Bike Geometry, Off Season Technique is King, Favorite Books of Coaches

Dec
6

Coach Amanda takes a lesson from a nationally-ranked volleyball team to remind to take time to work on the basics of form, technique, and sport-specific strength. Coach Adam reviews the basics of bike geometry and explains how it influences the "ride" and feel of a bike. Find some holiday reading or gift-giving ideas with our list of Favorite Tri Books by Team MPI coaches!

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Winter Challenge, Holiday Giveaways

Nov
29

Commit 12 weeks to a Winter Challenge to start 2017 stronger than ever! Coach Christine Palmquist presents options to build strength, address weaknesses, or cross train and reap the benefits all season long. Watch for our Friday Thanks for YOU Giveaways on Facebook. 

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Gratitude, A Time To Give, Thanks for YOU GIveaway

Nov
22

This Thanksgiving week, Coach Becky Piper shares ideas about ways to give back to the sport - now, or any time of the year! Coach Mark identifies a common characteristic among happy people - gratitude - and gives real-life examples of how difficult situations can be viewed with gratitude. We announce our "Thanks for You" giveaway. Catch up on race results, photos, and sponsor savings. 

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Think Downhill, Meet Heather Gollnick, Secret Lives of Triathletes

Nov
15

We all like to go downhill! Coach Aaron explains why and how to attain the feeling of swimming, biking, and running downhill to find our best form. Meet new coach Heather Gollnick, a 5-time IRONMAN champion and coach with 20+ years of experience. We reveal the Secret Lives of Triathletes with Logan Turner and Mike Nickel who spend their off season in competitive curling. 

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Race Pre-Planning, Meet Coach Adam Sczech

Nov
9

On the heels of a big fall race season, Coach Laura offers her pre-planning suggestions for out-of-town races. Coach Jay reminds that athletes can and should develop a range of speeds or gears. Welcome new coach Adam Sczech. IMFL photos and more!

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Overnight Oats, Team MPI headed to IMFL

Nov
1

Breakfast is important, but we may not take the time. Coach Amanda suggest an easy on-the-go breakfast with overnight oats! Reanna Wenham shares her report on the EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5K. Look for Team MPI on the IMFL run course!

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Off Season Prep, Plan Your Next Season, Meet New Coach Clay Battin

Oct
25

Coach Jamie gives a four-step process to negotiate the mysterious off season! Coach Becky explains how we can plan our 2017 race calendar. Meet new Coach Clay Battin of Austin, Texas. Read Patty Collins' account of the 7-day, 622 mile Million Dollar Challenge Ride that raised funds for the Challenged Athlete Foundation. 

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Determining Your Off Season, Benefits of OWS, Race Reports

Oct
18

The off-season doesn't have to be winter. Coach Liesl describes her flipped year that minimizes hot-weather racing. As Coach John's weekly open water swim series wraps up, he reflects on the benefits for the regular attendees. Read Coach Laura's report on IMLOU, Coach Amanda's on IM 70.3 World Championships, and Jerry Barnett's on Rim2Rim2Rim. 

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IRONMAN World Championships, When a run isn't just a run

Oct
11

Coach Jay officiated for WTC at the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship and discusses the unique aspects of this race - competition, weather, course conditions, and the road. Meet athlete Debra Carneol who trains with Coach Mandi. IMLOU race results and more!

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Preparing for Cooler Weather, SRITri, US Presidents

Oct
4

With fall weather setting in, Coach Amanda reminds us how to train best in cooler temperatures and why. Team MPI athletes rub shoulders with US Presidents. Photos, race results and more!

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