Hope Isn't a Game Plan

Nov
3

Posted by Coach Amanda Leibovitz

Hoping for a solid performance is all good and fine, but it will only get you so far. It's the endurance athlete's equivalent to throwing everything against a wall and seeing what sticks. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. However, whether you are completing or competing, hope is not a game plan. Here are four tips to keep in mind when preparing for your next event.

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The Theory of Positivity

Oct
27

Posted by Coach Jay Weber

Albert Einstein was a brilliant physicist who was able to quantify the theory of relativity. Simplified for minds like mine, it just means everything moves at the same speed regardless of how fast you are going. Triathlon is a sport where it is fun to go fast. The faster the better, as long as you can maintain it. Speed isn't something that you can always control, but how we view the race is always within our control.

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Adding Power AND Efficiency to your Swim

Oct
20

Posted by Coach John Murray

When a triathlete is able to convert from a shoulder-driven freestyle to a hip-driven freestyle, they add power to their pull with less effort, thereby becoming more efficient.

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Oct
13

Posted by Coach Amanda Leibovitz

Looking to get your "pumpkin spice" fix? This delicious recipe for pumpkin oatmeal is a delicious and nutritious and filling way to fuel your body and still enjoy the flavors of autumn! Made with only a few simple ingredients, this breakfast is a quick and easy way to shake up your morning routine:

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Coach Mark's Tuesday Ramblings

Oct
13

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

Swim, bike, run tips from Coach Mark Sortino! 

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The Engine vs The Machine

Oct
6

Posted by Coach Jay Weber

You certainly can reward your hard work with a beautiful machine (bike). Remember to put the time in to develop the engine, and be patient. Your engine wants to power you, it wants to help you dominate. It will give you the power to push whatever machine you give it.

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For the Love of Triathlon

Oct
6

Posted by Coach Mark Turner

Love the sport, learn the rules, compete within them, and show respect and support for one another from the opening of transition to the last finisher crossing the line. These are the hallmarks of sportsmanship that drew me into the triathlon community and these, far more than PRs, will most truly define us as triathletes.

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Make the Most of an Unexpected Poor Performance

Sep
29

Posted by Coach Allen Stanfield

One of the caveats of racing a lot is that you have a number of chances for things to go both really poorly and/or really well. Coach Allen shares his personal experience bouncing back from a rough race to go on to a strong performance a few weeks later.

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The Short-Course Lesson: Go Race!

Sep
22

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

Good athletes recognize what they can control and can't control, and they make sure that everything they can control is prepared and they are ready to perform. Good athletes learn all these things by racing and racing often.

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2012 2X12 Top Team MPI Athlete

Dec
31

The post-activity feedback we receive from athletes is critical in helping us to gauge, assess, and fine-tune training. But sometimes it's just plain fun and funny to read as personalities come shining through. A good sense of humor and playfulness is important for enjoyment and longevity in the sport. With that we bring you the 2x12 top comments from 2012:

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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

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