This Week in Team Z West

Congrats to all the Gran Fondites and Mont Tremblants, and especially to Ed who was victorious in his one on one showdown with Bambi. I smell a happy hour quiz question…

In this email:

1. Important notes for the week
2. Overview of Team Z West events for the week
3. Overview of clinics offered this week

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1. Important notes for the week…

A. We will have a surprise guest bootycamp leader tonight! Hint: he/she is a westie at heart despite being an Arlington bootcamp leader, enjoys long walks on the beach and running the Boston marathon.

B. I’m back online. Baby girl is safely into the world and doing well. So I will be running, doing bootcamp, and napping all at the same time tonight. I feel left out… I hope we get a good crowd tonight so I can catch up with everyone!

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2. Overview of Events/Activities for West Mon-Mon

Monday PM group run – 6:00 PM – Potomac River Running, Reston, VA
Monday PM bootcamp – 7:00 PM – Parking garage, top floor, behind PRR Reston
Tuesday AM swim – 5:15 AM at Spring Hill Rec, 5:30 at Providence Rec, 6:00 AM at Old Keene Mill
Tuesday PM bike ride – 6:00 PM – The Stew Ride – Steaurt Elementary, Ashburn, VA
Tuesday PM bike ride – 6:30 PM – Wakefield Outdoor classroom, Anndandale, VA
Tuesday PM swim – 8:00 PM – Claude Moore Rec in Sterling and Audrey Moore Rec in Annandale
Wednesday PM track – 6:00 PM – Westfield HS, Chantilly, VA
Wednesday PM bootcamp – 7:00 PM – Westfield HS, Chantilly, VA
Thursday AM swim – 5:15 AM at Spring Hill Rec, 5:30 at Providence, 6:30 AM at Audrey Moore
Thursday group ride – 6:00 PM – The Bike Lane, Reston, VA
Thursday group ride – 6:30 PM – Sleepy Hollow Ride – Sleepy Hollow Elementary, Falls Church, VA
Thursday AM swim – 5:15 AM at Spring Hill Rec, 5:30 at Providence Rec, 6:00 AM at Old Keene Mill
Friday AM swim – 6:00 AM – Old Keene Mill, Burke
Saturday group run – 7:00 / 8:00 AM starts – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA
Saturday Race Strategy, Transition, and Rules Clinic – 9:00 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA
Saturday Wetsuit Selection Clinic – 10:30 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA
Sunday group ride – 7:00/8:00 AM starts – Mtn. Run Lake Park, Culpepper, VA
Monday 6/30 PM group run – 6:00 PM – Potomac River Running, Reston, VA
Monday 6/30 PM foam roller – 7:00 PM – Parking garage, top floor, behind PRR Reston

Note – more specific details and directions for the weekend workouts and will be provided later this week.  “This weekend in” e-mails are typically sent by COB on Thursdays.

Link to all chapters’ workout location files, and shared weekends: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/files/ALL%20Training%20Documents%20and%20Schedules/Workout%20Locations%20/

Link to pool schedule via the Lane 4 Masters page: http://www.l4swimming.org/

Link to west regular workout location directions: https://groups.yahoo.com/groups/TeamZ/files/ALL%20Training%20Documents%20and%20Schedules/Workout%20Locations%20/

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3. Overview of Team Z West clinics for this week…

Saturday USAT Rules, Transition, Race Prep, Race Strategy Clinic – 9:00 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church

New Z’s – this is the clinic that covers the MOST information about racing in one session. You should prioritize this!

This will be a 1.5-2 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 much from this clinic!

Leader: Alexis
When: Saturday, 9:00 AM
Street 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&t=h&z=19
Website: http://tribonzai.com/

Saturday Wetsuit Selection Clinic – 10:30 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 (technology).  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!

Leader: Alexis, Mark, and team Bonzai
When: Saturday, 10:30 AM
Street 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&t=h&z=19
Website: http://tribonzai.com/