Category Archives: Weekly Planning Email

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)

 

Are you behind on long run mileage? No fear – start from here! What did you say about other gear?

In this email:

  1. I’m behind on the winter training for the March Races – What do I do?  NO FEAR – START FROM HERE
  2. What is the deal with recovery weeks and no group workouts?
  3. I’d like some help in how to shop for, or buy, a new bike…
  4. I’d like some help with picking out swimming gear, or figuring out where to start in terms of coming to swim practice
  5. I’d like some help in how to dress for winter riding, what could I buy – or how could I avoid buying as much as possible?

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The week of 5/23 – 5/29 in Team Z

If you are new, and in anyway in need of assistance – PLEASE EMAIL ME!  That being said, I know there is a back log of email I owe responses too.  

Last week was not a solid week for me.  Which included the 1 hour of wait time and then 7 hours of trouble shooting with Quick Books to resolve the application issue and try to recover data.  I lost at least 3 weeks which I have to recreate, but it could have been worse!

What is new in this Monday to Friday Email?

1. The over all Weekend Look Ahead and Poll – please vote!
2. High Level – Jim McDonnell Open Water Practice Swim and Race (BOTH ARE STILL OPEN) Coach Dominic is lead instructor for the clinic.
3. High Level – MoM and Wilderness Road Ride Weekend Road Trip

What is not so new in this Monday to Friday Email?

4. High level overview of the activities for this week in Team Z
5. Arlington Weekly Activities Details and Directions
6. Maryland Weekly Activities Details and Directions
7. West Weekly Activities Details and Directions
8. If you are having trouble reading these emails

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his Build Week #1 in Team Z 1/11-1/17.

This Build Week #1 in Team Z  1/11-1/17.   

I’d like our Wed Social Runs to be well attended.  Can you make the extra effort?  The main goal is not just the social run – but the post social social!   We will have an all team happy hour again next recovery week for the Disney bling to be displayed.  Some of you earned up to 6 medals. Also – while there are a ton of congrats to go around, and I mean a ton.  You know I’ll miss something important so I’m staying general aside from two people.  

I’ll Continue reading his Build Week #1 in Team Z 1/11-1/17.

Recovery week of September 14 for Team Z

Happy Recovery Week! I know that a few of you have some short work on the bike and run this week – but I’m not shedding a tear that you will have to do these workouts alone. Especially b/c all of you are either racing this weekend or next – the game is afoot!

LONG SWIMS CONTINUE THROUGH THE RECOVERY WEEK.  CHOO CHOO PEOPLE – Tues and Thursday are your last two long swims – next week, you should follow the workout for 25-30 minutes and hop out.  MD people – you have four more long swims (this week, and next).

In other pool-related news, please note:

  • Pool Re-opening:  Chinquapin is re-open this week. Claude Moore is open again this week.  Coach Ed will be there tomorrow just as an fyi.
  • Audrey Moore Still Closed until the 20th

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In this email:

  1. Overview of team events for this recovery week
  2. Reminders of boot camps/yoga
  3. Long Swims this week (last for Choo, two more for MD)
  4. Look ahead to weekend – Saturday’s Run Location has changed and is now a Happy Hour. J

Continue reading Recovery week of September 14 for Team Z

This week in Team Z: July 30 to August 4

CRUSH IT TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THIS WEEKEND – Recovery week is days away. Nations Tri and Patriots are 10 weeks away.  Savageman 11.  Ironman Choo is 12.  IM MD is 13. Subtract every third week for recovery.  Subtract 3-4 for taper.

  • 5 work weeks for Patriots/Nations.
  • 6 for Savageman.
  • 7 for Choo.
  • 8 for Md.

No time to screw around….

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IN THIS EMAIL:

  1. Announcements and Updates
  2. Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31
  3. Saturday August 1 and Sunday August 2
    1. Saturday Local Group Ride in Patuxent
    2. Saturday Gran Fondo in Culpeper
    3. Sunday Race and/or Group Run in Culpeper
    4. Sunday Local Run at Fletchers Boat House
    5. Sunday Triathlon Race Planning and IM Prep clinic
  4. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday August 3, 4, and 5

Continue reading This week in Team Z: July 30 to August 4

What’s Happening in the World of Team Z, July 16 – 22, 2015

Hey Folks….HELL YEAH!  Taylor Swift did get rained out!  So awesome….I’m sure some of you went with kids/nieces etc.  I’d love to see a video of 80,000 6-16 year olds (and 10 dads) screaming their heads off!  The reconfigured the stadium so that For every one male bathroom there was like 4 females.  Love to see some squealing video!

 

Cue sheet for Haymarket Ride.

Cue sheet for sleepy hollow ride.

 

Please Vote on the weekend Poll – Click on me!

 

Enough of that, IN THIS EMAIL:

 

  1. Announcements and Updates
  2. For Thursday, July 16 through Wed July 22
  3. Thursday Events and Activities
  4. Friday Events and Activities
  5. For this Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19
  6. *UPDATE: 10 AM Saturday Group Run – Trail Run at the Manassas Battlefield
  7. *UPDATE:  11:00 AM Saturday Post Group Run Team Picnic at The Winery for Bull Run (also new Z meet and Greet)
  8. Saturday 4:00 PM Heart Rate Training Clinic (Please do not miss!) – Fast Track
  9. Sunday 8:00 AM Cycling Etiquette and Safety Clinic at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
  10. Sunday 9:00 AM “Learn to ride rolling Hills Clinic” at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
  11. Sunday 10:00 AM 1-2 hour bike ride from Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
  12. Sunday 10:00 AM 1-2 hour bike ride from the Walmart – Haymarket
  13. Sunday 10:00-3:00 PM Open Water Swim at Millbrook Quarry – Haymarket *Must Register
  14. For Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday July 20-22
  15. Monday Events and Activities
  16. Tuesday Events and Activities
  17. Wednesday Events and Activities

Continue reading What’s Happening in the World of Team Z, July 16 – 22, 2015