Swim Glide, Lessons from Iron Cowboy

Jul
7

Check your stroke for glide! Coach John explains that this pause in the stroke is not an energy-saver, it's just a time-adder. What can long course athletes learn from the Iron Cowboy? They can lot about controlling the effort for a successful finish!

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When Accidents Happen, Krige Schabort nominated for ESPY

Jun
30

Coach Mark gives us five steps to physically recover fast and mentally stay positive and in control when accidents and injury occur. Team MPI athlete Krige Schabort was nominated for an ESPY, cast a vote! Iron Cowboy recap (50 iron distance events in 50 days in 50 states)

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The Weather, Meet Team MPI Coach Jay Weber

Jun
23

Coach Amanda reflects on her race season of crazy weather to show that attitude is everything and that good races can happen in any weather! Meet new Team MPI Coach Jay Weber of San Diego, CA. The USAT Coach and ITU, Ironman and USAT official is taking on new athlete clients who want to get more out of the sport. 

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Iron Cowboy, Traveling Kit, Meet Jason Wheat

Jun
16

The 50 iron-distance triathlons in 50 states in 50 days "Iron Cowboy" will be bringing him to Pensacola on June 26. Learn more about what he is working toward and why! Coach Mark shares his "Traveling Kit" of items and apps that help him keep training despite a busy travel schedule this year. Recap of the June 11 Portofino Tri race. Meet new Team MPI athlete Jason Wheat.  

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Try a New Pool Toy - the Snorkel, June 6 Portofino Race Recap

Jun
9

Coach John talks about the role of the snorkel in swim training and how to adapt and best use it. Recap of the first Saturday Portofino Tri Series race where 20+ first-times participated in this sold-out race. 

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Race Day Plan, first Saturday race for Portofino Tri Series

Jun
2

You can put all the work in and be totally prepared, tapered, physically and mentally. But all can be lost without proper race day plan. Coach Jamie shares his experience and encourages attention to detail. Photos from the Grandman Triathlon, ITU London, and more. 

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Risk, Fear, & Courage; The Free Run

May
26

Coach Mark shares Aaron Scheidies' journey with a goal of the 2016 Paralympics:"Nothing great gained occurs without risk. There's always risk. And with risk, there comes the fear of failure. But if we can have the courage to take risks and conquer our fears, we can do things that seem impossible." It's a MUST read. Coach Amanda talks about her iPod failing, and having one of her best free runs.

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Writing a Triathlon Race Report, Portofino Tri Series Race #2, ITU Yokohama

May
19

Race reports provide the tracking needed to zero in on that near perfect race. Coach John provides tips for documenting races. Recap from the May 14 Portofino Tri Series Race #2. Photos from ITU Paratriathlon in Yokohama. Race results from IMTX, IM70.3 Chattanooga, and many more.

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Funny Stories of Ironman, Challenged Athletes Foundation Camp

May
12

Coach Mark shares funny stories of IRONMAN racing that involve a dragonfly and a possum, that's right! Recap of the CAF Paratriathlon Camp. Race week for Portofino Tri Series race #2!

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Just Relax, Portofino Du results, Monterrey CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships

May
5

Coach Amanda explains how belly breathing techniques can help bring pre-race nerves to an optimum state. Wrap-up of the April 30 Portofino Duathlon. Coach Mark's Triathlete magazine article on bike handling skills. 

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