Experience Triathlon
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Current Activities
Summer Camp opens for registration!
ET Track Program
Join our Tri Club!
"Soul"vang by Holly F
ET Indoor Tri Recap
Coach's Corner
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News from ET May 14, 2010
Current Activities
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5/15     Sat    ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  Location.  8:00am.
5/16     Sun   ET Bike Club.  Fermi Lab.  Park at Rotolo.  8:15am.
5/18     Tue    ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:30pm. Info.
5/18     Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. Info.
5/19     Wed   ET Tri Club ride/run.  Spokes, Wheaton. 5:45pm.
5/20     Thu    ET Track.  Rotolo Middle School, Batavia. 6:30pm. Info.
5/20     Thu    ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30am. Info.
5/20     Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  
5/21     Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.
5/22     Sat     ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  8:00am.
5/23     Sun    No ET Bike Club.  Memphis in May triathlon.
5/25     Tue     ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:30pm.
5/25     Tue     ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.
5/26     Wed    ET Tri Club ride/run.  Spokes, Wheaton. 5:45pm.
5/27     Thu     ET Track.  Rotolo Middle School, Batavia. 6:30pm.
5/27     Thu     ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30am.
5/27     Thu     ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm.  
5/28     Fri       ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.
5/29     Sat      ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  Location. 8:00am.
5/30     Sun     ET Bike Club.  Beecher Center.  Yorkville.  8:15am.
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Summer Camp 2009ET Summer Camp
 Madison, Wisconsin
          Registration is now open!

An exciting weekend of training and coached clinics in a small group setting presented by the USAT certified ET coaching staff. 
Designed to move your training to the next level and to accommodate athletes of all ability levels, from first timers to veterans. 
Location:    Madison, Wisconsin
Dates:        July 30 - August 1, 2010
Clinics will cover a variety of key topics of interest to all athletes.  Workouts will include open water swimming, group bike rides, and group runs on portions of the Ironman Wisconsin course and University of Wisconsin campus
Click here for more information and registration. 

Read about our 2009 ET Summer Camp fun on the ET-Blog.
ET TrackET Track Program
Track interval workouts for intermediate level athletes with a solid running base.
ET Track is a weekly coached track interval workout designed to improve your run speed.  Runners should have at least six months of consistent running three times per week.  Participants will receive the following benefits:
  Learn to adapt the legs to faster turnover and the body to higher demands.
  Increase physiological efficiency and improve top speed.
  Enjoy a great environment for the "feel" of speed and receive 
   performance feedback.
  Group coaching on key topics such as pace, proper fast running form,
   running  drills, breathing, heart rate zone training, interval training, injury
   prevention, race strategies and recovery.
Cost:            $15 drop in fee for one session. 
                    $96 for 8 session package.  Can use them any Thursday.
Day:             Thursdays
Time:            6:30 - 7:45 PM
Dates:          May 6 - August 19
Location:      Rotolo Middle School. 1501 S. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 
Click here for information and registration. 
USAT club logoJoin ET Tri Club
    Sponsored by Spokes

EXPERIENCETriathlon Coaching Services and Spokes-Wheaton are joining forces to create ET Tri Club, an official USAT Club. 
Whether you're a first time triathlete or a veteran to triathlon, ET Tri club is great way to learn more, train smarter, meet other triathletes and have FUN! 
ET Tri Club benefits include free group workouts (swim, bike and run), access to ET's certified coaching staff, discounts at Spokes and ET, team uniforms/shirts/bottles, free bike maintenance and flat tire changing clinics, free bike fit assessments, and social outings. 
All for only $30 per year.  Click here to join.
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Solvang holly"Soul"vang
    by Holly F.
ET Spring Training Camp Recap 
As a newbie in the triathlon world, I began seeking out training programs and information, and met Coach Joe through a Master Swim program.  Immediately recognizing the benefits of his class, I hired Joe for one-on-one swim coaching. After seeing my enthusiasm for learning as much as possible about the sport, Joe casually mentioned his Triathlon Spring Training Camp. 
I wanted to go. Then I found out that it involved a trip to California and really wanted to go! But, darn, I probably wouldn't be able to afford it; I asked Joe to send me the information anyway.  Upon review, my husband fueled my desire to go.  The schedule of training activities was nicely balanced and included ample private down time so that we could enjoy a little vacation along with the pursuit of fitness.  We were going! 
I was nervous about how well I'd be able to keep pace with my more experienced campmates, and used it as motivation to intensify my training.  A week before our departure date, we received the camp itinerary, including information on our destination: Solvang, CA.  The town of Solvang looked like a quaint Danish village, and the surrounding country-side appeared to be designed for biking and running.
Click here to read the rest of Holly's story and see our Camp photo set. 
indoor tri 2 apr18ET Indoor Tri Recap
2010 Series Finishes at Central Park

The 2009-2010 ET Indoor Tri Series came to a successful conclusion on April 18 at LifeStart Central Park.
We'd like to thank all the athletes, volunteers and sponsors for making these great races possible.
We are already planning our 2010-2011 series of races that will start in the late Fall of this year.  Stay tuned for details.
Click here to enjoy all the photos from our April 18 event.
Coach JoeCoach's Corner
  by Joe LoPresto

Transitions - Plan and Practice
Can there be such a thing as Free Speed in triathlon?  Yes, and it can be found in the transition from swim to bike and again in the transition from bike to run.  Even if your goal is taking your time and having fun with the race, planning and practicing efficient transitions will make your stress levels lower and the race go better.  If your goal is to improve on your past race performance or place higher in your age group, then mastering transitions is a key component and can often take 3 to 5 minutes off your overall race time.  You'd have to work pretty hard and for many, many months to take that kind of time off your bike or run split!

Planning your transition strategy starts long before the day of the event.  In fact, by race day, you should have practiced your transition flow enough times that it is burned into your memory and can be executed without much thought.
Click here to read the rest of Coach Joe's article.

Are you ready to Experience Triathlon?
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.
EXPERIENCETriathlon - where being a winner is as important as being the winner.
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