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The Week of May 11, 2015 in Team Z

Coach Ed raved and I mean RAVED about how awesome Kinetic was this weekend. Did you have a great race weekend? Please share your race report with the team. Curious Zers want to know!

This is a recovery week! We have post recovery runs, yoga and happy hours plus our usual swim practices. In fact, the delay in this message was so that I could nail down the location of the three Wednesday happy hours.

In addition, this is also IM Chattanooga 70.3 (Choo, Choo) race /IM Chattanooga 140.6 training camp weekend. I think those traveling to Chattanooga are going to have a super fun time!

In this email:

Important Announcements and Reminders for this week
Overview of events and activities for this week
A look ahead to the Weekend Events

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The Week of April 13, 2015

So that’s what a Team Z group OUTDOOR workout is like! Did you go to the Saturday Monocacy group ride or the Sunday group run? Or maybe you ran the Cherry Blossom not quite Ten Miler. Finally some nice weather. Thanks for joining us this weekend. If you missed out, you’ll have another chance this weekend. There is a ton of stuff going on so please read on.

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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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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The Week of January 26, 2015 – Recovery Week!

Once again, you all rolled with the punches and came out in force this weekend. Thank you a thousand times for your support. It has been awesome to see so much energy these past few weeks. The attendance at the clinics has been through the roof and this weekend was no exception. I really have enjoyed meeting all the new Zers.  You have really are a huge addition to our team. Thank you for being part of Team Z.  A huge thanks to Bill Hellwig and the owner, Anne Mader, of the Bike Lane in Reston for allowing us to use their store as a launching point for the group run this past Sunday. As you may or may not be aware, we don’t align ourselves or are sponsored by any one particular business.  This autonomy allows us support the businesses and individuals that get our culture and are in alignment with our values. I have heard nothing but great things about the Reston Bike Lane. They are always so supportive and are willing and eager to support Team Z.  Kudos to the Bike Lane. Well done!

In this email:

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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The week of January 19 in Team Z

Hello Team! Coach Exclamation Point here!

 

What a crazy sick turnout we had for everything this weekend. We had massive crowds at both the Swim injury Prevention clinic and Advanced Heart Rate Clinic. There were close to 20 Zers who stayed for the Ultra Swim Info Session. And our New Z coordinator, Gabby Peterson, was blown away by the great attendance at the New Zers Brunch. We even had close to 30 Zers show up in the pouring rain this morning to run. However, I would have to say I was stunned to hear that there were 40 Zers at the Saturday Haymarket ride, including 5 new Zers!!

A huge thanks to all of you for the tremendous showing this weekend. You guys are Badass. Now no resting on your laurels. We have work to do! We have a full complement of workouts this week. We have our first red nose run of the winter season next Sunday (More details to follow). Let’s keep the momentum going!

 

In this email:

 

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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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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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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