Happy “Frozen” President’s Day! I hope you stayed warm this weekend by getting your workouts done. This is the beginning a recovery week, so make plans to get cozy with your fellow Zers at the Wednesday Happy Hours. We also have a Red Nose Run planned for this weekend. What’s a “Red Nose Run?” you ask. See further below for the deets.

Have you heard the news? We are live with our awesome brand spanking new TEAM Z MEMBERS ONLY WEBSITE!! We are rapidly moving closer to eliminating the yahoo groups. If you haven’t already, please check out all the cool stuff available to you on the member’s only website. Did you miss the deets? No worries. Coach Ed sent out a message on February 13 with everything you need to do to get connected. The links for Arlington, West and MD/DC are below:

Arlington: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TeamZArlington/conversations/messages/5318

West: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TeamZWest/conversations/messages/3234

MD/DC: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/TeamZMd/conversations/messages/3141

Our messages will still be posted on the yahoo groups for a little while longer until the transition is complete.
In this email:

Important Announcements and Reminders for this week
Overview of events and activities for this week
Look ahead for the Weekend Events

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Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

  • It looks like that the threat of snow is legit and will be arriving sometime Monday evening.  We will be monitoring how this affects our Tuesday swim practices. If there are any delays or cancellations, we will post it as soon as possible. If you hear of any delays or cancellations, please let us know so that we can send it out to the entire team.
  • There is also a chance that the weather will affect our weekend plans. Many of you have 20 mile runs to complete, so we really, REALLY hope that the weather cooperates. Please continue to check your email and the Team Z website for any possible modifications to our weekend activities.
  • Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend Team Z Happy Hour. The Deets are below:

Wednesday Arlington Happy Hour: Capital City Brewing Company ”“ 6:00 PM.

Where:     The Village at Shirlington
Address: 4001 Campbell Ave, Arlington 22206
Phone:     703-578-3888
Website: http://www.capcitybrew.com/arlington.php

Wednesday West Happy Hour: The Green Turtle at Dulles Town Center- 6:00 PM

Address:   21035 Dulles Town Center, Sterling, VA 20166
Phone:       703-421-0676
Website:   http://thegreeneturtle.com/location/Sterling-at-Dulles-Town-Center
Wednesday MD/DC Happy Hour: Denizen’s Brewing Co. of Silver Spring – 6:00 PM

It’s been 6 months since we were last here. Denizens has craft brews, bbq and corn hole tournaments during the warmer times of the year. They have a few vegan items as well as cheesecake baked daily from Sweetz Cheesecake of Gaithersburg. There’s a public parking deck one black away if you want to drive here or you can take red line to Silver Spring and arrive at Denizens in ten minutes! Please come join us. It’s really about socializing and getting to know your fellow Zers. Stay as long as you want. Even if you come to grab a quick bite and head home, it would still be great to see you.

When: Wednesday-6:00 PM till-? It’s however long you want to make it.

Where: Denizens Brewery Co. – 115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Website: http://denizensbrewingco.com/#bbq

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citizensbrewco?ref=br_tf

 

Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Denizens+Brewing+Co./@38.9889085,-77.0277305,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7c8bde08711f7:0xb1ad2de22c113919

Bing Search Engine Map: https://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&pc=FACEBK&mid=8100&where1=1115+E+West+Hwy%2C+Silver+Spring%2C+Maryland&name=Denizens+Brewing+Co&mkt=en-US

 

  • WHAT’S A RED NOSE RUN AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

Because it’s sooooo much fun! Winter can be a grind, especially when its bitter cold and you need to get a long run done for your training. With that in mind, the Red Nose Run was created as a Team Z member “race” to have some fun while getting your workout in. The best part about it”¦ the winner is the person who is closest to their predicted time. Level playing field here folks! So you back of the packers, this is your opportunity to WIN! As a bonus, this gives you an opportunity to gauge your pace by perceived exertion instead of heart rate.

There will be a nominal registration fee with 100% of the profits going to the National MS Society via our awesome friends Kate and Nelson Morse! In addition, the Morse’s will be raffling off a ton of stuff that I’m sure you’ll want to have.

Rules:   You pick your distance, you estimate your time.   You are not allowed to wear a watch (this is a test people!).     After the race, we will take the data home and calculate the winner by the closest to their predicted finish time.

Divisions: This year’s Red Nose Runs will be divided into two divisions”¦

– The Red Nose Division is for folks running less than 10 miles

– The Runny Nose Division is for folks running 10 or more miles

Awards:

– Winner, closest predicted time, each division.

MORE SPECIFIC DEETS TO FOLLOW IN THE “THIS WEEKEND IN TEAM Z “MESSAGE

 

Link to all weekday and weekend Team Z group activities: here
Link to pool schedule via the Lane 4 Masters page: here
Link to Regular workout location directions: here

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Overview of events and activities for this week

Monday

Monday Swims Practices (Require “all swim pass”):   Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) @ 6:30-7:30 AM, Wakefield HS Pool (Arlington) @ 12:30-1:30 PM
Monday Yoga: Lyon Village Community Center (Clarendon) @ 6:00 AM
Monday Group Runs:   PRR (Reston Town Center) @ 6:00 PM, PRR (Arlington) @ 6:30 PM-   After the run, Arlington will have their post-recovery run happies TBA later today.

Tuesday

Tuesday AM Swims: Spring Hill Rec Center (Tysons/Great Falls) @ 5:15-6:15 AM, Providence Rec (Falls Church) @5:30-6:30 AM, University of DC ”“ Vannes (DC) @ 6:00-7:00 AM, Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec Center (Annandale) 6:30-7:30 AM.
Tuesday Lunch and PM Swims:   Chinquapin Rec Center (Alexandria) 12:30-1:30 PM, American University (DC) 7:45-9:00 PM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) 8-9:00 PM, Claude Moore Rec (8-9:00 PM), Stone Ridge School (Bethesda) 8-9:30 PM

Wednesday

Wednesday Swim Practices (Require “all swim pass”): Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) @ 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) @ 6:30-7:30 AM, Wakefield HS Pool (Arlington) @ 12:30-1:30 PM
Wednesday Foam Roller: NO FOAM ROLLER UNTIL THE SPRING
Wednesday Happy Hours:   Arlington Happy Hour: Capital City Brewing Company ”“ 6:00 PM, West Happy Hour: The Green Turtle at Dulles Town Center- 6:00 PM,  ZMDC Happy Hour: Denizen’s of Silver Spring – 6:00 PM

Thursday

Thursday AM Swims: Spring Hill Rec Center (Tysons/Great Falls) @ 5:15-6:15 AM, Providence Rec (Falls Church) @5:30-6:30 AM, University of DC ”“ Van Ness (DC) @ 6:00-7:00 AM, Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 6-7:30 AM, Audrey Moore Rec Center (Annandale) 6:30-7:30 AM.
Thursday Lunch and PM Swims:   Chinquapin Rec Center (Alexandria) 12:30-1:30 PM, American University (DC) 7:45-9:00 PM, Audrey Moore Rec (Annandale) 8-9:00 PM, Claude Moore Rec (8-9:00 PM), Stone Ridge School (Bethesda) 8-9:30 PM
Thursday Yoga: Lyon Village Community Center (Clarendon) @ 6:30 PM
Friday

Friday Swim Practice (Requires “all swim pass): Chinquapin Rec (Alexandria) at 6-7:30 AM

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Look Ahead for This Weekend’s Events

**Note: Subject to change and final details come out in the weekend email which is always published on Wed or Thur.

Saturday

Group Ride: Sleepy Hollow Elementary School Falls Church, VA. 9:00 AM Start time. 1-2 hours max

HR Monitor and Other Tri Related Technology Clinic-Lyon Village Community House. Arlington, VA. 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Sunday

Team Z Red Nose Run #1: Lake Accotink Park. Springfield, VA -8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 8-20 miles