TYR Tuesday Workouts

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Christopher Vassiliades

Welcome to the first installment of TYR Tuesday Workouts.   Beginning today, Element Multisport, in combination with TYR, will be bringing you a focused swim workout to add to your training regimen. Today we are going to focus on speed! Speed is an aspect of swimming many triathletes ignore, even though they are willing to do speed sessions on the track, or intervals on the bike they often forget about speed in the water.   Below is a great speed workout written by Element employee and swim coach Eric Turner, for more information on Eric, check out his website (here). Let’s get on with the set!


Warm Up

100 Swim, 100 Kick, 100 I.M., 100 Drill, 100 Swim with 30 seconds rest between.

4*75 Kick, Drill, Swim by 25 with snorkel Rest: 30 seconds

10*25 build 1-4, 5-8, and 9 and 10 are fast Rest: 15 seconds

Main Set

12*25 FAST Rest:30 seconds

100 easy Rest: 1minute

8*25 FAST Rest:20 seconds

200 easy: Rest: 1 minute

4*25 Fast Rest: 10 seconds

Warm down

8*25 odds drill, evens swim Rest: 30 seconds

200 easy easy easy freestyle

The total set is 2350 yards

*Please consult with your physician before starting any type of exercise or training program. 


Posted in Swim Workouts

Element is Proud to be named one of America's Best Bike Shops... again!

Posted on September 09, 2014 by Christopher Vassiliades

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been named to the National Bicycle Dealers Association's list of Best Bike Shops in America for the second year running. There are more than 4,000 bike shops in the United States and less than 300 were chosen to be named "America's Best." The NBDA based this ranking on customer service, knowledgeable staff, operational excellence, marketing excellence, community involvement, as well as bicycle advocacy.

 We want to sincerely thank all of you, our customers, as well as our dedicated staff members for helping us achieve this recognition. 

2014 ITU World Triathlon Chicago is 90% SOLD OUT

Posted on June 11, 2014 by Christopher Vassiliades

2014 ITU World Triathlon Chicago is 90% SOLD OUT. This inaugural event will feature an exciting and unique course never seen by triathletes. From Monroe Harbor to Buckingham Fountain, the swim, bike and run course is fun and challenging, while highlighting some of Chicago's greatest landmarks -- and bike-friendly roads! Plus, this course features multiple laps on the bike and the run, just like the elite events, allowing spectators to see you throughout your race.

Both the sprint- and Olympic-distance events are over 90 percent sold out and filling quickly. Encourage friends and family members to register soon so they don't miss the opportunity to race in the world's top triathlon series!  RegisterHERE. URL http://chicago.triathlon.org/registration

Element and HUUB Design Wesuit Demo Night

Posted on April 01, 2014 by Christopher Vassiliades

Please join us on April 12th at 5:30 PM at FFC Lincoln Park for a Huub wetsuit demo. You'll also have the chance to see the Midwest's only USAT certified training center, get underwater video of your swim stroke and try on the best selling wetsuit of 2014. Come see why the Brownlee brothers and Dave Scott have made Huub their choice in wetsuits!

Free Event

April 12th

5:30 pm

939 W North Ave Chicago, IL 

Please RSVP to info@elementmultisport.com

Posted in Free Clinic, Huub Design, Wetsuit Demo

Element's 6th Annual Pancake Fun Run

Posted on April 01, 2014 by Christopher Vassiliades

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated! Join Element Multisport and On Running on April 13th, 9:00am, for our 6th annual Pancake Fun Run. The On Running Rep will be on hand to demo shoes, and answer any questions about the brand. We'll do quick 3 miler then down some post run pancakes and a drink if you're up for it! Hope to see you here, Lincoln Park Location. 

Free Event

April 13th

9:00 am

2754 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 

Please RSVP to info@elementmultisport.com

Posted in Demo Shoes, Free Clinic, On Running, Pancake Run

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