May 15, 2015

The Weekend of May 15, 2015

This weekend has some great events for newbies and vets, and another weekend of racing (and training!) at IMCHOO 70.3! Come out and enjoy the weather and enjoy your teammates!



In this e-mail:

Saturday Hash Run 10:00 AM Vienna Caboose, Vienna, VA

Sunday Team Time Trial 8:00 AM Prince William Forest, Triangle, VA

Sunday Open Water Swim 12:00 PM Millbrook Quarry, Haymarket, VA

Sunday Sports Psychology Clinic 4:00 PM Endurance Athlete Center, Falls Church, VA


Saturday Hash Run 10:00 AM Vienna Caboose, Vienna, VA


The Hares are ready to take you on a great run through Vienna all levels and speeds of running welcome, come for the run or the socializing after!


When: Saturday, 10:00 AM
Where: The Vienna Caboose
Run leader: Hash Team 1
Street Address: 200 Dominion Rd NE, Vienna, VA will get you close
Google Map:
Directions: From Route 66 or Rte 7   – Take Route 123 (Chain Bridge) into Vienna. Turn on Park Street (right if coming from   Tysons Corner, Left if from Oakton or Rte 66. Turn left at four-way stop sign onto Church St.   You will see the “caboose”.

Parking:   Park anywhere and meet at the caboose – right on the trail.



Sunday Team Time Trial 8:00 AM Prince William Forest, Triangle, VA
Long-running Team Z tradition! Sunday’s group ride will be a time trial format – 8:00 AM start (7:00 AM arrive) at Prince William Forest.  You DO NOT have to be fast. We will time you, but we do so to provide you with a baseline for comparison to future time trials. We will provide you with your overall time, time for each loop, and variance between loop times.


**NEW Zs, NERVOUS RIDERS** There will simply NOT be a better opportunity for you to get your feet wet than this ride.  PLEASE COME. PLEASE BELIEVE ME. Beginner friendly doesn’t mean flat with this ride. But that’s OK – beginners, you CAN do this! Even if you have to walk you WILL finish and you WILL enjoy it.

This ride is for EVERYONE, even if you have not attended the bike safety and etiquette clinic.  If you have trouble clipping in, this is still for you. If you don’t like riding around cars, this is still for you (there are hardly any). If you fall into this category, you are encouraged you to come and arrive by 7:00 AM, and get ready to ride. Mountain bike, hybrid, borrowed, stolen – if you have a bike and want to ride with us, come out.  If you are nervous for ANY reason find a leader or coach by 7:00 AM and chat. They are there to help. You will be fine, and you will have fun! The entire time trial is 14 miles long, but this is a seven (7) mile loop. This means you can do one loop or two loops, whatever suits your ability and background. You can ride easy OR hard – YOUR CHOICE.  The point is to set a baseline and get a time – then watch yourself improve over the winter. There are more of these to come!


When: Sunday, 8:00 AM starts the festivities. Arrive before 7:00 AM; pretend this is a normal ride and we are rolling at 8. But the reality is that we will check in as many people as we can down in the lower lot from 7 to 7:30. Then we all roll out of parking lot at 7:30 AM for a 2.6 mile warm up to get to the start line.  The actual time trial starts at 8:00 AM from the start location (look at the Google map). It’s easy, you can’t get lost, we’ll all be going in the same direction.


Where:   Prince William Forrest Park, Triangle, VA

AWOL: Kathy Hsu

Timers/Registration: Joy Wolf

Leaders: Coach Alexis

Address: 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle, Virginia GPS users, this gets you CLOSE just follow the directions below.


Directions:   Take I-95 South (32 miles south of Washington, D.C.). Enter Triangle, Virginia near the Quantico Marine Base. Take rte 619 West (exit 150).   The park entrance is less than 1/4 mile on the right hand side of route 619 West. Follow signs to the visitor center.   DRIVE PAST the visitor center and down telegraph road.  The parking area is another .25 miles down the little hill – at the very end (Look at the google map please)


Parking: LOOK AT THE GOOGLE MAP! We will park in the lot at the END of Telegraph Road, PAST the Visitors Center.  When you enter the park, you will go through the entrance gate/building. There will be nobody there.  Drive STRAIGHT until you see a round about with the visitor center.  The visitor center is noted on the map. Just to the right of the visitor center is a road that continues straight. Drive STRAIGHT down this road for .25-.5 miles to the pavilion/grass field at the bottom. Park there.  The parking area is noted on the map. LOOK AT IT PLEASE.  Each car that comes to the park must pay $5 – it’s to help support the park, and it’s important that we do it. However, the Visitors Center (where you pay) will not open until 9:00 (after we’ve rolled out), so please make sure you pay the $5 before you leave.  CARPOOL!


Google Map:,-77.350252&spn=0.01287,0.033023&z=16



Sunday Open Water Swim 12:00 PM Millbrook Quarry, Haymarket, VA


Second Open Water Swim at Millbrook Quarry is this Sunday! The first one was a success – even if you’re nervous, come on out! Please make sure to register so you can take advantage – we have a 3.5 hour window (12pm – 3:30pm) to swim, you can arrive anytime in that window and swim as long as you. Millbrook Quarry is clean and great open water practice – especially for newbies.



PLEASE NOTE the rules and abide by them!

  •         The speed limit is 5 mph.
  •         No smart phone check in – each participate MUST bring hard copy of their registration printed and signed to give to the gatekeeper.
  •         Only use porta-potties and not woods.
  •         No public nudity, please use changing area.
  •         Wetsuits and bright swim caps are mandatory…no exceptions.
  •         We will still be using Beach 2.
  •         Everyone MUST sign in upon arrival and sign out with Stephanie Colburn before leaving.
  •         No same day registration.

We’ll put this on the weekend poll so you can note that you will be attending.

Address is 17301 John Marshall Highway, Broad Run, VA 20137.

Leader: Coach Alexis

Street Address: 17301 John Marshall Highway, Broad Run, VA 20137
Google Map:,+Broad+Run,+VA+20137/@38.8239334,-77.7019781,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b6657712112c87:0x53355079df1ca20a



Sunday Sports Psychology Clinic 4:00 PM Endurance Athlete Center, Falls Church, VA


I’ll send out details on this clinic within the next day or two — expect a lot of great information relating to psychology and sport!!
When:   Sunday, 4:00pm

Leader: Dr. Jennifer Lager

Where: Endurance Athlete Center

Address: 510 West Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA

Google Map:,+Falls+Church,+VA&aq=&sll=38.852542,-77.181702&sspn=1.082296,2.741089&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=510+W+Annandale+Rd,+Falls+Church,+Virginia+22046&ll=38.880961,-77.173698&spn=0.00887,0.021415&z=16&output=classic&dg=brw