Please review this list of announcements in this email. Detail for each announcement can be found below this list of 1-11 items.

  1. Team Z Christmas Eve Monuments Run
  2. No Herndon Boot Camp this Weds, Dec 21
  3. New Boot Camp Instructor for Herndon after track on Wed nights.  We will start either the 28th or after the next recovery week.
  4. No Lyon Village Boot Camp on Monday Dec 26
  5. We are starting the process for ordering Team Z Pearl Izumi gear (race uniforms – must order in advance)
  6. Team Z Gift Cards
  7. Quarterly Swim Renewal Reminder
  8. USMS Renewal Reminder
  9. Holiday Marathon Swim Opportunity
  10. Swim lessons for underprivileged children – Instructors/adult oversight needed
  11.  Shamrock Group Rental Houses – respond if you would like to get in a team house.

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1 – Team Z Christmas Eve Monuments Run

Mark and Mary  are hosting their  annual Xmas Eve Monuments Run.  This will be the 7th time we’ve done this and it’s been a Team Z tradition nearly as long.  All are welcome – your Mom in town for the holidays, the kids who you’re letting stay up to see in Xmas Day, your dog who needs to run off some steam, the friends you run with on the weekends.  We’ll have cue sheets for a 2-4 mile run/walk and we’ll all share in some food and drink afterwards.

The Deets:

  • What:     Seventh annual run/walk around the monuments on the Mall on Christmas Eve
  • Bring:        Hot chocolate or cookies or something nice to share with everyone.  This is National Park land, so if you spike your drink, keep it discreet.
  • When:     Meet at 11pm, Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24th).  Run starts at 11:15pm
  • Where:    Steps of the Lincoln Memorial
  • Parking:  Free and easy on Ohio Drive

The Mall at night is a truly magical place and what better way to celebrate doing what we love?  Running and eating!  See you there!

Mary & Mark (Mark and Mary are Team Zrs)

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2 – No Herndon Boot Camp this Weds, Dec 21

We will have track practice at 6:30 – Herndon High School

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3 – New Boot Camp Instructor for Herndon after track on Wed nights.  We will start either the 28th or after the next recovery week.

We will start regular boot camps after track workouts on Wed PMs – Herndon High School.  Track is at 6:30, Boot camp can start early depending on what everyone is doing on the track, and when they finish (so it would be good to come for both).

Boot Camp will be kept to 40 minutes – or less.

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4 – No Lyon Village Boot Camp on Monday Dec 26

We will pick back up after the first recovery week

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5 – We are starting the process for ordering Team Z Pearl Izumi gear (race uniforms – must order in advance)

Team Z gear that must be paid for in advance – and then the order is sent to production:  We call these  pre-order items and they are now visible on the store page.

Pre-orders can me made until end of January. If we get these in before Feb 1, the estimated delivery by  early april.  We will race on April 30 with the Westfield’s Pool Sprint. Lets get that order in now. If you don’t make the cut, you will not have a jersey or shorts until probably around June.

If you want to make sure your sizing is perfect before you order – there is a “Fit kit” at Fast Track Physical Therapy.  There you can try on the gear before ordering.

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6 – Team Z Gift Cards

Don’t know what to get a fellow Zr for the holidays?  Or are your friends and family asking what to get you?

Team Z gift cards are available at the online store. The denominations are $25, $50, $75 or $100.

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7 – Quarterly Swim Renewal Reminder

If you swim with us on our master swim team (called, L4 Masters Swimming…or “Lane 4” Masters Swimming)….

Those of you on quarterly option – your pass will auto-renew on January 1 for the Jan – March 2017 quarter.

Remember, we are supposed to provide our registrar Lindsay two-weeks advance notice if you do not wish to renew to avoid an administrative fee.  Obviously, this  reminder doesn’t quite allow the two week deadline for this next period.  But if you do not plan on continuing your first quarter 2017 pass, please let Lindsay know now via email at lindsay.viellieu@gmail.com

If you would like to start swimming with us in  January, please see the guidance in number 8 below.

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8 – USMS Renewal Reminder

All L4S swimmers and coaches must be renewed with USMS for 2017 before their first workout in 2017.  If you are new to masters swimming – you can sign up using this link.

  • Our team LMS is Potomac Valley
  • Our team code is L4S
  • Very detailed/graphical instructions/guidance on joining both our masters team and or L4 Masters can be found on our team website. Here is a link – click on me

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9 – Holiday Marathon Swim Opportunity – let me know if you have questions about this please

BILLY ADAMS CHALLENGE WORKOUT

The note below is from Frank Marcinkowski – one of the small crew that manages L4 Masters. The event described is something that swim teams have executed for many many years…definitely a tradition. I remember doing 90 100’s and thinking it was massive. So it creeps up on you – the workout below will = greater than 6.5 miles.

Obviously this is not a straight swim, and some people will go farther than others. Maybe you are new to freestyle and just want the challenge…see how many you can do before you call it a day. 15? 35? 90? The point is that this will be unique environment where there will be others chasing the similar goal.

From Frank, below

“We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for Lane 4’s special insanity workout to occur at AU on New Year’s Eve this year!

Starting at 1:00 PM (please be ready to start around 12:45), those of you who accept this special marathon workout challenge will embark on 117 x 100 yards. We chose 117 repititions because we are celebrating the start of a new year, as opposed to reminiscing over 2016.

For anyone who completes this workout, Frank (L4 management) will ask L4 Coaches to let you drop off 200 – 300 yards at your first workout in 2017!!

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10 – Swim lessons for underprivileged children – Instructors/adult oversight needed

Marymount University Swim Coach is named Mike Clark. Mike has run in our USMS/Nova Swimming circles for decades and you should trust that you are in a safe and professional charity environment. I guess I’m just saying I’d vouch for him.

Mike and Marymount University run a program to teach swimming lessons to children of low income families. The program runs every Saturday night from 5-7pm. All the instructors are volunteers. Marymount Swim Team, Clark swim club (Mike Clark’s private youth swim program), and local high school swimmers participate.

If any team z members want to help out, Mike and his volunteer staff would love to have some adult volunteer instructors.

Email me if you would like to help. CoachEd@TriTeamZ.com

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 11 –  Shamrock Group Rental Houses – respond if you would like to get in a team house.

Our “housing coordinator” (Kim Larson Hawksworth) will organize a couple Shamrock houses if people are interested. If you would like to be included in a Team Z house for Shamrock 8k, 13.1, or 26.2…..

Please email klarson125@hotmail.com. (NOT COACH ED)

Note that Kim will be traveling Dec. 15 – 22, so if you don’t hear right back from her, that’s why.