Forge Your Path, Times are Changing

Feb
28

Athlete-focused social media (e.g. Strava, Map My Run, etc) offers support, encouragement, route advice, tracking. Coach Laura cautions athletes not to let the challenges and competitiveness lead us away from our unique path to our goals. Coach Mandi discusses some personal aspects of being an athlete over 50. She explains the reasons we may experiences these changes and how to combat them and includes information from Joe Friel's Fast over 50. 

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Faith and Belief, Tri Packing List, Partnerships with Quintana Roo and Zarzaur Law

Feb
21

Coach Allen says one of the most important aspects of triathlon is faith: faith in yourself, faith in your coach, faith in the process, and faith in your team. Coach Liesl offers a tri-packing list and reminds us to try everything before race day! Welcome new sponsors Quintana Roo and Zarazaur Law. Meet new athlete Victoria Markley.

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Value of Investment, SOLE Mates, Meet Kelsea Offner

Feb
14

Coach MarkT reflects on last weekend's Coaches' Retreat, highlighting that to go from good to great, athletes and coaches must invest in each another, and great coaches must invest in one another as we did. Coach April says that the key to a good run shoe fit is a stride analysis and the help of an experienced professional at a local run shop. Meet athlete Kelsea Offner. Register for the Steamboat Springs, Lake Placid, or IMFL Tri Camps!

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Swim Cues, Swim Gimmicks, February Coaching Special, USAT All American Honors

Feb
7

Coach Chris shares four swim cues that can bring focus to body position and biomechanics for a more efficient and effective stroke. Add some productive fun to your swim with these "gimmicks" that Coach John endorses! Read also: Congratulations to USAT All American Athletes, features on Kristan Croom and Diane Mitchell, February Coach Special, New Kits, Club Team MPI, and Coaches Retreat this weekend!

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New Kits, Pelvic Position on Bike, Club Team MPI

Jan
31

Having neck or back pain on the bike? An improperly rotated pelvis could be a contributing factor. Coach Adam describes how to position yourself on the bike. Announcing new Team MPI kits! Wear Team MPI gear and we will feature you through Club Team MPI! Join now, it's free with the kit.

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Swim Fins, Win Transition, Welcome Coach Patty Collins

Jan
24

Great benefits can be had from the right set of swim fins, says Coach Mark Sortino, Coach Clay Battin urges transition practice with a streamlined setup for short-course racing. Welcome new Coach Patty Collins!

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Self-Myofacial Release, Free Speed, Camp Sign-ups

Jan
17

SMR (Self-Myofacial Release) can improve muscle relaxation, range of motion, neuromuscular efficiency, tissue recovery, and reduce soreness. Coach Jamie Brown shares some tools and approaches to consider. Coach Aaron explains how to take advantage of the free speed offered by gravity in downhill running. Sign up for a camp in Steamboat Springs, Panama City, or Lake Placid.

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Bike Saddles, Fitness Peaks, Meet Coach April Corey

Jan
10

The climb back to fitness may seem steep. But Coach Allen reminds us to keep moving forward toward the next fitness peak. Coach Adam demystifies saddle fit and explains the main characteristics that can determine comfort. Meet new Coach April Corey. Coach Mark Sortino is on the cover of USAT Magazine!

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New Look, Little Things, Big Bites & New Athletes Michael Stephens and Beth Tucker

Jan
3

It's the "little things" such as extra sleep, stretching, foam rolling, and strength work that can help us reach our goals feeling strong and with a smile, says Coach Laura. If your goals sometimes feel like you've bitten off more than you can chew, Coach Becky reminds to take it one workout at a time and follow the plan to a successful conclusion. Meet new athletes Michael Stephens and Beth Tucker. 

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Motivation, Hill Climbing Trainer Session, Camps Open

Dec
27

Motivation to exercise, train and race comes in many forms. Coach Liesl encourages us to find our WHY, then claim it, define it and follow it to the next finish line. Coach Jay shares his favorite hill-climbing bike trainer session. Registration is open for the Team MPI IMFL and Lake Placid long course camps as well as the 2017 Portofino Tri Series races. Meet new coached athletes Mike Baughman and Omar Bermejo!

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