Pleasant Prairie Triathlon 2012 swim start

Think back to one of your best races…what made it such a rewarding, successful experience? I’m guessing you will say something like…”it just flowed” or “it all came together”. What if you could learn to create this experience again and again? With effective training in mental skills athletes can achieve the relaxed, confident, focused and in control feeling that allow them to compete in this optimal state of mind.

Mental toughness, known as the ability to compete in the “zone” is a learned state of mind. It is a skill that can be acquired through practice and discipline and built over time, just as physical skills are developed and strengthened over time. Each workout and race provides an opportunity to put mental toughness into practice.

A great way to get started working on developing mental skills is to come in for an assessment that will provide you with an opportunity to learn about your areas of strength and weakness across nine components of mental skills development. The assessment along with a one-on-one interview will provide a working blueprint for the areas of mental skills that will require further development to effectively enhance your performance and help you achieve success.

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Announcing a Team dinner opportunity for the night before Racine!

Racine Ironman 2013 dinner

Here are the details:

Who:  Whoever would like to join us…all are welcome!

What:  Racine pre-race ET Team dinner!

Where: Noodles & Company, 5720 Washington Ave. Racine, WI 53406

When:  Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Why:  To share some camaraderie and get in the race zone for Racine!

How:  Just show up…no need to RSVP! :-)

Questions?  Contact Coach Suzy

We hope you can join us!


by Steven M.

Steven childhood home in greyscale

Sunday morning I woke up a little later than usual. It was the Sunday after the 4th of July and we were all tired from the weekend’s festivities. I knew I had a 10 mile run to do and I was looking forward to it. My 70.3 race was in two weeks and this week would be vital to hit my targets I thought. I made a cup of tea and relaxed on the couch as the kids woke up one by one at grandma’s house where we were staying this weekend. Most mornings I am gone for work before they get up. They seemed so relaxed and without a care in the world.

When Jamie returned from her run mid-morning I was ready to go. Shoes, iPod, ET visor, Oakleys, and nutrition. It was mildly humid and warm but not yet hot. Off I went starting at an easy pace and planning to gradually build over the 10 miles. I decided I could likely run a long loop around town and pass by the home I grew up in and the mileage should be about exact. Jamie and I both grew up in Munster, a relatively small town in Indiana. We get back there periodically and I always notice what’s new.

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Our six week Summer #2 Session will start on July 14 and ends on August 21. Registration is now open!

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ET Masters at the Pavilion Aquatics Centers brand new 25 yard, IHSA regulation size pool in Elk Grove Village is a weekly adult swimming program designed for triathlon and fitness swimmers. USA Certified coaching staff of Experience Triathlon will provide structured workouts and stroke improvement suggestions at each one-hour group session. ET Masters is a great way to build endurance and improving speed under the guidance of a professional swim coach. It’s the perfect place to build your swim fitness and improve your stroke mechanics.

“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!!”

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ET Run Club is open to everyone – regardless of fitness level or running experience!! The certified coaches and run leaders of Experience Triathlon invite you to come join one of our regular group runs that are held on Saturday mornings at 8 AM. We run outside year round!

After our opening welcome circle, we break up into smaller running groups according to distance and pace. Runners will typically do from 3 to 12 miles on any given run depending on their own personal training needs. Paces in our group range from 7 minute/mile to 12 minute/mile.

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