Consistency and Variability, Testosterone and Endurance Exercise, Emily Harvey and Ashley Eisenmenger in BuzzFeed

Jan
16

To reach next levels of endurance performance, Coach David suggests looking at consistency and variability of training - terms which sound contradictory but are in fact complementary! Coach Manuel looks at low testosterone in male endurance athletes and possible contributing factors beyond just training load. Emily Havey and Ashley Eisenmenger were recognized for breaking down barriers for female athletes! Read the latest Team MPI press release, "Team MPI Celebrates 8th year of Excellence in Endurance Coaching and Coach Mentoring, Athletes achieve world records, world rankings, and national championship."

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Our reason "Why," First Triathlon, Meet Amber Sheeley and Siobhan Briley

Jan
9

Coach Chris presents some strategies for finding meaningful endurance sport goals that mature alongside you through a lifetime of triathlon. Whether you are training for your first tri or helping a friend, Coach Liesl offers some tips to get to the first race feeling confident, healthy, and excited! Meet Amber Sheeley and Siobhan Briley, two new coached athletes working with Coach Mandi!

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Watch Your AIM, Triathlon for everyBODY, Emily Harvey in ESPN-w

Jan
2

Coach Mark Turner urges long-course athletes in particular to watch their AIM in the coming year. Find out what it stands for and the impact it can have. Coach Adam shares his story of evolution from offensive lineman to triathlete with the message that endurance sports welcome all body types. Team MPI athlete Emily Harvey was featured in ESPN-w for her outstanding contributions to paratriathlon, disability rights law, and nonprofit work. 

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Coaches Wishes, Holiday Eating, Meet Zach Harvey, Welcome new athletes

Dec
20

The coaches share their wishes for Santa. Coach April gives us some simple tips to avoid holiday over-eating and to feel good through the new year! Meet new coached athlete Zach Harvey and all of our new athletes who joined us through late fall to get a start on their 2018 goals! 

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Heavy Conversation, IMAZ Refections, Meet Athletes Amber Callahan and Jesse Still

Dec
13

Coach Mark Sortino shares a conversation he had with his wife Jennifer, a former D1 collegiate swimmer and a multiple IRONMAN, about weight and performance. Coach Mandi Kowal posts part two of her IMAZ reflections, noting that while it was one of the biggest rewards of her year, she continues to enjoy the quest for the complete race! Meet new athletes Jesse Still of Chickasha, OK who is training with Coach Mark Sortino, and Amber Callahan of Newport News, Virginia who is training with Coach Laura Henry. 

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Regress to Progress, IMAZ Race Report, Meet Keith Barton

Dec
6

Coach Laura urges athletes to become strong and stable and suggests a few simple but impactful one-sided exercises to help. Coach Mandi shares her IMAZ race report. Meet new athlete Keith Barton. Emily Harvey wins the November Strava Challenge!  

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Navigating the Holidays, Setting SMART Goals

Nov
29

The holidays can be tough on an athlete - training, nutrition, and rest. Coach Chris shares some reminders of how to enjoy but stay on track heading into the new year. Coach Becky addresses goal setting and how to take a more objective look to set our roadmap. 

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Coach John's Final Coaches Corner, Plyometrics Part 3, IMAZ

Nov
21

Coach John takes us on a trip down memory lane from the beginnings of Team MPI. After November, he will become Coach Emeritus. Coach Manuel concludes his 3-part series on Plyometrics with sample programs and suggestions on integration into the training schedule. Recaps of IRONMAN Arizona and an IMFL Race Report by Coach Mark Turner. 

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Under Recovery, Beware Nutrition Fads, Meet Christine Bowden

Nov
14

Under recovery and over training can have similar symptoms and the strategy for reversing the pattern of destruction is the same. Coach Aaron Scheidies shares his personal experience as well as the remedies. Coach April cautions against nutrition fads in favor of sound nutritional practices that match training loads. Meet Christine Bowden. Enjoy fantastic deals on QR Demo Bikes! 

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Coach Allen and Mike Mendoza's Record Breaking Year, Recycling Throwaways

Nov
7

Coach MarkT proposes good uses for items we might just toss aside that can save a wetsuit from the dreaded fingernail gashes, help lower anxiety packing for a long course race, and streamline your race day hydration plan! Coach Allen Stanfield reflects on Mike Mendoza's record-breaking season completing more 70.3's than anyone! Meet athletes Shawnna Chee and Kelly McConnell!

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