When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Sep
18

Posted by Coach Patty Collins

I just returned home from participating in the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam.  This was my 4th trip to the World Championships in the past 6 years. I have come to understand that triathlons are more than just swim bike and run. There are so many variables that are upon us and how we deal with them often times determines our outcome. I’d like to share the stories of incredible grit exhibited by some of my teammates on race day.

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Mixing Up the Systems

Sep
18

Posted by Coach Aaron Scheidies

It’s important to train all of our metabolic systems. This is why we do the long ride, the track sessions and the short rest intervals in the pool. But you can also mix up the systems within a single training session. Here are some examples for each discipline that show how to combine systems up within a single training session to make even larger gains. This is especially important for the sprint and Olympic distance triathlete who often need to make a move or react very quickly.

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Getting Dirty

Sep
9

Posted by Coach Adam Sczech

Mountain biking is not only really fun, but a great way for triathletes to become better cyclists and change up things up! The term “Mountain BIke” can be very confusing as there are more types of mountain bikes than most people realize. Here's an introduction to the basic types as well as those that are best suited to the needs of the triathlete. So hop on the right bike, and give it a go! 

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IM 70.3 Boulder: Running with the Help of Others

Sep
8

Posted by Coach Becky Piper

When I signed up for IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder, I honestly did not know if I could finish it. I mean, I knew I would complete all my training. I knew I would have an advantage with my background in coaching triathlon. I just did not know if my body would physically be able to hold up, since being hemiplegic, I run with a very strange gait. I employed a strategy to help me through, mile by mile. 

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Welcome New Team MPI Coach: Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona

Sep
6

Welcome new Team MPI coach, Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona, a USAT Level II and Youth & Junior Coach, FMTri Level II coach, an ACSM exercise physiologist, and physician with a medical specialty in anatomic pathology. Manuel has been the doctor for “burned out” and chronically injured athletes, helping them get back into sport successfully and keeping them free of injuries for years. His coaching philosophy is based on exercise efficiency not only for professional athletes but for age group athletes as well.

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What is a Worthy Goal?

Sep
5

Posted by Coach Laura Henry

There’s value in setting fitness goals whether or not they involve a finish line on a race course. For some, that goal might be being fit enough to play soccer with their kids in the backyard after school. For others, it might be to be strong enough to haul boxes down from the attic without assistance and to be strong in their other activities of daily living. Goals change with life circumstances and need not follow a sequential progression. 

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Finding all the Pieces to Your Long Course Bike Training “Puzzle”

Sep
5

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist

How you ride the bike segment of a long course triathlon will significantly affect your overall race time and performance. Training your bike fitness properly can lead to a faster, more comfortable ride. But more importantly, good bike fitness, along with proper pacing and nutrition, can be the most important factor in whether you will have a good run all the way to the finish line.

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What my favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe has to do with Training

Aug
29

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal

I see following a workout plan as similar to following a recipe. If you want the desired outcome whether it’s a yummy pumpkin pie or to be able to run well off the bike in an IRONMAN you need to follow the recipe or training plan. Winging it or adopting someone else’s workout could lead to a sub-optimal outcome. Here's how to think about your training recipe!

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How to Prepare for your Best Wetsuit Swim

Aug
29

Posted by Coach Jamie Brown

How many times have you started a race and about 300-500m into a wetsuit swim you start to have terrible feelings of claustrophobia, suffocation, fatigue, and restriction? The most important thing you can do to avoid that is to practice in your wetsuit - even if that means the pool. Here's how to ensure you feel your most comfortable in your race day wetsuit swim.

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Develop Your Mental Fitness

Aug
20

Posted by Coach Liesl Begnaud

Designing and executing a physical training plan for your race season IS critical.  It’s important that you put in the time to improve your physical fitness. However, Coach Liesl suggests that training and developing your mental fitness is equally as important to physically training the swim, bike, run, transition, and nutrition! Here are some questions to ask yourself regarding mental fitness.

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When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Posted by Coach Patty Collins on September 18, 2017

Mixing Up the Systems

Posted by Coach Aaron Scheidies on September 18, 2017

Getting Dirty

Posted by Coach Adam Sczech on September 09, 2017

IM 70.3 Boulder: Running with the Help of Others

Posted by Coach Becky Piper on September 08, 2017

Welcome New Team MPI Coach: Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona

What is a Worthy Goal?

Posted by Coach Laura Henry on September 05, 2017

Finding all the Pieces to Your Long Course Bike Training “Puzzle”

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist on September 05, 2017

What my favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe has to do with Training

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal on August 29, 2017

How to Prepare for your Best Wetsuit Swim

Posted by Coach Jamie Brown on August 29, 2017

Develop Your Mental Fitness

Posted by Coach Liesl Begnaud on August 20, 2017

 

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