Coach John's Final Coaches Corner, Plyometrics Part 3, IMAZ

Nov
21

Coach John takes us on a trip down memory lane from the beginnings of Team MPI. After November, he will become Coach Emeritus. Coach Manuel concludes his 3-part series on Plyometrics with sample programs and suggestions on integration into the training schedule. Recaps of IRONMAN Arizona and an IMFL Race Report by Coach Mark Turner. 

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Under Recovery, Beware Nutrition Fads, Meet Christine Bowden

Nov
14

Under recovery and over training can have similar symptoms and the strategy for reversing the pattern of destruction is the same. Coach Aaron Scheidies shares his personal experience as well as the remedies. Coach April cautions against nutrition fads in favor of sound nutritional practices that match training loads. Meet Christine Bowden. Enjoy fantastic deals on QR Demo Bikes! 

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Coach Allen and Mike Mendoza's Record Breaking Year, Recycling Throwaways

Nov
7

Coach MarkT proposes good uses for items we might just toss aside that can save a wetsuit from the dreaded fingernail gashes, help lower anxiety packing for a long course race, and streamline your race day hydration plan! Coach Allen Stanfield reflects on Mike Mendoza's record-breaking season completing more 70.3's than anyone! Meet athletes Shawnna Chee and Kelly McConnell!

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One Hour Workouts, Plyometrics Part 2, Carbs are your Friend

Oct
31

Coach Laura answers and athlete question about how many and what kind of carbs are needed for training and racing?' Coach Manuel explains the variables to be considered when adding plyometrics to one's training regime. Try one of the One-Hour Workouts published by Triathlete Magazine and written by Coach Allen, Chris, and Laura. Mike Mendoza celebrates his World Records (70.3's and IM 70.3's) with an age group win at IM 70.3 Austin! 

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Spring Training Camp, Coaching Seminar, Brain is the Conductor, Dive into Swim Diversity

Oct
24

We are pleased to announce our Team MPI Triathlon Spring Training Camp in Henderson Nevada, February 26-March 4! Also, as part of this year's Team MPI Coaches Retreat, we are offering a full-day seminar for outside coaches that provides 6 CEUs with USAT. Coach John writes on his continued quest to add diversity to make swim workouts more productive and fun! For Coach Mark, the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra was inspiration for an article on how our brain can best conduct our bodies as we swim, bike, and run! 

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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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