The Week of January 26, 2015 – Recovery Week!

Once again, you all rolled with the punches and came out in force this weekend. Thank you a thousand times for your support. It has been awesome to see so much energy these past few weeks. The attendance at the clinics has been through the roof and this weekend was no exception. I really have enjoyed meeting all the new Zers.  You have really are a huge addition to our team. Thank you for being part of Team Z.  A huge thanks to Bill Hellwig and the owner, Anne Mader, of the Bike Lane in Reston for allowing us to use their store as a launching point for the group run this past Sunday. As you may or may not be aware, we don’t align ourselves or are sponsored by any one particular business.  This autonomy allows us support the businesses and individuals that get our culture and are in alignment with our values. I have heard nothing but great things about the Reston Bike Lane. They are always so supportive and are willing and eager to support Team Z.  Kudos to the Bike Lane. Well done!

In this email:

Important Announcements and Reminders for this week
Overview of events and activities for this week
Look ahead for the Weekend Events

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Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

  • Ed will be back in town later this week. “Ed who?” We’ll Coach Ed Zerkle of course! Remember him? You know; The “Z” in Team Z. The guy who got married and is currently on his honeymoon….. cute dog….hot wife…..house in the suburbs….living the dream. Ring any bells? No?? ….Nothing….. (Chirping crickets).  Well anyhow, if you happen to come to a workout and see a guy with a super dark tan looking all relaxed and chill, it will probably be Coach Ed. Knowing Ed like I do, he’ll be super pumped to see you all and I know you will be stoked to see him.
  • I am monitoring the weather and will announce if there are changes to tonight’s activities. So far, the weather appears to be pretty tame, but we’ll see.
  • And speaking of tonight’s activities, a reminder about the Nutrition Clinic scheduled for this evening at 7:00 PM.

Here are the deets:

The Guest Speaker is Rebecca Mohning, who has TONS of experience in working with endurance athletes (and Zrs for that matter).  Rebecca Teaches for GW University and consults for corporations as well as Division 1 athletic programs.  The clinic lasts one hour – you do not need to bring anything with you unless you’d like to take notes.   This clinic always receives rave reviews from attendees!  Rebecca has probably helped at least 400 Team Zrs achieve personal, training, or race nutrition goals for the last decade. Come and meet her!

When: Monday evening at 7:00 PM

Where: Arlington Oaks

Address:  4490 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA 22203

Google Maphttp://maps.google.com/maps/ms?source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1078+N+Washington+St,+Easton,+Talbot,+Maryland+21601&t=h&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.000475c06f8844b568dfa&ll=38.875967,-77.108252&spn=0.024389,0.055661&z=15

Parking: please Park on N. Pershing or on 2nd St (at the end of N. Pershing just past the Recreation Room Building.  Parking in the lots next to the Recreation Room Building OR in the parking lots for adjacent apartment buildings will leave you at risk of being towed.

 

  • For all you folks who live or work in DC, I am soliciting suggestions for a different happy hour venue deep into the heart of DC.  My only caveat is that it be within walking distance from a Metro Station.  Dupont Circle, U Street Corridor, Foggy Bottom, Capitol Hill etc. You get the idea. Please shoot out your suggestions and I’ll make a decision sometime Tuesday for Wednesday’s Happy Hour.

Wednesday Arlington Happy Hour: Capital City Brewing Company – 6:00 PM.

Where:   The Village at Shirlington
Address: 4001 Campbell Ave, Arlington 22206
Phone:   703-578-3888
Website: http://www.capcitybrew.com/arlington.php

Wednesday West Happy Hour: Ilfornaio- 6:00 PM

Address:  Reston Town Center

11990 Market Street, Suite 106

Reston, VA 20109
Phone:    703-437-5544
Website:  http://ilfornaio.com/reston 

 

Wednesday MD/DC Happy Hour: TBD – 6:00 PM

Link to all weekday and weekend Team Z group activities: here
Link to pool schedule via the Lane 4 Masters page: here
Link to Regular workout location directions: here

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Overview of events and activities for this week

Monday

Monday Swims Practices (Require “all swim pass”):  Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) @ 6:30-7:30 AM, Wakefield HS Pool (Arlington) @ 12:30-1:30 PM
Monday Yoga: Lyon Village Community Center (Clarendon) @ 6:00 AM
Monday Group Runs:  PRR (Reston Town Center) @ 6:00 PM, PRR (Arlington) @ 6:30 PM

Monday Nutrition Clinic: Arlington Oaks Room @ 7:00 PM

 

Tuesday

Tuesday AM Swims: Spring Hill Rec Center (Tysons/Great Falls) @ 5:15-6:15 AM, Providence Rec (Falls Church) @5:30-6:30 AM, University of DC – Vannes (DC) @ 6:00-7:00 AM, Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec Center (Annandale) 6:30-7:30 AM.
Tuesday Lunch and PM Swims:  Chinquapin Rec Center (Alexandria) 12:30-1:30 PM, American University (DC) 7:45-9:00 PM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) 8-9:00 PM, Claude Moore Rec (8-9:00 PM), Stone Ridge School (Bethesda) 8-9:30 PM

Wednesday

Wednesday Swim Practices (Require “all swim pass”): Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) @ 6:30-7:30 AM, Wakefield HS Pool (Arlington) @ 12:30-1:30 PM
Wednesday Happy Hours:  Arlington Happy Hour: Capital City Brewing Company – 6:00 PM, West Happy Hour: Ilfornaio in Reston- 6:00 PM, ZMDC Happy Hour-TBD

Thursday

Thursday AM Swims: Spring Hill Rec Center (Tysons/Great Falls) @ 5:15-6:15 AM, Providence Rec (Falls Church) @5:30-6:30 AM, University of DC – Van Ness (DC) @ 6:00-7:00 AM, Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec Center (Annandale) 6:30-7:30 AM.
Thursday Lunch and PM Swims:  Chinquapin Rec Center (Alexandria) 12:30-1:30 PM, American University (DC) 7:45-9:00 PM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) 8-9:00 PM, Claude Moore Rec (8-9:00 PM), Stone Ridge School (Bethesda) 8-9:30 PM
Thursday Yoga: Lyon Village Community Center (Clarendon) @ 6:30 PM

Friday

Friday Swim Practice (Requires “all swim pass): Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 6-7:30 AM

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Look Ahead for This Weekend’s Events

**Note: Subject to change and final details come out in the weekend email which is always published on Wed or Thur.

Saturday

Group Hash Run: Potomac River Running Reston. 10:00 AM start time.

Beerz and Gearz Clinic: Lyon Village Community House, Arlington, VA. 5:30 PM start time

Sunday
Team Time Trial: Prince William Forest, Triangle, VA. 8:00 AM start time