Expectations: Yours and “Theirs”


Posted by Coach Mark Turner

What can the 2007 Clear Lake 5-6 Grade Boys Lacrosse Team teach us about expectations? Plenty! Read Coach MarkT's account of their end-of-year tournament. Then consider the climate of expectations surrounding you, and make changes if necessary! 

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Get Creative when Going Long


Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal

There are lots of ways to "go long" on the bike and run while facilitating safety, access to nutrition, desire to stay close to home, family involvement, and motivation! Here are 8 options to mix it up and have fun while still getting in the time and distance! 

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My Psoas? WHAT Muscle?


Posted by Coach Patty Collins

The psoas muscle may be the most important muscle in your body. They are the primary connectors between your torso and your legs and as major flexors, weak psoas muscles can cause compensation resulting in low back and pelvic pain. These muscles also support the internal organs and are connected to our breathing and digestion. Here's how to tell if you have a psoas muscle imbalance along with some tips for getting things back in balance

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What to Look for in a Coach


Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

What should you look for in a coach? Whether you’re doing a triathlon, a mountain bike race, an ultra run, a long course open water swim or your first 5K race, here are some keys to think about when selecting the right coach for you.

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road


Posted by Coach Adam Sczech

There are many tire choices for our bikes. Learn how the durameter of the rubber and TPI of the casing should be factored into your selection.

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The Mental Side of Injury Recovery


Posted by Coach Jamie Brown

Injuries happen. How you choose to manage the mental side of the recovery is up to you. There are steps you can take to make the most of the time and come back strong. 

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Train Smart, Train Safe


Posted by Coach Liesl Begnaud

Triathletes often train alone due to scheduling needs or specific training requirements. Take precautions to do so safely and to be prepared should the unexpected happen. 

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Growing as a Triathlete


Posted by Coach John Murray

Perfect race days don't come all that often, and how we react to the imperfections in our race shows the real growth in us as triathletes. The sport gives us many opportunities to choose how to respond when things don't go right!

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Leave No Stone Unturned in Training


Posted by Coach Aaron Scheidies

As triathletes, we train to swim, to bike, and to run. But do we properly train all of the elements that comprise a race, do we train for the unique features of each of our races, and do we do so at race speed? Coach Aaron gives some examples of training approaches that leave no stone unturned.

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Mix Up Your Multisport Racing


Posted by Coach Allen Stanfield

Do you find yourself racing the same types of events or the same distances? Challenge yourself to try something new - an odd distance race, a discipline specific race (5k, timetrial, or OWS), or new terrain (trails, off-road). Here's why!

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Check and Refresh Your Swim Gear

Posted by Coach Patty Collins on April 16, 2018

Timing Yourself to Success

Posted by Coach Laura Henry on April 15, 2018

Compression Wear is Multipurpose

Posted by Coach Aaron Scheidies on April 04, 2018

The Power of the Pull Up

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal on April 04, 2018

Benefits of Triathlon Clubs

Posted by Coach April Corey on April 01, 2018

The Scientist vs The Artist

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino on April 01, 2018

Last or First: Team MPI Camps Are Right For You!

Posted by Coach Mark Turner on March 24, 2018


Posted by Coach Allen Stanfield on March 19, 2018

I race for me

Posted by Coach Laura Henry on March 19, 2018

A Gut Feeling: Fueling Your Unique Body

Posted by Coach Becky Piper on March 18, 2018


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