Cadence? and Team MPI clinics are about love!

Mar
19

Coach John suggests we 'Let go of any fear or self-consciousness and remember we are all about love! Go ahead and bite the bullet and sign up for a clinic, camp, or race." Coach Mark discusses run cadence and target numbers for optimal running. Also: Athlete Spotlight on Dave Wooden, Tri Swim Clinic photos, race results, Portofino Sunset Tri, Jubilee Kids Tri

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Numbers! and 'Are flip turns necessary or just cool looking?'

Mar
12

Coach Mark shares that numbers - heart rate, cadence, pace, time, distance, power - are only part of the equation. It's more important to know how one's body feels. Coach John answer's an athlete's question about the importance of flip turns. Also: Welcome Sara Stackpole, upcoming swim clinics, Portofino Sunset Tri Series, race results, and photos!

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Five Common Freestyle Flaws

Mar
5

Coach John identifies five common freestyle flaws and recommends specific drills for each. Issue also includes Portofino Sunset Tri, Jubilee Kids Tri, Race Results, Photos, and more!

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Answering the "Kick Question", Eat Smartly, Jubilee Kids Tri

Feb
26

Coach John talks about the role of kicking in the triathlon swim and incorporating kick sets into swim training and Coach Mark gives suggestions for managing nutrition and hunger. Registration is open for the Jubilee Kid's Tri that will feature SportsKids of the Year Conner and Cayden Long; order Team MPI kits this week; and congratulations to all the Team MPI New Orleans Rock 'n' Roll racers!

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Don't be THAT Masters Swimmer and Analyzing your Freestyle

Feb
19

Team MPI coaches comment on good group swimming etiquette and points to evaluate your own swim stroke. Also: Team MPI Athlete Spotlight: Earl Barnes; Team MPI Racing: Amy Dodson, Allen Stanfield, Todd Stalnaker; Order Team MPI kit by Feb 28 for savings; Portofino Sunset Tri dates; Upcoming swim clinics

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ASCA Freestyle Clinic and Pull, Baby Pull!

Feb
13

Coach John talks about attending the ASCA Freestyle Clinic and Coach Mark discusses pedaling technique. Also: Team MPI Spotlight: Jim Harris, Team MPI Jakroo kit orders, welcome coached athlete Earl Barnes, and Coach Mark and Coach Peter in USA Paratriathlon Webinar on 'Training the Paratriathlete'

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You've got to go FAST to be FAST

Feb
5

Coach Mark highlights the importance of getting out of the "grey area" of perceived exertion by incorporating speed sessions to improve neuromuscular activation, muscle firing, and oxygen update. Also: Portofino Sunset Tri Series presented by Infinity Bicycles announced, welcome newest coached athlete Danielle McLaughlin, Pensacola Double Bridge Run finishers and photos.

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Don't Get Burned

Jan
29

'Don't get Burned' by Coach John cautions against jumping back into training and doing too much too soon when we should build gradually back into training. Also: Team MPI Athlete Spotlight - Adrienne Butcher; Long Beach Carnival Classic Half Marathon racers Barbara Kerby and Katya Karpitskaya.

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Success and Failure in your Training

Jan
22

In 'Success and Failure in your Training,' Coach John discusses the importance of testing your limits from time to time in a workout that may be at the edge or just beyond your limits. Coach Mark shares the lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that triathletes can apply to their training - the importance of community and faith. Also: Team MPI Athlete Spotlight - Domenick Risola; Paratriathlete Training Seminar from Endurance Films by Coach Mark and Coach Peter; Charlie Mauze, Amy Hunt, and Amy Dodson in weekend road races.

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Try Something New

Jan
15

Triathletes can get into training ruts so Coach Mark encourages athletes to 'Try Something New' in terms of training routines, routes, training companions, and schedules. Coach John tries something new with the Keifer US Masters Swimming Backpack and provides a review. Also: Welcome Team MPI Coached Athlete Matt Shaffer; Race Results from HITS Naples, Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, Disney Half Marathon, and Mobile First Light Marathon and Half Marathon.

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