Experience Triathlon
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Current Activities
Rainouts Link
Open Water Swim Clinics
ET Family Picnic
Summer Masters at Central Park
ET Summer Camp in Madison, WI
Top 10 Things I Learned in Memphis
Melting in Memphis
Great Job, Laurie!
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News from ET June 5, 2010
Current Activities
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Note: Ride start time listed below is the actual ride start time.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to ride start time to and get ready.
6/6     Sun   ET Bike Club.  Commissioners Park, Naperville.  8:30am.
6/7     Mon    ET Open Water Swim Clinic.  Centennial Beach, Naperville. 5:00pm.
6/8     Tue    Triathlon 101 Clinic.  lululemon, Naperville.  6:00pm.
6/8     Tue    ET Masters.  LTF Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
6/9     Wed   ET Tri Club ride/run.  Spokes, Wheaton. 6:00pm.
6/10    Thu    ET TrackRotolo Middle School, Batavia. 6:30pm.  
6/10    Thu    ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30am.  
6/10    Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
6/11    Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.
6/12    Sat     ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  8:00am.
6/12    Sat     Naperville Women's Triathlon Expo.  Stop by the ET tent.  10am-4pm.
6/13    Sun    Naperville Women's Triathlon.  7am.
6/13    Sun    ET Bike Club.  Fermi Lab.  Park at Rotolo Middle School.  1:30pm.
6/14    Mon    ET Open Water Swim Clinic.  Centennial Beach, Naperville. 5:00pm.
6/15    Tue     ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
6/16    Wed    ET Tri Club ride/run.  Spokes, Wheaton. 6:00pm.
6/17     Thu    ET Track.  Rotolo Middle School, Batavia. 6:30pm.  
6/17     Thu    ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30am.  
6/17     Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
6/18     Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.
6/19     Sat     ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  Location. 8:00am.
6/20     Sun    ET Bike Club.  lululemon, Naperville.  8:30am.
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Rainouts & Cancellations

Occasionally we need to cancel a program or event due to unsafe weather conditions.  You can look for last minute rainouts and cancellation information on the ET website home page.  The link is in the upper right hand corner.
Centennial 1ET Open Water Swim
Clinics at Centennial

Triathlon specific group swimming and instruction for all abilities

ET Open Water Swim Clinic at Centennial Beach is a weekly swimming program designed for triathletes.  USA certified coaches will provide structured workout sets to build endurance and triathlon specific skill instruction such as open water sighting, wave starts, drafting, buoy turns, and bumping.
Click here for additional information.
ET PicnicET Family Picnic
A summer afternoon of food and fun with the ET family!

It's not all about training and racing at EXPERIENCETriathlon.  Come share an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship.  This event is not just for our coached athletes, but for all the friends of ET.  We'll even have some games and fun for the kids!
Cost is $10 per adult.  Children ages 12 and under are free.  Food and beverages (water, lemonade and beer) will be provided.
Date:             July 11
Time:             1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location:       Naperville
RSVP to  coachsuzy@experiencetriathlon.com by 7/4/10.  Please include the total number of adults and children ages 12 and under in your RSVP.  Location information will be provided once you RSVP.
Call coach Suzy Cerra with any questions:  (630)240.3696.
Masters SwimET Masters at Central Park
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 in-season training including stroke refinement and building race endurance.
Membership at Central Park Athletic Club is not required.  Class fee includes entry to the club each week.
Cost:                $110
Day/Time:         Friday mornings          6:00am-7:00am 
Dates:              June 4 - August 13  (no class on July 2)
Location:          LifeStart at Central Park
                         4225 Naperville Road
                         Lisle, IL 60532

Click here for registration. 
Summer Camp 2009ET Summer Camp
 Madison, Wisconsin

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 31 - August 2, 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.
Memphis SarahTop 10 Things I Learned in Memphis
 by Sarah F.

10) Hills + Heat + Hip pain = a helluva hard run!
9) Flying mounts on an uphill bike start are a little tricky.  Thank heavens for that "rubber-banded shoes-to-the-derailleurs" trick!
8)  Always remember our USAT cards and photo IDs at Expo check-in!! 
7)  Never walk out of Starbucks without making sure you've got the drink you actually ordered. 
6)  Even the toughest triathletes sometimes walk up hills in blazing heat.
Click here to see Sarah's Top 5!
Memphis JeffMelting in Memphis
 by Jeff P.

I have always thought every triathlon race I have participated in was a unique learning experience - an opportunity to discover what it takes to swim every stroke, push every pedal and put one foot in front of the other till I crossed that finish line.  Didn't matter that the course was long or short, hilly or flat, fast or slow, every race offers something to log into the memory banks for future reference.  This year's race in Memphis was yet again memorable, and for good reasons this occasion.  It marked the first Memphis race I didn't crash on my bike in three tries and it was the hottest day I have ever raced on.
Our small but mighty Experience Triathlon crew of five made the annual trek this year.  It's a nine hour trip down to Memphis for this amazing Olympic distance race that brings together some of the best age group and pro racers in the region to experience a challenging course, a nice venue and good pre and post race amenities.  This year was extra special due to evolution of this race into a regional qualifier for the USAT National Short Course Championship.  This meant even more elite age group athletes would be present and vying for an opportunity to make the trip to the Championship race in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in September.
Click here to read the rest of Jeff's story and enjoy the Memphis photos. 
Great Job, Laurie!

Thank you, Sherri, for taking the time to share your feedback on Tyler's recent nutrition consultation with ET Team Dietitian, Laurie Schubert.  
Who knew eating two jr bacon cheeseburgers and 5 chicken nuggets wasn't a great meal choice. OK....everyone but my son. Tyler is a 15 year old multi-sport athlete who started training with Coach Joe a few months ago. It quickly became apparent that the nutrition he was getting away with for soccer, wrestling and track wasn't going to cut it for triathlon training. It was time to call in a professional and Laurie was the perfect choice. He needed to change his daily diet to handle his training load. On top of that we had no idea what would be an appropriate nutrition and hydration strategy for race day.
Click here to read the rest of Sherri's comments. 

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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