Easy Aero Improvements

Jun
21

Posted by Coach Allen Stanfield

In triathlon it seems like everyone's biggest equipment focus is on aerodynamics and rightfully so.  Aero is (almost) everything! It can easily improved with minor, relatively inexpensive additions or changes that can make a huge difference in performance.

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Wetsuit Adaptation

Jun
13

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

One of the most common issues with triathlon swimming is the uncomfortable feeling most athletes experience when swimming in a full wetsuit in a race. We need time to get used to wearing it and how it affects our swimming. Here is a suggested approach for adapting to wetsuit use.

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IRONMAN Texas Race Report: The Race that Almost Wasn't

Jun
13

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

Coach MarkT shares his race report from IRONMAN Texas - and all the uncertainty, changes, and challenges that ensued!

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Team MPI's All About Love

Jun
7

Posted by Coach John Murray

Our sport is filled with passionate and encouraging coaches and athletes. As you consider new training challenges and other ways to improve you can be certain that others are contemplating the same. Go ahead and bite the bullet. You won’t regret it!

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Triathletes: To Lift or Not to Lift?

Jun
7

Posted by Coach Brad Noble

Resistance training builds a strong muscular foundation that tends to be more resistant to injury, increases speed, improves circulation and joint health, speeds recovery, and scorches body fat! Here my guidelines on resistance training as a triathlete.

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Try Rhythmic Breathing on Odd Cadence for Your Next Few Runs

May
30

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

I’ve written about breathing in the past and how important it is in all three disciplines: swim, bike and run. For swimming, most athletes fail to exhale forcefully enough to get most of the air out of their lungs, thus reducing the amount they can take in on each breath. Here is one approach to improving that.

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Is Your Brain Sabotaging Your Goals?

May
30

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist

A complete athlete combines well-earned fitness with appropriate fueling/hydration and strong mental skills. If any of these components are weak, the athlete will not achieve his/her goals or meet their true potential. Any serious athlete needs to respect the impact that their brain has on every training session, race and season. Here are some ways that your brain can sabotage your goals.

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Meet new coach Liesl Begnaud

May
30

Liesl Begnaud is a USA Triathlon Level 1 coach and has been racing endurance sports for over 13 years. She is a two-time IRONMAN finisher and has completed numerous marathons, cycling events and has multiple triathlon age group podium finishes. Contact Coach Liesl to find out how she can help you reach your triathlon and paratriathlon goals. 

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The Three-legged Stool Supports Triathlon Swimming

May
24

Posted by Coach John Murray

Team MPI recommends a swim improvement plan that includes three “legs” to support your swimming: technique, endurance, and open water familiarization. Here's the how and why:

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Transition Tactics

May
24

Posted by Coach Ben Dillon

Just like logging all those swim, bike and run hours throughout training, transition practice is extremely important. Fast transitions can make the difference in race finishes. Here's how to practice!

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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

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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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