Introducing the Z3 Fit Family Splash + Dash Series!

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 11.16.11 AMIn 2015 Z3 and selected partners will host the Z3 Fit Family Splash + Dash series of events throughout the Midwest. The events will feature family-friendly swim and run events of varying distance based on age. And, parents and adults are encouraged to participate.

“We know parents spend a lot of time running their athletes from practice, to school, to other activities,” said Z3 Founder Jenny Weber. “Z3 Fit Family Splash + Dash events are designed for parents to get directly involved too!”

Events will be held in Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Des Moines (x2) and Kansas City. Most of the events will be held in a swimming pool, while the July Des Moines Event, hosted two days prior to the USAT Flatland Junior Elite Cup, will be hosted in open water and then on an outdoor running path. Each event partners with a selected partner and will use proceeds from the event to fund athlete scholarship for travel to events, or other groups in need.

“We think these events couldn’t come at a better time since several long-standing events usually held in the Midwest have been cancelled,” added Weber. “These events are competitive – but definitely friendly for new athletes too! Everyone should get involved!”

To learn more about the Z3 Fit Family Splash + Dash Series visit: www.z3fitfamilysplashdash.com.

Sponsors of the event include:

 

A Few Words with Tamara Gorman

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March 21, 2014

We had a chance to visit with Tamara Gorman, Rapid City Stevens senior and Z3 athlete, about her recent experiences racing in Florida. Take a look…

Z3: Over the past two weekends you’ve competed in your first Elite (Pro) triathlons. How did they go?

TG: Clermont and Sarasota were my first Pro events ever and I was so excited to compete coming off a long winter. Clermont was a complete mess. I’ve never really raced this early in the year. I just think I put to much pressure on myself and it ended badly.

Z3: What do you mean you put too much pressure on yourself?

TG: In Clermont, it was weird for me to see my past competitors racing in a totally different race than I was in. Honestly, I didn’t think I realized who I was going to be competing against. Racing against past Olympian Sarah Haskins was an honor to me. (I was actually thinking about maybe getting a picture with her before the race in the athlete lounge… but I didn’t want to bother her so I kept to myself. LOL!) Read more

Get Your High Octane On!

z3octanebarsI guess it was probably six years ago now (maybe more) I was looking for a simple and power-packed bar I could share with athletes. Mind you, that long ago there were a few nutrition bars on the grocery shelf (not nearly as many as the aisle that exists now), but none really had the calorie count, density, flavor and non-preservative make-up I was looking for.

So, one afternoon I whipped up what is now known as Z3 Bars.

It really was an “everything-AND-the-kitchen-sink” sort of concoction. A little honey, some peanut butter, chocolate chip chunks, chia, flax, oats, more chocolate chips. Boom! It was quick. It was tasty. It was simple.

Through the years I’ve shared the recipe with others, including with Hy-Vee Seasons magazine. Today if you search Z3 High Octane Bars you’ll find lots of posts about them including some imposters like “Coach So-and-So’s High Octane Bars”, “Simple Energy Bars”, “Energy Bon Bons”. It’s funny! It’s flattering I suppose. And, awesome that so many people like them.

I wanted to share the recipe with you. They’re just too good to keep a secret!

>>Get the recipe here.

>>Wanna Learn More About Athlete Nutrtion?

Contributor: Coach Jenny Weber, RD, LD

Photo Credit: Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine

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