April 30, 2015

The Weekend of May 1, 2015

NOAA says it’s going to be a beautiful weekend in the DC area ”“ Team Z has two fantastic runs and rides to choose from, as well as an extremely informative clinic and a couple of great races. Great out and join the fun!



In this e-mail:

Saturday Group Run ”“ 8:30 AM ”“ Anacostia Park/River Trail ”“ Washington, DC

Saturday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Riley’s Lock ”“ Potomac, MD

Sunday Group Run ”“ 8:30 PM ”“ YMCA Reston ”“ Reston, VA

Sunday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 PM ”“ Monocacy Middle School ”“ Frederick, MD

Sunday Cycling Injury Prevention, Technique, and Fit Clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Endurance Athlete Center ”“ Falls Church, VA

Sunday MonticelloMan Half & International ”“ 8:30 AM ”“ Lake Monticello Club House ”“ Lake Monticello, VA


Saturday Group Run ”“ 8:30 AM ”“ Anacostia Park / River Trail ”“ Washington, DC


This park is described as a “quiet oasis amid a bustling city” ”“ sounds pretty lovely to me. Entry is free and it’s a different location for the team ”“ your fearless leader Turbo will take you through the park for your 4 ”“ 10 mile run. New-ish Z’s welcome!


AWOL: Theresa Urban
Where: 1900 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, DC 20020





Saturday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Riley’s Lock ”“ Potomac, MD


We did Boyce last weekend so wanted to change it up this weekend ”“ Riley’s Lock is nearby and a great Team Z ride. Veterans have done it many times. Newbies – these routes are primarily on country roads with light traffic… if you aren’t comfortable on your bike this, would be a great first ride with the team!


Parking: Please note that there are two parking lots a few hundred yards apart. If the lot on the end of the road fills please don’t try to invent spaces. Just use the lot right up the road.


AWOL: Kathy Hsu

Ride Leaders: Ryan Myers, Jeff McIntyre

Sags: Linda Dunn, Chris Wolf, Mary Meckley

Address: 13015 Riley’s Lock Rd, Poolesville Md 20837

Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=h&msa=0&msid=212955401369954440698.0004473e1cf9b252ccca8&ll=39.0694,-77.340961&spn=0.003332,0.008256&z=18
Directions:   From 495, take the River Road west exit. Continue several miles until River Road turns left at Seneca Rd. (there is a stop sign). Turn left, then proceed a few hundred yards until Riley’s Lock Rd. on your left (13015 Riley’s Lock Rd). Riley’s Lock Rd. is at the bottom of the hill, immediately before the bridge.   Take Riley’s lock road to its dead-end/parking lot. Please allow 30 minutes from the Beltway to get to the Lock.



Sunday Group Run ”“ 8:30 AM ”“ YMCA Reston ”“ Reston, VA

There is a pavilion just behind the Reston YMCA and about 20 yards from the trail. We can meet and start from there. Please park in the back of the lot ”“ it’s closer to where we’ll be anyway and won’t interfere with the YMCA’s daily flow of visitors. You’ll see a small trail at the very back of the lot ”“ follow the trail about 25 yards are you’ll see us! Check out the Google map.

AWOL: Marti Howar

Where: The Pavilion behind the Reston YMCA
Street Address: 12196 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/12196+Sunset+Hills+Rd,+Reston,+VA+20190/@38.956332,-77.367999,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b64804dc0433d5:0x95d4b2f7ff0460db



Sunday Group Ride ”“ 9:00 AM ”“ Monocacy Middle School ”“ Frederick, MD
We did the Monocacy ride a few weeks ago but added in some fun extra hills ”“ this time we will be doing the stunning Three Covered Bridges ride. If you haven’t done this one before, you will want to come out for it!


AWOL: Linda Dunn

Ride Leaders: Theresa Urban, Brian Kennedy

SAGS: Misha O’Hanlan, Kerrie Garlepp, Maureen Shea

Address:8009 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

Google Map:  




Sunday Cycling Injury Prevention, Technique, and Fit Clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Endurance Athlete Center ”“ Falls Church, VA


No triathlete should have pain on the bike. The majority of training is spent cycling, and all problems can be solved with the combination of specific flexibility and strength, proper cycling technique and a really great bike fit. Certified Retul fit Specialist, Andy Cicero, and physical therapist Kerri Kramer come together to bring you a complete solution to improve speed on the bike and prevent injuries. Be prepared to crush your next race after this clinic.

A combination of physical therapy from Kramer and bike fit knowledge / mechanics from Andy Cicero.
Clinic Leaders: Kerrie Kramer & Andy Cicero
Where: Endurance Athlete Center

Address: 510 West Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA

Google Map:




Sunday Monticelloman Half & Olympic Distance Triathlons


Make sure to send good vibes to the Team Zers participating in the Monticelloman races this weekend! Alexis is leading up the party, which means it will be wild and crazy and loud and super fun ”“ bring your energy if you’re headed down to the events. Weather looks perfect for Sunday ”“ enjoy!

Please vote on the Monticelloman poll if you haven’t already!!