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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Happy Thanksgiving, Keep Swim Sessions Challenging, #SmarterTeamMPI Challenge

Nov
24

Coach John shares an athlete's experience with a challenging swim set and explains how to craft a similar set for your own swim.  Enjoy #SmarterTeamMPI challenge posts. 

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Appreciate the Lessons, Sound Nutrition in the Holidays

Nov
17

The Team MPI tagline is "Smarter, Stronger, Faster." Coach Amanda encourages athletes to reflect on their season and share ways they have become smarter through lessons learned. Coach MarkT provides tips for managing nutrition in the face of holiday temptation. New Team MPI kit announced.

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Plan Your Season, Spotlight on Josh Goldman, IMFL

Nov
10

Coach John says while it is time to rest and recover, it is also the right time to plan for next season. Don't go into 2016 without a plan! Meet Team MPI athlete Josh Goldman who has flourished in multisport with the help of Coach Amanda. Photos from IMFL and more. 

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Hope Isn't a Game Plan, Achieving Greatness, Winter Swim Clinics

Nov
3

Coach Amanda expands upon a quote from Coach Mark, "The thing that sets elite athletes apart from the rest is that they show up knowing they are going to perform. It's not a matter of if but, rather, a matter of how." Coach MarkT remindes that greatness is a personal measure, and that effort rather than outcome based standards can provide more lasting satisfaction. Two-Day Team MPI Winter Swim Clinics are announced - January 9-10 and February 13-14. 

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Theory of Positivity, Happy Halloween, Final I Hate Open Water Swim

Oct
27

The smile can lead to great things, including how you view the race, and the training day you have, reminds Coach Jay. See photos from the final I Hate Open Water Swim of the season. Team MPI coaches share their favorite Halloween costumes 

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Adding Power and Efficiency to Your Swim

Oct
20

Do you swim with a shoulder-drive or hip-driven freestyle? Coach John covers the attributes of each and suggests using wintertime to work toward the latter. Team MPI Mailbox features a letter from triathlete Tom Knox, who with Coach John's help, was able to turn the race swim into a "non-event!"

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, Coach Mark's Tips, Kona Reflections

Oct
13

This time of year is pumpkin everything...give Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal a try with Coach Amanda's recipe. Coach Mark shares some swim/bike/run tips, and Coach Jay reflects on the IRONMAN World Championship. 

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