Category Archives: Team Z Planning Resources

Included are our annual planning discussions (races, etc), Monday Email Reminders, Weekend Email Reminders from the coaches.

2014 Team Z Race Calendar Discussion

PLEASE take your time to read this email.  I know there is a ton of information in here, so please print and/or save this where you can find it again. Including long ride/run weekends, recovery weeks for the year, etc.

It is important that you build a “race plan” for yourself to help guide you through the winter and summer, focus your training, and manage your personal budget and interests/goals.  So take your time to plan – ask Ryan, Alexis, and I and your mentors if you have questions – and then….

ENTER THE RACES YOU WANT TO DO – as they open.  THEY WILL FILL UP AND YOU WILL MISS THE BOAT IF YOU DRAG YOUR FEET.  THAT IS A PROMISE.

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EAGLEMAN 2014 IS HERE!!

IRONMAN’S EAGLEMAN 70.3 IS HERE!

LINK TO TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eagleman-2014-tickets-11831318793

TICKETS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

There is no poll for this race, everything is through out ticket system. There are free tickets to note who is racing and who is spectating. Please buy a $0 ticket if you are racing or spectating… it acts like a poll.

This is a “big time” race with a big time feel. Lots of pros, lots of energy, lots of fun. People who are racing, I’m jazzed for you. You should have a great experience. Folks not racing should definitely come out and cheer. Or chear. Chears? Beer will be on hand.

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The week of Monday, June 6 – Team Z Arlington

YES. RECOVERY WEEK IS NEXT WEEK. So you will NAIL your workouts this week. YOU WILL DO IT, and you will do it because I told you to. And you always do what your coach says, right? Please let me or your mentor know if you need any help…

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In this email:

1. Important news and announcements for this week (week of Monday, June 6th 2014).

2. Overview of Events and Activities for this week.

3. Directions to new American University Swim – Starts this Tues/Thurs at 8-9 PM (replaces the Lab School)

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1. Important news and announcements for this week.

A. Marymount Masters Swim is to be cancelled at the end of June. The schedule will remain as is until the end of this month. The demands by the University on their pool space has required them to stop our masters swim program on Tues/Thurs from 6:30-7:30 AM.   I know there are a few of you who have been consistent supporters over the years, and they send their thanks and wish us all the best. Maybe someday in the future we can get back there.   Please let me know if you need help picking a new pool/location – but before you do please check out your options here: L4 Swimming Pool Locations
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Weekend of May 30, 2014

What up Team Z! So many choices…scoop of vanilla scoop of chocolate, don’t waste my time!

ROCK HALL RACE WEEKEND DETAILS ARE IN ANOTHER E-MAIL

Vote on our poll to help us plan the weekend.

In this e-mail for activities NOT including the Rock Hall Race Weekend:

  1. Saturday group run – 8:00 AM – Vienna Caboose, Vienna, VA
  2. Sunday group ride – 8:00 AM – Monocacy Middle School, Frederick, MD

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Team Z Arlington – What’s up for the Week of May 19 to May 25

* NO SWIM AT LAB SCHOOL ON THURSDAY – THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED

** Welcome New Zs!

*** Hash Run Tonight – PRR Arlington at 6:30 PM (YEAH!).  Never been to one?  We have our own version that is much tamed compared to the infamous hash runs in our area.   You should all come and give this unique run a whirl.  It is a fantastic way to keep a diverse set of running abilities together for a social run (more details below).

We have a recovery week in front of us!  Remember, it is a recovery week and not an off week.  Recovery workouts (easy, shorter distances) are instrumental in getting the blood moving – flushing out the junk and bringing new nutrients and minerals to help your muscles repair themselves from the previous weeks of hard work.

Get them in – even if your 40 minute run ends up being 30 – it is still worth every step!

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In this email:

1.  Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

2. Overview of events and activities for this week.

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