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Archive for September, 2007

Swimming Pools

With the first week of our training program just around the corner, do you know where you’re going to swim during the winter months? For those of you still in search of a pool, here are two options:

(1) The official Becoming an Ironman team pool is Middleton High School. This is where our team workouts will be held. It’s also where team swim captain Justin Pernitz will conduct swim seminars and private lessons for those of you interested in getting some tips on your form (contact Justin directly if you’d like to arrange a lesson).  Hours and fees are posted below:

  • Hours for Lap Swimming
    • Monday-Friday: 6:00 – 7:30 am (limited lanes) and 5:30 – 9:00 pm
    • Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Sunday: 11:00 am -5:00 pm
  • Fees: $5.50/visit, $40/month, $105/semester, or $160/academic year

(2) For those who live on the East Side, another option is Monona Grove High School. The hours and fees are posted below:

  • Hours for Lap Swimming
    • Monday – Friday: 6:00 – 7:30 am, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, and 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Saturday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm (beginning in November)
    • Sunday: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Fees: $4.00/visit, $60/3-month, or $205.00/calendar year

Note: both of these pools are also used by the high school swim teams, so check the respective websites before you schedule a weekend workout.

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Welcome to the Team!

Ironman Wisconsin Logo This blog will serve as the primary information source for the Becoming an Ironman – 2008 Training Team. As the season progresses, the team captains will use the tools on this blog to provide you with everything you need to know to successfully complete Ironman Wisconsin 2008.

Here is a quick tour of the features of this blog:

The tabs at the top of this blog direct you to permanent pages containing information you will want to reference frequently throughout the season.

  • Captains provides you with direct e-mail contact to the team captains
  • IM Wisconsin outlines all the specifics of the event
  • Team Events describes upcoming team training opportunities, social events, races, and seminars
  • Training links to the team training calendar and provides a description of the objectives for the current block of training
  • Seminars summarizes the content of each monthly seminar
  • Search allows you to scan this blog for specific words or phrases

Team Captains will frequently post information in this main section. To search this blog for posts on specific topics, use the Post Topics function located on the right sidebar. The sidebar also includes other links you may find useful, as well as a link to photos of the team in action.

Congratulations on taking the first step toward Becoming an Ironman. The journey to the finish line begins today, and we will be along side you every step of the way!

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