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July 26, 2011
Is Your Training Optimized? by Coach Joe
Coach Joe 2011

As a coach, I'm often approached by self coached athletes wanting to discuss their training, training plan and performance results.  Many times there are issues and concerns.  Things like injuries, lack of progress and even sliding backwards, frustration, confusion, anxiety, reduced motivation and a general lack of enjoyment with training and racing are very common.  Often the self coached athlete has spent hours every week searching the web, reading books, and talking to other athletes trying to "figure out" what's wrong and what to do about it. One of the difficulties in this approach is they are trying to be both an athlete and a coach.  These are two completely different jobs and skill sets. MORE


Pain is Temporary; Pride is Forever!! by Cathy O.
Cathy at Racine 3

What do the following have in common?  Beach, hot weather, a firefighter, yellow painted toenails, and the best cheering section in the world.  They all share in my wonderful memories of my first half Ironman race experience at Racine, WI.  Some are funny, some are painful and some are heartfelt.  They all tell the story of my day, a day which will last with me forever! MORE


The Climb by Tanya L.
Tanya at Evergreen

The lyrics to a popular Miley Cyrus song were playing in my head as I reached the turn around for the 5K at my recent Evergreen Lakes sprint triathlon. "The struggles I'm facing, the chances I'm taking, sometimes might knock me down, but No, I'm not breaking."  My journey with Experience Triathlon began two years ago, when I was picking up my packet for HRMS Naperville Tri and passed the Experience Triathlon table. MORE  


Beating the Swim Demons by Drew R.
Drew at Evergreen

Coming into the Evergreen Triathlon, I felt that I had plenty of reasons to be nervous.  First and foremost among them was the fact that it would be my first time swimming the Olympic distance (1500 meters) without a wetsuit.  And this would be in the unfamiliar open waters of Lake Evergreen, no less!  MORE


From 3 Miles To 70.3 by Suzy C.
Suzy at Racine

"We never truly know who we are unless we push ourselves beyond our known boundaries."  


My journey began about 14 years ago.  I started running for weight loss in between the birth of my 2 beautiful daughters.  I joined the Life Time Fitness Running Club and began my regiment of running about 3 miles 3 times per week.  Over time, I became proficient in the art of talking while running, which eventually earned me the position of Social Director of the Running Club.  I made lots of new friends, including a guy named Joe.  Joe used to affectionately refer to me as "3 mile Suzy". MORE


A View from the Cheer Crew by Sherri H.
Cheer Crew at Racine

I've had the opportunity to be on the other side of the uniform during several events this summer.  Just like the athletes have a race strategy, the Cheer Crew has to form their own race day strategy.  When we arrive for packet pick-up the day before a race, part of checking out the course involves finding the best spots for cheering on our athletes. MORE


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Cathy at Racine finish

Thank you Larry, Matt, Stephanie, Cheryl, Jim, Graham, and Joe for contributing these amazing photos from our weekend at Racine 70.3 and Evergreen Lake.  WOW!

Racine 70.3 Photos


Evergreen Lake Photos



Want to learn to swim, get faster on the bike, or run longer?  Experience Triathlon can help you reach you goals.  We provide private and group coaching for all aspects of endurance training such as swimming, cycling, running, triathlon, nutrition and strength conditioning.  MORE 

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