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Updates for NC 70.3 – new finish line area, and I need to ask for some help in the morning after swim start

I need help.   We can set up (drop off) our team tents, chairs, some grub and drink in a designated area on the finishing stretch.   We cant do that until 9 am.   I need to be out on the bike course at 9 am for first riders. I would like two people…

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Team Z Ironman 70.3 North Carolina Cheer Guide

Link to PDF to be shared with your family

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2017 Team Z Ironman Louisville Cheer Guide

Same email/post as yesterday morning – same file that was posted last night.   This is final. Team Z 2017 Ironman Louisville Cheer Guide: This is the final version of this document (linked below)  which includes the names and portraits of our athletes. Scott  will not like me sending this.   But our entire Cheer…

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Feeling sorry for yourself? Stop.

Did you get hurt, and you can’t run for 8 weeks?  Has work derailed your training and you missed two long rides?  The cutoff has you losing sleep at night… Remember that this sport is about health and fitness”¦AND FUN.  

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OMG – Did you see the weather for this weekend?

Did you see the weather?  High of 70 each day? No rain?  Check out the weekend plans below… please vote on the poll. This weekend’s Poll, Please Vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/ ================================================== *Newer or even experienced cyclists who want to… This is a previously unplanned practical/practice in the parking lot after the Boot Camp at Fast Track…

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Saturday Group Workouts and Crawfish Boil

Reminder – Planning your Season Clinic (choosing your training plan/races/etc) is at 8:30 AM.   If you attend the 8:30 AM clinic, you can get in your run in when we finish  (inside the park). Details and Directions to Saturday events at Fort Hunt Park (for run, clinic, and boil). Details and Directions for the…

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Scope it Out: Shamrock important updates/action item

Detailed Post for Shamrock Weekend here.  In this email: Local Scope It Out 5k Shamrock Race ”“ Sunday Yard Arm Cancelled (new info TBA) Shamrock Sunday Weather and Pre-Race Reminder ”“ BB&T parking lot Shamrock racers/spectators ”“ please email me answers to the questions Shamrock racers ”“ please let me know if this Race Roster…

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Reminder for Team Z’s local weekend events/workouts (3/16 and 3/17)

A reminder for the local Team Z workouts this weekend. I know things are quiet in terms of training for people ”“ but I want to encourage you to make the run, the bike, or both. Just consider it a fun run and ride.   Let it get you outside and loosening up before the…

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What about Team Z Relays? How to get involved!

In this post: Introduction to Relays Introduction to our Relay Coordinator How to contact the Relay Coordinator and get signed up with a relay team New to triathlon – reminder on the distances of each leg/event ====================================== Introduction to Relays

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2017 Kinetic Triathlon (Half and International are close to full). Get in while you can!

The Kinetic Half Iron and International Distance Race is filling up. There are just over 100 spots remaining in the Saturday Kinetic Half Iron AND International. Remember that this year Greg added an international distance to the same day/field as the traditional Saturday Half Iron. It’s the same field limit (800) per day – not…

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Come to an information session and see what it's all about!

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Growing up, I was never even remotely athletic, a distinct liability in a sports-mad country. Moreover, I grew to associate the idea of people being “sporty” with people who were generally obnoxious, who loved to lord their athletic prowess over others.

Triathlon, therefore, was a revelation for me: very ordinary people who were able to achieve extraordinary things. Team Z is the essence of triathlon in that regard, an amazing mix of experienced athletes (who turned out to be quite nice people) and absolute beginners, all sharing their different journeys. The team is full of people who push me when I need to be pushed and who push me when I don’t think I want to be pushed. Because the team pushes me, I’ve become something I never would have believed I could become: an athlete.

Mark Mullen

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Never say never on Team Z! I never thought I would do a triathlon let alone a half Ironman. I told anyone who would listen that the only way I would ever run another marathon was if it was in an Ironman and since I was never going to do an Ironman I had nothing to worry about. Well, so much for my “never” list. With the support of Team Z, I have raced numerous short distance triathlons, several half Ironmans, raced my best injury free marathon (I beat Oprah’s time), and signed up for an Ironman.
Regardless of your experience, speed, motivation, and goals there is a place for you on Team Z. When I joined the Team in December 2011, I did not know what to expect. My old game plan was to go as fast and as hard as possible regardless of the consequences. I do not recommend this strategy. I somehow always fell to side with an injury and burned out long before I reached the start line. This all changed when I joined Team Z. With the help of the coaches and my teammates, I am learning everyday how to find balance physically, set reachable goals, listen to my body, and enjoy the experience. I have a good friend on the Team that says that all the training and hard work is the journey. Race day is the victory lap. Gotta Love Team Z!

Kathy Hsu

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In 2009 I ran the Disney Marathon with my mom, accompanying her on her first 26.2 mile adventure. I remember standing at the start next to her and saying, “just think, those Ironman people have to do this after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112”¦..freaking lunatics!.” Two years later with a couple of sprint and Olympic triathlons under my belt, and after a couple of glasses of wine, I started to wonder, “Maybe I can do an Ironman too?” So I pulled the trigger, dropped the cash, and signed up for Ironman Cozumel. This followed by immediate panic. “Oh dear God, what have I done? I haven’t the slightest clue how to train for an Ironman.” A couple months later, by chance, I ran into a Z’er outside of my work and as we started talking Triathlon, she told me about Team Z. “Why not? It can’t hurt” I thought to myself. So I joined. It didn’t take me long to realize that this team had everything I wanted: knowledgeable and supportive coaches, structured training plans for all levels and abilities, fantastic teammates, and most importantly cold beers ready for you after every race!

Scott Leary