RESET for Success, Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, Mark Barr and Mark Sortino Recognized by USAT

Apr
18

Coach Amanda offers a 3-step method to RESET and manage the unexpected on race day or in life. Coach Becky shares her Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie recipie for a nutritious grab-and-go fueling option. Meet new coached athlete Jim Magnuson who is training with Coach Mark Turner. Congratulations to Mark Barr, the 2016 USAT Male Elite Paratriathlete of the Year, and Coach Mark Sortino, the 2016 USAT Paratriathlon Coach of the Year! 

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Energy Systems, Chafing, Order Team MPI Kits

Apr
11

We share coach Mark Turner's article that was featured in USAT's Multisport Zone - energy systems in a nutshell! Coach April covers the sensitive subject of chafing - where it occurs and how to prevent it. Meet new coached athletes Yvonne Brown and Megan Cernaro! Coach Mark Sortino shows features of the Team MPI triathlon and cycling kits.

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Rating of Perceived Exertion, Tuna Salad with Chia Seeds, New Team MPI kits are in!

Apr
4

Coach Chris asserts that the most valid, reliable, and useful metric of exertion is the self-reported Rating of Perceived Exertion. Coach MarkT shows how to spruce up traditional tuna salad with chia seeds and a blend of seasonings and minced veggies. Check out the new Team MPI kit. Meet new athlete Heather Ciesielski!

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Training on Vacation, Handheld Hydration, Team Semper Fi Camp

Mar
28

Coach Patty Collins shares her thoughts on "Hooray for vacation! But what about my training?!?" She offers ideas to allow for a memorable family vacation and fun fitness. Recap of the Team Semper Fi camp. Coach April talks about handheld hydration.

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Break from the 7-day Microcycle, Mike Mendoza's World Record quest, welcome sponsor blueseventy

Mar
21

There are options to the 7-day training cycles, explains Coach Mark Sortino. Athlete and veteran Mike Mendoza talks about his quest to break the World Record for number of half-iron distance races completed in a year (23). Welcome new sponsor partner blueseventy! 

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Injury Prevention, Sarasota CAMTRI results

Mar
14

Overuse and acute injuries happen, and Coach Becky Piper reminds us how to minimize our risk. Listen to a new podcast with Coach Jamie and Coach Patty. Katya Karpitskaya is featured in an interview for Gulf Coast Woman Magazine. 

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Smartest Swimmer Out of the Water, Meet Kent Walter

Mar
8

Meet athlete Kent Walter who has his sights set on Kona! With open water triathlons fast approaching, Coach John reminds us how to swim smart to position us well for the bike and run. Register for Team MPI Long Course camps in Steamboat Springs, Lake Placid, and Panama City Beach!

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Forge Your Path, Times are Changing

Feb
28

Athlete-focused social media (e.g. Strava, Map My Run, etc) offers support, encouragement, route advice, tracking. Coach Laura cautions athletes not to let the challenges and competitiveness lead us away from our unique path to our goals. Coach Mandi discusses some personal aspects of being an athlete over 50. She explains the reasons we may experiences these changes and how to combat them and includes information from Joe Friel's Fast over 50. 

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Faith and Belief, Tri Packing List, Partnerships with Quintana Roo and Zarzaur Law

Feb
21

Coach Allen says one of the most important aspects of triathlon is faith: faith in yourself, faith in your coach, faith in the process, and faith in your team. Coach Liesl offers a tri-packing list and reminds us to try everything before race day! Welcome new sponsors Quintana Roo and Zarazaur Law. Meet new athlete Victoria Markley.

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Value of Investment, SOLE Mates, Meet Kelsea Offner

Feb
14

Coach MarkT reflects on last weekend's Coaches' Retreat, highlighting that to go from good to great, athletes and coaches must invest in each another, and great coaches must invest in one another as we did. Coach April says that the key to a good run shoe fit is a stride analysis and the help of an experienced professional at a local run shop. Meet athlete Kelsea Offner. Register for the Steamboat Springs, Lake Placid, or IMFL Tri Camps!

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