Experience Triathlon
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Current Activities
Rainouts link
I'm doing this for Lindsay
Nutrition Seminar
ET Summer Camp
ET Tri Club
ET Track Program
ET Picnic
Race Photo Sets
Open Water Swim Clinics
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News from ET June 24,  2010
Current Activities
Click here for program details and locations.

Note: Ride start time listed below is the actual ride start time.  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to ride start time.
6/25     Fri      ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.
6/26     Sat    ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake, Wheaton.   8:00am.
6/26     Sat    ET Nutrition Seminar.  lululemon, Naperville.  2:00pm.
6/27     Sun   Step Up for Autism.  Riverwalk, Naperville.  8:30am.
6/27     Sun   ET Bike Club.  Fermi Lab.  Park at Rotolo Middle School.  1:30pm.
6/28     Mon    ET Open Water Swim Clinic.  Centennial Beach, Naperville. 5:00pm.
6/29     Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
6/30     Wed   ET Tri Club ride/run.  Spokes, Wheaton. 6:00pm.
7/1       Thu    ET Track.  Rotolo Middle School, Batavia. 6:30pm. 
7/1       Thu    ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30am. 
7/1       Thu    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
7/2       Fri      No ET Masters today.
7/3       Sat     ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  8:00am.
7/4       Sun    ET Bike Club.  Beecher Center, Yorkville.  8:30am.
7/5       Mon    ET Open Water Swim Clinic.  Centennial Beach, Naperville. 5:00pm.
7/6       Tue     ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
7/7       Wed    ET Tri Club ride/run.  Spokes, Wheaton. 6:00pm.
7/8       Thu     ET Track.  Rotolo Middle School, Batavia. 6:30pm. 
7/8       Thu     ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30am. 
7/8       Thu     ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
7/9       Fri       ET Masters. Central Park, Lisle. 6:00am.
7/10     Sat      ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  8:00am.
7/11     Sun     ET Bike Club.  Commissioners Park, Naperville.  8:30am.
7/11     Sun     ET Family Picnic.  Naperville.  1:00pm.
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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.
Jamie DI'm doing this for Lindsay
  by Jamie D.

Every once in a while my whole world shifts.  Time stands still and I almost stop breathing.  Our hearts and souls will be with Jamie this Sunday as he completes the Twin Lakes Triathlon. - Coach Joe.
I shared this story with Coach Joe on Tuesday and it may benefit someone out there.  It is how I came to train for a triathlon, found Coach Joe, and my road to recovery.
In March of 2008, I met a beautiful woman named Lindsay Gillilan.  She was everything I was looking for and we started dating shortly thereafter. It was love at first sight and we were soon talking about marriage, family, and the white picket fence she had always dreamed of.  During this time, Lindsay was training for the Chicago Triathlon.  I wasn't training with her, but encouraged and supported anyway I could.  On June 19th, 2009, all my dreams were fulfilled as I asked Lindsay to marry me and she accepted.
The next two days were the happiest two days of my life.  I was on a cloud and never wanted to come down.  Lindsay wasn't feeling the greatest and had a pain in her calf, but we thought she had pulled something during a training session.  Everything in my life came crashing down on June 21st at 12:04 AM as Lindsay began to seizure and passed away three hours later.  I went from being the happiest man on the planet to watching my heart, my soul, my love pass away in front of me.
Click here to read the rest of Jamie's story.
Laurie bio photoNutrition Seminar
 Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Enjoy a lively and interactive seminar on fueling for an active lifestyle given by Laurie Schubert, PhD RD LDN, Team Dietitian for EXPERIENCETriathlon.  The seminar will include eating for optimal training and race day strategies for before, during, and after an event.  Bring your questions!
Date:        Saturday June 26
Time:        2:00 PM
Location:  lululemon athletica.  21 West Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL  60540
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.
holly at napervilleI am a TRI-ATHLETE
  by Holly F.

In my life I've never thought of myself as an "athlete."  I was overweight for the first 20 years of my life and then up & down for the next 15.  I dropped out of every sport I ever started and quit anything that posed a challenge to me.
A few years ago I decided enough was enough; I hired a personal trainer and changed my life for good.  My trainer encouraged me to set annual goals for myself.  This year the goal was completing a triathlon.  The week after my 39th birthday I started Coach Joe's master swim class.  I had a lot of work to do and hired Joe for one-on-one swim coaching.  In less than 6 weeks I was swimming.  I continued with Master Swim but was doing the rest of my triathlon training solo.  I decided it was time to hire a coach (and who better than the man responsible for teaching me to swim in 6 weeks)!  I started training with Coach Joe May 1st, a month and 13 days before my first event.  My goal was to finish in 1 hour 45 minutes.
About a week before the event I was a nervous wreck.  Poor Coach Joe; he had a basket case on his hands! 
Click here to read the rest of Holly's story.
USAT club logoET Tri Club
    Sponsored by Spokes

EXPERIENCETriathlon Coaching Services and Spokes-Wheaton have joinied 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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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. 
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.
helen at napervilleBatavia and Naperville Photos

Team ET had another fabulous race weekend at the Batavia and Naperville Women's triathlons.  The new ET uniforms were everywhere and provided some great photo opportunities.
Click here to enjoy the pictures on ET-Photo.
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.

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.
Click here for information about our coaching services and programs.