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This weekend’s Poll, Please Vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/ General questions about the week, weekend, triathlon…and any additional curiosities… try emailing the list! The email address is Community@lists.triteamz.com In this email: THIS EMAIL COVERS BOTH THE WEEK, AND THE WEEKEND (normally they are two separate blog posts/emails) Important Updates for THIS week (please read!) Overview and Reminders of…

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*Note:  Talia and I are leaving for CT this afternoon for a death in her family.  We are not sure when we will return, likely later in the week/weekend.  I will check my email periodically, but please call or text me if there is something urgent. General questions about the week, weekend, triathlon…and any additional…

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The week of 1/31 – 2/6

n this email: Important Updates for THIS week (please read!) Overview and Reminders of M-F workouts for this week  High Level Look Ahead for this weekend In addition to this email in your “in box”…three additional ways to access Team Z Activity Details and Directions

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The week of 1/2 to 1/9 in Team Z (Happy Hour Week!)

In this email: Important Updates for THIS week (please read!) Overview and Reminders of M-F workouts for this week  High Level Look Ahead for this weekend In addition to this email in your “in box”…three additional ways to access Team Z Activity Details and Directions

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Important Cancellations and Updates for tonight’s (this week’s) workouts

I’ve received a bunch of holiday party, travel/out of town, etc emails.   Check out what’s in this email.   Details for each subject are below the line.  Today’s Swim at UDC Today’s Swim at Spring Hill All Scheduled Swims for this week are on Updates and cancellations for this week’s Spins Updates and cancellations…

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Final Update for Wed, Thurs, and Saturday Workouts for this Holiday Week

All Scheduled Swims for this week are on Both 6:00 AM and 6:30 PM W&L Track workouts are on – thanks for your response Thursday Lyon Village Spin is on – 6:30 PM – thank you for your response Saturday Run (Fletcher’s Boat House) at 9AM is on – thank you for your response

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The week of 12/26 to 1/2 in Team Z

Fun Facts for this week… So…summer seams far off?  Pitchers and Catchers report for spring training in 6 weeks. (True) “Every day passes whether you participate or not.” – Deng Ming-Dao (also true) In this email: Important Updates for THIS week (please read!) Overview and Reminders of M-F workouts for this week Look ahead for…

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Christmas Weekend Workouts for Team Z – and a look ahead to next week

No group run on Saturday at PRR.  Not enough interest (almost no interest).  NEW WORKOUT OPTION ON SATURDAY – PLEASE VOTE AGAIN, SAME POLL IS OPEN WITH PRR ANSWER REMOVED AND W&L (NEW) ANSWER INCLUDED. Please vote again…if you are not coming that is fine – but if I don’t see a response I will…

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The week of 12/19-12/26

Happy Holidays! Temptation is there to “shut it down” for a few days.  Stay focused M-F, please.  You’ll see some easy stuff this weekend so you can focus on that!  But don’t blow of the weekday workouts this week or next. Before the big March Race weekend – We only have 6 build weeks, 3…

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The week of 10/3-10/9 in Team Z

***Boot camps return this week – so of course since you are at track practice you won’t miss them! Please start wearing reflective clothing and lights at all outdoor workouts (running and riding).  Even a simple reflective vest is a massive help in keeping you safe through the darker months of the year. *Reminder that…

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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