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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 5/21 and 5/22

There are changes to locations all over the place in this post for the weekend.  Please pay attention to location changes. All: Please vote on the weekend Poll:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/ **Note:  The speaker will not be able to make it on Sunday for the Cycling Injury Prevention and Fit Clinic.  We are working to reschedule it….

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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 weekend of 5/7 and 5/8

I had to reset the poll answers ONLY FOR THE WEEKEND POLL (yesterday afternoon). Please check to see that your vote is still there. All: Weekend Poll: Please Vote **Note:  The cycling etiquette and technique clinic planned for Sunday is a boring title, but likely one of the most important clinics we teach.  What you…

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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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The weekend of 4/23 and 4/22 in Team Z

All: Weekend Poll: Please Vote =============================================================== In this email for Team Z Activities this weekend Look Ahead for events that happen early next week Saturday Group Run ”“ 8:00 AM from  Anacostia Park/River Trail (don’t hate – this is a very pretty run Saturday – 3:00 PM Race Strategy, Transition, Rules clinic – for the…

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The weekend of 4/16 and 4/17 in Team Z

Reminder ”“ especially if Yahoo! Decides to print this email in your inbox In Greek or something:   You can always find this “what’s up this weekend in Team Z email” posted on members.triteamz.com and then click on “coach’s com”.   Or ”“ to our blog on the same site and hit the “weekend reminder…

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The week of 3/28-4/3 in Team Z

Hey folks. I’m pretty much off line today.   Not feeling great, won’t be getting much responses out ”“ but wanted to get our email for the week rolling.     In this email:   High level overview of the activities for this week in Team Z Arlington Weekly Activities Details and Directions Maryland Weekly…

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The weekend of 3/26 and 3/27 in Team Z

Reminder ”“ especially if Yahoo! Decides to print this email in your inbox In Greek or something:   You can always find this “what’s up this weekend in Team Z email” posted on members.triteamz.com and then click on “coach’s com”.   Or ”“ to our blog on the same site and hit the “weekend reminder…

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The weekend of 3/19 and 3/20 in Team Z

If you have not already, please “Like” our Team Face Book Page:   https://www.facebook.com/triteamz/ NEW POLL WITH RIDE DISTANCES ”“ PLEASE MAKE NEW VOTES. And ”“ what’s with the vote? Can’t we just get behind our CAPS FOR ONCE!  Don’t you guys know that that”¦ The Caps are leading all teams in points, they are…

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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