Less is often More

Feb
25

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist

For new athletes and many new coaches, it seems like the goal is always more, more, more. More miles, more speedwork, more data, more perfection, more races, more accomplishments. But this is the deceptive nature of endurance sports. In reality, “less” is much more likely to be “more” for my athletes. Coach Chris explains.

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Drill Progression to Hydroplane in the Water

Feb
19

Posted by Coach Aaron Scheidies

Body position is very important in the water. The main thing that slows people down in the water related to body position is the dropping of the legs. Here are the swim drills to help you hydroplane on the water for greater efficiency and speed!

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It’s The Company You Keep

Feb
12

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

In life, if you are continually surrounded by toxic and negative people, your daily existence will be filled with stress and negativity. Regardless of whether they are family or friends, it’s best you reduce time with those people or even completely separate yourself from them. This applies to sport as well. Here are some questions to help you take stock of the company you keep. 

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Be a Water Warrior!

Feb
12

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal

Water is important for health but also for our athletic performance. Many of us are chronically underhydrated year-round. Like anything, it's a habit. Join Coach Mandi on a 100-day WATER WARRIOR challenge and add more water to your routine! 

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The Missing Item

Feb
4

Posted by Coach Laura Henry

There isn’t any need to fear the flow!!  Coach Laura offers some considerations and ideas. With the right gear and plan, a female athlete’s period won’t rule the day; she will! 

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The Unexpected Unavoidable

Feb
4

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

When the unexpected unavoidable hits, like serious illness or death of a loved one, consistent training will simply be too difficult to maintain. Self-awareness becomes crucial and recognizing that as much as we love the sport of triathlon, family and people matter more. Coach MarkT provides perspective to navigate through the emotional upheaval and reminds us that the close community of triathlon and endurance athletes can be a tremendous source of support. 

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Press Release: Second Annual Team MPI Retreat Sets Standards for Coaching Best Practices

Jan
30

Posted by Admin

Team MPI coaches gathered in Houston, Texas the weekend of January 20-21 for the second annual Team MPI Coaches Retreat and Coaching Seminar. The sessions on January 20th were open to outside coaches and athletes and covered topics including metabolic testing, navigating relationships with athletes, ethics, bike fit, swim coaching, strength and conditioning, and business strategies for coaches. 

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Progress Takes Patience

Jan
28

Posted by Coach Allen Stanfield

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” - Arnold H. Glasow. This time of year many triathletes begin to crank their training back up.  Goals are set, plans are made and confidence grows.  However, results don’t always come quickly and a lack of patience can lead the mistake of overcompensating to get back to where you “think” you should be. This is the time for patience and trust in the training. Here are some tips/reminders for remaining patient! 

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Travel-Sized Workouts

Jan
27

Posted by Coach Becky Piper

Short on time? Stuck in a hotel room? A functional strength session needs little space and little equipment - just a plan! Structure these time-efficient and beneficial workouts with a warm-up, a main set focusing on four main areas, and a cool-down. Here's how! 

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Race Report: Coach Patty at the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim

Jan
27

Posted by Coach Patty Collins

Coach Patty shares her experience completing the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim - a January 5K in the chilly waters to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. She recounts her two prior times at this swim and what this latest swim meant to her. Grab the tissues. 

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Less is often More

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist on February 25, 2018

Drill Progression to Hydroplane in the Water

Posted by Coach Aaron Scheidies on February 19, 2018

It’s The Company You Keep

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino on February 12, 2018

Be a Water Warrior!

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal on February 12, 2018

The Missing Item

Posted by Coach Laura Henry on February 04, 2018

The Unexpected Unavoidable

Posted by Coach Mark Turner on February 04, 2018

Press Release: Second Annual Team MPI Retreat Sets Standards for Coaching Best Practices

Posted by Admin on January 30, 2018

Progress Takes Patience

Posted by Coach Allen Stanfield on January 28, 2018

Travel-Sized Workouts

Posted by Coach Becky Piper on January 27, 2018

Race Report: Coach Patty at the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim

Posted by Coach Patty Collins on January 27, 2018

 

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