March 20, 2015

The Weekend of 20 March 2015


Lots going on this weekend ”“ let’s get out in Team Z force! Tri-Mania is always a huge hit and Scope It Out was started years ago by a former Team Zer!

YES – we have both the team run and team ride on Saturday. This is because the Scope It Out 5k is on Sunday – along with Shamrock weekend, there are PLENTY of places for Zers to be this weekend.

In this e-mail:
Saturday Group Run –  8:00 AM Fletcher’s Boathouse ”“ Washington, DC

Saturday Group Ride:   9:30 AM – Falls Church High School –  Falls Church, VA

Saturday Tri-Mania:   9:00 AM – Bender Arena – Washington, DC

Sunday Scope It Out 5k:   9:00 AM – Freedom Plaza ”“ Washington, DC

Shamrock Weekend


Saturday Group Run 8:00 AM Fletcher’s Boathouse Washington, DC

We moved the run to Fletcher’s Boathouse so people could go from the race to the Tri-Mania expo. Everyone has between 1 – 16 miles this weekend – this is a great place for these distances. For those training for the North Face Challenge, you have a heavy mileage this weekend. Abe has mapped out a good route – see below:

50 milers do 28; 50k-ers do 22. Since the group run will be at Fletchers, I mapped out what could be a decent run – check the link:

The loop is 12.7 miles. I figure that those doing 28 can do the loop twice and then finish their last couple of miles with an out-and-back on the towpath, and those doing 22 can do the loop twice but cut off the Roosevelt Island detour on the second loop.

When: Saturday, 8:00 AM
Where: Fletcher’s Boathouse
Run leader: Kathy Hsu
Street Address: 4940 Canal Road NW, Washington, DC

Google Map Link:,+Chesapeake+%26+Ohio+Canal+National+Historical+Park,+Washington,+DC+20007/@38.9193735,-77.1011572,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b6098d1d5acb:0xdbec78bbe1008c3b


Saturday Group Ride 9:30 AM Falls Church High School – Falls Church, VA

Old school Team Z ride!! Everyone has a short ride on their schedule; this is a good one to shake out the legs. We have great ride leaders, AWOLs, and SAGs if you’re around this weekend, get to this ride!

AWOL: David & Elizabeth

Leaders: Jon & Jamie Poole

Sag Drivers: Jen Fier & Chris Wolf

Where: Falls Church High School

Address: 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042

Google Map Link:,+Falls+Church,+VA+22042/@38.861485,-77.207432,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b64ca7ca046dd5:0x107f1c39b3c7061d


Saturday Tri-Mania Expo 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Bender Arena, Washington, DC

This expo has been a huge hit the past few years.   Team Z always brings a huge presence and there are plenty of vendors to visit and presentations to attend. Ken Mierke is doing a few clinics he wanted to make sure you know about.   See below:

– 9:30-11:30 Lean for a Lifetime ($60), Info and Registration at

– 11:45-12:15 Training by Heart Rate and Power (no charge)

(this is a 25-minute presentation and extremely basic – Team Z people probably won’t be interested)

– 2:30-4:30 Climbing Faster ($60) Info and Registration at

For more information on the expo, check out and be sure to register!

Where:   Bender Arena, American University

Address:   4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Google Map:,+American+University,+Washington,+DC+20016/@38.9372079,-77.0903809,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7c9e304663181:0xc45cb47ead71fc52


Scope It Out 5k – 9:00 AM  – Freedom Plaza – Washington, DC

This race has long been a staple of the Team Z race calendar, and we hope many of you will be able to join us on Sunday for this fun event. (Reminder: Please vote on the poll!)

Race Start: 9:00 AM

Team Z Race Directors: Nicolas Nouvel and Siri Oswald

Pre-Race Meeting: Nicolas and Siri will be at one of the flagpoles in Freedom Plaza starting at 8 AM. Wear your Team Z gear and look for us at the flagpoles. We won’t be able to watch your stuff, so please use the race gear-check for anything you aren’t planning to have with you during the 5K.

Google Map of Freedom Plaza (note the location of the flag poles on the left):,-77.0304626,174m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xa3f3b07740e333d4

Post-Race Breakfast: Most restaurants in the area will be crowded (because who doesn’t love breakfast after a 5K?!), but last year we went to Lincoln’s Waffle Shop on 10th and E St NW and that worked well. We’ll be heading back there again this year.

Google Map of Lincoln’s Waffle Shop:’s+Waffle+Shop/@38.8959145,-77.0277845,443m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m9!1m6!2m5!1sFreedom+Plaza!3m3!1sFreedom+Plaza!2sAmerican+University,+4400+Massachusetts+Ave+NW,+Washington,+DC+20016,+United+States!3s0x89b7c9e3623cd5b3:0x2ef2d8a4426fb8ce!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xcf7a92cab429d586


Shamrock Weekend

Alexis has sent out numerous emails, so I won’t continue to repeat everything but good luck to all racing!!!