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The Week of February 9 in Team Z

Sunday, February 9,  Kerri Kramer-Webb, fellow Zer and owner of Endurance Athlete Center, gave an awesome presentation for the run leaders and coaches. In the clinic, Kerri went over a review proper running mechanics, Identifying common running flaws & learn strategies to correct, developing a systematic approach to giving appropriate athlete advice and recognize red…

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The week of January 19 in Team Z

Hello Team! Coach Exclamation Point here!   What a crazy sick turnout we had for everything this weekend. We had massive crowds at both the Swim injury Prevention clinic and Advanced Heart Rate Clinic. There were close to 20 Zers who stayed for the Ultra Swim Info Session. And our New Z coordinator, Gabby Peterson,…

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Week of 7/7/14 in Team Z West

NO BOOTCAMPS THIS WEEK BECAUSE 90% OF THE TEAM IS TAPERING. IMMT get your strength done on your own. Was awesome to see 70+ riders yesterday ”“ and lots of folks at the quarry swim. It’s fun to have so much energy in our rides! Keep it up! Now we look forward to our “A”…

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Week of 7/7/14 in Team Z DC/MD

It’s mega race weekend! Two race weekends (Musselman and Colonial Beach) for the price of one. Sweet! Our local weekend group workout is a Saturday brick. Why not consider joining us in Colonial Beach on Sunday? Maybe do a relay or just come down to support the team? It’s just a thought. In this email:…

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Musselman 2014 Team Z Game Plan

MMMMUUUUUSSSEL MAAAAN 2014!!!!! Note there will be a separate weekend e-mail for local stuff. Link to Musselman tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/musselman-2014-tickets-12169245541 Buy NOW, buy accurately, buy strong. I am REALLY jazzed for next weekend. We have a TON of people competing, lots of people staying up for extra days, it’s going to be a blast. This is…

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The Week of 6/30/14 in Team Z West

In this email: 1. Important notes for the week 2. Overview of Team Z West events for the week 3. Overview of clinics offered this week

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The weekend of 7/4-7/6/14 in Team Z

Vote on our poll to help us plan the weekend. Link to polls: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/polls In this e-mail: Saturday group run ”“ hash alert – 8:00 AM ”“ Hayes Park, Arlington, VA Sunday group ride ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Tyler Elementary, Gainesville, VA Sunday open water swim ”“ 12:00 to 3:00 PM ”“ Milbrook Quary, Haymarket,…

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This Week in Team Z West

Congrats to all the Gran Fondites and Mont Tremblants, and especially to Ed who was victorious in his one on one showdown with Bambi. I smell a happy hour quiz question”¦ In this email: 1. Important notes for the week 2. Overview of Team Z West events for the week 3. Overview of clinics offered…

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Week of 6/16 in TEAM Z WEST

THIS POST IS ABOUT THE WEEK OF 6/16! RP OFFLINE FOR A FEW DAYS. I’m sending this out a little early, I’ll be offline for most of next week when baby #2 is born (scheduled for Monday). Honestly, I may be checking e-mail now and then even during that time”¦ but my attention will be…

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Team Triathlon Training for This Weekend (6/13-6/15) in Team Z

Here’s your weekend triathlon training email – you’ll find the weekend updates right here for Washington DC, Arlington, Fairfax, and everywhere we are doing our training, including our big races! REV 3 DETAILS ARE IN ANOTHER E-MAIL LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND. So, baby #2 is due to arrive on Monday. But”¦ I’ve given…

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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