Athletic Uses of White Vinegar, Reduce Pre-Race Anxiety

Jul
4

Coach Mandi shares tips to arrive at a race ready and mentally relaxed. It's all in the preparation! Solve your stinky laundry and equipment woes and pool-fried hair with a safe, common product we all have in our houses. Coach Patty explains how it works!

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Bike Transport, Meet Coach David Bauerle, Paratri Nationals

Jun
28

Coach Liesl discusses bike transport with tips and options for personal transport as well as shipping or flying with your bike. Meet new Team MPI Coach David Bauerle from the Dallas, Texas area, and new coached athlete Dom Zambrano who train with Coach Allen. Jake Babich shared his race report from the Bighorn 100, and we bring news and results from Paratriathlon Nationals. 

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Training is more than Workouts, Coach Becky Returns to XTERRA, Jacqueline Sasaki Du National Champ!

Jun
21

Training is part art and part science. Data is best in context when we record qualitative information like stressors and conditions, says Coach Laura Henry. Coach Becky marked her return to XTERRA racing. 

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Gain Pool Speed, Writing Race Reports, Meet Trey Thornhill and Daria Bakina

Jun
13

When we train in the pool, whether competing with a lane-mate or the clock, Coach John Murray suggests we hone our competitive swim skills to save time and improve our technique. When the race is over, the work isn't done! Coach Amanda Leibovitz encourages us to do race reports in the format that suits us best! Meet new athletes Daria Bakina and Trey Thornhill. 

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Epic races, epic lessons, epic visits!

Jun
6

Coach Mark Sortino and Coach April Corey share reflections on their recent races - a 24 hour MTB race and a 100 mile trail race! Meet new athletes Matthew Miller and Amanda Mara. Carlos Colon and Michael Stephens get a surprise ("epic") visit from President George W. Bush. Boise Open Water Swim Clinic recap. 

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Belief

May
31

This week's Coach's Corners center on the theme of belief - how we frame ourselves, and the importance of bringing our beliefs and the beliefs of others into alignment with our goals. Coach Mark Turner shares a story of an unlikely win by his young Lacrosse team, and Coach Chris Palmquist explains how our athletic success depends heavily on our belief system! Read Coach April Corey's 100 mile run race report and see Ashley Eisenmenger speaking at TEDx North Central College!

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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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