All: Weekend Poll: Please Vote

There are no options to vote for the races on this poll, you will do that on event brite.  Or Copy and Paste this link into your browser:  https://teamzrumpusandwestfields.eventbrite.com

A. Important Announcement 1 – re: Racing/Race Day Food and Beverage/Event Brite

  • We have about 70 people racing this weekend.
  • We are 1 for 1 on Eventbrite for Rumpus  each person racing has their ticket.  Spectators and family members can play too – just pick up a “ticket” for them/yourselves as well.
  • For Westfields we have 51 racers and 30 people “voting” on event brite.  Please do so if you want to play with the grub.  (bagels/cream cheese/PB and J/Almond Butter, strawberries, bananas, apples, grilled chicken breast, Burgers, Dogs, Italian Sausage, the fixin’s, chips, cookies, Soda, Coffee, Water, Beer. Or Copy and Paste this link into your browser:  https://teamzrumpusandwestfields.eventbrite.com

A. Important Announcement 2 – re:  Workouts for Saturday and Sunday (changes)

  • Saturday Update: Even though your personal training plan does not have this workout in it, if you are NOT racing this weekend – I would like you to do a 5k broken into 800’s with the team at Fort Hunt Park – Saturday at 9:30 AM.    2-3 minutes rest  in-between.  The effort level for strong runners is 5k race pace.  Newer runners – Zone 4 (stay aerobic).  Run/walkers – same thing.  We do have run leaders coming for all speeds including run walk
  • Sunday Update:  We have only 12 people voting that they are planning to come to the boot camp and/or recovery ride on Sunday.  We need 25 people to come for boot camp and group ride or we will give our instructors the day off on Sunday
  • Sunday Update:  Postponement of the Sunday Bike Maintenance (changing flats, etc) only had 3 votes.  This clinic has been rescheduled for May 21, 11:45 AM at my house. This will be paired with Matt’s Heart Rate Training Clinic.  We’ll do lunch and cocktails, make a day of it.

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In this email for Team Z Activities this weekend

  1. Look Ahead for events that happen early next week
  2. Friday – Open Water Swim Opportunity, Lake Anna (Rumpus race site)
  3. Saturday – Race:  Rumpus in Bumpass International
  4. Saturday Group Run ”“  9:30 AM at Fort Hunt Park
  5. Saturday Post Group Run – Crawfish Boil at Fort Hunt Park (11-4)
  6. Sunday – Race: Westfields Pool Sprint Triathlon
  7. Sunday Bike Maintenance Clinic – POSTPONED TO MAY 21
  8. Sunday Epic Kramer-Webb Boot Camp – 9:00 at Fast Track
  9. Sunday  Group Recovery Ride – 10:00 – 12:00 AM from Fast Track

All: Weekend Poll: Please Vote

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  1. Look Ahead for events that happen early next week

Note ”“ new weekday workout locations this week ”“ details below.

Monday:  

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:    

Friday:

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  1. Saturday  – Race:  Rumpus in Bumpass International.

If you are coming, bringing a friend or guest (either racing or not), please pick up a “ticket” for them (if they plan to partake) through    event brite.  Or Copy and Paste this link into your browser:  https://teamzrumpusandwestfields.eventbrite.com

I will be leaving as early as I can on Friday in order to avoid traffic, and set up our little tiny village without being in a rush.  I should be there by noon or 1 latest.

IF anyone wants to come down on Friday and swim, I highly suggest you only do this if you can leave before noon – one latest.  The traffic south on Friday really sucks.  If you find yourself trying to beat the clock – 29 might be another option depending on where you start from.

There is super shallow (waste or less) deep water off the peninsula that is a great chance to practice your swim.  Totally up to you.

You can drive to the race site morning of – Packet Pickup ends at 8:30 so its not too early of a wake up but leave an extra hour just in case, for setting up, dealing with lines (port o pot too), grab a cup of coffee, relax with us, maybe jump in and swim a little bit.

What:

  • Friday Optional Open Water Swim – 1ish to 4ish?
  • Saturday– Race Rumpus International
  • Race Website –  http://www.vtsmts.com/rumpusinternational/
  • I don’t know where I’m staying yet.  Might sleep in the truck, not sure.  Just an FYI.

Where:

Even though there are cars on the peninsula –  park to the right in the gravel lot or on the grass field.

When:

  • Race Start Time: Saturday 9:00  AM.
  • Packet Pick up:  Friday 4-7 PM, Saturday 7:30-8:30 AM
  • Know your Bib Number Before Packet Pick up – It will be  posted on a board on site or here for individuals   or here for relays
  • Wave Chart, Course Maps, Register for Live tracking and more: Race Website  http://www.vtsmts.com/rumpusinternational/

Scoop:

  • Team Z:  Breakfast will be ready on Saturday at 7:00 AM or so.  Menu:
    • Coffee, Bagels/toasted, Cream Cheese, Nutella, PB & J, Almond Butter, strawberries, bananas, Clementines, water, soda
  • Team Z:  Lunch will be cooked to order as you finish the race.  Small crew so I have my “famous” hand patted burgers (marinating since Wed night).  This is what the team started on until we needed 100 of them at a time!  Chicken Breast, Italian Sausage, Hot Dog, the fixins, Apples, Chips, Soda, Water, Beer
  • I will be leaving after awards for Westfields.  Could use a hand or two cleaning up.

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3. Saturday Group Run ”“  9:30 AM Fort Hunt Park

*Detailed Directions in the location on our website (see below).  Directly after the run is a fun fun fun Crawfish Boil – the plan would be to change the shirt, throw on some deodorant and join in the boil.  You don’t even need the deodorant – its crawfish!  Also potatoes, corn, Sausage, burgers/dogs/etc. Oh – and Beer. Whoops!  More on the boil below.

We have run leaders who will be taking out people of all paces, including the run/walkers and the 15+ runners.  These are not charity pace setters, this is their pace.  So don’t think “you are too slow”.  There is no such thing on this team.

Coach Alexis is in Charge, detals below.

What:

  • Saturday 9:30  AM Group Run: from  Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria
  • Run  Leaders:  Alexis
  • Run Assists/Buddies:  All available.  

Where:

You can stay in this same spot for the crawfish boil.

When:

  • Time: Saturday 9:30  AM.

Scoop:

  • Run Distances:  6 x 800
  • Guided Run:   Yes/no ”“ trail is easy to follow.

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4.  Saturday – Crawfish Boil – Open to ALL, family, friends, strangers…

This is all about the fun, and proceeds go directly to MS.  The event is put on by long time Zrs and MS Triathletes helping to fight for a cure.   There is a MASSIVE raffle and live auction (Details, list below) in addition to really good cajun cooking by a cajun native – Nelson Morse. If you don’t like crawfish you are still all set.  You’ll like everything else in the boil (corn, garlic – yes, eat the garlic heads, baby reds, Keilbasa/Sausage).  There are also burgers and dogs.  Drinks included…

The beer is from Fair Winds Brewery.

What/When/Where and the Scoop:  THERE ARE CLEAN BATHROOMS TO WASH UP IN OR CHANGE IF YOU NEED TO.  Bring the dog!

Here is a list of some of the raffle items we will have for you to win Saturday at the 2016 Crawfish Boil.

Live Auction items

  • Dinner in your home by Chef Will Artley valued at over $2000
  • 7 days stay at Bahamas Cottage valued at $5000

Raffle items

  • $3000 certificate to Cannondale of your choice from Plum Grove Cyclery
  • Gift Cards to iTunes, AMC Theaters,
  • Arbonne Basket
  • Bring the Heat Spices Tool Box
  • BBQ Basket with Grill set and $50 gift card to whole foods
  • Scratch Labs Nutrition basket
  • Scratch Labs Nutrition and Skratch Labs The Feed Zone Cookbook
  • Nutrition Basket
  • 4 Pack of AMP classes by Fast Track Sports Medicine and Performance Center
  • 10 pack of Personal Trainer Sessions at Foundation Fitness Del Ray
  • 5 pack of Personal Trainer Sessions at Foundation Fitness Del Ray
  • Jam Basket
  • Kids toys basket
  • Garmin 520
  • Bike Pump, tubes, Handlebar Tape an d Lights
  • Cheeseboard, Reidel wine glasses and Cheesetique gift card
  • Olio gift basket
  • Taqueria Poblano Gift pack
  • Dark & Stormy Mason jar glasses & drink dispenser (& Rum and Ginger Beer)
  • $50 Steel Plate
  • $50 at Penn Social
  • $100 gift card to Off Road Indoor Cycling
  • $50 at Boundary

And lots more.

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6. Sunday Race:  Wetfields Pool Sprint.

If you are coming, bringing a friend or guest (either racing or not), please pick up a “ticket” for them (if they plan to partake) through    event brite.  Or Copy and Paste this link into your browser:  https://teamzrumpusandwestfields.eventbrite.com

This is obviously a close race.  But it starts super early and you have to park at the high school, and the event is next door at the rec center.  Leave time in case there is traffic back up, confusion, or just to have time to pick up your packet (highly suggest you do this Saturday), grab a cup of coffee and relax, etc.

There are 50 of us racing – we will be more than 1 out of every 10 people in the field.

What:

  • Sunday:  Westfield’s Pool Sprint
  • Race Website – http://rev3tri.com/westfields/
  • Look for the Team Z Trailer and Tents (black and white) when you arive

Where:

Leave time for parking – the parking is not directly on site.

When:

  • Race Start Time:  Sunday 7:00 AM
  • Packet Pick up:  Saturday 12-4 PM.  Sunday 5:30 AM to 6:40 AM (DO NOT PICK YOUR PACKET UP AFTER 5:30/5:45 unless you are a pro at this and showed up literally ready to race.
  • Know your Bib Number Before Packet Pick up – It will be  posted on a board on site or here for individuals   or here for relays
  • Wave Chart, Course Maps, Register for Live tracking and more: Race Website http://rev3tri.com/westfields/

Scoop:

  • Team Z:  Breakfast will be ready on Sunday at 5:30 AM  or so.  Menu:
    • Coffee, Bagels/toasted, Cream Cheese, Nutella, PB & J, Almond Butter, strawberries, bananas, Clementines, water, soda
  • Team Z:  Lunch will be cooked to order as you finish the race.  Burgers,  Chicken Breast, Italian Sausage, Hot Dog, the fixins, Apples, Chips, Soda, Water, Beer.  I know it sounds funny for 8 or 9 am.  But after getting up at 3 or 4, and then racing a triathlon.  You’ll be all over the scrumptious grilled food!

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7. Sunday Bike Maintenance Clinic – POSTPONED to May 21, 11:45 AM (followed by Heart Rate Training Clinic).  Both at Coach Ed’s house.  We will make it a social.  

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8. Sunday  ”“ 9:00 AM Boot Camp ”“ Fast Track – WE NEED 25 VOTES OR THIS WILL BE CANCELLED

We prefer to simply describe this event as”¦.. “EPIC”.     You do not want to miss! We have bands and the like ”“ please bring your own matt if you have one.   Be prepared to exercise either indoors or out!

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9.  Sunday  ”“ 10:00 group ride (super beginner friendly) ”“ Fast Track WE NEED 25 VOTES OR THIS EVENT WILL BE CANCELLED.

This is a recovery ride. The intention is to ride for up to 2 hours (or less).   You may choose to use the trail, however road cue sheets are available that tie into our Falls Church High School Rides.

We do have ride leaders and they are there to teach and ride with newer or nervous cyclists.   Or even a mid range person that is looking to learn a specific skill.     For the newest of riders ”“ if you would like the help JUST AKS and we will be with you 100% of the time and your ride will include learning about trail rules, safety discussions, and skills such as starting and stopping safely at stop signs (if you are nervous about falling over, etc ”“ this is perfect for you).

If you want help ”“ just hang back after the groups of riders are released and we’ll organize you into teams to head out with a ride leader.   This is why we are here, so if you want to learn something LET US KNOW and we could possibly work a group around that skill and head out together (changing a flat, for example).

Poll for weekend Activities ”“ PLEASE VOTE