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Swim-Bike-Run Training
Save $180 on Spring Camp
Indoor Triathlon Series
New Monday Night CompuTrainer
Next Social Outing
Masters price reduced
2011 ET Club Registration
The Big One That Didn't Get Away

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News from ET January 10,  2011
Hello Friends,
Coach Joe 
The new year is here! Reflection on the past is done. New dreams have surfaced. Resolutions have been made. Now what will you do? We all know the issue and many of us have done it. We create a dream and then watch it fade away. What a shame. Often our dream seems so big we don't know how to even start, let alone achieve it. The secret to making your dream come true is to act. Often we just think too much and don't act enough.

Signing up is action. Life starts when you sign up, get on the field and start playing the game. Register for those races, enroll in our classes, hire a coach, show up for Run Club. When you take the first steps, the rest of the path to your dreams will unfold.

At EXPERIENCETriathlon, we believe that anything is possible!

Coach Joe

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Upcoming Events
2011 Events 
ET/Spokes Time Trial Series - Feb 19, Mar 26

Swim - Bike - Run Training
You don't have to be a triathlete to work with us!

We help many single sport athletes achieve their dreams too!  Check out the specific training and coaching pages for each sport and let us know if we can help.

  Swim training and coaching

Save $180 on Spring Campsolvang 2010
Register before January 22 - Save $180

Join us for ET'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

ET Indoor Tri 2010 ET Indoor Triathlon Series
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One Hour, Any Skill Level, Have Fun!!


The Indoor Triathlon presented by EXPERIENCETriathlon and LifeStart Central Park is a great way to become a triathlete in one hour. It's fun and enjoyed by athletes of all levels - from first timers to veterans. You set your own pace. It all happens at LifeStart Central Park in Lisle, IL.

Dates:February 6 and March 13
Time:7am - first wave.  Waves will continue through 2pm
Location:LifeStart Central Park, Lisle, IL
Cost:$30 per race date
Awards:Top 3 Overall Male/Female, Top 3 Masters Male/Female
Registration:Click HERE for information and registration.

Questions:Click HERE.
computrainerET CompuTrainer Classes

New Monday Night Class!
An indoor bike program that will move your cycling to the next level

Want to get faster on the bike for next race season?  ET CompuTrainer can help!

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 II will start January 19, 2011 and finish on March 27, 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:

Mondays6:00-7:30pmAvailable - New Night!
Wednesdays9:30-11:00amAvailable - one spot left
Wednesdays6:00-7:30pmSold out
Sundays7:30-9:00amSold out
SundaysNoon-1:30pmSold out

Winter Session II 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, March 4, 2011
Location:To be announced 
Time:6:30 PM - ??

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

ET swimET Masters Swim Class
Price reduced to $130 for last 8 weeks of Winter session!
"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.
2011 ET Clubs open for registration

ET Clubs are a great combination for training and social fun!  Join one of our clubs and have access to the activities and benefits of all the clubs.  We have a triathlon club, run club, bike club and youth tri club.  


Club members get benefits such as discounted coaching services and classes, discounts at our team sponsors, team T-shirt and water bottles, discounted team uniforms, and access to USA certified coaches.  


ET Clubs are open to everyone - regardless of fitness level or experience!  We invite you to come join one of our regular group workouts and check us out before joining. 


One of the highlights of our clubs are the frequent social outings.  After all, who doesn't workout to eat, drink and meet new friends!


Annual membership (January - December) - $30


  ET Tri Club information and registration.  Click here.

  ET Run Club information and registration.  Click here.

  ET Bike Club information and registration.  Click here.

  ET Youth Tri Club information and registration.  Click here.

Racine 2008The Big One That

Didn't Get Away
  by Jeff P

This was the big one for me - the Spirit of Racine Half Ironman in Racine, WI. The adventure began on Friday with traveling up to Racine.  I registered for my race and Maxine, my spouse, who was competing in the women's sprint on Saturday, registered for her race. We decided to go down to the beach of Lake Michigan to get in a short swim to get our feet wet. What an eye opener! We both had on our sleeve-less wet suits, but soon discovered what Lake Michigan swimming is all about. While the surface was relatively calm, the water temperature was a frigid 58 degrees! As soon as I would start to swim and put my face in the water, my breath was just sucked right out of my lungs.  Oh my God! How can the swim possibly take place? Even triathletes don't swim in waters this extreme - or do they? I could only hope and pray that some miraculous change in water temperature would take place over the next 36 hours. One thing I was grateful about - I did remember to bring my long sleeved wet suit.


Click here to read the rest of Jeff's story.

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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.
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