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Current Activities
ET Bike Club Rides
All In The Family
ET Masters Swim
ET Photo Fun
Great Job, Coach Suzy!
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News from ET August 13,  2010
Coach Joe 
Hello Friends,
WOW!  It's been an amazing and super busy summer season for ET.
We've been training, racing and having fun in some of the most extreme conditions in recent years.  ET athletes and friends have been sighted at 5K to 70.3 Ironman races across the US, at the annual ET Family Picnic, at several ET Youth training camps, at our ET Summer Camp in Madison, and at almost one hundred ET group workouts or classes this summer.  It's been a fantastic summer for Team ET!
Even though the 2010 season is not yet finished, we are busy planning out and kicking off programs for the Fall/Winter off-season.  First up is our very popular ET Masters Swim Classes at LifeStart Central Park.  See below for details on our expanded 2010-2011 program. 
If we can help you achieve your dreams, just let us know!
Thank you for your continued support of EXPERIENCETriathlon!
Coach Joe
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.
8/14     Sat    ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  Location. 8:00am.
8/15     Sun   ET Bike ClubCommissioners Park, Naperville.  8:30am.
8/16     Mon   ET Open Water Swim Clinic.  Centennial Beach, Naperville. 5:00pm.
8/17     Tue    ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
8/18     Wed   ET Tri Club ride/run.  Spokes, Wheaton. 6:00pm.
8/19     Thu     ET Track.  Rotolo Middle School, Batavia. 6:30pm. 
8/19     Thu     ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30am. 
8/19     Thu     ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
8/21     Sat     ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  8:00am.
8/22     Sun    ET Bike Club.  LeRoy Oaks, St Charles.  8:30am.
8/24     Tue     ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
8/25     Wed    ET Tri Club ride/run.  Spokes, Wheaton. 6:00pm.
8/26     Thu     ET CardioRUN. Central Park. 5:30am. 
8/26     Thu     ET Masters. LTF Schaumburg. 6:30pm. 
8/28     Sat      ET Run Club.  Herrick Lake.  8:00am.
8/29     Sun     ET Bike Club.  Beecher Center, Yorkville.  8:30am
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ET Bike Club 1 Welcome to ET Bike Club

Want to make new friends, ride in a safe group environment on country roads, be supported by experienced and certified coaches from EXPERIENCETriathlon, and have big fun? Then ET Bike Club is for you!

Join ET for a great ride on rural routes in Naperville, Plainfield, Oswego, Yorkville, and St. Charles on almost every Sunday from April through October. All abilities from first timer to veteran rider are welcome. We divide the group into smaller groups that do various distances and speeds ranging from 13-20mph and 20-60 miles on most days.

ET Bike Club is FREE and open to everyone!!

"ET Bike Clubbers are super nice. The riders made me feel welcome right away and the coaches were super helpful. They had route maps and made sure that nobody was dropped or left out on the road. They even stopped and did an impromptu tire changing clinic right on the side of the road when one of the riders got a flat. I enjoyed the whole experience and plan to come back every week."
Upcoming rides:
Every Wednesday at 6:00 pm.  Spokes, Wheaton 
Aug 15      8:30 am      Commissioner Park, Naperville
Aug 22      8:30 am      LeRoy Oaks, St. Charles
Aug 29      8:30 am      Beecher Center, Yorkville
Sep 5         8:30 am     Commissioner Park, Naperville
Note: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to ride start time.
Paul at evergreenAll In The Family
  by Paul W.

Eighteen months ago, my daughter, Sarah, challenged me to join her in a triathlon.  "You can do it, Dad, you are in good shape and have been biking for many years.  We can encourage each other, and it will be fun to do this together."
I had been biking, but could hardly swim and had not run at all in almost 25 years.  Anyway, I was game for this, so long as the swim portion was a reasonable distance.  We selected the Evergreen Triathlon in the Bloomington-Normal, IL area for July, 2009.  As I lived in West Virginia, Sarah and I would be encouraging each other via telephone and email - no joint workouts.
Shortly after her challenge, she took a Master's Swim class, met coaches Joe and Suzy, and determined she could use their help.  Suzy became her coach, and Sarah took off.  Meanwhile, I slugged along, started running on our treadmill and joined a health club to swim.  Biking was fine, running was slow - I could manage 12 minute miles for a couple miles if I had not tired myself out with biking first.  But swimming was a challenge.  I could not do more than two laps in freestyle without getting so tired I had to stop and rest.  Side stroke in the pool was workable, so I thought I could manage the distance in that manner.  Overall, I thought I was in fairly good shape.
Click here to read the read the rest of Paul's story.
Masters SwimET Masters Swim Class

 Fall session open for registration

"ET Masters has been an amazing help to me with my swim technique...every time I swam Masters Class, the coaches were able to pinpoint one particular area for me to work on, and with those minor changes and their encouragement, I was able to take my swim to a whole new level! Thank you, ET!!"

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.  Fall session focus will be on off-season training including stroke refinement and building base endurance.  
Swimmers can attend one, two or as many sessions as they would like per week!!  
Membership at LifeStart Central Park is not required.  Class fee includes entry to the club each class.
Cost:                $225 for all 14 weeks!

Day/Time:        Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 AM
                          Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM
                          Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM         

Dates:              September 7 - December 10, 2010

Location:         LifeStart at Central Park
                          4225 Naperville Road
                          Lisle, IL 60532

Click here to register.
ET Youth Camp aug 2010ET Photo Fun!
A picture is worth a thousand words!  At EXPERIENCETriathlon we really believe that it's about the journey.  The friends we make along the path and the fun we have make the ride worthwhile. 
Click here to enjoy all the photos from the Evergreen Tri, HRMS Tri, ET Youth Camps, ET Summer Camp in Madison and the ET Family Picnic.
Great Job, Coach Suzy!

Thank you, Michelle and Sarah, for taking the time to share your feedback. 
"Dear Coach Suzy, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your amazing work with my son, Evan. He is like a new person since working with you. He is more active, working out, paying attention to what he eats, and losing weight. I could not have asked for more. You inspired Evan to live a healthy lifestyle and become all that he can be. He's so proud to tell everyone that you are his coach. You have become an integral part of his life and his success story. Again, thank you for all your hard work and your personal caring touch. You are a gift, and I'm so happy that we found you!" - Michelle H.

 "I don't consider myself to be an easy athlete to work with, as I'm pretty detailed-oriented, and will get pretty fixated or focused on a particular area to work on at any given point in time....this being said, Coach Suzy has been the most amazing coach for me, always willing to help me find my solution, and improve my performance while doing so. She has helped me remember that triathlon is FUN, and not just about the competition! She has helped me keep my head on straight, and gotten me through some frustrating periods, always keeping a positive and energetic spin on things. And she has encouraged me to be the very best I can be, celebrating alongside me when I've had those really cool "highs" that come after a good workout, or a good race. She is so much more than just a coach--she is a mentor, and a friend, and I can't possibly thank her enough for the huge impact she has had in my life. I just love this sport, and I know without any shadow of a doubt that this is in large part to having Suzy as my coach! I love ya, Suzy!" - Sarah F.

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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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