Open Water Frequency

Jul
6

Posted by Coach John

At MPI we use the terms “frequency” and “consistency” to describe the foundation of training for endurance events like triathlon. Our bodies seem to adapt better if we get in some kind of training nearly every day.  I’ve thought of the frequency and consistency mantra lately as it relates to my open water swimming...

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How Does the Heat & Humidity Affect You?

Jun
26

Posted by Coach John

A couple days ago I went for a short, easy run. Although it was 9:30am and not in the middle of the day, the temperature had already climbed to 90 degrees and with the added humidity made it feel at least 101 degrees. The training plan called for 45 minutes of easy effort running. I knew I had to stay within the plan and keep my pace controlled...

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Yet Another Reason...

Jun
14

Posted by Coach John

This past weekend was the first day of our local triathlon club’s summer training series. The club, TriGulfCoast, host the Mere Mortals program. This is geared towards newbies as they prepare for their first triathlon. Most of the fledgling attendees have the sprint triathlon, Santa Rosa Island Triathlon in early fall, in their sights.

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Do You Have A Wellness Team?

May
15

Posted by Coach Mark

At Multisport Performance Institute (MPI), we spend a great deal of time with our TeamMPI Athletes talking about triathlon and what pieces of a pie affect our overall performance.   We’ve developed the following diagram to help conceptualize what we teach:

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CAF's Dodge Paratriathlon Camp

May
9

Posted by Coach Mark

As coaches, one of the biggest challenges we face with our athletes is convincing them to BELIEVE they can do much more than they ever thought.  Well, this past weekend at Portofino Island Resort in Pensacola Beach, FL, us coaches watched this in action at CAF’s Dodge Paratriathlon Camp.

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Welcome Back to Racing

Apr
29

Posted by Coach John

The last 2 weeks have been great with back-to-back weekend races. It’s “The icing on the cake” for triathletes. This is why we train, right?  But for me, this seemed all new as my last race was June, 2010 – 10 months ago!  I didn’t realize it back then, but a bike wreck in July sidelined me for the remainder of the 2010 season.

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Triathlon Swimming

Mar
3

Posted by Coach Mark

(Originally posted at www.bodyhealth.com)

When I started in triathlon many years ago, I didn’t put as much emphasis on swimming as I did running and cycling. This was because I had been a swimmer in high school and felt like I had a decent freestyle technique and was already a bit faster than most of my competition. This decision served me well for the first few years but as I became a better triathlete, I realized that I was actually losing some time in the swim to some of my peers. Over the past 10 months I have been involved with a dedicated triathlon swim coach as well as swimming regularly (3-4 times/week) with a group of triathletes and have seen tremendous improvement!

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When Training Session Doesn't Go So Good

Feb
3

Posted by Coach Mark

(Originally from www.bodyhealth.com)

Ahhhh…we love those wonderful training sessions that go smoothly. We feel light on our feet, strong and invincible. Some times, even when we’re not feeling up to it, we go out and begin what feels like a terrible session only to finish feeling fantastic. This is why we love training! 

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Looking at the Mountaintop

Oct
31

Posted by Coach Mark

There was nervousness and excitement filling the air. Mostly, there were straight faces – concentrated faces – focusing on the immense challenge that was ahead. For many athletes, this was the worst time, the tensest time for them. Waiting to enter the water and to begin a journey that is too complex with too many variables to predict.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aug
4

Posted by Coach Mark

 (Originally from www.bodyhealth.com)

Endurance sports are unlike any other. Certainly to the new athlete, they command instant respect in their length and time. But for experienced endurance athletes, the events become more “common” and “normal” in their minds. This makes perfect sense as these athletes have learned that the boundaries that once held back their dreams can be knocked down and rebuilt. They’ve learned that they truly have no idea how far they can go. This idea that no one knows their limits is what continually allows them to believe that they can improve, excel and achieve – and it permeates throughout the rest…

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