Plan for the Swim, Cowtown Race Report

Mar
10

Coach Mark describes how to plan for the swim - and save time - by noting buoy placements, sighting landmarks, and selecting goggles for glare potential. Coach Amanda's Cowtown half marathon race report details how she adjusted when the full marathon was cancelled due to weather, resulting in a major PR and negative split race! Photos from Clermont Draft Legal Challenge, Lucky Leprechan, and Tough Mudder.

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Fun of Duathlons, Aaron Scheidies, Team USA Paratriathlon High Performance Camp

Mar
3

Coach Allen explains that Duathlons are great practice for transitions and pacing with all the excitement of a mass start. Try the Team MPI Portofino Duathlon April 30! Coach John shares tips on pre-swim breakfasts and warmup how-tos. Congrats to Aaron Scheidies, USAT Paratriathlete of the Year!

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Portofino Duathlon, Learning Curve, Hotel Workout

Feb
24

Come do a Duathlon with Team MPI at the first Portofino Tri Race on Thursday, April 30! Coach's Corner features pieces by Coach Mark on learning from other coaches, and Coach Jim on a hotel workout in a snowed-in-city! 

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Leverage the Swim, Flow, Open Water Swim Clinic Announcement

Feb
17

Are you a speed boat or a rubber raft, asks Coach John. Maximize the power of the swim stroke with a rigid structure of core muscles! Understand "flow." Coach Amanda explains the elements for achieving this elusive groove! 

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See It to Believe It, Consistency, Long Course Camps, Krige Schabort, Mary Kate Callahan

Feb
10

Coach Mark explains how to use visualization to enhance race performance. Coach Jamie stresses that consistency is key to get results from training. Athlete spotlight on Krige Schabort and Mary Kate Callahan in the news. IMCHOO (July 31- August 2) and IMFL Long Course (September 18-20) camp registrations are open.

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Dream Big Start Small, Mental Skills Training

Feb
3

Coach Amanda explains the meaning of, "Think big, dream big, but start small. Start where you are with what you have because what you have is plenty." (~Eric Thomas). Learn about Mental Skills Training services offered by Coach Amanda. 

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Training Consistency, Easy Runs, Indoor Tri Report

Jan
27

Coach Jim provides strategies for achieving training consistency amidst a busy schedule. Doubting the value of your easy recovery run? Rethink that, says Coach Amanda! Ashley Heher shares her experience doing an indoor tri. Meet new athlete Scott Lang. Coach Jamie reviews the ISM PN1.1 saddle.

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Train Faster to Get Faster, Portofino Tri Series Announced

Jan
20

Add in some speed! The benefits include improved neuromuscular activation, muscle firing, oxygen uptake, increased bone strength, help fight chronic disease such as arthritis, improve sleep, boost heart health and improve your overall mood. Portofino Tri Series is announced with several exciting changes - a duathlon, Saturday races, and relay options at all races!

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Group Training Benefits, Polar Dash Race Report

Jan
13

Coach John reviews the benefits of group training - the fun and even the sharing of the misery! Coach Amanda shares her experience running the Polar Dash 15 miler in 3 degree temps, with a -16 windchill! See photos from the final Winter Swim Video Clinic, race results, and more!

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When to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, Frequently Asked Swim Questions

Jan
6

Coach Mark reminds there's a difference between feeling lazy and not wanting to train and feeling exhausted, sick or even injured. This is an important skill for athletes to learn, and it requires honesty, trust and self confidence. Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em! Coach John reviews swim FAQs and debunks several myths of swim training. 

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