About the 'I Hate Open Water Swim', Benefits of Local Sport Clubs, Welcome Becky O'Neil

Jul
19

Coach Ben explains the many benefits of participating in local swim, bike, and run groups and encourages us explore those options. Coach John goes behind the scenes of the weekly 'I Hate Open Water Swim" sponsored by Zarzaur Law so prospective swimmers know what to expect and come on-time and ready to swim. Meet new athlete Becky O'Neil!

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Ocean Swim Tactics, Lessons of Sport, Welcome Sharee Semmelbeck

Jul
12

Coach Jay shares tips for conquering the ocean swim - waves, currents, and critters! Hailey Danisewicz reflects on being fast versus "pretty fast for a ___" in her lesson of sport. Meet new athlete Sharee Semmelbeck.

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Youth Skills Camp, Road Tripping to Races, US Paralympic Triathlon Team

Jul
5

Coach Mark Turner shares his experience at the USAT National High Performance Youth Skills Camp in Kerrville, TX. Coach Amanda Leibovitz gives us tips to arrive at the starting line ready to race when we take the "show on the road" traveling significant distances to races. The US Paralympic Triathlon Team was announced and includes Team MPI athletes Mark Barr, Hailey Danisewicz, and Krige Schabort.

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Building Your Engine, Training for Race Day Conditions, Recap of Portofino Tri Race #3

Jun
28

Coach Chris explains Building Your Engine with a three-part car analogy; Coach Liesl explains the importance of Training for Race Day Conditions. Recap of the Portofino Tri Presented by Infinity Bicycles, Meet athlete Tyson Pompelia, blog by Aaron Scheidies, and more!

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Easy Aero Improvements, Mere Mortals Swim

Jun
21

Being aerodynamic on the bike is more than helmets and wheels! Coach Allen shares some suggestions for inexpensive (or free) changes that can make an impact! Links to Coach John's interview on the Pensacola Business News, a video interview with "King of the Hill" Tyson Pompelia, and photos from ITU World Paratriathlon Besancon.

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IMTX Race Report, Wetsuit Adaptation

Jun
14

Coach Mark Turner shares his IRONMAN Texas race report, described as "The Race that Almost Wasn't." Despite course changes, a transition area move, and cold rain, hail, and wind, he made the most of the situation! Coach Mark Sortino shares his approach to wetsuit adaptation so on race day we can be comfortable, confident, and fast!

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Team MPI's All About Love, To Lift or Not To Lift

Jun
7

Our sport is filled with passionate and encouraging coaches and athletes. Coach John challenges us to consider new training challenges and other ways to improve knowing it's "All About the Love!" Coach Brad addresses the topic of strength training, why it should be a priority, and how to fit it into the busy triathlete schedule. A new IMCHOO Camp is announced, and save with Team MPI on the Endurance Films Training Institute. 

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Is your Brain Sabotaging your Goals, Breathing Rhythm on the Run, Meet Coach Liesl Begnaud

Jun
1

Any serious athlete needs to respect the impact that their brain has on every training session, race and season. Coach Chris describes some ways that your brain can sabotage your goals and how to address it. Coach Mark presents an exercise to improve breathing on the run. Meet new Coach Liesl Begnaud, USAT Level 1 Certified Coach is ready to help paratriathletes and triathletes reach their goals. She is based in Clermont, FL, and Denver, CO. 

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Three legged stool of triathlon swimming, Transition Tactics

May
24

Team MPI recommends a swim improvement plan that includes three “legs” to support your swimming: technique, endurance, and open water familiarization. Coach John explains how/why. Coach Ben reminds us that transition practice is extremely important and how to make the most of your practice. Welcome new athlete Lacy Babich. New Open Water Swim clinic in Boise on June 4. 

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Spin Class, Doing the thing you know you should, Portofino Race #2

May
17

Coach Brad encourages triathletes to consider a spin class for many reasons including power readings, comraderie, and motivation. We all have extra things we should be doing - eating better, sleeping, stretching - but we often do none of them! Coach Jay says pick one and see how that small change can have a big impact. Results from the Portofino Race, Welcome new athletes Brent Larmier and Carlos Colon!

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