Reduce Pre-Race Anxiety with Planning and Routine

Jul
3

Posted by Coach Mandi Kowal

A recent youth triathlon had Coach Mandi thinking about how to help athletes manage pre-race anxiety. Having established routines and showing up to a race prepared can help aleviate stress. She shares some of the tools she has developed. 

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The Many Uses of White Vinegar (for athletes!)

Jul
3

Posted by Coach Patty Collins

White vinegar has chemical properties that make it effective as a deodorizer, cleaner, and rinse. Coach Patty shares several uses for athletes and explains the basic science behind this wonder product that she champions! 

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Race Report: Jake Babich and the Bighorn 100 Trail Run

Jun
25

Posted by admin

Jake Babich ran the Bighorn Trail Run 100 miler in Bighorn National Forest in Sheridan, WY, June 16-18. Working with Coach Mark Turner, he earned his first 100-mile belt buckle, which he presented to his wife Lacey. Jake shares his thoughts on the journey. 

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Bike Transport: Tips for Local and Long-Distance Trips

Jun
25

Posted by Coach Liesl Begnaud

It doesn't take long after acquiring a bike that we begin to think about how to transport our bike to new locations to explore new roads and venues. At first that might be to local rides and races, then eventually may expand to further destinations. Here are tips for personal transport as well as options for shipping or flying with your bike.

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Meet New Coach David Bauerle

Jun
25

Posted by admin

Meet new Team MPI Coach David Bauerle, a USAT Level 1 Coach based in the Dallas, Texas area! He's been a triathlete for 12 years and has completed two Ironmans (Florida & Arizona), seven halves, countless sprints and Olympics, and a number of marathons. He's an electronics engineer who designs the cameras used in law enforcement and like many, he has an affinity for data and numbers. He is naturally drawn to the research and science side of training and race nutrition and has a knack for explaining things in understandable ways. Learn more about him!

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Race Report: Coach Becky at XTERRA Lory

Jun
20

Posted by Coach Becky Piper

Coach Becky marked her return to XTERRA racing at XTERRA Lory. It was her first off-road triathlon since suffering a traumatic injury from a brutal attack. She shares her reflection on race day and how she made the most of her experience!

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Training is More Than Just the Workouts

Jun
18

Posted by Coach Laura Henry

Coach Laura Henry knows coaching is part science, part art. Data like pace, power, heart rate, and cadence is great, but it is most informative when accompanied by qualitative information. Take the time, just five minutes, to provide the context for yourself and your coach. She explains what is important to note and how to find the time to log it!

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Progression with Reflection: Tips for Writing a Race Report

Jun
12

Posted by Coach Amanda Leibovitz

Race reports allow us time to thoughtfully reflect on our performance to identify evidence of progression as well as areas for future growth. It also gives your coach a complete picture of how the race unfolded. There is no “right” way to write a race report - it's whatever feels right to you! Here are a few points to consider as you reflect.  

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Gain Pool Speed with Competitive Swim Skills

Jun
11

Posted by Coach John Murray

Is your lane mate always beating you by a second or two? Consider honing your competitive swim skills like fast turns as well as great push-offs, breakouts, and finishes and see if you can edge them out!

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"Wanna Hear a Stupid Idea?"

Jun
5

Posted by Coach Mark Sortino

This is the story of Coach Mark's first 24 hour mountain bike race. He participated knowing he was not exactly in shape to race it, then as he wrote his race reflection, still feeling tingling in his hands and left toes, he says that he "loved every minute of it." And now he knows how to train, plan and execute it and already admits that it may not have been his last! Read about his adventure and the decisions he faced!

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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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