Plyometric Training, New Team MPI Coaching Seminar

Oct
17

Most of have heard of plyometric training and only know we "should" do it, but that's as much as we know! Coach Manuel explains the physiology behind it in his first of a three-part series on plyometric exercise. We've announced a new Team MPI Coaching Seminar on January 20. Congratulations to Coach John and Tony Guarini who were both recognized by Tri Gulf Coast. 

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Do You Really Have a Coach? Dress for Cooler Runs. Pool Toys

Oct
10

Coach Chris Palmquist discusses the three main approaches to coaching and addresses the question of what is true coaching. Coach April reviews helpful layers for cool and cold weather running. Mike Mendoza completes his 23rd half iron-distance race. MaryKate Callahan BQs in Chicago. 

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Tri a Relay, Other Ways to Enjoy the Bike

Oct
3

With the race season winding down, it's time to enjoy your bike in new and different ways. Coach Adam Sczech introduces some other bike sports, that you may not have even heard of! Add some fun to your tri life with a relay. They are fun, an option if one sport is out, and a great way to introduce new folks to the triathlon. Check out the Triathlete Magazine article on Mike Mendoza, save on XTERRA Stand Up Paddleboards. 

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Bike Handling, Long Course Prep Camps, PTS Envie Ladies Only Race

Sep
26

Reduce your risk of sliding out of a corner on the bike by improving your bike handling skills...right in your neighborhood! Coach Mark Turner explains how. Coach John Murray reflects on the Team MPI IMFL Long Course camp and the many advantages for athletes. Recap of the FINAL Portofino Tri Series race - the Envie Ladies Only Race! 

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Mixing up the Systems; When Things Don't Go as Planned; Team USA Paratriathlon at ITU Grand Final; Meet Don Meador

Sep
20

Short course racing can require quick changes in intensity and Coach Aaron Scheidies offers sample workouts that mix up the energy systems. Coach Patty Collins shares stories of athletes at the recent world championship race who worked through adversity with the right attitude to race their best on the day. Meet new athlete Don Meador. Coach Chris Palmquist shares a review of the blueseventy Helix wetsuit. 

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Getting Dirty, Running for Others, Meet Coach Manuel, athletes Maria Netherland & Tony Guarini

Sep
13

Coach Adam Sczech takes us on a tour of the different types of mountain bikes and suggests good options for triathletes to get off the road and get dirty! Coach Becky Piper reflects on the strategy she used to make the most of her IM 70.3 Boulder run. Meet new coach Dr. Manuel Delgado Goano and athletes Maria Netherland and Tony Guarini!

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Bike Training Puzzle, Worthy Goals, Meet Owen Cravens and Rodger Krause

Sep
5

Coach Chris shares considerations for planning bike-specific training for a triathlete. Coach Laura reminds us that not all athletic goals need to be a race or have a finish line -- sometimes life dictates the goals. Meet new Team MPI athletes Owen Cravens, a junior athlete, and Rodger Krause who is training for IM Lake Placid!

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Prepare for Wetsuit Swims, Recipes for Training, Sign up for Final Portofino Ladies Race

Aug
29

With fall approaching, it's time to dust off the wetsuits for fall races. Coach Jamie has tips for how to train in your wetsuit to maximize your performance. Coach Mandi shares a favorite pumpkin pie recipe and relates it to following a your training plan. The final Portofino Tri Series races is fast approaching with the September 23 Ladies Only Race. Welcome to the new athletes who joined us this summer!

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Bubble Wrap Yourself, Mental Fitness, Portofino Tri Series Race #3

Aug
22

The race taper is important for having our best performance and Coach David urges us to resist activities that jeopardize the intended race-readiness! Coach Liesl discusses the topic of mental fitness and how to inventory our current state. The final open race of the Portofino Tri Series is recapped. Mike Mendoza completes his 17th 70.3 race! 

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Rest, Coach Allen's Favorite Triathlon Bookmarks

Aug
15

With so many online triathlon resources, it can be difficult to separate good information from bad. Coach Allen gives guidelines for evaluting information and provides lists of his favorite go-to websites. Coach John reminds us of the importance of rest for training adaptation and discusses several ways we can accomplish this. 

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