Love, Appreciation, & Triathlon; Frontal Drag in the Swim; Athlete Spotlight: Katya Karpitskaya

Feb
9

With Valentine's Day around the corner, Coach Chris reflects on all the ways "love" impacts training and racing. Coach John offers innovative drills and as swim set to focus on decreasing frontal drag from the head to increase efficiency. Athlete spotlight on Katya Karpitskaya - accomplished triathlete, marathoner, mom, wife, veteran, and orthopaedic physician. 

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Swim Strokes, Spotlight on Sara Koehnke, Catch up with Coach Allen

Feb
2

Coach Mark addresses the topic of "Should Triathletes Swim Other Strokes?" Athlete spotlight on paratriathlete/runner Sara Koehnke of Highland Park, Illinois who trains with Coach Chris. Catch up with Coach Allen Stanfield of Gulfport, Mississippi. 

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Meet Coach Ben Dillon, Recap of Team USA Paratriathlon Swim Camp, Coach MarkT's Triathlon Story

Jan
26

Meet new Team MPI Coach Ben Dillon of Covington Louisiana who has a strong background in XTERRA racing. Coach John shares his observations of the dedicated athletes of the Team USA Paratriathlon Swim Camp. The triathlon story of Coach MarkT is an example of tenacity and belief! 

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Reflection and High Performing Athletes, Athlete Spotlight on Patricia Collins

Jan
19

Coach Chris discusses the importance of regular and consistent self-reflection for successful athletes. Army veteran and Team USA paratriathlete Patricia Collins is featured in our Athlete Spotlight. 

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Swim Speed Workout, Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

Jan
12

Coach Mark shares a favorite swim speed session. Coach Jay reminds us to look to small changes for success. Welcome new athletes Hailey Danisewicz, Sara Koehnke, Liz Michael, and Brandi Myers.

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Race Prep starts NOW, Quinoa Brittle recipe

Jan
5

Coach John cautions against too-late race prep and says now is the time to lay the groundwork - ideally with a coach. Coach Amanda shares a much enjoyed treat of quinoa brittle with pecans, chia seeds and oats. Welcome new athletes Patricia Collins and Duane Seay, both training with Coach Chris.

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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Dec
22

Coach Chris shares her Happy New Year Challenge Swim: 216 for 2016! Coach MarkT offers an award-winning recipe for Holiday 'Habanerry' and Brie Quesadilla. Athlete Spotlight on Gregg Edelstein who will race IM Arizona and Lake Placid 100k and Leadville 100 mountain bike races!

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Welcome Coach Christine Palmquist, How to Prep for Cold Water Swims

Dec
15

Team MPI is pleased to welcome Coach Christine Palmquist, USAT Level 3 certified coach and 12-time IRONMAN finisher with 18 years of coaching experience and leadership! Coach Jay explains how to prepare and maybe even enjoy cold water swims! 

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A Tool We All Can Use, Get Ready for the New Year

Dec
8

Coach Mark reviews the book "What Drives Winning" written by Brett Ledbetter and shares some strategies for race success. Coach Allen encourages us to have a strategy in place to be successful in our changes for 2016. The 2016 Portofino Tri Series Dates are announced! 

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First Day at Swimming, Being Thankful

Dec
1

Coach Jay writes, "Take some time in this off-season to be thankful for what you have- thank someone who has helped you get to where you are, and try to give back." Coach John relates a story from his youth to explain that some angst is normal when joining a swim group, but the rewards are well worth it! Read more!

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