Experience Triathlon
In this issue...
Current Activities
Indoor Tri Training Class
Learn To Run Class
Masters Swimming at Central Park
Indoor Triathlon Race
Katie's First Triathlon
Crazy Legs 8K Road Trip
Coach's Corner
News from ET  March 5,  2010
Coach Joe 
Hello Friends,
Spring is in the air and we are all excited to get outside for training and racing.  I hope that your workouts are going extremely well.
ET classes, events and coaching services are off to a great start in 2010.  The ET Indoor Triathlon at Central Park is rapidly approaching and we are working to schedule another indoor triathlon in the May timeframe.  Classes for swim, bike and run are at near capacity but we do have a few spaces left if you'd like to get help from one of our coaches in a group setting before race season arrives.
This month we're kicking off the next session of one of our longest standing and highest rated running programs, ET Learn To Run.  If you've always wanted to become a runner in a safe, friendly and fun environment this is the class for you.  Read more about this outstanding program led by Coach Suzy later in this newsletter.
Over the next few months, the ET crew will be traveling to ET Spring Camp in Solvang, CA, Crazy Legs 8K in Madison, WI and finally to Memphis in May for our annual triathlon season kickoff race.  We'd love to have you join us on these fun trips.  Just drop me an email if you'd like more information.
If we can help you achieve your dream, please let us know.
Thanks for your continued support of EXPERIENCETriathlon!
Coach Joe
Current Activities
Click here for program details and locations.

3/5      Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am. 
3/6      Sat     ET Run Club.  Downtown Naperville.  Location.   8:00am.
3/7      Sun    ET CompuTrainer.  7:30am. Noon.  Info/drop-in.  
3/9      Tue    ET Tri Training Class. Central Park.  Noon.  Info/Register.
3/9      Tue    ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:30pm.
                           Winter III session startsInfo/register.
3/9      Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  Info/register.
3/10    Wed   ET CompuTrainer.  10:00am  or  6:00pm.
3/11    Thu    ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30 and 11:00am. Drop-in.
3/11    Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.
3/12    Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.
3/13    Sat     ET Run Club.  Downtown Naperville.  8:00am.
3/14    Sun    ET CompuTrainer.  7:30am or Noon.
3/16    Tue    ET Tri Training Class. Central Park.  Noon.
3/16    Tue    ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:30pm.
3/16    Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  
3/17    Wed   ET CompuTrainer.  10:00am  or  6:00pm.
3/18    Thu    ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30 and 11:00am.
3/18    Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
3/19    Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.
3/20    Sat     ET Run Club.  Downtown Naperville.  8:00am.
3/20    Sat     ET Learn To Run.  Naperville.  8:00am. Info/register.
3/21    Sun    ET CompuTrainer.  7:30am, Noon.

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tri training spinET Indoor Tri Class

Get ready for the ET Indoor Triathlon with EXPERIENCETriathlon's five week indoor triathlon training class.  USAT Certified Coach Suzy Cerra will help you prepare for your first tri or improve on past performances.  Both workouts and educational clinics on swim, bike, run and transitions are included in this one hour per week program.
Dates:            Tuesdays from  March 9 through April 6   
Time:              Noon - 1:00pm
Cost:              $50 -- Includes free registration for the April 18 Indoor Tri
                                 at Central Park ($25 value!) 
Location:        LifeStart Central Park, 4225 Naperville Road, Lisle, IL 60532
For additional information contact Coach Suzy at 630-240-3696.

Indoor Tri Class and Race registration at active.com

Learn to run classET Learn To Run
Spring session open for registration
          Adult "learn to run" program!
Who says training can't be fun?  Join USAT certified coach Suzy Cerra for this 6-session training program which is designed for beginner level runners who want to "learn to run" without injury.  Coach Suzy will provide workouts and instruction at each one hour session to help you run further, feel better about yourself, and have a great time doing it!  No experience is necessary!
We'll celebrate your achievements by participating in a local 5K in May.
Cost:                $90
Day:                   Saturdays
Times:              8:00 - 9:00 AM
Dates:               March 20, 27  -  April 3, 17  -   May 1, 8  (six sessions)
Location:          Starbucks
                           22 E. Chicago Ave
                           Naperville, IL 60540

For additional information contact Coach Suzy.
Click here to register.
Masters SwimET Masters Swim at Central Park

Winter Session III 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 will focus on higher levels of endurance and specific skills for the upcoming race season.
Membership at Central Park is not required.  Class fee includes entry to the club each week.
Cost:                $125 one day per week or $220 two days per week.
Day/Time:         Tuesday evenings        6:30pm-7:30pm
                           Friday mornings            6:00am-7:00am 
Dates:                March 9 - May 21
Location:           LifeStart at Central Park
                           4225 Naperville Road
                           Lisle, IL 60532
Contact Coach Joe for additional information.
Click here to register.

ET indoor tri 1Indoor Triathlon Race
              April 18, 2010
One Hour, Any Skill Level, Have Fun!!
The Indoor Triathlon presented by EXPERIENCETriathlon and LifeStart Central Park is a great way to become a triathlete in one hour.  It's fun and enjoyed by athletes of all levels - from first timers to veterans.  You set your own pace.  It all happens at LifeStart Central Park in Lisle, IL.
        LifeStart at Central Park
                         4225 Naperville Road
                         Lisle, IL 60532
                         (630) 555-7799
Time:               7:00am  to 11:00am
Cost:               $25.00  (includes a free race T-shirt)
For additional information contact Race Director Joe LoPresto at 630-430-9006.
Need help with training?  Take the ET five week indoor triathlon class to get ready!  
Register for the race or training class at:

Indoor Tri registration at active.com

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Katie first triKatie's First Triathlon
 From the ET Blog archive

I am writing this on Monday, the day after the triathlon.

My triathlon experience didn't begin yesterday. It actually began last August when I decided to "check out" the AARP sponsored triathlon in Naperville. I thought, Let's go see what it's like, I think I can do it. Well, within minutes of the first wave out of transition, I said to myself, "Yeah, you can do this, no problem!"

Well, HA! Those words came back to me many times over and over again but followed by... What were you thinking?

In October, as I was hurrying by the running club table on my way out of the health club, something, no, someone named Joe LoPresto, along with Suzy Cerra, pulled me in and educated me about the Running Club Learn To Run class. I signed up, gave them a check and ran out the door to meet up with my friends for Homecoming weekend at North Central College. Then reality sank in. What have I done?
Click here to read the rest of Katie's story.
crazy legs 2007Crazy Legs Classic 2010

An ET day trip to Madison, WI

Join us for our annual one day road trip to the Crazy Legs Classic 8K in Madison, Wisconsin on April 24.  This fun event starts on the Capitol Square and finishes with a Wisconsin style party on the Camp Randall 50 yard line.  We conclude the day with dinner on State Street and ice cream at the student union.
Read about one of our past experiences on the ET blog.
Click here to register for the race.
If you'd like to join us for the road trip, please email Coach Joe.
coach suzyCoach's Corner
  by Suzy Cerra

             Why I Love Running
Running.  A sport that can be done anywhere and the only required equipment is a determined mindset, a good pair of running shoes and some comfortable moisture-wicking clothing.  Besides being convenient and relatively inexpensive, running offers numerous health benefits.  More people are running 5K races and marathons than ever before.  An even larger number simply run for fitness and never go near a race starting line. 
Why do I love running?  Because it makes me feel I can accomplish the impossible.  It satisfies my yearning for adventure and it gives me moments of clarity otherwise unreachable.  Problems and thoughts that have been swirling around in my mind disappear when I'm deep in the rhythm of my footsteps and my favorite tunes on my mp3 player.  I often discover the perfect solution during my run or when I'm done with my workout.  Simply put, running makes me a better person and a better Coach.  

Click here to read the rest of Coach Suzy's article.
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At EXPERIENCETriathlon we believe that anything is possible! Triathlon is so much more than a race - it is a powerful, profound life experience that can help you unleash your unlimited potential to change your life in amazing ways, long after you cross the finish line. 
Whether you are a first timer or a veteran athlete, come work with EXPERIENCETriathlon coaches who provide education, workouts and a training plan that is safe, healthy and fun.
Make new friends who share your enthusiasm and encourage you on the journey. Arrive at the starting line prepared, confident and injury-free. Get ready to transform your dreams into reality.
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