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Inspiration of the Month: Kevin Takeguchi (Guest post from the Endurance Athlete Center)

Guest post by Kristin Sykes, DPT, The Endurance Athlete Center

This month we are throwing the spotlight on Kevin Takeguchi. Kevin is a member of Team Z , a local triathlon team that was started by Ed Zerkle. What makes Kevin unique is he competes in triathlons even though he has lost the ability to see. He has had multiple brain surgeries that left him with impaired vision. This hasn’t stopped him! Through the encouragement of friends and family he returned to competing and has completed Nations triathlon six years in a row! Now, you may ask how he does this. For the swim and run he is linked to a partner via rope to keep him on track and the bike is completed on a tandem. This is not without mishaps, Kevin tells a story of accidentally running into a man while training at a local track. Initially the man was going to pick a fight until he explained why he’d not seen him. Triathlons require a great level of dedication and perseverance to complete but with impaired vision, it’s taken to a whole other level. Team Z has provided him the environment in which to thrive, with comradery and support that Kevin needs to continue competing.
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Week of 7/7/14 in Team Z DC/MD

It’s mega race weekend! Two race weekends (Musselman and Colonial Beach) for the price of one. Sweet! Our local weekend group workout is a Saturday brick. Why not consider joining us in Colonial Beach on Sunday? Maybe do a relay or just come down to support the team? It’s just a thought.

In this email:

1. Important announcements for the week

2. Overview of Team Z MDC Clinics

3. Overview of Team Z MDC events and activities offered this week.

4. Directions to Team Z MDC Group workouts

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Week of 7/7/14 in Team Z West

NO BOOTCAMPS THIS WEEK BECAUSE 90% OF THE TEAM IS TAPERING. IMMT get your strength done on your own.

Was awesome to see 70+ riders yesterday – and lots of folks at the quarry swim. It’s fun to have so much energy in our rides! Keep it up! Now we look forward to our “A” races… this week it’s important to do ONLY what’s on the training plan. It will feel light and you will have extra energy, that’s the point! So don’t do anything silly like adding extra work. Having said that the work that we do – even through it’s less – is still important, so get it in! Do exactly what your plan says, no more and no less.

Eat right, hydrate now, make good choices.

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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The weekend of 7/4-7/6/14 in Team Z

Vote on our poll to help us plan the weekend. Link to polls: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/polls

In this e-mail:
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
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This Week in Team Z DC/MD

Gran Fondo + Mont Trembant + Bricks = a Typical Team Z triathlon weekend. Next we have clinics and epic cycling in Culpeper. And here we go……starting with our 6:00 AM boot camp and then our Monday group runs. Let’s start the week off strong!
In this email:

1. Important announcements for the week

2. Overview of Team Z MDC Clinics

3. Overview of Team Z MDC events and activities offered this week.

4. Directions to Team Z MDC Group workouts

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This Week in Team Z West

Congrats to all the Gran Fondites and Mont Tremblants, and especially to Ed who was victorious in his one on one showdown with Bambi. I smell a happy hour quiz question…

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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Week of 6/16 in TEAM Z WEST

THIS POST IS ABOUT THE WEEK OF 6/16!

RP OFFLINE FOR A FEW DAYS. I’m sending this out a little early, I’ll be offline for most of next week when baby #2 is born (scheduled for Monday). Honestly, I may be checking e-mail now and then even during that time… but my attention will be divided to say the least. So please reach out today or tomorrow if you have any needs or questions. Otherwise, I’ll catch up with you Thursday or Friday of next week. Remember – I’m available by cell today and tomorrow too – (703) 597-2447. Sometimes questions are easier with a quick call.

If they are general questions not specific to the west – you could also hit up A-frame (speedy) (alexis). Ed is offline to Williamsburg then a quick turnaround to Mont Tremblant, so he is slammed as well.

New Z’s… don’t let this be an excuse not to come to practices next week!! Our workout leaders love the energy of well-attended workouts, and they’re looking forward to working with you!

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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This Week in Team Z West

I know nobody is tired yet. After Eagleman, long bricks, and the bay swim we decided that you haven’t done enough. Recovery week is cancelled.

Just kidding. We are at a well-deserved rest week…

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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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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