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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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Are you behind on long run mileage? No fear – start from here! What did you say about other gear?

In this email: I’m behind on the winter training for the March Races ”“ What do I do?   NO FEAR ”“ START FROM HERE What is the deal with recovery weeks and no group workouts? I’d like some help in how to shop for, or buy, a new bike”¦ I’d like some help with…

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The week of 5/23 – 5/29 in Team Z

If you are new, and in anyway in need of assistance – PLEASE EMAIL ME!  That being said, I know there is a back log of email I owe responses too.   Last week was not a solid week for me.  Which included the 1 hour of wait time and then 7 hours of trouble…

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This Build Week #1 in Team Z 1/11-1/17.

This Build Week #1 in Team Z   1/11-1/17.     I’d like our Wed Social Runs to be well attended.   Can you make the extra effort?   The main goal is not just the social run ”“ but the post social social!     We will have an all team happy hour again…

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Recovery week of September 14 for Team Z

Happy Recovery Week! I know that a few of you have some short work on the bike and run this week ”“ but I’m not shedding a tear that you will have to do these workouts alone. Especially b/c all of you are either racing this weekend or next ”“ the game is afoot! LONG…

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This week in Team Z: July 30 to August 4

CRUSH IT TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THIS WEEKEND ”“ Recovery week is days away. Nations Tri and Patriots are 10 weeks away.   Savageman 11.  Ironman Choo is 12.   IM MD is 13. Subtract every third week for recovery.   Subtract 3-4 for taper. 5 work weeks for Patriots/Nations. 6 for Savageman. 7 for Choo….

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What’s Happening in the World of Team Z, July 16 – 22, 2015

Hey Folks”¦.HELL YEAH!   Taylor Swift did get rained out!   So awesome”¦.I’m sure some of you went with kids/nieces etc.   I’d love to see a video of 80,000 6-16 year olds (and 10 dads) screaming their heads off!   The reconfigured the stadium so that For every one male bathroom there was like…

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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