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Updates and reminders for the 14th and 15th weekend events in Team Z (weather, party, etc)

*Highlights below ”“ details for the weekend/events found in the original post (click on me) **NO BOOT CAMP ON MONDAY MORNING AT LYON VILLAGE! In this email:  Group Run on Saturday ”“ 8 am at Haines Point RUN Location Party update (dress, other, parking reminder, CASH AWARD for the desert contest – $100 for each…

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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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Team Z Announcements

Please review this list of announcements in this email. Detail for each announcement can be found below this list of 1-11 items. Team Z Christmas Eve Monuments Run No Herndon Boot Camp this Weds, Dec 21 New Boot Camp Instructor for Herndon after track on Wed nights.  We will start either the 28th or after…

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Clinics Cancelled for Saturday 12/17

Police have issued a request to not leave your house. There have been 41 reported car accidents in Virginia. 495 ”“ ALL LANES ARE CLOSED ”“ coming from Maryland that is somewhere past Tysons up to Gallows Rd. ”“ due to a 25 car pileup on 495 at Gallows which is the exit to my…

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No track tomorrow – Q&A on buying bikes, swim & swim gear, winter dress… now @ 10:00 AM

NOAA upgraded their Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Advisory.    Try to get your track workout in today, if you can.   If not today, you could try to get it in after 11/12 when the temps will be above freezing but the rain will still be falling”¦helping to melt everything pretty fast….

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UPDATES DUE TO WEATHER – The weekend of 12/17 and 12/18 – and Don’t forget Monday AM Boot Camp!

Updates to the weekend plans due to weather.  This post/email reflects the new schedule after cancelling the track practice.  Note – clinic times have changed! Track Practice (and run tips) for this Saturday are cancelled Before  the bike maintenance clinic I will host/entertain/Q&A  on the subjects of… “How and where to buy a bike“, “How…

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The weekend of 12/17 and 12/18 in Team Z

New additions to the weekend plans. Complications from weather could affect Saturday workout plans.  Announcement will be made by email before 7:30 AM on Saturday. Track Practice (and run tips) on Saturday will be at TC Williams High School, 9:00 AM (vice George Marshall) There is a scheduled Bike Maintenance Clinic at my house on…

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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