This Week in Team Z DC/MD

Gran Fondo + Mont Trembant + Bricks = a Typical Team Z triathlon weekend. Next we have clinics and epic cycling in Culpeper. And here we go……starting with our 6:00 AM boot camp and then our Monday group runs. Let’s start the week off strong!
In this email:

1. Important announcements for the week

2. Overview of Team Z MDC Clinics

3. Overview of Team Z MDC events and activities offered this week.

4. Directions to Team Z MDC Group workouts

Awesome thought of the week:

“When I want to think, I sit. When I want to change, I act.”

Japanese Proverb

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1. Important announcements for the week

 SNAP OUT OF IT TEAM Z MDC!! A reminder about our new location for Monday evening group runs- Potomac River Running Rockville!

Last week, Kempsey and I enjoyed some quality time running together. He proceeded to break out a can of whoop ass and left me wheezing on the side of the road. I need more Zers to start showing up Monday night runs, especially at Rockville. Zers of all speeds and abilities are welcome!
When: 6:30 PM Monday

Where: Potomac River Running Rockville

Address: Rockville Town Center 115 Gibbs St. Rockville, MD.  The store is located in the courtyard area.

Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116128905889135747938.0004950a9e2055d6e1400&ll=39.099493,-77.153034&spn=0.021748,0.038581&t=h&z=15
Where: Potomac River Running

Address: Rockville Town Center115 Gibbs St. Rockville, MD  The store is located in the courtyard area.

GoogleMap: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116128905889135747938.0004950a9e2055d6e1400&ll=39.099493,-77.153034&spn=0.021748,0.038581&t=h&z=15
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2. Team Z Clinics taking place this week

Saturday Race Strategy, Transitions, USAT rules clinic – 9:00 AM – The building right next door to Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA

This will be a solid two-hour clinic where we will discuss the 10 most commonly violated rules of the sport – and discuss in detail drafting/blocking/and other bike rules.  We will talk about planning for your race including packing lists, building race plans/nutrition plans, and strategy (how hard to go, when, and for how long).  We will also address transitions – what to bring, how to set it up, and what to expect on race day.  New to racing?  I’m certain you will learn from this clinic!

When: Saturday, 9:00 AM

Where:  The building right next to Bonzai Sports, Falls Church VA

Address:  2826 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church VA 22042

Google Map:  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.00045059fa88c2b7e608e
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 Saturday Wetsuit Clinic – 11:00 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA

If you have never been taught about how to buy, wear, or take care of a wetsuit than this clinic is certainly worth your time.  We will answer questions about expensive vs. inexpensive – and do you need to spend a ton (no).  We’ll talk long sleeve vs short sleeve, and what drives price in wetsuits. We’ll answer how to put on and take off the wetsuit properly, and how to take care of your suit so that it lasts for years.   Are triathlon wetsuits like surf suits or scuba suits – ABSOLUTELY NOT – 100% different.  Don’t want to buy?  Let us tell you about the rental options, and rent to own.  Don’t miss this if you are a rookie!

When: Saturday, 11:00 AM

Where:  Bonzai Sports, Falls Church VA

Address:  2826 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church VA 22042

Google Map:  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.00045059fa88c2b7e608e
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3. Overview of Team Z MD events and activities for this week and a little of next week

Monday Boot Camp-6:00 AM at City Sports Silver Spring

Monday Group Runs- 12:15 PM at Freedom Plaza, DC, 6:00 PM at Woodside Park, Silver Spring and 6:30 PM at Potomac River Running Rockville, MD

Tuesday Flat Course Group Ride – 6:30 PM at Beach Drive, Kensington, MD

Tuesday Swims – 6:00 AM UDC/Van Ness Swim, 8:00 PM at Stone Ridge School Bethesda and 8:00 PM at American University, Washington, DC

Wednesday AM Track Practice -6:00 AM at Coolidge High School, Takoma, DC

Wednesday PM Track Practice – 6:30 PM at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School

Wednesday PM Boot Camp – 7:30 at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School

Thursday Swim-6:00 AM at UDC Van Ness, 8:00 PM at Stone Ridge School in Bethesda and 8:00 PM at American University, Washington, DC

Thursday Hilly Course Group Ride-6:30 PM at Peirce Mill, DC

THIS IS WHAT’S GOING ON THIS WEEKEND PLUS THE START OF NEXT WEEK. MORE DEETS TO FOLLOW

**The first Zer who is not a mentor, swim coach, run leader, ride leader or coach of any kind to email me with the  awesome quote of the week gets a $25 gift certificate too Potomac River Running.**

Saturday Group Run – (7, 8, 10, 12, 18)-7:00AM at Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA

Saturday Race Strategy, Transition, and Rules-9:00 AM at Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA

Saturday Wetsuit Clinic- 11:00 AM at Bonzai Sports, Falls Church , VA

Sunday Group Ride (30-40-50-60-110)-8:00 AM at Mtn Run Lake Park, Culpepper, VA
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3. Directions to Team Z MDC Group Workouts

Team Z Yahoo group- Files-Workout locations-Directions to Team ZMD/DC Group Workouts

Link is below: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/files/ALL%20Training%20Documents%20and%20Schedules/Workout%20Locations%20/