Coach Allen's Reflection on Mike Mendoza's Record Breaking Season

Nov
7

Posted by Coach Allen Stanfield

Mike Mendoza successfully broke the World Record for the number of 70.3's completed in a year while eclipsing his fundraising goal for the Team Semper Fi Fund. On any given day, Mike is capable of competing at such an incredibly high level, that the biggest challenge has been to show just a bit of restraint in order to continuously replicate his results. From my perspective as Mike's Coach, I've been overwhelmed with his performance. It's simply been amazing, week in and week out! Here are his race results and some of my thoughts on the year. 

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Bottles, Bags and Gloves...Oh My!

Nov
5

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

One athlete's trash can be the prepared athlete's treasure! Three items that many of us throw away can go a long way toward helping your race day preparations. They can save a wetsuit from the dreaded fingernail gashes, help lower anxiety packing for a long course race, and streamline your race day hydration plan and execution. Here's how! 

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Press Release: Triathlon Coaching Seminar Leads off Team MPI Events and Camps for 2018

Oct
31

Posted by admin

Here's a preview of the fantastic events coming in 2018: Team MPI Coaching Seminar (January 20), Team MPI Triathlon Spring Training Camp (Feb 26-March 4), Team MPI Endurance Mountain Bike Training Camp (June 22-24), and the Team MPI Long Course Camp for IMFL (Sept 14-16). Registration is OPEN for all events at www.teammpi.com!

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The What, Why, How, and When of Plyometric Training: Part 2

Oct
30

Posted by Dr. Manuel Delgado Gaona

Coach Manuel continues his series on plyometric training, addressing aspects of the training plan to be considered such as mode, intensity, frequency, duration, recovery, and progression. A single plan is not appropriate for all. The design of the plan depends on athletic experience, age, and part of the training cycle. 

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Carbs are your Friend

Oct
30

Posted by Coach Laura Henry

There is no simple, uniform answer to the question of 'how many carbs and what carbs' during training. But if you understand the role of fuel and how it functions, and general targets, you can develop a nutritional approach that will keep you going stronger for longer. Just as a fire needs fuel to burn, so does your body!

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Your Brain is the Conductor!

Oct
23

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

There are so many options for our brain to focus on while we train. Sometimes it needs to just wander, and other times, we should focus our brain on specific things during training that improve our neuromuscular pathways, attentiveness, coordination and skills in the discipline we’re training. So here are some rough guidelines on what you can think of and, by comparison, what I think of during training the three disciplines.

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Dive into Swim Diversity

Oct
23

Posted by Coach John Murray

Coach John urges us to embrace the fun training that exists in the pool. Go outside the monotony of swimming laps and add in proven processes that can improve your swimming technique and performance. Use a pace clock, add in drills, bring a plan, and use swim toys in regular and unconventional ways! Here's how!

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The What, Why, How, and When of Plyometric Training: Part 1

Oct
16

Posted by Coach Manuel Delgado Goana

You’ve probably heard of plyometrics and you understand they can increase your running speed. You begin to perform them - sometimes before a running workout, sometimes after, or even on non-running days. However, using plyometric exercises incorrectly will not only fail to bring about the expected benefits, but could leave us prone to injuries. In order to know WHY we should include plyometrics in our triathlon or running program, let´s start with WHAT is a plyometric exercise.

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Are You Sure You Have a Coach?

Oct
9

Posted by Coach Chris Palmquist

There are three general options for organizing one’s training for a seasonal goal: self-coaching, custom training plan, or individual performance coaching. If you are serious about your goals, no matter your level, and want to match your efforts with the proper training, answers, and caring that you get from a real coach, consider hiring a personal coach. The investment that you make in true coaching will be worthwhile.

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Dress to Enjoy Cold Weather Running

Oct
9

Posted by Coach April Corey

Fall is here, so it's a good time for a refresher on dressing to run in dropping temperatures. With the right layers and apparel, one can enjoy comfortable outdoor running. Coach April Corey gives us ideas on how to transition from one season to the next!

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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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