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Team Z Cliff Notes Version of IM MD cheer guide

THE TEAM Z CLIFF’S NOTES VERSION OF HOW TO SEE YOUR ZER ON THE SWIM, BIKE AND RUN COURSES OF IM MARYLAND Coach Ed and Alexis will be at Team Z headquarters on Saturday morning to answer any questions you might have about spectating and logistics. Please read below for a brief description of the…

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The Weekend of July 10, 2015 in Team Z

Woot Woot?   One day when I was chillin’ in Kentucky Fried Chicken.   This dude walks in looking strange and kinda funny, went up to the front with a menu and his money. He didn’t walk straight”¦kindof side to side. He asked the ol lady”¦ “yo yo, is this Kentucky Fried?”.   The lady…

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Kinetic Race Weekend Details

Please, please, please buy your tickets now. Help us plan. Kinetic is shaping up to be an awesome race! Tons of folks racing, lots of relays, potentially GREAT weather. Only 37 people plan to drink a soda or beer this weekend?     Remember please to “guestimate” number of sodas/beer you might partake for lunch…

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Ironman Cozumel Team Z Media Guide, Team Z Cheer/Spectator Guide

Hot off  the presses.  I hope this works… Check these out.  There are thank you’s and call outs IN the files – but over the top big thanks to Val.  You just don’t know the time she has put in to both of these…Thank you Val Dix! 2014 IM Cozumel Cheer Guide Ironman Cozumel Bios…

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Musselman 2014 Team Z Game Plan

MMMMUUUUUSSSEL MAAAAN 2014!!!!! Note there will be a separate weekend e-mail for local stuff. Link to Musselman tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/musselman-2014-tickets-12169245541 Buy NOW, buy accurately, buy strong. I am REALLY jazzed for next weekend. We have a TON of people competing, lots of people staying up for extra days, it’s going to be a blast. This is…

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Team Z Colonial Beach Triathlon Race Weekend Details

Hi guys – We are trying to figure out which trailer goes where, who is on first, and what is on Second for next weekend (Mussleman and Colonial Beach Races on same sweekend). Ryan will be posting the event brite for Mussleman tomorrow. Please Vote now: This is the event brite for those of you…

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70.3 Mont Tremblant Triathlon – Race Weekend plans for Team Z

EventBrite Tickets for Race Day (The password is TeamZRules1) Please jump on it. Thank you! 🙂   Cell Phone – don’t forget your international voice, data, messaging…turn off data roam, etc. Weather – This is the mountains. I hope I don’t have to remind you that weather can change in an instant, and the changes…

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Team Z – Rev 3 Triathlon Weekend 2014

Event Brite Link (Please do this now – it helps us so much). Ticket sales close on Thursday at noon. Here we go. Time to rev, Rev, REV IT UP! Welcome to the Revolution! Ready or not, here comes Team Z! Note – if you have not been paying attention now may be the time….

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EAGLEMAN 2014 IS HERE!!

IRONMAN’S EAGLEMAN 70.3 IS HERE! LINK TO TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eagleman-2014-tickets-11831318793 TICKETS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. There is no poll for this race, everything is through out ticket system. There are free tickets to note who is racing and who is spectating. Please buy a $0 ticket if you are racing or spectating”¦ it acts…

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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