April 2008 Archives
Introduction to Triathlon
This Wednesday evening April 30th, beginning at 7:00pm, Endure It! we will be hosting a fun evening titled "Introduction to Triathlon". This will be a very fun event and presentation for everyone who has thought about doing a triathlon but, were afraid to ask all the questions needed to begin! Those of you reading this who are seasoned veterans may learn a thing or two as well but, please bring a friend or family member who has been kicking around the idea of signing up for a triathlon for too long. We will have sample transitions set up as well as ideas on clothing, equipment, and much more.
Triathlon can be very intimidating and we are committed to cover all the basics in a very low key, "come one, come all" open environment. We will have a number of knowledgeable staff members and Endure It! Coaches here to cover all the basics.
So no more excuses! Don't be afraid! Show up and learn! No charge! Free food and drinks!
Founder of Endure It!
April 28, 2008 | Permalink
Tomorrow, Saturday April 25th, Endure It! will be riding outside. For a 60 mile ride, meet at Endure It! and be ready to ride at 7:30am. If 60 miles feels like too much this early in the season, the second group meets at Rt. 59 and 103rd in the school parking lot for a 40 mile ride. We'll pick up that group at 8am.
Hope to see you tomorrow in one of the two groups.
April 25, 2008 | Permalink
Our First Outdoor Ride
Please join us tomorrow morning, Saturday the 5th, at Endure it! for our first group ride!
We will meet at 7:30am for a brief meeting with Endure It! cycling coach Chris Mosora and myself. The focus for our first ride will be traditional cycling etiquette and safety. We will all get a great workout in but it is important we learn how to ride safely together. Chris and I will have two separate groups to work with an advanced group as well as a beginners group. I am encouraging all club members to take advantage of the skills, drills, and training we have scheduled for this summer!
See you in the Morning.
April 4, 2008 | Permalink
April Club Meeting
Due to the Spring Break Travel schedule we have moved the monthly club meeting to Wednesday April 9th at 7pm.
We have a great line up over the next few months and we will be kicking off the early season with Gina Pongetti. Gina is a Physical Therapist (Marquette University), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Biomechanics instructor (ART) and specialist, and is Certified in Active Release Techniques. She is the proud partner/owner and manager of 2 locations of OccuSport Physical Therapy – Willowbrook and Downtown Chicago.
Gina directs the Endurance Sports Medicine and Performing Art Medicine programs at OccuSport Physical Therapy and also serves on Performance Care Staff at Ironman Triathlons throughout North America treating amateur and professional athletes such as Normann Stadler, Kona 2006 champion & Joanna Zeiger, 2006 Ironman CDA winner. She also serves at ART and medical advisory for the Timex Multisport Professional Endurance Sports Racing team.
Gina is a Ironman competitor who has worked on Pro triathletes Normann Stadler, Joanna Zeiger, and many more. Gina will be discussing the top endurance sport-specific stretches for time-constrained training, why it is important, and the science behind it, Q and A after... I look forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday.
Founder of Endure It!
April 2, 2008 | Permalink