ET half mara class 2007

Now open for registration!

So, you want to run a half marathon? Whether you’re a first-timer or you’re looking to improve your performance at the half marathon distance, our 10th annual spring Half Marathon Training Class is for you! Join our USA certified coaches for this 9-session training class designed to prepare you for a spring half marathon race such as the Great Western, Illinois, Indy Mini, and Chicago Spring half.

“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the spring ET half marathon class… I was surprised at how much information could be squeezed into the 15 minute “coach’s tip” but it was all helpful and valuable. Plus the training program for the actual runs was challenging but doable… I know I was much more prepared for this years race thanks to the class. I would highly recommended it to anyone.” – Mary S.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • A 10-week training plan that includes long run progression, mid-week run workouts, and cross training guidance.
  • 9 group long runs workouts with the coaches.
  • Access to a USA certified coaches for guidance, support and question answering during class time.
  • Access to other training partners to share your journey with.
  • A short informational seminar on various run related topics before each weekly long run.
  • Race day preparation discussion and assistance with race day goal planning to help eliminate uncertainty and doubt.
  • The opportunity to learn about running, run further, feel better about yourself, and have FUN with your training! :)
  • Optional coffee social following each group long run workout!

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Country inn madison

We are very excited to announce that we have once again negotiated a deeply discounted hotel rate for Ironman Wisconsin. We have secured a block of rooms at this hotel (a mixture of rooms with 2 queen beds and 1 king bed).

Please note that there are a finite number of rooms in our ET team room block.  Requests will be accomodated on a first come, first served basis.

Here are the details:

Ironman Wisconsin 2015
Click here for the Ironman Wisconsin official race web site.

ET Room Block Dates: Saturday, September 12, 2015 and Sunday, September 13, 2015 (race is on Sunday, September 13)*

* Please note that check-in dates other than Saturday, September 12 and check-out dates other than Monday, September 14 can usually be accommodated.  Feel free to request any check-in/check-out date you’d like.


Country Inn & Suites Madison West
2212 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562

NOTE: Do NOT contact hotel directly. Please fill out the form below to secure a reservation!

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Pleasant prairie hotelIf you are thinking about joining us for the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon, please take a minute to review the Experience Triathlon hotel room block information below.

We have secured a block of 10 rooms at this hotel (a mixture of rooms with 2 queen beds and 1 king bed). Obviously no one is obligated in any way to stay at this hotel. We set up discounted rates and room blocks to give folks some options and help anyone out who may in interested in taking advantage of them.

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Darryl bio squareby Coach Darryl

Swimming is the roughest, probably most challenging, and most unnatural leg in triathlon. It is the roughest due to the sheer adrenaline rush of starting the race with a number of other people kicking, pushing, and punching trying to get into a rhythm. The swim is probably the most challenging and unnatural sport in triathlon because most athletes have a cycling and running background. For cyclists and runners, the hips move in different ways than swimmers and one can breathe any time they want. These aspects of swimming challenge triathletes to find ways to become acclimated, efficient, and fast in swimming. The latter may be the mental desire to just be done with this leg of the race!

One of the best ways to bridge the uncomfortable feeling of swimming is to work with a group of like-minded triathletes through a masters program or triathlon club. As a triathlon coach with a strong background in swimming, I’ve engaged real scenarios and time-trials that have led to improved comfort in the water, more efficient stroke techniques, improved swim workouts, and decreased times – in the pool and out of the pool for athletes in our masters program.

“Our ET Masters program has seen triathlete times decrease in short distance events, which are the hardest to decrease, with a minimum of 1 second and a maximum of 5 seconds.”

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ET Computrainer bike training wheaton

Cycling 201 is designed to take the basic fundamental pedal stroke skills learned in Cycling 101, and put them to work in a simulated race intensity situation.

The class will take place in our private CompuTrainer studio in Wheaton where participants will ride 60 minutes at various intensities, while purposefully engaging all the various muscle groups and actions taught in Cycling 101.

This course is taught by USA Cycling Coach Sarah Farsalas.

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