The Race, The Revelations, The Risks, and The Rewards

Dec
3

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal

Coach Mandi raced IRONMAN Arizona with an iffy knee and a determined spirit! Here is her account of race day that started with a strong swim and bike and challenges on the run. She shares her thoughts and strategies to stay mentally strong as she achieved her top goal of enjoying the moment -- with the bonus of finishing just north of 12 hours! 

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Regress to Progress

Dec
3

Posted by Coach Laura Henry

Working on stabilization in isolation (basically, one-sided exercises) is one of my core values of coaching.  If athletes can be strong and stable in one-sided exercises, then they are absolutely able to be strong and stable when they create a “sum of their parts” and go back to activities that involve the entire body like swim, bike, and run.  Here are some of my favorite exercises to improve stability and strength. 

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Navigating the Holidays as an Athlete

Nov
26

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist

The holidays can pose a challenge for athletes. How do we get through the next few weeks with our health and our 2018 goals and priorities intact? What is appropriate for endurance athletes during this very different season? Here are Coach Chris's recommendations for the last few weeks of 2017 to restore your body, mind and energy.

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Set SMART Goals for 2018

Nov
26

Posted by Coach Becky Piper

Have you thought about your goals for 2018? That's a great first step, but have you really examined them? Coach Becky Piper shows how to use the SMART system to do just that and to move more confidently toward those goals. 

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The Not So Perfect … Perfect Race Day

Nov
21

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

Confidence can be a tenuous and fickle friend. Race long enough and you'll eventually have a DNF or really rough race that leaves you hungry for redemption. Coach MarkT shares his story that began last spring at IRONMAN Texas and ended victoriously at the finish line of IRONMAN Florida. It's not easy to push past the doubts but the rewards are well worth it!

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The What, Why, How, and When of Plyometric Training: Part 3

Nov
20

Posted by Coach Manuel Delgado Goana

In this final installment of Coach Manuel's series on Plyometrics, he explains how to create and progress a plyometric workout that is appropriate for the athlete's experience level. He explains how often to do plyometrics and how to integrate them into an existing strength program. What we do before and after the session is important too. Learn more, get started, and see how plyometrics can increase your strength and speed!

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Nov
18

Posted by Coach John Murray

Coach John Murray, co-founder and President of Team MPI, will become Coach Emeritus of Team MPI at the end of this month. As he prepares to embark on a life on the road with his wife, he shares just a few of his many, many favorite memories of working with the coaches, athletes, friends, and supporters of Team MPI. 

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Then and Now

Nov
12

Posted by Coach Laura Henry

As I approached the finish line of the Fall Edition of the 2017 Syracuse Half Marathon, I started to cry.  It was one of the few times that a finish meant more to me than just crossing a physical line.  Like all finish lines, this one is an intermediate boundary between my past and my future: it’s the finish line of the longest endurance event of my life. Read Coach Laura's story!

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Under-Recovery is Real and Much More Common Than We Think

Nov
12

Posted by Coach Aaron Scheidies

Coach Aaron offers a personal account of under recovering, shares some of the signs, and some of the remedies. It can be difficult to determine whether you are Over Training or Under Recovering but the signs/symptoms are the same and the strategy for reversing the pattern of destruction is the same. Appropriate training loads and adequate recovery are the ideal. An unconstrained life of go-go-go can catch up to us.

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Avoid Nutrition Fads, Chart your Own Course!

Nov
10

Posted by Coach Liesl Begnaud

Beware of fad diets and nutrition plans! Healthy nutrition is based in long-established principles. Needs are individual and change with our training cycles. Coaches can provide general guidance and a registered dietician/nutritionist can put you on the path toward nutrition tailored to you!

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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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