Consistency and Variability: Two Key Ingredients for Successful Endurance Training

Jan
14

Posted by Coach David Bauerle

If you are struggling to get to the next level in your endurance journey, you may need to look at your Consistency and Variability. They may sound contradictory, but in fact they are complimentary.  By consistently hitting your training sessions with a variety of workout intensities you will see an improvement in overall performance.  

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Testosterone and endurance exercise: the "exercise-hypogonadal male condition"

Jan
14

Posted by Coach Manuel Delgado Goana

Athletes who are involved in endurance exercise such as marathons, triathlons, cycling and race walking are subject to tremendous stress due to the volume, frequency, and intensity of training. This can result in non-positive physiological responses, particularly in the neuroendocrine system which is extremely sensitive to stress - not just exercise-related stress, but work, financial, and family stresses as well. For male athletes, chronic exposure to endurance exercise training could produce alterations such as low basal resting testosterone concentrations.

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Team MPI Celebrates 8th year of Excellence in Endurance Coaching and Coach Mentoring

Jan
10

Posted by admi

Team MPI’s nationwide team of 15 coaches wrapped an amazing year of endurance coaching, working with athletes to 540+ race finishes including new world records and participation in regional, national, and world championship events.

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Training for your First Triathlon

Jan
7

Posted by Coach Liesl Begnaud

Whether you are training for your first tri or helping a friend, here are some tips to get to the first race feeling confident, healthy, and excited!

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Mastering the Art of Choosing Our Reason "Why"

Jan
7

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist

A triathlete’s continued participation in the sport depends on his/her ability to find meaningful goals and a new reason “why” to guide training and future racing. Here are some strategies for finding meaningful goals that mature alongside you through a lifetime of triathlon.

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Triathlon is for Every BODY

Jan
1

Posted by Coach Adam Sczech

“Why not?” I have uttered that phase may times when talking with someone about triathlon.  Like most people that have been doing triathlons for a long time, most of my wardrobe is made up of race t-shirts, and they are often a conversation starter.  So often I hear “Oh, that’s amazing” or “I could never do that,” which are untrue.  Just about anybody...with ANY body...can do a triathlon. Read Coach Adam's story of his body and start in triathlon. 

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Watch Your AIM in 2018

Jan
1

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

As both the transition season and the holidays wind down and the new training season starts to ramp up, I invite you to consider an initial piece of advice that will lead to a more balanced life and more rewarding training season: Watch your AIM in 2018. AIM thinking and decision making can be a helpful approach in limited application and sometimes it is even unavoidable, but when it starts to be “the” life filter for the training season, AIM thinking can lead to a cascade of emotional, relational, and physical drain. Find out what AIM thinking is and why extreme caution is advised!

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Surviving the Holidays, One Bite at a Time

Dec
17

Posted by Coach April Corey

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, there is food everywhere! The average adult tends to gain 7-10 pounds during this time, but there's no need to be one of them. Here are Coach April's Top 10 Tips to manage holiday temptations. 

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A “Heavy” Conversation

Dec
10

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

I had an interesting conversation with my wife Jennifer that lead to a discussion of weight. We’ve had these discussions in the past, but during this one, Jennifer told me things I had not heard before. This is her story, and I’m throwing it out there for awareness and discussion.

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The Revelations, The Risks, and the Rewards - Part 2

Dec
10

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal

Coach Mandi shares some post-race revelations following IRONMAN Arizona. She describes it as one of the biggest rewards of the year. It fuels her soul, keeps her healthy and makes her happy. She had some great moments in that race, yet continues the quest for an even more "complete" race. Such is the attraction of racing! 

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Consistency and Variability: Two Key Ingredients for Successful Endurance Training

Posted by Coach David Bauerle on January 14, 2018

Testosterone and endurance exercise: the "exercise-hypogonadal male condition"

Posted by Coach Manuel Delgado Goana on January 14, 2018

Team MPI Celebrates 8th year of Excellence in Endurance Coaching and Coach Mentoring

Posted by admi on January 10, 2018

Training for your First Triathlon

Posted by Coach Liesl Begnaud on January 07, 2018

Mastering the Art of Choosing Our Reason "Why"

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist on January 07, 2018

Triathlon is for Every BODY

Posted by Coach Adam Sczech on January 01, 2018

Watch Your AIM in 2018

Posted by Coach Mark Turner on January 01, 2018

Surviving the Holidays, One Bite at a Time

Posted by Coach April Corey on December 17, 2017

A “Heavy” Conversation

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino on December 10, 2017

The Revelations, The Risks, and the Rewards - Part 2

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal on December 10, 2017

 

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