Basic Triathlon Gear Packing List

Feb
20

Posted by Coach Liesl Begnaud

In the sport of triathlon, there are many pieces of gear and equipment to choose and to pack up for race day. Each item can make a difference! If you are new to the sport or need a refresher on the list, here is the “everything I need” to do a triathlon gear/equipment list! 

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Coach Mark Sortino and Coach Chris Palmquist on Intelligent Racer Podcast

Feb
20

Posted by admin

Team MPI Head Coaches Mark Sortino and Chris Palmquist were interviewed on the The Intelligent Racer Podcast. They discuss the history and unique approach of Team MPI, coaching philosophies, paratriathlon, and more.

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The Value of Investment: Good to Great

Feb
13

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

Investment is a valuable key for lasting progress and the achievement of individual and team goals. To go from good to great, athletes invest in coaches, coaches invest in athletes, and similarly, great coaches must invest in one another. That's just what we did at last weekend's Coaches Retreat.

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How to Find Your SOLE Mate

Feb
13

Posted by Coach April Corey

It is time for a new pair of running shoes? Find a pair you will really love by heading to your local run shop for a gait analysis and properly fitted shoes. Here's how!

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Add Some Gimmicks to Your Swim Sessions

Feb
7

Posted by Coach John Murray

Pool swimming has a potential for being monotonous. To add some fun as you improve fitness and technique, add drills, use “toys”, and find quirky ways to get the job done. But be sure the gimmicks have a basis for swimming improvement. Here are some examples. 

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The Power of Using Swim Cues

Feb
4

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist

February is an excellent time to break through some swimming performance plateaus. Focusing on these four specific cues to improve body position and biomechanics for a more efficient and effective stroke.

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Proper Pelvic Position on the Bike

Jan
28

Posted by Coach Adam Sczech

Having neck or back pain on the bike? An improperly rotated pelvis could be a contributing factor. Here's how to position yourself for greater energy efficiency, greater power, and better breathing. 

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Swim Fins: How I’ve Changed My View

Jan
23

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

if you haven’t used fins in a while or maybe haven’t used them in all the ways possible, why not give them a try? The right fins will provide many benefits including improved ankle flexibility, better execution of drills, and more!

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Win Transition: Don't be a Gear Bomb!

Jan
23

Posted by Coach Clay Battin

Transitions can have a significant impact on the outcome or a race. Keep things simple and your mind engaged, and don’t add complication to your day by being the gear bomb in transition!  Make it a goal to “win” transitions!

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Self-Myofacial Release: the Poor Man's Massage

Jan
15

Posted by Coach Jamie Brown

One approach to recovery that is very effective due to low cost, time efficiency, and proven results of increasing performance and recovery is SMR (Self-Myofacial Release). It can improve muscle relaxation, range of motion, neuromuscular efficiency, tissue recovery, and reduce soreness. Here are some tools and approaches to consider. 

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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

Habits

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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