember that not being prepared is disrespectful to your teammates.  This is simply because your teammates won’t leave you if they find you in trouble.  Being prepared means that you will be quick to get back underway – and you’ll have plenty of your own Gatorade to drink for the rest of the day.  Right?

    When:  Sunday 7 am

    Where: White’s Ferry

    Address: 24801 Whites Ferry Road, Dickerson, MD

    Google Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/LYdNGRAv3v32

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    1. Local Saturday Swim for Life (There should be more than

    We will have a tent, a few chairs, and a cooler with some cold drinks. Bring a snack, be prepaired!

    When:  Saturday Registration ends at 8:15 AM, race starts at 9:00 AM

    Where: Rolph’s Wharf Marine, Md

    Address: 1008 Rolphs Wharf Rd, Chestertown Md 21620

    Website: http://swimforlife.swimdcac.org/swimforlife/Home.html

    Directions: http://swimforlife.swimdcac.org/swimforlife/Directions.html

    Google Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/h4oTWWW6Ks32