July 2, 2014

The weekend of 7/4-7/6/14 in Team Z

Vote on our poll to help us plan the weekend. Link to polls: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/polls

In this e-mail:
Saturday group run ”“ hash alert – 8:00 AM ”“ Hayes Park, Arlington, VA
Sunday group ride ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Tyler Elementary, Gainesville, VA
Sunday open water swim ”“ 12:00 to 3:00 PM ”“ Milbrook Quary, Haymarket, VA
Sunday women’s only clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Elizabeth Hurley’s house, Vienna, VA

Link to carpooling database:  http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/database?method=reportRows&tbl=189

Link to weekend file: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/files/ALL%20Training%20Documents%20and%20Schedules/Workout%20Locations%20/%20Team%20Z%20Weekends%20-%20All%20Areas%20-%20Combined%20/

Cue Sheet Link (if it’s not there we haven’t posted it yet, we will when all staff is confirmed),: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/files/Cue%20Sheets/This%20Weekend%27s%20Updated%20Cue/

Saturday group run ”“ hash alert – 8:00 AM ”“ Hayes Park, Arlington, VA

Hash = fun while running. Fun while running = happy training. Happy training leads to PR’s. Therefor by transitive property if you don’t attend this weekend’s hash you will not PR your “A” race.

No experience necessary! Join us for your recovery/taper week run, then post run brunch at whitlows.

Leaders: Hash Gods
When: Saturday, 8:00 AM
Where: Hayes Park
Street Address: 1516 N Lincoln St, Arlington, VA
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1516+N+Lincoln+St/@38.8897688,-77.1039606,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b7b42a41a42501:0xba6c48803dc372dd
Sunday group ride ”“ 10:00 AM ”“ Tyler Elementary, Gainesville, VA

Recovery week / taper ride! 10 AM! WOOHOO.

Tyler is our go-to. It’s not far down 66 with access to beautiful country roads. Beginners ”“ we will have staff here to help you, and the shortest distance is an out and back so you can go as short as you want! Please come!

And no folks ”“ that’s not a typo! We are actually starting at 10am. This will allow us to ride short then hit the open water swim.
When:   10:00 AM Sunday
Where:   Tyler Elementary School, Gainesville VA
Address: 14500 John Marshall Hwy, Gainesville, VA
Ride options: 0-20 (out and back), 30
Ride distance notes: N/A
Ride Leaders: Turbo, Ryan M., Dave N, Ryan P
Sags:  Daryl, her other brother Daryl, Kerrie
Cue Sheets: Ryan P
Link to Cue Sheet:   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TeamZ/files/Cue%20Sheets/This%20Weekend%27s%20Updated%20Cue/

GoogleMap: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Tyler+Elementary+John+Marshall+Hwy,+Gainesville,+VA&hl=en&ll=38.805671,-77.622206&spn=0.00826,0.022659&sll=38.805109,-77.622013&sspn=0.00826,0.022659&vpsrc=0&hq=Tyler+Elementary&hnear=John+Marshall+Hwy,+Gainesville,+Virginia&t=m&z=1650308c2c36166ac9&ll=38.805738,-77.620876&spn=0.001858,0.004128&t=h&z=19

Directions: From Beltway exit 9, take I-66 West 21 miles to Exit 43A (Gainesville/Warrenton) toward Gainsville. Just before RR tracks stay to the right of the 7-11 store onto VA-55 and go 1 mile to school, which is on the right.

Sunday open water swim ”“ 12:00 to 3:00 PM ”“ Milbrook Quary, Haymarket, VA




New folks- I know many of you are nervous swimmers or lack open water swim experience. This is a GREAT opportunity to learn! Sign up for this”¦ this is a great opportunity to practice your open water swimming. Yes, it is a bit of a cost, but in the grand scheme of feeling good about your open water swimming it’s a good investment. And really convenient- literally just a few miles down the road from Tyler elementary school where our ride is from.”¨Please read everything below. There are a lot of rules/guidelines/tips”¦ we outsource this to a different organization ”“ Colburn Concepts – who rents this facility from another group who has asked us to enforce these without exception. Out of respect for their generosity and the relationship, please abide by them with a smile.



Stay hydrated and get right in the water after you put your wetsuit on. You will be warm for sure, but it’s their rule.

Same deal as last time. Please register today so we can track numbers. The deets (no changes)”¦

Team Z and FXCM have partnered with Colburn Concepts this year to put on a “series” of open water swim practices.

When: Sunday, 12-3:00 PM (rolling start, out by 3)
Where: Milbrook Quarry is in Broad Run near Haymarket, VA.
Address: 17301 John Marshall Hwy, Broad Run, VA 20137
Google map link: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=17301+John+Marshall+Hwy,+Broad+Run,+VA+20137&hl=en&ll=38.823928,-77.701836&spn=0.01869,0.027595&sll=38.812059,-77.636381&sspn=0.037386,0.055189&t=h&hnear=17301+John+Marshall+Hwy,+Broad+Run,+Virginia+20137&z=15

Registration:”¨Registration is online and very easy. Just go to their website and select Team Z and the date you want! The price is $30, with a $10 discount for active military (folks who have a military ID). Please pre register at least 24 hours in advance, you will not be able to register the day of. Also note: you must be a registered swimmer to get past the gate into the Quarry. No exceptions”¦ please plan accordingly if you are going to have family or spectators attend, even if they are not swimming”¦ if they want to come watch you will have to buy them a ticket too! Please print your ticket upon registration and bring it with you”¦ this will guarantee your entry. If you are registering more than one person, or registering for someone else, you must e-mail the names of attendees to Stephanie Colburn at lightworker8@gmail.com.

Link to registration site: https://colburnbodyconcepts.com/events/team-z/166-team-z

Please read the instructions on their webpage carefully. There are some important logistical / safety rules that help ensure an efficient, safe day of swimming! ”¨”¨Some key important details to note”¦

-Fun is required!

-There are no changing rooms, only one porta potty. And no nudity allowed (save it for our happy hours). Please respect this rule and change before you come.

-There will be a lane line set across the quarry for nervous folks to swim next to, if needed

-This is a private venue, no alcohol is allowed

-5 mph please”¦ non negotiable. Drive painfully slow please.

-The gatekeeper does double duty, if he/she are not there hang on a second, they will be right back, please wait!

-No dogs (except for service dogs) are allowed

-Wetsuits and bathing caps are mandatory. (If you need to rent or buy a wetsuit, Bonzai in Falls Church is a great place to start! www.tribonzai.com)

-We will have a ROLLING start. This will allow us to ride first then head over to the swim, and will help ensure we don’t overwhelm the safety staff. You may enter the Quarry any time between 12 and 2:30. YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED PAST THE GATE AFTER 2:30 PM, AND MUST EXIT THE WATER BY 3 PM.

Sunday women’s only clinic ”“ 3:00 PM ”“ Elizabeth Hurley’s house, Vienna, VA

Newer Z’s ”“ this is our best attended clinic. That’s right ”“ it’s #1 in terms of attendance. So you should prioritize this!

If coming directly from the ride and open water swim, you have permission to be gross! Just bring a change of clothes and deodorant. Please ”“ don’t forget the deodorant. This will be a very laid back clinic, so don’t worry about being in workout or comfy clothes.

This clinic will focus on discussion with Margie Shapiro about becoming and maintaining a professional triathlete and managing that lifestyle while still being a mom, wife, etc. Believe it or not”¦ it can be done!

For those of you who don’t know Margie Shapiro, she is one of our country’s fastest women. She travels all over the world to race. She is also a mom, one of the owners of PRR, and a great friend. And VERY approachable. Come chat about life/work/family/triathlon balance, and hear how she manages.

And then ask her, or your veteran teammates, ANY other questions about training, racing, or whatever you can think of. You know those female related questions that Ed, Ryan, and Alexis would look like a deer in headlights if you asked them? You know the ones. Bring THOSE questions. Or just come for the wine.

What: Women’s Only Clinic (sorry guys)
Where: Elizabeth Hurley’s house
Street Address: 1914 Grand Ct, Vienna,  22182
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1914+Grand+Ct/@38.918293,-77.272173,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89b64a319e32169d:0x6877084f2ae2f5a7