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Current Activities
Drew Beat The Demons
ET Masters Winter II Session
XTERRA Sponsorship
ET Gift Certificates
Coach's Corner
News from ET  December 14,  2009
Coach Joe 
At this special time of year, we extend our very best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season, and a very prosperous new year.
We are grateful for your support, and look forward to helping you achieve continued success in 2010!
Happy Holidays!
Coach Joe
Current Activities
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12/15   Tue    ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:30pm.
12/15   Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  Info/Register.
12/16   Wed   ET CompuTrainer.  10:00am  or  6:00pm. Info/Register.
12/17   Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  Info/Register.
12/19   Sat    ET Run Club.  Downtown Naperville.  Location.   8:00am.
12/20   Sun   ET CompuTrainer.  7:30am.  Sold out.  Wait list for drop-in.
12/22   Tue    ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle.
                      Winter II session starts. 6:30pm. Info/Register.
12/22   Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  Info/Register.
12/23   Wed   ET CompuTrainer.  10:00am  or  6:00pm. Info/Register.
12/24   Thu    No ET Masters at LTF Schaumburg tonight.
12/26   Sat     ET Run Club.  Downtown Naperville.  Location.   8:00am.
12/27   Sun    ET CompuTrainer.  7:30am.  Sold out.  Wait list for drop-in.
12/29   Tue    ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle.  6:30pm. Info/Register.
12/29   Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  Info/Register.
12/30   Wed   ET CompuTrainer.  10:00am  or  6:00pm. Info/Register.
12/31   Thu    No ET Masters at LTF Schaumburg tonight.
1/2       Sat     ET Run Club.  Downtown Naperville.  Location.   8:00am.
1/3       Sun    ET CompuTrainer.  7:30am.  Sold out.  Wait list for drop-in.

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Drew Beat the Demonsdrew at naper tri
From the ET-Blog Archive

On August 12, 2007 at the Naperville Triathlon, ET athlete and webmaster Drew R completed his year long journey toward becoming a swimmer and triathlete. It was an emotional day for Drew and the ET family as we cheered our friend into the water and across the finish line. Congrats Drew!!
Six weeks before the Naperville Sprint Triathlon, I knew I was in trouble. Yessiree, no doubt about it, I was in a pickle. Less than two months to go before my first ever triathlon, and I still couldn't swim in the deep end of the pool. I sank like a stone, and I was helpless to improve. How in the world was I going to finish this triathlon?
Let me back up just a bit. Well, maybe more than a bit. A year, in fact. It had been almost one year to the day since I finally went to Coach Joe and asked him to help me learn to swim. I'd been forced to do some swimming as a Boy Scout more years ago than I care to think about, but I'd never been able to get into water that was over my head. Forget diving - I couldn't even descend a ladder into water I thought might be too deep! The years went by, and I told myself it didn't matter. I just avoided water and didn't think about it, and led a happy, albeit waterpark-free, life.
Click here to read the rest of Drew's story.

Masters SwimET Masters at Central Park
Winter Session II open for registration

Group swim and instruction for all abilities
ET Masters is a weekly swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers.  USA certified coaches will provide structured workouts and stroke improvement instruction at each one-hour group session.  Current session focus will be on off season base training including stroke refinement and building endurance for next year's race season.
Membership at Central Park Athletic Club is not required.  Class fee includes entry to the club each week.
Cost:                $125
Day/Time:         Tuesdays  6:30pm-7:30pm
Dates:              December 22, 2009 - March 2, 2010
Location:          Central Park Athletic Club
                         4225 Naperville Road
                         Lisle, IL 60532
Click here to register or contact Coach Joe for additional information.

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XTERRA WETSUITS are designed and engineered in San Diego to improve your open water swimming ability. They are the leading American-based triathlon wetsuit company.  The XTERRA WETSUITS research and design team is comprised of world champion triathletes, world record swimmers, Olympic medalists, and passionate age group athletes. The end result: the fastest and best performing triathlon wetsuits in the industry.

Since 2001 XTERRA WETSUITS has manufactured high performance triathlon wetsuits. Over the years of training and racing, the XTERRA WETSUITS design team has perfected all aspects of the triathlon wetsuit. XTERRA WETSUITS are designed for maximum buoyancy, maximum flexibility and maximum speed through water. XTERRA WETSUITS are also designed to support the swimmer's body in the correct horizontal swimming position.
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Coach MarkCoach's Corner
  by Mark Konicek

Running Myths
Over the course of these next articles, I will be focusing on running not only as a triathlete but as a pure runner.  I will write about ways to improve upon your running through form, function, nutrition, strength training, and rest (yes, I mean rest) and how this will pertain to training and ultimately racing.
I first want to start with some myths that pertain to running and put them to rest....

Click here to read the rest of Coach Mark's article.

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