Note to self: When traveling, double check that you carry both parts of your power cord for your laptop and that the next laptop you get has a battery life that will last longer than two hours. Sorry for such a late message.

What a great weekend for Team Z. Congrats to all those who participated in Eagleman, Challenge Williamsburg and the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim! The combination of heat and unrelenting humidity at Eagleman made race conditions epic brutal. We’re talking hell on earth. I’m certain the weather was no better in Williamsburg or Sandy Point.

I must say that I’m particularly impressed with those Zers who DNF’d (did not finish) and decided to call it a day before completing the event. For athletes who are trained to finish and might see DNF’s as a form of failure, that is a hard pill to swallow. In reality, it’s quite the opposite. It takes”big picture”,” listening to your mind and body” type thinking to know when enough is enough. It means knowing that you are smart enough to understand when continuing could jeopardize your health and your ability to race in the future. I couldn’t be more proud of you! Please reflect on your race, learn from it and move on!

And finally, thank you to all those who lent a helping hand this weekend at all of team races and events. Every time we try to acknowledge specific people by name, we invariably forget to acknowledge a person. Let’s just say all of you who helped out rock! And to the two gentleman who stayed to help dismantle the Team Z city at Eagleman, I owe each of you 16,000 beers. I would have been there till 8:30 PM instead of 6:30 PM. Thanks.

 

Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

Overview of events and activities for this week

Look ahead for the Weekend Events

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Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

 

  • Potluck after Tuesday bike ride

Celebrate midsummer with a potluck picnic after Tuesday night biking. Bring something to share and something to eat on and with and we’ll see you at the picnic tables at Hain’s Point at 7:30. If there are other bike ride leaders/ locations that are organizing a potluck after their rides, please let me know and I’ll post it.

  • A reminder that for the MD/DC folks, the location of the Monday evening run and boot camp has moved to Fairview Urban Park. Again: no more Woodside Park. Meet at Fairview Park. Address and Google Map are below.

When: Monday 6 PM Runs and 7:00 PM Boot Camps

Where: Fairview Urban Park

Address: 8900 Fairview Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Website: http://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks_facilities_directory/fairviewroadup.shtm

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fairview+Road+Urban+Park/@39.0010267,-77.0299135,596m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7c8b6fae0174d:0x7fecf758b966d344

 

Link to pool schedule via the Lane 4 Masters page: here
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Overview of events and activities for this week

Monday

Monday Swims Practices (Require “all swim pass”):   Old Keene Mill (Burke, VA), Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) @ 6:30-7:30 AM, Wakefield HS Pool (Arlington) @ 12:30-1:30 PM

Monday Boot Camps: Lyon Village Community Center (Clarendon) @ 6-7:00 AM, PRR Reston Town Center (Reston, VA) @ 7-8:00 PM.   Fairview Road Urban Park (Silver Spring, MD) @7:00-8:00 PM

Monday Group Runs: PRR Reston Town Center @ 6:00 PM, Fairview Road Urban Park (Silver Spring) @ 6:00 PM, PRR (Arlington) @ 6:30 PM, Washingtonian Center-RIO (Gaithersburg, MD)@6:30-7:30 PM)

Monday Courtyard Core workout: PRR Arlington from 7-7:30 PM followed by Monday PM Happies from 7:30 -8:30 PM

 

Tuesday

Tuesday AM Swims: Spring Hill Rec Center (Tysons/Great Falls) @ 5:15-6:15 AM, Providence Rec (Falls Church) @5:30-6:30 AM, University of DC ”“ Van Ness (DC) @ 6:00-7:00 AM, Old Keene Mill(Burke, VA), Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec Center (Annandale) 6:30-7:30 AM.

Tuesday Lunch and PM Swims:   Chinquapin Rec Center (Alexandria) 12:30-1:30 PM, American University (DC) 7:45-9:00 PM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) 8-9:00 PM, Claude Moore Rec (8-9:00 PM), Stone Ridge School (Bethesda) 8-9:30 PM

Tuesday Group Flat Rides:   The Stew Ride-Steuart Elementary(Ashburn, VA)@6-7:00 PM, Hain’s Point (DC),   Beach Drive(Kensington, MD), Wakefield Park(Annandale, VA) @6:30-7:30 PM

Tuesday Potluck after Hains Point Ride-7:30 PMish. Will update if other ride locations have Potlucks

 

Wednesday

Wednesday Swim Practices (Require “all swim pass”): Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) @ 6:30-7:30 AM, Wakefield HS Pool (Arlington) @ 12:30-1:30 PM

Wednesday AM Track Practices: W&L High School (Arlington) or Coolidge High School (DC) @ 6-7:00 AM

Wednesday PM Track Practices: Westfield High School(Chantilly, VA)@ 6-7:00 PM, Yorktown High School (Arlington), TC Williams High School(Alexandria), and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School (Bethesda) all @6:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday Boot Camps: Westfield High School (Chantilly, VA)@7-8:00 PM, Yorktown High School (Arlington), Bethesda Chevy Chase High School (Bethesda) and TC Williams in Alexandria, VA all 7:30-8:30 PM.

 

Thursday

Thursday AM Swims: Spring Hill Rec Center (Tysons/Great Falls) @ 5:15-6:15 AM, Providence Rec (Falls Church) @5:30-6:30 AM, University of DC ”“ Van Ness (DC) @ 6:00-7:00 AM, Old Keene Mill(Burke, VA), Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec Center (Annandale) 6:30-7:30 AM.

Thursday Lunch and PM Swims:   Chinquapin Rec Center (Alexandria) 12:30-1:30 PM, American University (DC) 7:45-9:00 PM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) 8-9:00 PM, Claude Moore Rec (8-9:00 PM), Stone Ridge School (Bethesda) 8-9:30 PM

Thursday Group Hilly Rides: The Bike Lane(Reston, VA) @6-7:00 PM, Sleepy Hollow Elementary(Arlington, VA), W&L High School-Lower Parking Lot(Arlington, VA), Peirce Mill(DC) all @6:30-7:30 PM

 

Friday

Friday AM Swim Practices: Old Keene Mill (Burke, VA), Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM

 

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Look Ahead for This Weekend’s Events and a little bit of next Monday

 

**Note: Subject to change and final details come out in the weekend email which is always published on Wed or Thur. **

 

Saturday

Team Race: Bath County Sprint, Warm Springs, VA. 8:00 AM (WARNING! ZERO TO ONE BAR CELL PHONE COVERAGE IN THIS AREA AT BEST. IF YOU ARE INCAPABABLE OF UNPLUGGING FROM THE MATRIX, CHILLING BY THE SIDE OF A LAKE IN A HAMMOCK WITH AN ICE COLD DRINK AND BEING ONE WITH NATURE, THIS RACE IS NOT FOR YOU.)

Group Run: Hains Point, DC. Runs from 5-14 miles. 8:00 AM

 

Sunday

Group Ride: General Smallwood State Park, Indian Head, MD. Rides of 20, 25, 40-50, 60-80, 90 miles (FLAT). 8:00 AM

 

 

Monday (6/15)

Monday AM Yoga: Lyon Village Community Center (Clarendon) @ 6-7:00 AM

 

— Coach Alexis