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VTSMTS Rock Hall Races and Team Z Local Race Simulations

THIS EMAIL AND POLL IS FOR BOTH LOCAL EVENTS AS WELL AS THE RACE WEEKEND EVERYONE ”“ PLEASE VOTE ON Eventbrite!!!! Eventbrite will also function as the weekend poll for all weekend events. We need you guys to fill this out for planning purposes. You guys gotta eat. Right? We must make sure there is…

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Sunday High Level Run Cue Sheet – Post Reston Lake Swim

More details to come, but we are going to try the run start from the swim start due to the numbers of folks participating.   Back up start location is “Sunrise Valley Elementary” ”“ should there be any issue with hanging around at the lake (which I doubt). Here are two files, both are found…

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Mountains of Misery and Wilderness Road Ride Weekend

**Details for local weekend events will come out in a separate email. Poll for the Wilderness Ride/ Mountains of Miser(MOM) weekend: https://members.triteamz.com/polls/  *** IF YOU ARE BRINGING FRIENDS OR FAMILY WITH YOU TO MOM/WILDERNESS RIDE WEEKEND, AND YOU WANT TO INCLUDE THEM ON ANY RESERVATIONS OR THE SUNDAY HIKE AND CHEER STOP, PLEASE INCLUDE THEM…

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The Weekend of 5/14 and 5/15 in Team Z

have trouble reading these emails or generally dislike yahoo groups – Please click on me.  Or  copy and paste:  https://goo.gl/bUakVy   into your browser ALL VOTING IS ON EVENT BRITE HERE:  SHOPPING IS HAPENING NOW SO PLEASE VOTE IF YOU ARE COMING NOW!!!!  WE ARE WATCHING NUMBERS AND PLEASE DON’T MAKE US GO BACK TO…

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The week of 5/9-5/16 in Team Z – AND KINETIC RACE WEEKEND EVENT BRITE POLL PLEASE VOTE!

If you have trouble reading these emails or generally dislike yahoo groups – Please click on me.  Or  copy and paste:  https://goo.gl/bUakVy   into your browser NOTE THE RACE WEEKEND VOTING PLEASE:  WE shop on Thursday, Your vote on Thursday afternoon or Friday is meaningless and causes extra work.  Please help!   Ahem…. Kinetic is…

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The weekend of 4/30 and 5/1 in Team Z (Both Race and Non Race event details)

All: Weekend Poll: Please Vote There are no options to vote for the races on this poll, you will do that on event brite.  Or Copy and Paste this link into your browser:  https://teamzrumpusandwestfields.eventbrite.com A. Important Announcement 1 – re: Racing/Race Day Food and Beverage/Event Brite We have about 70 people racing this weekend. We…

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Rumpus and Westfields Race Weekend

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I MISSED YOUR NAME ON THESE RACE ROSTERS FOR   THIS WEEKEND. RUMPUS IS A HUGE HUGE OPEN WATER PRACTICE OPPORTUNITY ”“ RACING OR NOT.   YOU CAN RACE BOTH DAYS EASY ”“ RUMPUS AT 9AM (drive to day of) AND WESTFIELDS HAS SUNDAY AM PACKET PICKUP.   THE WEATHER…

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Miami Man is filling!

Miami Man is our season ender ”“ the big travel “A” race for this year.   This is the first race we ever did as a team ”“ Nov of 2005.   There are multiple races to choose from and the field is filling fast. International Distance Triathlon a Half Iron Tri a Half Iron…

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Team Z Disney Weekend Plans!

“I’m dressing like Mini Mouse and I don’t care what you say, YOU CAN’T STOP ME!” -Coach Alexis The amount of leg work, coordination, cups of coffee, and sessions with a therapist required to put this together for our team is at another level.   Disney is Disney ”“ it “ain’t” Lake Anna State Park….

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Ironman Md Cheer Guide Version 2

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES AND NUMBERS Coaches’ cells: Ed Zerkle: (703) 200-3081, Alexis Lopez Buitrago: (240) 350-9669. Packet Pickup ”“ Long Warf Finish Line ”“ Long Warf Transition ”“ Great Marsh Park Swim Start/Finish, Bike Start/Finish, Run Start ”“ Great Marsh Park For Long Warf Park, use GPS: 103 High St, Cambridge Md For Great Marsh Park,…

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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