Transition: Simplicity Is Key!

Apr
11

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

Keeping it simple in transition serves the athlete well. Limiting the choices you have to make in each transition reduces the risk that the important items are forgotten, and can lead to an uncluttered and streamlined performance on race day.

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The Importance of Confidence (and reality)

Apr
5

Posted by Coach Allen Stanfield

Confidence is an important component of a successful race day experience. While there are numerous variables that contribute to success with training and racing, reflecting on these related questions can help you stand at the start line with a clear head and confident thoughts.

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Four Reasons to Make Open Water Swimming a Part of your Triathlon Training

Apr
5

Posted by Coach John Murray

For many triathletes, open water swimming only happens on race day. This can lead to a less-than-optimal performance so we encourage athletes to make their best effort to swim in open water regularly. Here's why:

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Athlete Spotlight: Jeff Fine

Apr
2

Posted by admin

Jeff Fine, 39, of Chicago, IL, began his athletic journey in 2009, and since then has completed many races including seven marathons with three trips to the Boston Marathon, three 70.3’s, and two IRONMAN races. He began training individually with Coach Amanda this year and shares a lot of wisdom in his interview!

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Do You Have a Why?

Mar
28

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

It is the compelling “why” of a particular goal or life mission that will provide the necessary consistent motivation to remain focused on the objective and limit being derailed. What is your "why?"

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The Value of Tempo Rides

Mar
28

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

Zone 3, or the Tempo zone, is around 76%-90% of Lactate Threshold or 5-6 on a scale of 1-10 for Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE). Sessions in this zone can be extremely beneficial to athletes for many reasons.

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Long Course Triathlon Camps - Are they worth it?

Mar
22

Posted by Coach Brad Noble

Read about Coach Brad's experience at the Team MPI IMFL Long Course Camp in 2012 and how that weekend contributed to his preparation and confidence for his first full-distance event.

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Discipline and Balance

Mar
22

Posted by Coach Ben Dillon

Discipline and balance are both key components to success. What ever we choose to do, whether of low importance or of high value, it's important to give it 100%. But make careful choices regarding how time and effort are spent and how relationships are maintained. 

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My Favorite Green Smoothie

Mar
15

Posted by Coach Amanda Leibovitz

I’m really excited to announce there has been a new addition to the nutrition rotation that takes some of things I really like (e.g. peanut butter and bananas) and uses them to cover up things I don’t really like (e.g. spinach)...

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Competition

Mar
14

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

Learning from our “losses”, whether they be missed goals or missed podiums, is what defines the difference between average athletes and great athletes. Here's how they do it.

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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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