*THERE ARE THREE REALLY IMPORTANT CLINICS AVAILABLE TO YOU THIS WEEKEND.  People new to racing, and new to our team – Saturday’s clinics are something you do not want to miss.  The Sunday recovery clinic is new – so there should be a massive number of people in attendance!  Heart Rate Training SHOULD BE PACKED!

Coming to my house this weekend for clinics? SUPER CRITICAL THAT YOU VOTE ON THE POLL PLEASE!  All Open Polls – please vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/

I AM HOSTING AN INFORMATION SESSION ON SATURDAY  – we don’t have as many of these as we used to.  If you have a friend, co-worker/other whom you’ve spoken with about the team – please email me and I’d be happy to invite them.

All Open Polls – please vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/

Note – ALL workouts are starting earlier than usual for a recovery week due to heat.  Please pay attention to the times below.

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In this email:

**GOOD LUCK TO OUR TEAM HEADING TO NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND ”“ HAVE A GREAT RACE!!!**

  • Saturday Group Track Practice:  7:00 AM at George C Marshall High School, Falls Church
  • Saturday “Heart Rate Training Clinic:  1:15 at Coach Ed’s
  • Saturday “Race Strategy, Rules, Transitions”¦What to expect on a race day” Clinic for newer triathletes:  3:15 PM at Coach Ed’s
  • Libations at both clinics at Coach Ed’s on Saturday
  • Sunday Epic Boot Camp:  7:00 AM at Fast Track Physical Therapy
  • Sunday “Recovery Clinic”:  8:00 AM at Fast Track Physical Therapy
  • Sunday Group Recovery Ride:  9:00 AM at Fast Track Physical Therapy

All Open Polls – please vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/

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Saturday Group Track Practice:  7:00 AM at George C Marshall High School, Falls Church

  • What:  Start with a run drill/tip from Coach Kramer (Fast Track PT Stud)
  • Where:  George C Marshall High School
  • Address:  7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church Va (right off the beltway – central for everyone on our team)
  • When: 7-9 AM on Saturday
  • Who: Everyone – walkers, run walkers, and new to jogging included.  The newer you are, the more I want you to come AND to find me before things get started.

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Saturday “Heart Rate Training Clinic:  1:15 at Coach Ed’s  (BYO if you choose)

Come for part, come for all. But PLEASE try to make the clinic at 1:15 (Heart Rate Training). This clinic is important and in the long run I really believe that what you learn about HRT will most affect your training with Team Z and what you get from this experience.

The clinic is well organized and the presentation is made by one of our teammates who is a PhD in Bio Chemistry. He will help you understand WHY Heart Rate Training works and most importantly Matt will teach you what is happening inside your body when you follow the training plans that are designed for you. If you can stay for the entire seminar I KNOW that you will learn more than you realize! You do not need to bring anything unless you’d like to take notes!

  • What:  An entertaining and crazy informative/cool lecture (with beer if you choose).  You will have your mind blown.  BOOM!
  • Where:  Coach Ed’s House
  • Address:  4021 Justine Dr Annandale Va 22003
  • When: 1:15 PM  on Saturday
  • Who: Everyone –  this is super applicable to people that don’t know or care to use heart rate training yet, and it is super applicable for those of you who want to crush the world, and it is even more valuable for people who have been one time before, and have just started using Vo2Max data and a Heart Rate Monitor.  You will learn EVEN MORE the second time!

All Open Polls – please vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/

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Saturday “Race Strategy, Rules, Transitions”¦What to expect on a race day” Clinic for newer triathletes:  3:15 PM at Coach Ed’s

This will be a solid 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? You will learn much from this clinic! This is more beginner focused than our “ironman prep” clinic that we had a few weeks ago.

Think ”“ this clinic will help you avoid the most common mistakes rookie triathletes make (we’ve learned, from experience).

  • What:  Another entertaining and crazy informative/cool lecture (with beer if you choose).  You will have your mind blown.  BOOM!
  • Where:  Coach Ed’s House
  • Address:  4021 Justine Dr Annandale Va 22003
  • When: 3:15 PM  on Saturday
  • Who: Everyone –  this is super applicable to people that don’t know or care to use heart rate training yet, and it is super applicable for those of you who want to crush the world, and it is even more valuable for people who have been one time before, and have just started using Vo2Max data and a Heart Rate Monitor.  You will learn EVEN MORE the second time!

All Open Polls – please vote:  https://members.triteamz.com/polls/

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Libations at both clinics at Coach Ed’s on Saturday

Please feel free to bring wine or cheer, cheese and crackers or whatever.  If you like DC Brau, Bud light, Miller light…I have tons and please do not bring additional.  Help yourself (it is an entire fridge full).

Not required – just an opportunity for social.

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Sunday Epic Boot Camp:  7:00 AM at Fast Track Physical Therapy

DO YOU WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED?  Come step inside for the magical mystery tour!  “Showtime Kramer” is here to take you away!  And when you are done – you will be labeled a “$hit Brickhouse”.

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 mat if you have one.   Be prepared to exercise either indoors or out!

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Sunday “Recovery Clinic”:  8:00 AM at Fast Track Physical Therapy

Trigger Point.  Foam Roller.  Heaven and Hell.  Massage.  Hurt so good, injuries disappear. Or injuries don’t surface in the first place!

Guest Badass Speakers.  Come Ready to leave injury free!

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Sunday Group Recovery Ride(Super Beginner Friendly):  9:00 AM at Fast Track Physical Therapy

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 ASK 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).