Mind Games, Envie Twilight Ladies Tri, Coach John's Heart o' Dixie Race Report

Aug
6

Coach Mark explains how our mind can play trick on us and how to recognize and combat negative or false chatter. Recap of the Envie Twilight Ladies Tri complete with a finish-line marriage proposal. Coach John encourages racers to consider the great point-to-point Heart o' Dixie triathlon.

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Training Zones, Keep Climbing the Ladder, Heart O' Dixie, Music City Tri

Jul
30

Coach Dustin explains how each of theTraining Zones affects us biophysically, Coach Allen says to Keep Climbing the Ladder and focus on where you are headed not where you have started. Lots of race pics & result from Heart O' Dixie and the Music City Tri and a race report from Crystal Hlywa.

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Characteristics of Great Racers, Portofino Sunset Tri Race #6

Jul
23

Coach Mark describes ten defining characteristics of Great Racers explaining that not all Great Athletes are Great Racers. Read about Portofino Sunset Tri Race #6 including a race report from the female winner from Virginia.

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Race Expectations and Record, Assess, Analyze, Practice

Jul
16

Coach John cautions against judging our own race success by a podium finish and reminds us to race ourselves and try our best. Coach Dustin prescribes a proces for improvement and bringing about change in our technique. Read Earl Barnes' race report from the Shawnee Mission Tri and see photos from the Sunfish Tri.

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The Crash, Training and Traveling

Jul
9

Coach Mark shares his tactics for speeding up recovery following a bike crash. Coach Dustin encourages athletes to find creative ways to maintain fitness even when away. Team MPI photos, results, more!

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Heat and Humidity's Effect on Training, Relax and Enjoy

Jul
2

With record heat waves in many parts of the country, Coach John shares tips for managing your health and training in the heat. Coach Allen has suggestions to keep stress from detracting from the enjoyment of racing and training. Team MPI athlete Katya Karpitskaya shares her story of swimming, biking, and running, through her two pregnancies.

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Swim affects the bike and run, Unimagined comes true

Jun
25

Coach Mark reminds us not to neglect the swim as it has a direct bearing on our bike and run. Coach John shares an experience of an athlete reaching swim goals not believed possible. Portofino Sunset Tri Race #5, IMFL Long Course Camp, race results, photos, more!

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Sunscreen, 12 Tips and Tricks, Athlete Spotlight

Jun
18

Coach Allen reminds athletes of the importance of sunscreen; Coach Dustin shares her 12 Tips and Tricks she has learned. Athlete Spotlight: Chad Westmoreland. Photos, results, more!

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Mid season reminders, Portofino Sunset Tri series race #4

Jun
11

Coach Mark and Coach Allen both share thoughts on mid-season evaluation of race goals/motivation and looking ahead to races for the following season. See the link to Coach John's article in BeginnerTriathlete.com. Results, photos, new athletes, and more!

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Thank those who support you, Reasons for Open Water Swimming, Jubilee Kids Tri, Grandman

Jun
4

This issue recaps the Grandman Triathlon and Jubilee Kids Tri with race reports, results, and photos. Coach's Corner includes Coach Dustin on Thanking those who support you and Coach John on the importance of Open Water swim training.

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