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Directions to Coach Ed’s House/Annandale Location

Written Directions to Annandale Information/Kickoff Sessions

495 from the Mixing Bowl:

  1. Exit at 54 B Braddock Road (Head inside the beltway ”“ to your right as you exit 495)
  2. Turn Left onto Ravensworth Rd. at first traffic light
  3. Turn Right onto Little River Turnpike
  4. Turn Left onto Evergreen at the bottom of the hill (Light) (go past Kmart)
  5. Turn Right on Columbia Pike
  6. Immediately left at first traffic light onto Gallows
  7. Immediate Right onto Justine Drive.
  8. Bear right to stay on Justine
  9. My house will be at the top of the hill on your right ”“ I have the white picket fence next to my driveway and normally a Silver Armada and a big old black Diesel Pickup in the driveway.

495, from Tysons:

  1. Take Exit 51 for Gallows Road.
  2. Turn left at the light onto Gallows
  3. Pass Annandale Blvd (major stop light)
  4. Turn Left at next light to remain on Gallows Road.
  5. Turn Left onto Justine Drive (last left before next stop light)
  6. Bear right to stay on Justine
  7. My house will be at the top of the hill on your right ”“ I have the white picket fence next to my driveway and normally a Silver Armada and a big old black Diesel Pickup in the driveway.

From Arlington:

  1. Option 1 is take 66 west and then 495 towards Richmond. Follow 495 “From Tysons” above.
  2. Option 2 is to take Columbia Pike towards the beltway
  3. Turn right onto Gallows at the stoplight as you enter Annandale
  4. Immediate Right onto Justine Drive.
  5. Bear right to stay on Justine
  6. My house will be at the top of the hill on your right ”“ I have the white picket fence next to my driveway and normally a Silver Armada and a big old black Diesel Pickup in the driveway.

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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