Did you know that all of you current Zers potentially just made 40+ new friends? I kid you not. That’s how many new Zers and alumni joined Team Z this past weekend. Woo hoo! Welcome New Zers and welcome back Team Z alumni! It’s awesome to have you all on the team.  If you’re new to the team or are an alumni but have been away for a while, expect an email or phone call from your mentor sometime this week.

I want to thank all of you who attended last week’s joint happy hour at the Cheesecake Factory at Tysons Galleria. For the new Zers, each chapter normally does its own happy hour during a recovery week. We decided to combine the happy hours into one mega happy hour. Coach Ed said that he counted 70 Zers there at one time or another. 70 ZERS!! Wow! It was so good to meet some new Zers and get to reconnect with Zers who I hadn’t seen in a while. Both Ed and I have gotten lots of positive comments about the happy hour and many want to know when we can do it again. If you missed this happy hour, don’t worry. We’ll schedule more of these later in the year. In the meantime, make an effort to attend the Arlington, West, or MDC happy hours when they come up.

In this email:

Important Announcements and Reminders for this week
Overview of events and activities for this week
A look ahead to the Weekend Events


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Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

  • This is the last of the extended recovery weeks before we officially start all group workouts beginning April 6.
  • NO STRENGTH OR WEEKDAY BIKE WORKOUTS FOR THIS WEEK. YOUR BIKE WORKOUTS ARE FAIRLY SHORT OSO PLEASE GET YOUR BIKE WORKOUT DONE ON YOUR OWN. BOOT CAMPS AND GROUP BIKE WORKOUTS WILL COMMENCE THE WEEK OF APRIL 6.
  • TRACK ETIQUETTE CLINICS WILL TAKE PLACE AT ALL TRACK WORKOUTS.
  • INTRO TO SWIMMING CLINICS WILL TAKE PLACE ON BOTH TUESDAY AND THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK
  • Please take a moment this week to complete your profiles on the Team Z member’s only website. These profiles are super important and potentially a great way to get to know your teammates a lot better.
  • It’s Charlottesville Race Day! Please be on the lookout for race day details later this week.

 

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Overview of events and activities for this week

Monday

Monday Swims 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
Monday Group Runs: Woodside Park (Silver Spring) @ 6:00 PM,  UFC Herndon @ 6:00 PM , Potomac River Running (Arlington) @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday
Tuesday and Thursday of each week ”“ Intro to Swimming Clinics ”“ 5:15 AM at Spring Hill Rec Center, 5:30 AM at Providence Rec Center, 6:00 AM at UDC-Van Ness, 8:00 PM at Stone Ridge School, 8:00 PM at Claude Moore Rec Center

 

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, Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 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

Wednesday

 

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

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

 

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
Thursday

Tuesday and Thursday of each week ”“ Intro to Swimming Clinics ”“ 5:15 AM at Spring Hill Rec Center, 5:30 AM at Providence Rec Center, 6:00 AM at UDC-Van Ness, 8:00 PM at Stone Ridge School, 8:00 PM at Claude Moore Rec Center

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, Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 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

Friday

Friday Swim Practice (Requires “all swim pass): Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 6-7:30 AM

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A Look Ahead for This Weekend’s Events

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

Saturday

Charlottesville Marathon, Half Marathon and 8K; Charlottesville, VA- 7:00 AM start for the marathon and half marathon and 7:15 AM start for the 8K

Bike Fit and Selection Clinic: The Bike Lane, Reston, VA-10:00 AM

No group workouts scheduled-Easter

Sunday

No group workouts scheduled-Easter
— Coach  Alexis Lopez-Buitrago