Building Your Engine, Training for Race Day Conditions, Recap of Portofino Tri Race #3

Jun
28

Coach Chris explains Building Your Engine with a three-part car analogy; Coach Liesl explains the importance of Training for Race Day Conditions. Recap of the Portofino Tri Presented by Infinity Bicycles, Meet athlete Tyson Pompelia, blog by Aaron Scheidies, and more!

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Easy Aero Improvements, Mere Mortals Swim

Jun
21

Being aerodynamic on the bike is more than helmets and wheels! Coach Allen shares some suggestions for inexpensive (or free) changes that can make an impact! Links to Coach John's interview on the Pensacola Business News, a video interview with "King of the Hill" Tyson Pompelia, and photos from ITU World Paratriathlon Besancon.

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IMTX Race Report, Wetsuit Adaptation

Jun
14

Coach Mark Turner shares his IRONMAN Texas race report, described as "The Race that Almost Wasn't." Despite course changes, a transition area move, and cold rain, hail, and wind, he made the most of the situation! Coach Mark Sortino shares his approach to wetsuit adaptation so on race day we can be comfortable, confident, and fast!

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Team MPI's All About Love, To Lift or Not To Lift

Jun
7

Our sport is filled with passionate and encouraging coaches and athletes. Coach John challenges us to consider new training challenges and other ways to improve knowing it's "All About the Love!" Coach Brad addresses the topic of strength training, why it should be a priority, and how to fit it into the busy triathlete schedule. A new IMCHOO Camp is announced, and save with Team MPI on the Endurance Films Training Institute. 

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Is your Brain Sabotaging your Goals, Breathing Rhythm on the Run, Meet Coach Liesl Begnaud

Jun
1

Any serious athlete needs to respect the impact that their brain has on every training session, race and season. Coach Chris describes some ways that your brain can sabotage your goals and how to address it. Coach Mark presents an exercise to improve breathing on the run. Meet new Coach Liesl Begnaud, USAT Level 1 Certified Coach is ready to help paratriathletes and triathletes reach their goals. She is based in Clermont, FL, and Denver, CO. 

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Three legged stool of triathlon swimming, Transition Tactics

May
24

Team MPI recommends a swim improvement plan that includes three “legs” to support your swimming: technique, endurance, and open water familiarization. Coach John explains how/why. Coach Ben reminds us that transition practice is extremely important and how to make the most of your practice. Welcome new athlete Lacy Babich. New Open Water Swim clinic in Boise on June 4. 

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Spin Class, Doing the thing you know you should, Portofino Race #2

May
17

Coach Brad encourages triathletes to consider a spin class for many reasons including power readings, comraderie, and motivation. We all have extra things we should be doing - eating better, sleeping, stretching - but we often do none of them! Coach Jay says pick one and see how that small change can have a big impact. Results from the Portofino Race, Welcome new athletes Brent Larmier and Carlos Colon!

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Expect the Expected, Consider a Mid-Season Training Camp

May
10

Coach MarkT weaves a tale of Waffle Houses, Coach Amanda, and the need to anticipate and address problems on the race course that are not unexpected! Coach Jamie suggests a mid-season training camp to alleviate mid-season "race hangover." Photos from CAF Camp, New Athletes, Race Results, and more!

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Top 10 Things to Remember for Your Next Race, Team Semper Fi Camp

May
3

When racing, there are many things that are easily forgotten or overlooked, particularly with the early season races when we are all a little rusty. Coach Jay presents 10 Things to Remember for Your Next Race. See photo highlights from the Team Semper Fi camp, led by Coaches Mark, John, MarkT, Amanda, and Allen in Pensacola Beach, FL. 

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Spotlight on Scott Boulton, USAT Collegiate Nationals, Russell Parker's IM 70.3 NO Report

Apr
26

Athlete Spotlight on Scott Boulton, training for the Leadville 100 MTB race with Coach John. Russell Parker shares the particularly challenging conditions of IM 70.3 New Orleans and his race strategy. Coach Amanda describes how we can define success by effort and not just numbers. 

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