Get Creative When Going Long, Psoas Muscles, Portofino Race #1

May
23

Going long doesn't have to mean going far away from your home, your nutrition, and your support crew. Coach Mandi Kowal offers 8 options for getting in the milage and distance. Coach Patty explains the importance of the psoas muscles, how it functions, and how to keep it in top form. Recap of the May 20th Portofino Tri Series race presented by Zarzaur Law. 

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Bike Tires, What to Look for in a Coach

May
16

Picking bike tires can be mind-boggling. Coach Adam Sczech gives us two metrics for comparing tires. Thinking of hiring a coach? Coach Mark Sortino identifies nine key attributs for choosing a coach. Also in this issue: Results from ITU WPS Yokohama and IM 70.3 Gulf Coast!

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Injury Recovery, Train Smart Train Safe

May
9

Coach Jamie Brown offers advice for dealing with injury, inspired by an injury situation he recently experienced. Triathletes often train solo, and Coach Liesl Begnaud reminds how to do so safely. Coach Mark Turner was published in the USAT Multisport Zone with "The Strategy of Crossing the T's of Fitness and Recovery."

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Growing as a Triathlete, Leave no Training Stone Unturned, Meet Trish Myrick and Mike Platzke

May
2

Growing as a triathlete means accepting the unexpected on race day, reminds Coach John Murray! To be our best as a competitive athlete means leaving no training stone unturned. Coach Aaron explains what that means. Meet athletes Trish Myrick and Mike Platzke!

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Mix Up Your Multisport Racing, Ocean Swims, Boise Cycling Clinic

Apr
25

Coach Jay shares his wisdom on the ocean swim. Coach Allen encourages athletes to try new race formats to reach new levels of performance. Photos from the Team MPI Cycling Clinic in Boise and several Coach Tip videos!

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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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