• Abe

    Team Z’ers don’t take themselves too seriously, that’s what makes this team fun.

    - Abe
  • austin

    I’m proud to say that I’ve gone from overweight to fit to Boston qualifier thanks to this team.

    - Austin
  • bill

    I’m proud to tell people I’m a Team Z’er.

    - Bill
  • bob

    Team Z has become my second family!

    - Bob
  • chris

    Team Z helped me compete on the world stage.

    - Chris
  • doug

    The energy on this team makes it hard NOT to participate.

    - Doug
  • elizabeth

    In 15 years of racing I’ve never seen anything like Team Z.

    - Elizabeth
  • jodi

    I joined the team to prepare for a sprint triathlon, and two years later, I’m training alongside Kona qualifiers.  That’s pretty cool!

    - Jodi
  • misha_o

    I’ve never seen people make so much noise for the final finishers.

    - Misha
  • naa

    Anybody can succeed with this much help!

    - Naa Oboshie
  • patty

    Two years ago this started as a bucket list thing, now I’m signed up for Ironman.

    - Patty
  • ray

    200 pounds later and I’m fit and having fun!

    - Ray
  • siri

    With so many workout opportunities and friends to meet up with, it’s hard to hang on to your excuses.

    - Siri
  • donna

    Team Z has a place for everyone.

    - Donna
  • mark

    As one of Team Z’s swim coaches, helping Zers improve in the pool and learn to get excited about open water swimming has been extremely satisfying.

    - Mark
  • slide-3

    I’ve met some of my best friends through Team Z.

    - Holly
  • chrisL

    Team Z and the sport of triathlon literally helped save my life.

    - Chris
  • lisa_folb

    Supporting teammates is as much a part of Team Z as training and racing

    - Lisa and Keri
  • zoe

    Team Z cookouts smell really good.

    - Zoe
  • sonal

    The coaches took the fear out of swimming almost from day one, I never thought I’d look forward to swim practices!

    - Sonal

It didn’t take me long to realize that this team had everything I wanted.

-- Scott Leary, , Social Scientist, Team Z happy hour fan

It's the little things that Team Z does as much as the big things that makes it so important to me.

-- Mary Pickering, , somebody gave a Kiwi a bike and she flew!

I'm still one of the last people to finish a race, but that's not the point. I am a triathlete.

-- Ken Wagner, , Modest rocket scientist, P90X survivor

Regardless of your experience, speed, motivation, and goals there is a place for you on Team Z.

-- Kathy Hsu, , Attorney, proud dog owner

Team Z really helped to put the spark back into my training.

-- Chris Hague, , Aspiring professional triathlete, Manager at Bonzai sports



Team Z is an adult triathlon training program that offers programs for people of all experience and fitness levels. We are a supportive community of athletes ranging in age and ability level, unbounded by individual goals, training for Sprint to Ironman distance, finish line chasers to world championship qualifiers. We are a social organization with a major triathlon problem… whether you are a beginner triathlete or an experienced iron distance racer… Team Z welcomes you!

Upcoming Info Sessions

  • Monday, March 31 - 6:30 PM
    Metropolitan Luxury Apartments (Bethesda)
  • Thursday, Apr 3 - 6:30 PM
    Arlington Oaks Recreation Room (Arlington)
  • Thursday, Apr 3 - 6:30 PM
    The Bike Lane (Reston Town Center)
  • Sunday, Apr 13 - 10:45 AM
    Potomac River Running Store (Cleveland Park)

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Favorite Memories

Team Z Blog

Team Z Featured in “Active Life DC”

By: ed

Link to original article here: http://www.activelifedc.com/triathlon/featured-club-team-z-triathlon-training/111820

In this edition of our Featured Club segment, we turn our attention to Team Z, a triathlon training club that holds workouts throughout the VA/DC/MD area. Read More >>

Can I Use VDOT Tests if I’m Walking and not Running?

By: Tony Stocker

While I think that VDOT is perhaps the best thing you can do to improve your running, when combined with a training plan that takes advantage of it of course, we occasionally get the question about whether VDOT can be used by walkers. Read More >>

Dropping into Grannies post 1

By: Maggie Merkle

Triathlon is hard.