Swimming with Intention

Dec
19

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal

Workouts can never be boring if we understand the purpose of each session. With purpose comes intention and motivation. When you work out with intention you’re in the driver's seat to make changes. You start to notice what technical changes make you faster and/or more efficient then can celebrate the small victories that increase confidence.

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Quantifying Your Swim Training & Performance

Dec
19

Posted by Coach John Murray

In order to customize swim sets for an athlete's own level of swimming, a “test set” should be performed to quantify swim performance. Test sets can be performed every 6-8 weeks to determine appropriate training paces and track improvement. Coaches may use several different ways to test, and here are just a few.

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Athlete Spotlight: Jorge Jimenez

Dec
17

Posted by admin

Meet former pro volleyball player Jorge Jimenez, of San Diego California, who trains with Coach Mark Sortino. He's just finished up his second year in triathlon and was named top Military Male overall for the the San Diego Triathlon Series. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico and served six years in the United States Army where he was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom War. Now retired from military service, Jorge looks to build on his success in the sport.  

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CEO Your 2017 … And Beyond

Dec
11

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

It is that time of year again where many begin to consider making resolutions for the upcoming year. I have never personally found them to be terribly effective. A resolution is often just an idea or worse yet, wishful thinking. A plan points to establishing a goal and developing a strategy for achieving that goal. My plan is to "CEO" my 2017 and here's what that means.

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Learn to Love Snow Running

Dec
11

Posted by Coach Heather Gollnick

Snow, ice, and cold weather don't have to relegate you to the treadmill! With the proper clothing, footwear, technique, and fuel, you can take your run outside and enjoy the change of pace and change of scenery.

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Favorite Books of Team MPI Coaches

Dec
6

Posted by admin

One way to become Smarter...and thus Stronger and Faster...is to read! Here are some favorite books recommended by our coaches. Get one for yourself and a friend, or start a book club!

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Offseason Training: Technique is King

Dec
5

Posted by Coach Amanda Leibovitz

The offseason is the time to work on the basics - whether you are a volleyball player or a triathlete. We can improve our form, technique, and sport-specific strength in all three disciplines of triathlon while being more mindful, present-focused, and intentional.

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How Geometry Impacts the Ride of a Bike

Dec
5

Posted by Coach Adam Sczech

The geometry of a bike is important because it determines if a person will be able to ride a bike in a comfortable and efficient position. Experienced bike fitter Coach Adam Sczech explains some of the most important points to understand about geometry and how each impacts the feel and "ride" of a bike. 

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Winter Challenge

Nov
28

Posted by Coach Christine Palmquist

Coach Chris offers several twelve-week “winter challenges” that can be used to make your 2017 season stronger than ever. Commit twelve weeks to build strength, address weaknesses, or cross train and reap the benefits all season long!

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Gratitude

Nov
22

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

GRATITUDE is one of the most powerful feelings. It’s what is found in happy and content people. It’s perspective. That is, it’s all on how you view situations. Almost all events can have a positive. If we can genuinely and independently find these positives, we can experience the warm and wonderful feeling of GRATITUDE.

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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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