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Basic Triathlon Coaching Services Comparison

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what some other triathlon coaches offer

 

   

  • Minimum Commitment
  • Online Training Plan
  • Plan Modifications
  • Email Access to Coach
  • Phone Access to Coach

Team Z

$85 - $95 / Month

  • Minimum Commitment None, no contract
  • Online Training Plan Included
  • Plan Modifications Included
  • Email Access to Coach Unlimited
  • Phone Access to Coach Unlimited

Custom Written Plan Only

$90-100 / Month

  • Minimum Commitment 3-6 months
  • Online Training Plan No
  • Plan Modifications Additional
  • Email Access to Coach No
  • Phone Access to Coach No

Entry Individual Coaching

$150-200 / Month

  • Minimum Commitment 3-6 months
  • Online Training Plan No
  • Plan Modifications Limited
  • Email Access to Coach Unlimited
  • Phone Access to Coach No

Intermediate Individual Coaching

$250-450 / Month

  • Minimum Commitment 3-6 months
  • Online Training Plan Yes
  • Plan Modifications Included
  • Email Access to Coach Unlimited
  • Phone Access to Coach 1x per month

Included with your Basic Triathlon Coaching Services

The services that Team Z provides is unlike any other Triathlon training program. We are a community of people from beginners to seasoned triathletes.

Weekday group swim & technique instruction

Weekday group run/bike & technique instruction

Weekend Group long rides, runs & technique instruction

Educational clinic series & expert guest speakers

post-weekend workout barbeques & social

weekday happy hours

private member website

race weekend concierge & support

Team Z was founded in the Arlington neighborhood of Balston.   In the beginning, team members only met on one weekend day for a group ride or run.   The program has evolved over the years.   While we now provide access to group training, social, or educational events on almost every day of the year it is important to note that we are intended to be a weekend-based program.

Though founded in Arlington, current Team Z members live all over the Virginia, DC, and Maryland area. It’s a big town, and traffic is not the easiest. That makes it hard for a person to drive 1 hour each way to do a 30-minute run. Therefore, Team Z holds its run and bike group training, social events, guest speakers and educational clinics on weekends. The locations for these group workouts and events will move around the entire DMV.   And while every event is not convenient for everyone, by hosting our key events on weekends we feel like we are not excluding anyone from participation with this team.

You will have access to a social, run, ride, or educational event on almost every weekend day of the year.   Long bike rides and long runs are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and those days can flip flop (ride on one, run on the other). We bring in expert guest speakers and offer dozens of weekend educational clinics each calendar year. Our weekend social schedule is chocked full and our race support infrastructure is unparalleled (we work hard to provide this not just for you, but for your family and friends as well).

While our program is designed to be a weekend based training and educational program, we’ve also evolved to include opportunities for weekday technique instruction that are typically based in the neighborhood where we were founded. Weekday swim practices are available where team members can train with a coach and motivate each other, or we also have space available to teach people from scratch if necessary. We also have several organized social rides and runs – these are primarily based out of the Arlington and Reston areas.

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Weekend Group training events

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Weekday Swim Practices

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Weekend Clinics & Guest Speakers

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Race
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Coordinated Social Activities

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I like to joke with myself that I am an athlete in a bigger girl’s body. I was ALWAYS the girl who was envious of her college roommate’s athletic talents and accomplishments, her friends running in marathons, and the crazy people who did Ironman triathlons on tv. After I expressed an interest in doing a triathlon and with a little nudging from a friend, I attempted my first race in 2010 and a few months later I found Team Z. Team Z has fully embraced me as a member of the Z family and has given me the knowledge, support, and structure that I was looking for both in a triathlon team and in a social group. Not only have I gained so many invaluable friendships but more importantly I have gained confidence in myself that has allowed me to continue to do things that I never thought was possible. With the support of coaches, friends, and mentors I continue to grow as a person and an athlete and just one year after joining the Z family I tackled my biggest challenge to date and successfully completed Ironman Cozumel. Since I have joined this family I often refer back to my favorite Dr. Suess book, “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” because I believe that I have stumbled upon a pretty amazing journey.

Valerie Dix

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Team Z literally changed my life. I was a nationally competitive cyclist growing up, but I put that aside to pursue a legal career. Before we had kids, I already set triathlon as a goal because I wanted my kids to live an active life. But a non-Team Z coach said I would never be able to complete an Ironman. Well, I went from 240 pounds to 180, and Team Z helped me complete Ironman Cozumel in 2011 by helping me tackle the scary swim and providing a framework for training and racing. Now, I give back as a Team Z cycling ride leader. But more importantly, I am now able to compete without being hyper-competitive, I have an incredibly supportive group of fellow triathletes/friends and our family has a blast training and going to races. Our oldest child isn’t even in preschool yet, and he already wants to race, I’m healthier and am doing more.

Brett Coffee

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I fell in love with triathlon in 2007. I had just completed my first marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, and was at home watching TV when Ironman Kona (the world championship) came on. I was glued to the TV. With the memory still fresh in my mind and the amazing, indescribable feeling of crossing the finish line at Marine Corps still in my heart, I watched as the pros crossed the finish line, arms up in the air, some of them even getting on their knees to kiss the ground after finishing. Although I’m not a pro, (in my dreams I often am), I could relate to the feeling of accomplishment, complete exhaustion, and the inexplicable rush of energy that overcomes you when crossing the finish line and I thought to myself, “I want to do that”.

I had never heard of a triathlon before watching Kona, but a little while after, a friend told me she was training for a triathlon. She invited me to be her Sherpa (the person that would help her out on race day to carry her stuff, before and after the race). While at the race, I saw the Team Z tents set up. I was too shy to come up to the tent to talk to anyone, so I looked them up online, did some research about triathlon and played Sherpa for my friend at a few other races, and finally in 2009, decided to join the team.

I love Team Z! I have made many new friends on the team, learned a lot about the sport, and in the 3 years that I’ve been training with the team, I’ve completed over 15 triathlons, 11 sprint and olympic distance, and 4 half iron distance triathlons. I’m now training for Ironman Lake Placid with the team, my first full iron distance.

Training with the team is fun! The support you’ll receive not only from the coaches, but other members, is amazing.

I’ve discovered that my body is capable of more than I had ever imagined, and that I’m stronger than I ever thought possible, not only physically, but mentally. You have to train your mind to be able to do long distance endurance races!

I recently started teaching bootcamp on Wednesday nights with Team Z MD, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to give back to the team and help the other members achieve their triathlon and fitness goals.

I recently started teaching bootcamp on Wednesday nights with Team Z MD, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to give back to the team and help the other members achieve their triathlon and fitness goals.

Marie Malave