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OMG – Did you see the weather for this weekend?

Did you see the weather?  High of 70 each day? No rain?  Check out the weekend plans below… please vote on the poll. This weekend’s Poll, Please Vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/ ================================================== *Newer or even experienced cyclists who want to… This is a previously unplanned practical/practice in the parking lot after the Boot Camp at Fast Track…

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Feeling sorry for yourself? Stop.

Did you get hurt, and you can’t run for 8 weeks?  Has work derailed your training and you missed two long rides?  The cutoff has you losing sleep at night… Remember that this sport is about health and fitness”¦AND FUN.  

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Saturday Group Workouts and Crawfish Boil

Reminder – Planning your Season Clinic (choosing your training plan/races/etc) is at 8:30 AM.   If you attend the 8:30 AM clinic, you can get in your run in when we finish  (inside the park). Details and Directions to Saturday events at Fort Hunt Park (for run, clinic, and boil). Details and Directions for the…

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Scope it Out: Shamrock important updates/action item

Detailed Post for Shamrock Weekend here.  In this email: Local Scope It Out 5k Shamrock Race ”“ Sunday Yard Arm Cancelled (new info TBA) Shamrock Sunday Weather and Pre-Race Reminder ”“ BB&T parking lot Shamrock racers/spectators ”“ please email me answers to the questions Shamrock racers ”“ please let me know if this Race Roster…

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Details about Pre-Ordering Team Z Race Kits (and other store info)

Team Z Fit Kit at RNR, Pre-orders for Team Z Jersey’s/other Race season will be here before you know it. It’s time to start thinking about what Team Z race gear you need! New Zs ”“ not everyone races in the performance gear. Many people use the tri shorts but ride/run in the green running…

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Reminder for Team Z’s local weekend events/workouts (3/16 and 3/17)

A reminder for the local Team Z workouts this weekend. I know things are quiet in terms of training for people ”“ but I want to encourage you to make the run, the bike, or both. Just consider it a fun run and ride.   Let it get you outside and loosening up before the…

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2017 Kinetic Triathlon (Half and International are close to full). Get in while you can!

The Kinetic Half Iron and International Distance Race is filling up. There are just over 100 spots remaining in the Saturday Kinetic Half Iron AND International. Remember that this year Greg added an international distance to the same day/field as the traditional Saturday Half Iron. It’s the same field limit (800) per day – not…

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How to get L4 Masters Swim Team Apparel

We have  new L4 team apparel that you can now order online.  Below are  the instructions for ordering short and long sleeve shirts with the L4  logo, and also sweatshirts and hoodies. Note that the initial order will only be open for the next ten days, and then will periodically open again the future for…

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What about Team Z Relays? How to get involved!

In this post: Introduction to Relays Introduction to our Relay Coordinator How to contact the Relay Coordinator and get signed up with a relay team New to triathlon – reminder on the distances of each leg/event ====================================== Introduction to Relays

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Team Z Race Gear Update – March 2017

If you missed out on pre-ordering your Team Z race gear; good news you still can get some items. Coach Ed ordered several extra items. If you have already pre-ordered items you do not need to do anything. If you need Team Z race gear head over to the Team Z store, pre-order section. The…

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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