The Week of 6/30/14 in Team Z West

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. HAPPIES. We are going to postpone trampoline dodgeball AGAIN. I swear I’m not dodging it (see what I did there?). But this was Janet’s idea in the first place… I refuse to have it when she can’t come! For those of you not on Facebook – bootycamp leader Janet crashed her bike and is doing fine, she just needs a little recovery time before destroying us all in trampoline dodgeball (a guy I know knows a guy who told me that she was All Conference in high school).

So… happies will be at Coastal Flats at 11901 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA (at Fairfax corner). Please come!

B. We are in taper mode for our “A” races! Many of you interpret that as time to stop working. Not so! Volume declines rapidly – but your intensity / speed work is still VERY important (you lose the benefits of speedwork much faster than you do your long zone 2 stuff). Now is the time to be extra focused and get in those last few hard workouts.

Bike rides and track – you still have them on your schedule! Feel free to meet at our usual time at our usual spots. We do not have “official” team z workouts for Tues/Thurs rides and Wednesday track this week, and there will be no leaders there, but if you all meet anyway at least you’ll have company! I will not organize this – so reach out to your friends and get it in.

IMMT folks – Keep plugging away… this is the month that it seems really hard… like the training is kicking your butt and the end doesn’t seem to be in sight. But… do you realize that your 20/120 weekend is July 19/20? That’s only 2.5 weeks out. You are almost at your peak! I’m getting excited for you!

On that note… time to start talking up the 20/120 weekend. Lets make it EPIC. That’s the weekend when the whole dang team shows up to support you! We will be grilling and partying and cheering you on. So… start chatting it up with teammates now – make sure they are planning on coming. And encourage them to make desserts too… we always have a ton of tasty treats there waiting for you. And for the love of god somebody please ask Patty Glass to make snickerdoodles!

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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 foam roller – 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
No Tuesday PM bike ride – taper / recovery week
Tuesday info session – 6:30 PM – The Bike Lane, Reston, SPREAD THE WORD!
Tuesday PM swim – 8:00 PM – Claude Moore Rec in Sterling and Audrey Moore Rec in Annandale
No Wednesday track or bootcamp – taper / recovery week
Wednesday happy hour – 6:00 PM – Coastal Flats, Fairfax
Thursday AM swim – 5:15 AM at Spring Hill Rec, 5:30 at Providence Rec, 6:00 AM at Old Keene Mill
No Thursday rides – taper / recovery week
Thursday PM swim – 8:00 PM – Claude Moore Rec in Sterling and Audrey Moore in Annandale
Friday AM swim – 6:00 AM – Old Keene Mill, Burke
Saturday group run – hash alert – 8:00 AM – Hayes Park, Arlington, VA
Sunday group ride – 10:00 AM – Tyler Elementary, Gainesville, VA
Sunday open water swim – 12:00 to 3:00 PM – Milbrook Quary, Haymarket, VA
Sunday women’s only clinic – 3:00 PM – Elizabeth Hurley’s house, Vienna, VA
Monday 7/7 PM group run – 6:00 PM – Potomac River Running, Reston, VA
No Monday 7/7 PM bootcamp – race week

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…

Sunday women’s only clinic – 3:00 PM – Elizabeth Hurley’s house, Vienna, VA

Newer Z’s – this is our best attended clinic. That’s right – it’s #1 in terms of attendance. So you should prioritize this!

If coming directly from the ride and open water swim, you have permission to be gross! Just bring a change of clothes and deodorant. Please – don’t forget the deodorant. This will be a very laid back clinic, so don’t worry about being in workout or comfy clothes.

This clinic will focus on discussion with Margie Shapiro about becoming and maintaining a professional triathlete and managing that lifestyle while still being a mom, wife, etc. Believe it or not… it can be done!

For those of you who don’t know Margie Shapiro, she is one of our country’s fastest women. She travels all over the world to race. She is also a mom, one of the owners of PRR, and a great friend. And VERY approachable. Come chat about life/work/family/triathlon balance, and hear how she manages.

And then ask her, or your veteran teammates, ANY other questions about training, racing, or whatever you can think of. You know those female related questions that Ed, Ryan, and Alexis would look like a deer in headlights if you asked them? You know the ones. Bring THOSE questions. Or just come for the wine.

What: Women’s Only Clinic (sorry guys)
Where: Elizabeth Hurley’s house
Street Address: 1914 Grand Ct, Vienna, 22182
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1914+Grand+Ct/@38.918293,-77.272173,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b64a319e32169d:0x6877084f2ae2f5a7