Info Sessions

Folks! I would like to thank each of you VERY much for your interest in Team Z. This program is unique, and to do it justice I honestly feel like we should spend a fair amount of time with you explaining how it works.

In place of answering each request for information individually, what I’d like to do is invite you to attend one of the information sessions that is scheduled (Directions and scheduled dates are provided below). I think if you came then all your questions would be answered!

While Team Z members live and train all over the Greater DC area – Team Z information sessions are very casual and held in central locations that are as equally accessed as possible from all parts of Maryland, DC, Reston/Herndon etc (focus on use of the beltway). Our information sessions are typically held in Arlington (Va), Annandale (Va), Reston (Va) and Bethesda/Silver Spring (Md). It does not matter where you live, work, or plan to train – you are always welcome at any of our information sessions!

At each information session we spend about 45-60 minutes presenting an overview of our program, and then open the floor to questions. Attendance at an information session requires absolutely no obligation on your part, only that you bring yourself/friends and ask as many questions as you like. If you are interested in attending one of our sessions, please RSVP directly at

Please understand that Team Z is a very unique Triathlon group training program.   There are many advantages to participating in a program like ours, all of which I’ll discuss at our upcoming information sessions.   Because we are a group training program, we start our new members in groups on a periodic basis throughout the season.   Our cyclical start group philosophy helps us to ensure that we deliver a high quality training program each time a new member joins our team.

Do you think you’d be able to attend one of the following information sessions? I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.

See the calendar & start today

Come to an information session and see what it's all about!


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


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


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