The Unexpected Unavoidable, The Missing Item, Deb Carneol and Brad Miller in the World Marathon Challenge

Feb
6

In this week's Coaches Corner we tackle to topics rarely mentioned. Coach Laura Henry talks about The Missing Item from most triathlon equipment lists - feminine hygiene products - and our options for training and racing with the flow! Coach Mark Turner addresses when major life events derail our training and how to reframe it to give needed energy to our families and to ourselves. Congratulations to Brad Miller and Deb Carneol who completed the World Marathon Challenge - 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents!

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Progress Takes Patience, Travel-Sized Workouts, Meet JB Brown

Jan
30

Short on time? Stuck in a hotel room? Coach Becky Piper offers a structure for functional strength sessions that need little space or equipment. Coach Allen Stanfield advocates for patience in training, noting the tendency to overcompensate for reduced fitness following our outseasons. Meet JB Brown, who transformed himself into a runner, and will now elevate his triathlon performance training with Coach David Bauerle. 

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Coaches Retreat, Plank Right, Race Signup Remorse

Jan
23

There is a reason planks are cited as one of the best total-body exercises, but only if they are done with correct form. Coach Amanda shows us how. Have you ever signed up for a race and then had buyer's remorse? Coach April discusses transforming those butterflies into a finish! The Team MPI Coaches Retreat and Coaching Seminar is a wrap. Deb Carneol and Brad Miller are just a week away from starting the World Marathon Challenge! Quintana Roo Tri offers Team MPI January Savings on bikes. 

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Consistency and Variability, Testosterone and Endurance Exercise, Emily Harvey and Ashley Eisenmenger in BuzzFeed

Jan
16

To reach next levels of endurance performance, Coach David suggests looking at consistency and variability of training - terms which sound contradictory but are in fact complementary! Coach Manuel looks at low testosterone in male endurance athletes and possible contributing factors beyond just training load. Emily Havey and Ashley Eisenmenger were recognized for breaking down barriers for female athletes! Read the latest Team MPI press release, "Team MPI Celebrates 8th year of Excellence in Endurance Coaching and Coach Mentoring, Athletes achieve world records, world rankings, and national championship."

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Our reason "Why," First Triathlon, Meet Amber Sheeley and Siobhan Briley

Jan
9

Coach Chris presents some strategies for finding meaningful endurance sport goals that mature alongside you through a lifetime of triathlon. Whether you are training for your first tri or helping a friend, Coach Liesl offers some tips to get to the first race feeling confident, healthy, and excited! Meet Amber Sheeley and Siobhan Briley, two new coached athletes working with Coach Mandi!

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Watch Your AIM, Triathlon for everyBODY, Emily Harvey in ESPN-w

Jan
2

Coach Mark Turner urges long-course athletes in particular to watch their AIM in the coming year. Find out what it stands for and the impact it can have. Coach Adam shares his story of evolution from offensive lineman to triathlete with the message that endurance sports welcome all body types. Team MPI athlete Emily Harvey was featured in ESPN-w for her outstanding contributions to paratriathlon, disability rights law, and nonprofit work. 

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Coaches Wishes, Holiday Eating, Meet Zach Harvey, Welcome new athletes

Dec
20

The coaches share their wishes for Santa. Coach April gives us some simple tips to avoid holiday over-eating and to feel good through the new year! Meet new coached athlete Zach Harvey and all of our new athletes who joined us through late fall to get a start on their 2018 goals! 

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Heavy Conversation, IMAZ Refections, Meet Athletes Amber Callahan and Jesse Still

Dec
13

Coach Mark Sortino shares a conversation he had with his wife Jennifer, a former D1 collegiate swimmer and a multiple IRONMAN, about weight and performance. Coach Mandi Kowal posts part two of her IMAZ reflections, noting that while it was one of the biggest rewards of her year, she continues to enjoy the quest for the complete race! Meet new athletes Jesse Still of Chickasha, OK who is training with Coach Mark Sortino, and Amber Callahan of Newport News, Virginia who is training with Coach Laura Henry. 

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Regress to Progress, IMAZ Race Report, Meet Keith Barton

Dec
6

Coach Laura urges athletes to become strong and stable and suggests a few simple but impactful one-sided exercises to help. Coach Mandi shares her IMAZ race report. Meet new athlete Keith Barton. Emily Harvey wins the November Strava Challenge!  

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Navigating the Holidays, Setting SMART Goals

Nov
29

The holidays can be tough on an athlete - training, nutrition, and rest. Coach Chris shares some reminders of how to enjoy but stay on track heading into the new year. Coach Becky addresses goal setting and how to take a more objective look to set our roadmap. 

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