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News from ET October 15,  2010
Hello Friends,
Coach Joe 
Hope that everyone is enjoying this wonderful fall weather! The leaf color changes and cooler temperatures are making for some amazing run workouts and races.

Most of us have finished our 2010 race season and are transitioning our thoughts and plans toward 2011. I'm often asked, "When should I start working toward next season?" and "When is the best time to hire a coach?" Training science research and our years of experience working with athletes provides the answer: "right now."  Improving your swim/bike/run technique and your ability to drive more power are critical components of winter season training that improve your performance next season. Doing the "right" base training (the right mix of volume and intensity) and doing it consistently over the winter months will also make a big difference on your results next summer.

We believe the fastest and safest way to achieving all your goals is to hire a coach. The benefits of having a coach include a high quality, customized training plan that fits your lifestyle and having an experienced professional mentor that holds you accountable for your training and racing goals. No matter how disciplined you are, you'll benefit from knowing that your coach is watching over your training and racing progress. You can click here to see the other benefits of coaching and read more about our coaching offerings. You can also click here to read all about our ET coaches and pick the coach that best fits your needs.

If we can help you achieve your dreams, please let us know.

Coach Joe

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2011 Events 
ET Indoor Triathlon Series
ET/Spokes Time Trial Series
Shamrock Shuffle 8K
ET Spring Camp - Solvang, CA
Crazy Legs Classic 8K
Great Western half marathon
Galena Triathlon
Kansas 70.3
Naperville Womens Triathlon
Batavia Triathlon
Horribly Hilly Hundreds
Pleasant Prairie Triathlon
Schaumburg Triathlon
Evergreen Triathlon
Racine 70.3
Bangs Lake Triathlon
Hy-vee Triathlon
Big Shoulders
Chicago half marathon
Ironman Wisconsin
USAT Nationals
Chicago Marathon
Sycamore 10K
Naperville Turkey Trot 5K

Current Activities

Click here for program details and locations.

10/16SatRun Club. Herrick Lake.  8:00am.
10/18MonMasters Swim. Central Park, Lisle.  6:30pm.
10/19TueMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
10/19TueMasters Swim. LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
10/20WedMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
10/21ThuCardioRun.  Central Park, Lisle.  5:30am.
10/21ThuMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
10/21ThuMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
10/22FriMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
10/23SatRun Club. Herrick Lake.  8:00am.
10/25MonMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:30pm.
10/26TueMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
10/26TueMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
10/27WedMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
10/28ThuCardioRun.  Central Park, Lisle.  5:30am.
10/28ThuMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
10/28ThuMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
10/29FriMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
10/30SatRun Club.  Herrick Lake.  8:00am.


computrainerET CompuTrainer Classes

An indoor bike program that will move your cycling to the next level

Want to get faster on the bike for next race season?  We are happy to announce that ET CompuTrainer will be offered again this year to assist!

Proven by professional triathletes, cyclists and age groupers to improve speed and pedaling efficiency, the CompuTrainer MultiRider system provides a new, exciting and technically superior way to stay motivated through the long winter months.  Coach-designed interval workouts will improve your power output and race speed.  Class will include occasional rides on simulated race courses such as Ironman Wisconsin, Racine 70.3, Steelhead 70.3, and USAT Nationals.

Winter Session I will start November 3, 2010 and finish on January 16, 2011 (10 weeks).  There is a maximum of 8 athletes per class, and each athlete will ride their own bike.  You can choose to attend one or two sessions per week.  Session times are:

    Wednesdays         9:30am - 11:00am
    Wednesdays         6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Sundays                7:30am - 9:00am
    Sundays              12:00pm - 1:30pm

Winter Session I Cost:
      1 session per week = $180
      2 sessions per week = $360
Location:  Spokes.  69 Danada Square East, Wheaton.

Click HERE to register.

Click HERE to ask a question about the program.

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Social SuzyET Social Outing
 An evening of fun with the ET crew!

It's not all about training and racing at EXPERIENCETriathlon.  Come share an evening of fun and fellowship.  This event is not just for our Team athletes, but for all the friends of ET.
Date:Friday, December 3, 2010
Location:To be announced 
Time:6:30 PM - ??

There is no fee for this outing.  Attendees are responsible for their own food and beverages.

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The Chicago Marathon

Oh the Chicago Marathon. What an adventure it can be. It's on the bucket list for so many athletes. To do the marathon is a major life milestone. After months and months of sometimes very challenging training in adverse summer conditions, the day finally arrives.

You never know what you're going to get on race day. Somehow there's always growth in the randomness of race day weather. If it's perfect conditions to race, then it's a day of fast times and personal records (PRs) for some. But if the weather is not ideal, then it becomes a day of survival and finishing. I guess that's kinda like life. As Forest Gump said, "Life is a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're going to get." Of course, Forest was a runner. :)

As we approached the famous 10.10.10 day, the forecasted high temperatures became the focus for many runners. It was destined to be another record breaking day at Chicago. It was HOT!! Brutal race day temps of 86F with full-on sunshine and no place to hide for the last 10 miles of the race. The race alert system quickly went from Green, to Yellow, to Red in a matter of a few hours. You could just see the pain in all the runners as they passed the 25 mile marker. Many experienced marathoners did not even finish due to excessive leg cramping.

Huge CONGRATS go out to our ET racers and all the runners for overcoming a tough race day. All our ETer's finished the race and had big smiles. They enjoyed the marathon experience in spite of the conditions. We are proud of each of them for their major accomplishment. They are just amazing!!

A special ET "thank you" goes out to all of the ET cheer crew that came out in the heat of the day to support our team. Our racers all commented on how much your support and cheers meant to them.

Next year I'm hearing the forecast is for snow. I think skis are fast, right? ;)

Click here to enjoy our race day photos.

 Laurie bio photoAsk Your Dietitian

Laurie, your ET Team Dietitian, answers brief questions about nutrition in the ET newsletter.  Have a question?  Send it to Laurie at laurie@experiencetriathlon.com and look for it in an upcoming newsletter! 

Can I drink coconut water during exercise?

Yes! Coconut water contains carbohydrate and electrolytes, just like a sports drink. However, while coconut water is an excellent source of potassium, the amounts of carbohydrate and sodium are less than are in standard sports drinks and vary slightly from brand to brand. Additional sources of carbohydrate or sodium may be required for optimal performance. Coconut water has a mild flavor and a slightly different mouth feel than other sports beverages, so try it during training before using it during a race.

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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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