Triathlon Club Washington, DC

Triathlon Club Washington, DC

Training for a triathlon can be very overwhelming, especially if you’re a newbie. It requires hours workout sessions every week and can take away from your other responsibilities. One way to make the process a little easier is to join a triathlon club. Although a triathlon is considered an individual sport, that doesn’t mean you have to train for it on your own. The coaches at Team Z share some of the benefits of joining a triathlon club.

Motivational Group Workouts

When you join a Washington, DC triathlon club, you can take part in group workouts several times a month. Working out with others is usually a lot more fun than working out by yourself. If you’re lacking motivation one day, you will be surrounded by others with the same goals and may become more inspired to complete your workout. You’ll be more inspired to push harder through your workouts because you see everyone else giving it their all. You’ll also be held accountable. It’s much harder to skip a workout when you know others are waiting for you.

Learn Valuable Information

In a triathlon club, you’ll most likely be surrounded by athletes who have more experience. They can share a lot of great tips that will help you prepare for the triathlon. They may also share mistakes they made during their first triathlon that you can avoid. Don’t be afraid to ask others questions. They were where you are now and should be glad to help you.

No Racing Alone

On the day of the race, it’s easy to feel nervous and unsure of yourself. You’re wondering if you trained hard enough and if you’ll be able to successfully complete the race. If you join a triathlon club, your teammates will be right there racing with you. When you have other with the same goal right beside you, you will feel more encouragement.

Helpful Seminars

By joining a triathlon club, you’ll have access to several helpful seminars. At these seminars, you will learn a lot of information about pacing, fueling and other important aspects of the race. You’ll have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you want during these seminars.

Discounts on Gear

If you are training for a triathlon, you will have to purchase several types of gear and equipment, including running shoes, wetsuits, and bikes. This can get pretty pricey. If you join a triathlon club, you can receive discounts on gear and save some money.

Make New Friends

Joining a triathlon club gives you the opportunity to meet others who have the same interests. If you’re spending a lot of time with these people, you can develop lifelong friendships.

As you can see, there are so many advantages to joining a triathlon club Washington, DC athletes recommend. Join a club in your area today so that you can start getting ready for the triathlon. If you have any questions about joining this club, the coaches at Team Z are happy to help.

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Growing up, I was never even remotely athletic, a distinct liability in a sports-mad country. Moreover, I grew to associate the idea of people being “sporty” with people who were generally obnoxious, who loved to lord their athletic prowess over others.

Triathlon, therefore, was a revelation for me: very ordinary people who were able to achieve extraordinary things. Team Z is the essence of triathlon in that regard, an amazing mix of experienced athletes (who turned out to be quite nice people) and absolute beginners, all sharing their different journeys. The team is full of people who push me when I need to be pushed and who push me when I don’t think I want to be pushed. Because the team pushes me, I’ve become something I never would have believed I could become: an athlete.

Mark Mullen


Never say never on Team Z! I never thought I would do a triathlon let alone a half Ironman. I told anyone who would listen that the only way I would ever run another marathon was if it was in an Ironman and since I was never going to do an Ironman I had nothing to worry about. Well, so much for my “never” list. With the support of Team Z, I have raced numerous short distance triathlons, several half Ironmans, raced my best injury free marathon (I beat Oprah’s time), and signed up for an Ironman.
Regardless of your experience, speed, motivation, and goals there is a place for you on Team Z. When I joined the Team in December 2011, I did not know what to expect. My old game plan was to go as fast and as hard as possible regardless of the consequences. I do not recommend this strategy. I somehow always fell to side with an injury and burned out long before I reached the start line. This all changed when I joined Team Z. With the help of the coaches and my teammates, I am learning everyday how to find balance physically, set reachable goals, listen to my body, and enjoy the experience. I have a good friend on the Team that says that all the training and hard work is the journey. Race day is the victory lap. Gotta Love Team Z!

Kathy Hsu


In 2009 I ran the Disney Marathon with my mom, accompanying her on her first 26.2 mile adventure. I remember standing at the start next to her and saying, “just think, those Ironman people have to do this after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112”¦..freaking lunatics!.” Two years later with a couple of sprint and Olympic triathlons under my belt, and after a couple of glasses of wine, I started to wonder, “Maybe I can do an Ironman too?” So I pulled the trigger, dropped the cash, and signed up for Ironman Cozumel. This followed by immediate panic. “Oh dear God, what have I done? I haven’t the slightest clue how to train for an Ironman.” A couple months later, by chance, I ran into a Z’er outside of my work and as we started talking Triathlon, she told me about Team Z. “Why not? It can’t hurt” I thought to myself. So I joined. It didn’t take me long to realize that this team had everything I wanted: knowledgeable and supportive coaches, structured training plans for all levels and abilities, fantastic teammates, and most importantly cold beers ready for you after every race!

Scott Leary