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Wondering if you should race Ironman 70.3 NC?

As a team we had more than 70 people vote that IM 70.3 NC would be their end of the season A race for 2017.   The race is on Oct 21 (Saturday) 2017. Assuming everything stays the This is a flat course.   Even the swim (haha).   It is flat.   The bike…

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2016 Ironman Maryland – Team Z Itinerary and Media Guide

Team Z 2016 Ironman Maryland Itinerary and Cheer Guide, Check it out here:  triteamz.com/ironman-maryland-cheer-guide-2016/ Team Z 2016 Ironman Maryland Media Guide, Check it out here:  triteamz.com/immd-2016-media-guide/

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South Riding Pool Sprint Details

When: Sunday 7AM South Riding Pool Sprint Details ”“ (Please Vote Here) Race Information (not much here – probably more in race packet provided at packet pickup): http://www.southriding.net/event/south-riding-triathlon1 Location: South Riding Center, 42420 Unicorn Drive, South Riding, VA Team Z has been doing this race for many years. It is a great, local triathlon with…

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The weekend of 8/13 and 8/14 in Team Z

*THERE ARE THREE REALLY IMPORTANT CLINICS AVAILABLE TO YOU THIS WEEKEND.  People new to racing, and new to our team – Saturday’s clinics are something you do not want to miss.  The Sunday recovery clinic is new – so there should be a massive number of people in attendance!  Heart Rate Training SHOULD BE PACKED!…

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Team Z Luray Race Weekend Camping and Grub Details

LURAY IS HERE! The most popular Team Z race of the year! This race is not until next weekend –but we need to have food information finalized by this Friday in order to allow our partner/vendor to order/purchase food and plan his cook. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING AND IF SO WHAT…

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2016 Ironman Md Aid Station and Team Z 2017 Ironman and 70.3 A Races

If you and or family members/friends are interested in volunteering for the Team Z Run Aid station at Ironman Maryland on Oct 1 ”“ please hit the following poll:   https://members.triteamz.com/polls/ I’m thinking we’ll do a disco theme with disco costumes, a mirror ball, and Saturday night fever tunes.   We’ll have a line (like…

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Team Z Ironman Lake Placid 2016 Cheer Guide

Folks – here is the link to the 2016 Ironman USA Cheer Guide.  

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Team Z 2016 Rev 3 Williamsburg International or Half Iron Race Weekend Details

Please vote on our poll and purchase the event brite tickets as appropriate (note ”“ no need to buy Saturday Event Brite Dinner Tickets ”“ you will pay on your own at the restaurant). *Team Z Lunch on race day will include pulled pork, chopped bbcue chicken, smoked mac and cheese as well as the…

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Team Z Syracuse 70.3 Weekend Details

EVENT BRITE FOR SYRACUSE 70.3   or copy and paste this url into your browser:  http://teamzlurayandsyracuseraceweekend.eventbrite.com In this email: 1. Friday Team Dinner if you are in town @ Dominick’s Restaurant – 6PM. 2. Packet Pickup, Race Start and Finish Address 3. Race Morning Instructions for parking, suggestions from RD 4. Saturday Team Timeline 5….

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Team Z Luray SwimFest and/or training weekend details

A reminder to please vote on the Event Brite  by clicking here   or copy and pasting this link into your browser:  http://teamzlurayandsyracuseraceweekend.eventbrite.com This Swim Event and Camping/Team Hang out has registration up until the race start on Saturday. EVERYONE CAN COME TO THIS, RACING OR NOT…TRAINING OR NOT. With race season in full swing,…

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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