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Team Z General Announcement Email – March 16 2017

In this email: Kinetic Triathlon (Half and International are close to full).  Get in while you can! Introduction to Team Z Relays/Relay Coordinator – How do you join a Team Z Relay for any race? Kinetic included! Reminder: April is the very best time to join our team.  Friends/Family – Info Sessions. Here are our…

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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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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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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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Important Announcements regarding Team Z Winter Training, plus more!

Hi folks. Yesterday I posted the “Weekend Workout Locations” file for Dec ”“ March.   Anything that is orange means I have not confirmed permit, speaker, or location.   This is a plan, it will likely change but not a ton.   You can plan on the orange events, though I will keep you in…

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Winter Clinics, Socials, Ride Schedules – and more.

Hi folks. Yesterday I posted the “Weekend Workout Locations” file for Dec ”“ March.   Anything that is orange means I have not confirmed permit, speaker, or location.   This is a plan, it will likely change but not a ton.   You can plan on the orange events, though I will keep you in…

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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 General Announcements

Ironman Long Swims – we typically do 6 of these 90 minute swims (instead of 60) as we approach an Ironman to allow those folks to up their swim volume. For the fun of – it all of our pools will be closed during the long swims – except the last week (Providence re-opens).  Tues…

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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