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Indoor Time Trial Series
ET Social Outing
Great Job, Coach Judie!
Masters Swimming
Spring Training Camp
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News from ET November 26,  2010
Hello Friends,
Coach Joe
The holiday season is here!  At this special time of year, we extend our very best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season, and a very prosperous new year.

We are busy planning many programs and events to help you achieve your 2011 goals.  Today we are excited and pleased to announce our 2011 Indoor Cycling Time Trial Race Series and our Indoor Triathlon Race Series.  These early season events are a great way to test your fitness levels, stay motivated to train over the winter months and have fun with other athletes!  The events are perfect for first time racers as well as those with significant racing experience.  Details and registration information can be found in this newsletter and on the ET website.

Thank you for your ongoing support.  We look forward to helping you succeed in 2011.

Happy Holidays!

Coach Joe

Current Activities

Click here for program details and locations.

11/27SatRun Club. Starbucks, Naperville.  8:00am.
11/28SunCompuTrainer.  Wheaton.  7:30am & Noon.
11/29MonMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:30pm.
11/30TueMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
11/30TueMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
12/1WedMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
12/1WedCompuTrainer.  Wheaton.  9:30am & 6:00pm.
12/2ThuCardioRun.  Central Park, Lisle.  5:30am.
12/2ThuMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
12/2ThuMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
12/3FriMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
12/3FriET Social Outing.  The Foundry, Aurora.  6:30pm.
12/4SatRun Club. Starbucks, Naperville.  8:00am.
12/5SunCompuTrainer.  Wheaton.  7:30am & Noon.
12/6MonMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:30pm.
12/7TueMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
12/7TueMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
12/8WedMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
12/8WedCompuTrainer.  Wheaton.  9:30am & 6:00pm.
12/9ThuCardioRun.  Central Park, Lisle.  5:30am.
12/9ThuMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
12/9ThuMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
12/10FriMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
12/11SatRun Club. Starbucks, Naperville.  8:00am.
12/12SunCompuTrainer.  Wheaton.  7:30am & Noon.
12/13MonMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:30pm.
12/14TueMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
12/14TueMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
12/15WedMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
12/15WedCompuTrainer.  Wheaton.  9:30am & 6:00pm.
12/16ThuCardioRun.  Central Park, Lisle.  5:30am.
12/16ThuMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  10:30am.
12/16ThuMasters Swim.  LifeTimeFitness, Schaumburg.  6:30pm.
12/17FriMasters Swim.  Central Park, Lisle.  6:00am.
12/18SatRun Club. Starbucks, Naperville.  8:00am.
12/19SunCompuTrainer.  Wheaton.  7:30am & Noon.
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2011 Events 
ET Indoor Triathlon Series
 - Feb 6, Mar 13
ET/Spokes Time Trial Series
 - Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 26
Great Western half marathon
Kansas 70.3
Naperville Womens Triathlon
Batavia Triathlon
Horribly Hilly Hundreds
Pleasant Prairie Triathlon
Schaumburg Triathlon
Evergreen Triathlon
Racine 70.3
Bangs Lake Triathlon
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Big Shoulders
Chicago half marathon
Ironman Wisconsin
USAT Nationals
Chicago Marathon
Sycamore 10K
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The Indoor Time Trial Series offers great off-season competitive bike racing. Riders race on their own bikes on laboratory matched CompuTrainers. The riders feel exactly the same loads they would feel on the road at the same speed, grade and gear.

Riders will line up side by side facing a large screen showing the course profile, each rider's position on the course, and each rider's race data including distance, elapsed time, and power. The industry standard CompuTrainer 10K Time Trial course will be used for the series. Medals will be awarded for the top 3 overall Males and Females along with the top 3 Masters (40 years old and older) Males and Females.


Dates:January 15, February 19, March 26
Time:7am - first wave.  Waves will continue through 2pm
Location:Spokes Wheaton CompuTrainer Studio
Cost:$20 per race date
Awards:Top 3 Overall Male/Female, Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Registration:Click HERE to register for January 15 event
Questions:Click HERE


RunClubFunET 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:The Foundry
85 Executive Dr., Aurora, IL  60504
Time:6:30 PM - ??

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

Great Job, Coach Judie!

Thanks Cathy for taking the time to share your feedback.

"I highly recommend Coach Judie if you're looking for help in your swimming! As a newer swimmer (just learned how to swim last year) I am still trying to perfect my stroke, correct the bad habits I've fallen into & figure out how to swim faster. In the short time I've been taking Coach Judie's Master swim class, she has been able to pin point what I need to work on and consistently gives me the constructive criticism I'm always looking for. Every week she offers her support, critiques my strokes and is always very encouraging. As I always tell her, there's no swimming under the radar in her class...she definitely is always watching! She does everything she can to show proper form, short of getting in the pool herself! She has even given me suggestions for things to do outside of the pool to help learn a new stroke, things she's done herself that helped her when she was learning. She's a great addition to the ET coaching staff!" - Cathy B.

Has an ET Coach helped you achieve your goal? 

Click HERE to tell us about it.

ET swimET Masters Swim Class
Winter 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.  Winter 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:$195 for all 12 weeks!
Day/Time:Wed and Fri at 6:00 AM
Tue and Thu at 10:30 AM
Mon and Thu at 6:30 PM
Dates:Dec 13, 2010 - March 4, 2011
Location:LifeStart at Central Park
4225 Naperville Road
Lisle, IL  60532

Click here to register.
Spring Training Campsolvang 2010
Solvang, California
April 7-11

We are proud to announce EXPERIENCETriathlon's 2011 Spring Training Camp in Santa Barbara Wine Country - one of the top wine regions in the world!   Camp will be held April 7 - April 11 in the Santa Ynez Valley, located approximately 30 miles outside of Santa Barbara and about a 2.5 hour drive from Los Angeles. 

Whether you're looking for an active, fitness oriented vacation with plenty of post-workout relaxation time or a more intense multisport training and educational experience, ET Spring Camp is the perfect option. 

Once again we will be staying near the quaint and charming town of Solvang, designed to look like a genuine Danish village.  You will think you are in Europe as you savor the old-world ambiance and fragrance of fresh Danish pastries while strolling the streets of Solvang after a long day of training.  Join us as we enjoy scenic backcountry roads alongside sun-draped vineyards, oak-studded rolling hills, vibrant wildflowers, and majestic mountaintops - California wine country awaits!

Click HERE for additional information, pricing and registration.

Register before January 22 and save $180!!

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Give the gift of fitness! 
Did you know that EXPERIENCETriathlon offers gift certificates in any denomination?  You let us know what you're looking for and we'll customize the certificate to meet your gift-giving needs!  Click here to purchase a gift certificate. 
Sarah_FCoach's Corner
  by Sarah Farsalas

Staying Cycling-Fit Through the
Winter Months - Part 1

I've heard many times from athletes how winter running is something they look forward to, and is pivotal to their annual run training program. The cool temperatures seem to lure out the inner runner in us. However, cycling through the cold winter months doesn't hold the same appeal for quite so many folks. And let's face it, here in Chicago, it's difficult to ride outdoors on many given winter days due to extreme weather hazards.

So the question becomes, how does one stay cycling fit, and motivated to stay cycling fit, during the inevitable winter months? The question may be easy, but the answer is woven into layers and various approaches, so bear with me while I touch on some of these for you to consider as these cold days settle in.
Click here to read the rest of Coach Sarah's article.

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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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