1. Important announcements for the week

A. All Tuesday/Thursday MD/DC swims are open

Yes!!!

UDC/Van Ness-6-7:00 PM

American University- 7:45-9:00 PM

Stoner Ridge School Bethesda-8-9:00 PM

B. Team Z MDC Wednesday Post IM Mont-Tremblant/Luray Happy Hour is at Public Bar Tenley

There’s ample parking if you want to drive here or you can take the Metro and be at Public Bar in 46 seconds! The Public Bar is super convenient. The food is good and the prices are very reasonable. And they do have “Happy Hour” prices for the beer! Please come join us. It’s really about socializing and getting to know your fellow ZMDers. 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-5:30 PM till-? It’s however long you want to make it.

Where: The Public Bar in Tenley Town, Washington, DC (LOOK FOR US UPSTAIRS)

4611 41st St. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Please see link: http://publicbar.co/tenley/home.html

Google Map: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=200894648877363321859.0004d1343c91a98feaadb&msa=0&ll=38.951883,-77.080228&spn=0.012031,0.01929

C. Nations Tri ”“ is this weekend!

More deets will come out in a separate e-mail, including opportunities to help us with marketing. It’s a really fun race, but logistically too difficult for us to set up our “typical” team Z village

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2. Team Z Clinics taking place this week

6.   Saturday Race Strategy, Transition, USAT rules clinic ”“ 9:00 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church

 This will be a solid two hour clinic where we will discuss the 10 most commonly violated rules of the sport – and discuss in detail drafting/blocking/and other bike rules.   We will talk about planning for your race including packing lists, building race plans/nutrition plans, and strategy (how hard to go, when, and for how long).   We will also address transitions – what to bring, how to set it up, and what to expect on race day.   New to racing?   I’m certain you will learn much from this clinic!

 

·                 Leader: Alexis

·                 When: 9:00 AM

·                 Where:   Bonzai Sports, Falls Church Va

·                 Address:   2826 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church Va 22042

·                 Google Map:   http://goo.gl/maps/3yAfi

 

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7. Saturday Wetsuit Selection clinic ”“ 10:30 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA

 If you have never been taught about how to buy, wear, or take care of a wetsuit than this clinic is certainly worth your time.   We will answer questions about expensive vs. inexpensive – and do you need to spend a ton (no).   We’ll talk long sleeve vs short sleeve, and what drives price in wetsuits (technology).   We’ll answer how to put on and take off the wetsuit properly, and how to take care of your suit so that it lasts for years.     Are triathlon wetsuits like surf suits or scuba suits – ABSOLUTELY NOT – 100% different.   Don’t want to buy?   Let us tell you about the rental options, and rent to own. Don’t miss this if you are a rookie!

·                 Leader: Mark, Alexis

·                 When: 10:30 AM

·                 Where:   Bonzai Sports, Falls Church Va

·                 Address:   2826 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church Va 22042

·                 Google Map:   http://goo.gl/maps/3yAfi

 Saturday Race Strategy, Transition, USAT rules clinic ”“ 9:00 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church

This will be a solid two hour clinic where we will discuss the 10 most commonly violated rules of the sport – and discuss in detail drafting/blocking/and other bike rules.   We will talk about planning for your race including packing lists, building race plans/nutrition plans, and strategy (how hard to go, when, and for how long).   We will also address transitions – what to bring, how to set it up, and what to expect on race day.   New to racing?   I’m certain you will learn much from this clinic!

  • Leader: Alexis
  • When: 9:00 AM
  • Where:   Bonzai Sports, Falls Church VA
  • Address:   2826 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church VA 22042
  • Google Map:   http://goo.gl/maps/3yAfi

Saturday Wetsuit Selection clinic ”“ 10:30 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA

If you have never been taught about how to buy, wear, or take care of a wetsuit than this clinic is certainly worth your time.   We will answer questions about expensive vs. inexpensive – and do you need to spend a ton (no).   We’ll talk long sleeve vs short sleeve, and what drives price in wetsuits (technology).   We’ll answer how to put on and take off the wetsuit properly, and how to take care of your suit so that it lasts for years.     Are triathlon wetsuits like surf suits or scuba suits – ABSOLUTELY NOT – 100% different.   Don’t want to buy?   Let us tell you about the rental options, and rent to own. Don’t miss this if you are a rookie!

  • Leader: Mark, Alexis
  • When: 10:30 AM
  • Where:   Bonzai Sports, Falls Church VA
  • Address:   2826 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church VA 22042
  • Google Map:   http://goo.gl/maps/3yAfi

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3. Overview of Team Z MD events and activities for this week and a little of next week

NO Monday AM Foam Roller Class ”“ Labor Day Holiday

No Monday Group Recovery Runs ”“ Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday Swims ”“ 6-7:00 AM at UDC/Van Ness, 7:45-9:00 PM at American University and 8-9:00 PM at Stone Ridge School in Bethesda

Wednesday Happy Hour- 5:30 PM Public Bar Tenley (DC)

Thursday Swim – 6-7:00 AM at UDC/Van Ness, 7:45-9:00 PM at American University and 8-9:00 PM at Stone Ridge School in Bethesda

THIS IS WHAT’S GOING ON THIS WEEKEND PLUS THE START OF NEXT WEEK. MORE DEETS TO FOLLOW

Saturday hash run ”“ 8:00 AM ”“ Bonzai Sports, Falls Church

Saturday Race Strategy, Transition, USAT rules clinic ”“ 9:00 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church

Saturday Wetsuit Selection clinic ”“ 10:30 AM – Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA

Sunday race ”“ The Nations Tri! More deets in the weekend e-mail of course

Sunday group ride ”“ time trial – 8:00 AM ”“ Prince William Forest, Triangle, and VA

Monday Morning Boot Camp – 6:00AM at City Sports Silver Spring

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3. Link to all group workout files plus directions

Link to all chapters’ workout location files, and shared weekends: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/files/ALL%20Training%20Documents%20and%20Schedules/Workout%20Locations%20/

Link to Team Z MDC directions to our group workouts

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/files/ALL%20Training%20Documents%20and%20Schedules/Workout%20Locations%20/

 

Link to pool schedule via the Lane 4 Masters page: http://www.l4swimming.org/