Seems there’s going to be a little bit of running going on this weekend! Wish luck to your Team Z-mates doing their first (or second or third) ultra-running event as well as those running in Boston. Or, if you’re like me, wish yourself luck in getting out the door for a short jog.

 

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Saturday North Face Endurance Challenge ”“ 5:00 AM ”“ Algonkian Regional Park ”“ Sterling, VA

Saturday Cycling Etiquette and Safety ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Sleepy Hollow Elementary School ”“ Falls Church, VA

Saturday Riding Rolling Hills Clinic ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Sleepy Hollow Elementary School ”“ Falls Church, VA

Saturday Group Run ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Haines Point, Washington, DC

Saturday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Boyce Elementary School ”“ Boyce, VA

Sunday North Face Endurance Challenge ”“ 8:00 AM ”“ Algonkian Regional Park ”“ Sterling, VA

Sunday Race Strategy, Transition, Rules Clinic ”“ 8:00 AM ”“ Bonzai Sports ”“ Falls Church, VA
Sunday Wetsuit Clinic ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Bonzai Sports ”“ Falls Church, VA

Sunday Group Run ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Lake Accotink Park ”“ Springfield, VA

Sunday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ South Germantown Park ”“ Boyds, MD

Sunday New Z Brunch ”“ 11:00 AM ”“ El Tio ”“ Falls Church, VA

Monday Boston Marathon ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Boston, MA


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Saturday North Face Endurance Challenge ”“ 5:00 AM ”“ Algonkian Regional Park ”“ Sterling, VA

 

50 Milers start at 5am, 50k runners start at 7am, Marathon runners start at 9am, Marathon Relay runners start at 10am, Kid’s Run at 3pm. WHEW! Nicolas Nouvel (703.362.1133) and Sally Kidd (407.267.1302) are onsite contacts and have sent out some details, more to follow.

Race website – http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/endurance-challenge/washington-dc/?stop_mobi=yes
Where: Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling, VA

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zEy561uoa7-o.kVBCWPfB4Lx4

 

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Saturday Cycling Etiquette and Safety ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Sleepy Hollow Elementary School ”“ Falls Church, VA

 
The cycling etiquette and safety clinic is a lecture-based session. Please come dressed as you are ”“ or dressed to ride if you plan on doing the Riding Rolling Hills Clinic immediately after ”“ and bring paper and a pen IF you would like to take notes.   This clinic is extremely important if you have never been taught the “rules of the road” with regards to road cycling.  We will teach you about hand and voice communication that cyclists use.  We will talk about the etiquette and “expectations” of how you operate your bike in a group environment, or while riding alone.  While the clinic has a boring title, many of you will walk away with a TONS of new information helping you to build your confidence when riding in a group environment ”“ or even out by yourself for a Sunday stroll on the W&OD Trail.
Lead: Coach Ed

Where: Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
Street Address: 3333 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church, VA

Google Map Link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sleepy+Hollow+Elementary+School/@38.85542,-77.167491,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b3611e2157f7:0x927eaba46ffc89a3

 

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Saturday Riding Rolling Hills Clinic ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Sleepy Hollow Elementary School ”“ Falls Church, VA

 

This clinic will be both lecture and riding. We’ll first talk through the issues of riding rolling hills for 20-30 minutes, then we’ll do a bit of riding so the leaders can help people make adjustments to their style. Excellent if you are at all nervous riding hills!!

 

Leads: Brett Coffee & Coach Ed

Where: Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
Street Address: 3333 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church, VA

Google Map Link:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sleepy+Hollow+Elementary+School/@38.85542,-77.167491,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b3611e2157f7:0x927eaba46ffc89a3

 

Saturday Group Run ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Haines Point, Washington, DC
Come one, come all and enjoy this scenic run!

NOTE: We don’t actually meet on the point”¦we meet in the small parking lot on Ohio Drive close to the 395 overpass. The street address listed below will get you in the right block. Check out the Google map for the exact spot.
Leader: Sherri Brothers

Street Address: 971 Ohio Dr SW, East Potomac Park, Washington, DC 20242
Google Map: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204050595180122782798.0004ca2576473188bee4c&msa=0&ll=38.87836,-77.037227&spn=0.002276,0.003449

 

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Saturday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Boyce Elementary School ”“ Boyce, VA

 

This is a beautiful ride we’ll be doing a few times this year ”“ rolling hills, green pastures, great scenery! If you haven’t done this ride before, it’s highly recommended.

Distances: 17, 30, 40, 55, 64
Where: Boyce Elementary School
AWOL: Donna Sumption

Leaders: Ryan Myers & Jen Gibbins

Sags: Kerrie Garlepp & Sara Greene
Street Address: 119 West Main Street, Boyce, VA 22620

Google map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Boyce+Elementary+School/@39.095384,-78.065276,17z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x89b5e65f64ce705d:0x4f2688a6fe5c83a5!2sBoyce+Elementary+School!3b1!3m1!1s0x89b5e65f64ce705d:0x4f2688a6fe5c83a5

 

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Sunday North Face Endurance Challenge ”“ 8:00 AM ”“ Algonkian Regional Park ”“ Sterling, VA

 

Day 2 of the North Face Endurance Challenge. Half Marathon starts at 8am, 10k starts at 8am, 5k starts at 8:15am, Kid’s Run at 10am. Again, Nicolas Nouvel (703.362.1133) and Sally Kidd (407.267.1302) are onsite contacts and have sent out some details, more to follow.

 

Race website – http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/endurance-challenge/washington-dc/?stop_mobi=yes
Where: Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling, VA

Directions:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zEy561uoa7-o.kVBCWPfB4Lx4

 

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Sunday Race Strategy, Transition, Rules Clinic ”“ 8:00 AM ”“ Bonzai Sports ”“ Falls Church, VA

 

This will be a solid two-hour clinic where we will discuss the 10 most commonly violated rules of the sport – and discuss in detail drafting/blocking/and other bike rules.  We will talk about planning for your race including packing lists, building race plans/nutrition plans, and strategy (how hard to go, when, and for how long).  We will also address transitions – what to bring, how to set it up, and what to expect on race day.  New to racing?  You will learn much from this clinic!

Lead: Coach Ed

Address: 2826 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church Va 22042
GoogleMap: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.00045059fa88c2b7e608e&t=h&z=19
Website: http://tribonzai.com/

 

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Sunday Wetsuit Clinic ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Bonzai Sports ”“ Falls Church, VA

 

If you have never been taught about how to buy, wear, or take care of a wetsuit than this clinic is certainly worth your time.  We will answer questions about expensive vs. inexpensive – and do you need to spend a ton (no).  We’ll talk long sleeve vs short sleeve, and what drives price in wetsuits (technology).  We’ll answer how to put on and take off the wetsuit properly, and how to take care of your suit so that it lasts for years.  Are triathlon wetsuits like surf suits or scuba suits – ABSOLUTELY NOT – 100% different. Don’t want to buy?  Let us tell you about the rental options, and rent to own. Don’t miss this if you are a rookie!

 

Address: 2826 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church Va 22042
GoogleMap: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=116594248747559665195.00045059fa88c2b7e608e&t=h&z=19
Website:http://tribonzai.com/

 

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Sunday Group Run ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Lake Accotink Park ”“ Springfield, VA

 

For the Sunday run, we have 4, 5, 6 mile options ”“ you can do out and backs for shorter runs (or to add on a the end. These runs START from the upper lot, which is near the upper pavilion, rather than down on the road (which is where we started once last year).

 

There is a neighborhood route for those that want to avoid a gravel path.

 

Leads: David & Elizabeth Hurley

Where:   Lake Accotink Park

Address:  5650 Heming Ave., North Springfield, VA 22151

Google Map:  

http://goo.gl/maps/9NUfw

 

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Sunday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ South Germantown Park ”“ Boyds, MD

 

This is a fantastic ride Team Z has been doing for years ”“ expect a little of everything, all are welcome. AND it’s an OUTDOOR RIDE ”“ so take advantage!! Even if you do a short ride to shake out those legs after racing the day before, you’ll have a good time.

 

Distances: 27, 40, 56

AWOL: Mullerings

Leaders: Miro Lehky, David Natoli

Sags: Daryl Cooch, Linda Dun

Where: South Germantown Park

Address: 14501 Schaeffer Road, Boyds, MD 20841

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+Germantown+Recreational+Park/@39.1510015,-77.3060985,17z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1ssouth+germantown+park,+boyds,+md!3m1!1s0x89b62e68ebc2a767:0xb729de8e6e88a964

 

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Sunday New Z Brunch ”“ 11:00 AM ”“ El Tio ”“ Falls Church, VA

 

Another great opportunity for a meet-and-greet with new teammates! Vets – come out and welcome your new teammates.

 

Where: El Tio Grill

Address: 7630 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/El+Tio+Grill/@38.875511,-77.209003,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xba112c513a71dad3

 

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Boston Marathon ”“ Monday

 

GOOD LUCK to everyone racing!!!!!