Timing, Swim Gear Check, MTB Training Camp

Apr
17

Check and refresh your swim gear with tips from Coach Patty Collins. Sheer suits, moldy fins - she's got answers! The timing of our training can have an impact on our race performance. Find out just what this means from Coach Laura Henry. Get stoked for the Team MPI MTB Camp June 20-24. Make plans to join Coach Mark and Coach Adam Sczech in Boise for some amazing riding. 

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Pull Ups, Mutitpurpose Compression Wear, Team Semper Fi Camp

Apr
10

Coach Mandi provides a unique approach to mastering the pull-up: frequent, low-rep practice. This strength-building exercise is beneficial for triathletes - particularly in the pool! Compression wear is more than a fad, and more multi-purpose than you might think! Coach Aaron Scheidies offers a few reasons you might use it. Photos from Team Semper Fi Triathlon Camp and Traditions Triathlon. 

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Coach as Scientist vs Artist, Benefits of Tri Clubs

Apr
3

Coach Mark reflects on his growth as a coach, and the recognition that to best serve all athletes requires a careful balance of scientist and artist. Whether you are new to the sport or new to the area, joining a triathlon club can help to get you plugged into the multisport community. Coach April explains some of the many benefits of tri clubs. 

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The Camp Issue

Mar
27

Am I too slow for this camp? Am I too strong for this camp? Coach MarkT puts those fears to rest - a Team MPI camp offer the appropriate support, and challenge, for everyone! We also have links to the photo albums for Coach Allen's Chain Tri Team Camp as well as the USAT/Africa ITU Junior Camp in Egypt with Coach Chris and Coach Wesley Johnson. 

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Habits, Fuel your Gut, Meet athlete Josh Canas

Mar
20

Coach Allen discusses habits: registering for a race doesn't get us to the finish line, habits do! Coach Becky shares a great analogy for why one fueling approach does not fit all bodies (and guts)! Meet Josh Canas, who is training with Coach David Bauerle and transitioned from a life of baseball to marathons and now triathlon!

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Race Weight, Plan your Taper, CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships

Mar
13

Coach David reviews why the taper is important, factors that determine the length of taper, and how to adjust your training for an effective taper. Coach Amanda explains the difference between healthy weight and race weight and that they can't be defined by just a number. March specials from QR, Team MPI Spring Training Recap from Emily Harvey, Results from CAMTRI Sarasota!

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Low-T, Control Game, Coach Chris Paratriathlon Coach of the Year, Spring Training Camp

Mar
6

Coach Liesl addresses the topic of control. As an athlete, it can be a positive force as dedication and focus, but it can be destructive unless you find that sweet spot of control. Coach Manuel shares part 2 of his series on exercise-induced low-T (testosterone) and mitigation approaches. Congratulations to Coach Chris Palmquist who was named the 2017 Paratriathlon Coach of the Year by USAT. We recap our Team MPI Spring Training Camp.

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Less is often More, Ultramarathon Don'ts, CarbRocket

Feb
27

In endurance sports, we often think more is better, but Coach Chris explains the fallacy in this type of thinking, suggesting that a "less is more" approach may better serve us. Coach Adam completed his first ultramarathon in January, and he shares his experience as well as the "don'ts"...many of which he did! Gregg Edelstein competed the Tokyo Marathon, his final race in the 6-race World Marathon Majors. Welcome new affliate, CarboRocket! 

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Hydroplane on the Water, Welcome New Athletes, USAT All Americans

Feb
20

Coach Aaron Scheidies offers a drill progression to improve body position to help hydroplane on the water for greater efficiency and speed! Welcome new Team MPI athletes. Congratulations to the 2017 USA Triathlon All Americans!

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It's the Company You Keep, IM All World Athletes

Feb
14

In life and in sport, if you are continually surrounded by toxic and negative people, your daily existence will be filled with stress and negativity, so it is best to create some separation. Coach Mark Sortino suggests taking stock of the company you keep. Congratulations to the Team MPI All World Athletes: Mike Mendoza, Katya Karpitskaya, Kent Walter, and Coahes Adam Sczech and Mandi Kowal! 

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