I am relatively new Zer having joined in June of 2012. I had been training by myself for the past two years and those lonely miles were really taking a toll. The initial pleasure of triathlons had worn off and I found it hard to get excited about workouts. Moreover, I had hit a speed plateau. Team Z really helped to put the spark back into my training. Through the great team support and no pressure atmosphere that I found in Team Z, triathlons became fun again. I no longer had to workouts and race unsupported and by myself. Now I have the pleasure to compete and have fun with the tremendous support of my new “triathlon family.” With the help of the coaches, I was able to improve my swim stroke and endurance, helping me break through my training rut and set several PRs including a podium finish in my age-group at the 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas.