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October 20, 2011
Hold these dates!

ET Winter Social Outing:
December 9, 2011

ET Indoor Triathlon Series:
January 22, 2012
February 19, 2012
March 18, 2012
April 22, 2012

18,132 Seconds of Awesome by Amanda L.
Amanda chicago marathon 2011
After the marathon, my mom asked my dad if he ever thought about just stopping.  Without even thinking about it, he says, "No, never, not once!"  I am proud to say that I am my father's daughter.  From the start, the thought never crossed my mind that I wouldn't finish, that I wouldn't crawl myself across the finish line if that's what it came to.  But that wasn't enough for me; I wanted to run the marathon. MORE


An Answered Prayer by Kim C.
Kim Grand Canyon
My best friend of 26 years, Dottie, heard about a great challenge: hiking the Grand Canyon from rim to rim in one day.  That's 25 miles!  She didn't know the group she'd be joining, who mostly reside in the Phoenix area, so she asked if I'd like to join her.  We both knew that this would be quite a training challenge for me, living in the plains of the Midwest.  So to address the training issues, I contacted Coach Joe of Experience Triathlon for assistance.  MORE


ET CompuTrainer start November 7

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, race speed and move your cycling to the next level.  MORE 


My evolution as a runner by Aaron A.
Aaron at Chicago Marathon 2011
Looking back I've been an athlete for many years.  I did cross country, swimming, and track in high school and continued swimming/running on my own in college and the years beyond. About four years ago, I decided to take my running to the next level and signed up for Cardio Run with Coach Joe.  This was the first time that I had ever done any real heart rate interval training. MORE


I Never Thought I'd Run a Marathon by Sue A.
Sue at Chicago Marathon 2011

Last year, while in downtown Chicago on the way to a meeting for my job, I decided I wanted to run the Chicago Marathon.  Now that is saying a lot for someone who a number of years before, while attending her first Experience Triathlon summer camp in 2007, said, "I have no desire to run a marathon!" when asked about her fitness goals!  MORE
Running Quietly in Stockholm by Laurie S.
Laurie and Drew in Stockholm
There must be a Greatest Hits For Races collection that arrives in the mailbox of all race directors.  Regardless of location, the same music is blaring over the crowds of athletes waiting to race.  This principle held true in Stockholm on Saturday, September 17th at 4 PM as I stood with my husband and our friend, getting ready to run the Stockholm Half Marathon.  We listened to pretty much the same pumping hits as we would in Chicago, with a few Swedish pop tunes and ABBA classics thrown in.  Of course, they worked.  I couldn't wait to get going!  MORE

Being Consistent by Coach Joe
Coach Joe 2011
While it's been a long season for most of us and we do need to disconnect both physically and mentally to recharge our batteries, it's also time to plan for the upcoming year.  Often times athletes will put off both the planning and training for the following season until after the holidays.  This approach will make achieving higher fitness and racing goals very difficult if not impossible.  Research has shown that significant decreases in fitness start to occur within as little as three weeks of no training. This is the training principle of reversibility.  Basically we build fitness by applying just the right amount of workload (stress) to the body at the right time along with properly timed recovery to ensure growth.  Well, if we don't apply workload and stress to the body, fitness declines. Certainly you can rebuild the lost fitness and maybe do enough training to get a personal record (PR) next season, but why take the chance and why lose your hard earned fitness levels in the first place?  When I look across the team athletes, those that are the most consistent in their year round training and execute better than 95% of the workouts in their plan are the ones that are injury free and have the most success in training, racing and life. MORE

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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