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The Weekend of May 22, 2015

Whether your plan is to be miserable this weekend in the mountains, or to enjoy the wilderness from your bike, or to stay closer to home – get your workouts in!

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Saturday Group Ride – 8:00 AM – Southern High School, Harwood, MD

Sunday Reston Lake 1 & 2 Mile Swims – 7:00 AM – Lake Audubon, Reston, VA

Sunday Group Run – 10:00 AM – Lake Audubon, Reston, VA

Wilderness Ride & Mountains of Misery

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The Weekend of May 15, 2015

This weekend has some great events for newbies and vets, and another weekend of racing (and training!) at IMCHOO 70.3! Come out and enjoy the weather and enjoy your teammates!

 

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Saturday Hash Run 10:00 AM Vienna Caboose, Vienna, VA

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

Sunday Open Water Swim 12:00 PM Millbrook Quarry, Haymarket, VA

Sunday Sports Psychology Clinic 4:00 PM Endurance Athlete Center, Falls Church, VA

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The Weekend of April 18, 2015

Seems there’s going to be a little bit of running going on this weekend! Wish luck to your Team Z-mates doing their first (or second or third) ultra-running event as well as those running in Boston. Or, if you’re like me, wish yourself luck in getting out the door for a short jog.

 

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Saturday North Face Endurance Challenge – 5:00 AM – Algonkian Regional Park – Sterling, VA

Saturday Cycling Etiquette and Safety – 9:00 AM – Sleepy Hollow Elementary School – Falls Church, VA

Saturday Riding Rolling Hills Clinic – 10:00 AM – Sleepy Hollow Elementary School – Falls Church, VA

Saturday Group Run – 9:00 AM – Haines Point, Washington, DC

Saturday Group Ride – 9:00 AM – Boyce Elementary School – Boyce, VA

Sunday North Face Endurance Challenge – 8:00 AM – Algonkian Regional Park – Sterling, VA

Sunday Race Strategy, Transition, Rules Clinic – 8:00 AM – Bonzai Sports – Falls Church, VA
Sunday Wetsuit Clinic – 10:00 AM – Bonzai Sports – Falls Church, VA

Sunday Group Run – 9:00 AM – Lake Accotink Park – Springfield, VA

Sunday Group Ride – 9:00 AM – South Germantown Park – Boyds, MD

Sunday New Z Brunch – 11:00 AM – El Tio – Falls Church, VA

Monday Boston Marathon – 10:00 AM – Boston, MA

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Race Report: Townebank 8k

Following is a guest post by Team Zer, Lisa C., who recently completed her first 8k in Virginia Beach, the Shamrock Townebank 8k.  Congratulations!

We’ve all heard the phrase “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.”  That was me and running and triathlon.  I did support for countless marathons/Ironmen over many years, including Marine Corps Marathon; Shamrock Marathon; the Richmond, Boston, and Philadelphia marathons; and Ironman Lake Placid!  So maybe that’s why this finish and PR meant so much to me.

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The Week of February 9 in Team Z

Sunday, February 9, Kerri Kramer-Webb, fellow Zer and owner of Endurance Athlete Center, gave an awesome presentation for the run leaders and coaches. In the clinic, Kerri went over a review proper running mechanics,

Identifying common running flaws & learn strategies to correct, developing a systematic approach to giving appropriate athlete advice and recognize red flags & what to do. Over the next few weeks, you should see many of our run leaders and coaches incorporating what they’ve learned into the track workouts. Many of these subjects will be covered when Kerri does the Running Injury Prevention & Advanced Mechanics Clinic later this year for the rest of the team. In the meantime, I would strongly encourage all of you to make a concerted effort to attend as many track workouts as your schedule will allow. Running is, by far, the one discipline that is the cause for the majority of injuries we see. Please be patient with or leaders and coaches as they try to help you. Most importantly, be patient with yourself. Some things are easily fixable and some take time to correct. I promise we’ll do our part if you are will to do your part by showing up and being coachable. Thanks to Kerri and her awesome staff of PT’s for making this clinic happen.

 

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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Injury Insight: Medial Shin Pain (Guest Blog Post from The Endurance Athlete Center)

Guest post by Meg Pezzino, DPT, The Endurance Athlete Center

Shin splints can really put a damper on your run, and your spirit if the pain just won’t quit. Shin pain can often creep into your run unexpectedly and then be a HUGE nuisance to get rid of. Many times it sneaks in with a change of terrain, increase in mileage, or shoe change, but sometimes it seems as though it pops up out of nowhere.

The Scoop on Shin Pain

Shin pain doesn’t necessarily mean you have “shin splints.” Shin splints are actually called medial tibial stress syndrome, and the term is a broad based term that describes that nasty pain that sneaks in between your inner ankle and inner knee. Though many times the pain is just an irritation in the inner leg, pain in the lower leg can actually be caused by several different things.

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The Weekend of February 6 in Team Z

Well, good ole’ Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter or something like that – so you might as well get used to it and just get outside for some training. Damn that Phil.

 

Guys – PLEASE USE THE POLL when you are coming to a workout – or if you aren’t. It is EXTREMELY helpful in our planning and we do watch it for lack of participation, what rides/runs get better attendance, etc. We really appreciate your help here 🙂

 

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Saturday Group Run – 9:00 AM – Algonkian Park Trail Run, Sterling, VA

Saturday Group Ride – 9:00 AM – W&OD Trail, Reston, VA

Saturday Cycling Technique Clinic – 3:00 PM – Arlington Oaks, Arlington, VA

Saturday Bike Maintenance Clinic – 4:00 PMArlington Oaks, Arlington VA

Sunday Group Run – 9:00 AM – Endurance Athlete Center, Falls Church, VA
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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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The Week of February 2, 2015

Hi Folks – I’m still trying to figure out all the little details in life.  Since the whole wedding and honeymoon, its been hard to play catch up and find that “groove” again!   Slowly but surely!

 

I’ve followed along and seen that some of our events have had great energy recently – and then the reports on others are not so great.    Let’s push through these grey and nasty days…we have limited time until we are outside with the sun on our backs.    Make the most of the winter that you have remaining – it will pay you back in spades when the weather takes a turn for the better.  You’ll notice your dedication when your “absentee” buddies can’t seem to hang on through those gentle elevation gains on the bike.   Well, for the out of shape – it is more like a mountain than a gentle elevation gain!  J

 

Here are some fast Facts.

 

  • Pitchers and catchers report for spring training on Feb 19.
  • MLB opening day is 9 weeks away.
  • Charlottesville Marathon/half/8k is 9 weeks away.   4 of those are work weeks, 2 are recovery, 3 are taper.
  • Shamrock and DC RNR are 5/6 weeks away.  2 work weeks, 3 taper weeks, 1 recovery week
  • Ironman Md and Choo training plans start on week of April 6.  You should be able to ride 50 miles EASILY by then.  Run 7-8.  That’s coming up fast…
  • Our first triathlon of the season (Monticello Man) is 12 weeks away.  Kinetic is 13 weeks.

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