Category Archives: Monday Team Reminder Emails

This weekend’s Poll, Please Vote: https://members.triteamz.com/polls/

General questions about the week, weekend, triathlon…and any additional curiosities… try emailing the list! The email address is Community@lists.triteamz.com

In this email: THIS EMAIL COVERS BOTH THE WEEK, AND THE WEEKEND (normally they are two separate blog posts/emails)

  1. Important Updates for THIS week (please read!)
  2. Overview and Reminders of M-F workouts for this week
  3.  Saturday Group Run: 9:00-11:00 AM at Arlington Potomac River Running Store (Ballston)
  4. Post Saturday Run Happy Hour/Lunch at Applebees (next door): 11:00 AM
  5. Sunday Group Ride: 9:00-11:00 AM at Bell Haven Marina
  6. In addition to this email in your “in box”…three additional ways to access Team Z Activity Details and Directions

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*Note:  Talia and I are leaving for CT this afternoon for a death in her family.  We are not sure when we will return, likely later in the week/weekend.  I will check my email periodically, but please call or text me if there is something urgent.

General questions about the week, weekend, triathlon…and any additional curiosities… try emailing the list! The email address is Community@lists.triteamz.com

In this email: THIS EMAIL COVERS BOTH THE WEEK, AND THE WEEKEND (normally they are two separate blog posts/emails)

  1. Important Updates for THIS week (please read!)
  2. Overview and Reminders of M-F workouts for this week
  3.  Saturday Group Run: 9:00-11:00 AM at Pierce Mill, Rock Creek Park
  4. Sunday Group Ride: 9:00-11:00 AM at Falls Church High School
  5. In addition to this email in your “in box”…three additional ways to access Team Z Activity Details and Directions

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Important Cancellations and Updates for tonight’s (this week’s) workouts

I’ve received a bunch of holiday party, travel/out of town, etc emails.  Check out what’s in this email.  Details for each subject are below the line.

  •  Today’s Swim at UDC
  • Today’s Swim at Spring Hill
  • All Scheduled Swims for this week are on
  • Updates and cancellations for this week’s Spins
  • Updates and cancellations for this week’s Track
  • Saturday Run (Fletcher’s Boat House) at 9AM

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Today’s Swim at UDC:  The pool was closed b/c they did not have staff to open the facility.  UDC sent us a “whoops we forgot to tell you” email late last night.  We desperately want to resolve our issues with UDC because that pool is very important to our MD and DC residents (and commuters).  Note that Frank and I are very upset.  We are doing everything we can to improve the situation.  Please keep your spirits up – I believe.

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Today’s Swim at Spring Hill:  I volunteered to coach for Dominic – my alarm was set for PM.  I was the missing coach on deck – so don’t take that out on Dominic or Sarah. I’ve missed 3 practices in 11 years.  2 of them were covering for Dominic in the last year.  I’m not happy about it, please accept my apology.

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All Scheduled Swims for this week are on

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Updates and cancellations for this week’s Spins:

  1. No Bethesda Spin, No Reston Spin, No Morse Spin – Tonight – Tuesday 12/27.
  2. Consider spinning at Lyon Village on Thursday at 6:30 PM and vote please.  Only 2 people voting right now – We need more folks or we’ll wait till after the holiday.

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Updates and cancellations for this week’s Track:

  1. W&L Track is on for 6 am Wed
  2. W&L Track Wed 6:30 PM needs more interested people – vote if you’d like to join.
  3. Coolidge and Herndon Track workouts are cancelled for this week

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Saturday Run (Fletcher’s Boat House) at 9AM – get your run in before the evening’s celebration:

  1. Saturday 0 to 9 mile run or run/walk or walks is on.
  2. This is a flat and scenic run.  Bring your dog, or your neighbor’s dog!
  3. Still, please vote b/c I’ll bring some coffee and other things (maybe, if you are nice)

 

The week of 12/26 to 1/2 in Team Z

Fun Facts for this week…

  • So…summer seams far off?  Pitchers and Catchers report for spring training in 6 weeks. (True)
  • “Every day passes whether you participate or not.” – Deng Ming-Dao (also true)

In this email:

  1. Important Updates for THIS week (please read!)
  2. Overview and Reminders of M-F workouts for this week
  3. Look ahead for this weekend
  4. In addition to this email in your “in box”…three additional ways to access Team Z Activity Details and Directions

Poll for this week’s spins and track (that are available), and next weekend’s run.  

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Christmas Weekend Workouts for Team Z – and a look ahead to next week

No group run on Saturday at PRR.  Not enough interest (almost no interest). NEW WORKOUT OPTION ON SATURDAY – PLEASE VOTE AGAIN, SAME POLL IS OPEN WITH PRR ANSWER REMOVED AND W&L (NEW) ANSWER INCLUDED.

  • Please vote again…if you are not coming that is fine – but if I don’t see a response I will probably have the few who vote come to my house for free Cervelo day. 🙂
  • [If you were following your training plans you would have noticed that Wed was a time trial on the track.  I’m betting most did not do the workout so I’d like to take advantage of the opportunity (not having a group run) to help anyone who is interested.]

Check it out, what’s up for Team Z this weekend:

  1. Saturday Evening Team Z (and others who want to come) Christmas Eve Monuments Run  at 11 PM- This is our feature workout for the weekend.  If you can only go to one – please share your holiday spirit and Join Mark and Mary (links to their profiles below)  at 11PM.  Meet at the base of the steps to Lincoln Memorial. Check the details below
  2. Saturday Morning Track and or Technique Workout- W&L High School, 9:30 AM – check the details below
  3. Look ahead for next week (no bootcamp monday, yes run monday – etc)

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1 – Team Z Christmas Eve Monuments Run

Mark and Mary are hosting their annual Xmas Eve Monuments Run.  This will be the 7th time we’ve done this and it’s been a Team Z tradition nearly as long.  All are welcome – your Mom in town for the holidays, the kids who you’re letting stay up to see in Xmas Day, your dog who needs to run off some steam, the friends you run with on the weekends.  We’ll have cue sheets for a 2-4 mile run/walk and we’ll all share in some food and drink afterwards.

The Deets:

  • What:     Seventh annual run/walk around the monuments on the Mall on Christmas Eve
  • Bring:     Hot chocolate or cookies or something nice to share with everyone.  This is National Park land, so if you spike your drink, keep it discreet.
  • When:     Meet at 11pm, Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24th).  Run starts at 11:15pm
  • Where:    Steps of the Lincoln Memorial
  • Parking:  Free and easy on Ohio Drive

The Mall at night is a truly magical place and what better way to celebrate doing what we love?  Running and eating!  See you there!

Mary & Mark (Mark and Mary are Team Zrs)

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– Christmas Eve (AM) track practice and or technique session

The interest in Saturday mornings run is pretty low.  So I’d like to take advantage of the opportunity to accomplish the following…

A) let anyone who missed the time trial on WEd to make it up. Be there at 9:30 to warm up – we’ll start the 1 mile or 3.1 mile time trial at 9:45 as a group/mass start.

B) help anyone work on running technique who is interested. I will be there (I might twist the toe of another, but either way).  If you just want to work on your running technique without loading on mileage – I’d really like the opportunity to help you with that.  I am hoping that people who I don’t get to work with very often would be able to make it.  Whether it is b/c your work hours, family commitment, or just that we live just about a moon away from you….

I’d like to keep it to an hour, or maybe a little more so please don’t be late.  Dress warmer than you would on a winter run – there will be some standing around.  So bring a balaclava, ski hat, ski gloves with hand warmers, and a super warm jacket.  You can put these on and take them off as you wish.  We will only be on the infield and or running around the track (or even just part of the track).  You can shed to cool off, but if you don’t have the clothes to put on you could be miserable.  Bring it if you have it!

The Deets:

  • What:     Time trial (or other track workout you’d like to make up), or technique session
  • Bring:     Warm clothes, gloves, pants, hats, things you can layer on and off.  I mean ski jacket too…bring it all so you are comfortable if standing around
  • When:     warm up at 9 am – time trial starts at 9:15.  Technique starts shortly thereafter
  • Where:    W&L High School
  • Parking:  Free and easy all around the school

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Look-Ahead for next week

  1. No Sunday Group Workouts – Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays
  2. Yes there is a Monday Run from PRR Arlington at 6:30, followed by happy hour at Applebees
  3. No Boot camp on Monday.
  4. Yes we have swim practices on Tuesday and Thursday
  5. Yes we  will have spin on Tuesday at the Reston Association at 6:30 PM
  6. Yes we  will have spin on Thursday in Arlington at Lyon Village at 6:30 PM
  7. There will be no spin at Bethesda Fresh Bikes on Tuesday
  8. No boot camps at all next week
  9. Track Practice is in question – more to come by Tuesday.

The week of 12/19-12/26

Happy Holidays!

Temptation is there to “shut it down” for a few days.  Stay focused M-F, please.  You’ll see some easy stuff this weekend so you can focus on that!  But don’t blow of the weekday workouts this week or next.

Before the big March Race weekend – We only have

  • 6 build weeks,
  • 3 Recovery Weeks,
  • and then taper

….stop fooling around and stay on target!   In this email:

  1. Important Updates for THIS week (please read!)
  2. Overview and Reminders of M-F workouts for this week
  3. In addition to this email in your “in box”…three additional ways to access Team Z Activity Details and Directions

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The week of 10/3-10/9 in Team Z

***Boot camps return this week – so of course since you are at track practice you won’t miss them!

Please start wearing reflective clothing and lights at all outdoor workouts (running and riding).  Even a simple reflective vest is a massive help in keeping you safe through the darker months of the year.

*Reminder that Outdoor Tue/Thurs rides are moving start times to 6 pm – ending at 7pm due to the loss of light.  We will continue to try and ride outdoors as long as we can.  Indoor spins will not begin until after November.

In this email:  

  • Important Announcements for this week
  • High Level Overview of the Activities for this week (M-F)
  • High Level Overview of the Local Activities for this weekend (Sat-Sun)
  • Arlington Weekly Activities Details and Directions
  • ZMDC Weekly Activities Details and Directions
  • West Weekly Activities Details and Directions

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