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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 Team Z Shamrock Race Weekend

Please make sure to…. Vote on the shamrock race  poll.  Please vote on the poll if you have not indicated that you are racing.  Please check (the poll name is long – “are you registered for the …. Va beach shamrock 8k, 13.1, 26.2?”  Please double check. Get your dinner tickets on Event Brite Race…

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Cold Weather Marathon? Why a trash bag won’t do the trick.

Veterans ”“ feel free to offer your ideas and suggestions.   It just took me forever to write this.   Outlook crashed after you learn to be a warrior so I had to start over. I do not have the energy to proof read ”“ have fun with this. I know everyone will learn something….

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This weekend’s Poll, Please Vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/ General questions about the week, weekend, triathlon…and any additional curiosities… try emailing the list! The email address is Community@lists.triteamz.com In this email: THIS EMAIL COVERS BOTH THE WEEK, AND THE WEEKEND (normally they are two separate blog posts/emails) Important Updates for THIS week (please read!) Overview and Reminders of…

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*Note:  Talia and I are leaving for CT this afternoon for a death in her family.  We are not sure when we will return, likely later in the week/weekend.  I will check my email periodically, but please call or text me if there is something urgent. General questions about the week, weekend, triathlon…and any additional…

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The weekend of 2/17 and 2/18 in Team Z

This weekend’s Poll, Please Vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/ ===================================== Important Announcements: Do not miss the heart rate training clinic, do not miss the Run Injury Prevention Clinic.  See details below. PLEASE come to the HRT and RIPC Clinics…I know for a fact that you will not only “not regret coming”…you’ll be jazzed when you leave.  You will…

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The weekend of 2/11 – 2/12 (Red Nose Run/Social)

*The Sunday Ride is also voted on in the Event Brite Poll, there will be no other poll for this weekend. Hi folks ”“ please take 5 minutes and check out the details for the weekend.   Of importance, as always, are the tickets for Red Nose Run. I want to emphasize that you can…

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RNR Volunteer Opportunity (and registration link)

Crickets?   Off to a fast start and then the brake lights are on! *Don’t forget you can bring your friend, family, enemies to this social.   They can run or not run ”“ hang out and help or sit on the ground and do nothing!   Everyone is welcome ”“ this is a fundraiser….

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The week of 1/31 – 2/6

n this email: Important Updates for THIS week (please read!) Overview and Reminders of M-F workouts for this week  High Level Look Ahead for this weekend In addition to this email in your “in box”…three additional ways to access Team Z Activity Details and Directions

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Team Z Announcements, AlwayZ Important

Please scan the table of contents, if nothing is of interest to you…please  vote on the first poll listed below before you delete. *Please vote on these new/re-run polls:  Shamrock Pre Race Pasta Dinner, DC RNR Pre Race Pasta Dinner,  Are you racing Shamrock or DC RNR, Are you entered in IML for 2017, are…

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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