Team MPI Newsletter
January 14, 2020
January 8-12, Orlando, FL
January 11, Pensacola, FL
Ben Bograd - 2nd M40-44
Jayme Bograd - 1st F35-39
Taylor Davis - 2nd F25-29
Freeze 10K (2nd of 4 in a series)
January 11, Binghamton, NY
Teresa Mech with her bling from the four-race Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge! Coach Laura said, "It was a MASSIVE goal for any runner, but especially for one who is also vacationing at Walt Disney World (and therefore walking a TON each day)."
The whole Bograd family raced FAST in Pensacola this weekend with podium finishes in the half marathon for mom Jayme and dad Ben and podiums for the kids in the 5K/10K! Jayme and Ben are coached by Allen Stanfield.
Team MPI Coaches Retreat Recap
The annual East Coast Team MPI Coaches Retreat took place on January 11 & 12 in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida. Team MPI coaches were joined by guest coaches for an information-packed day on Saturday that generated a lot of lively discussion. Coaches Mark Sortino, Laura Henry, Adam Sczech, Becky Piper, and Mark Turner as well as Earl Walton from IRONMAN U, presented on topics including mental strength, coaching para-athletes, bike fit, and best practices in swim coaching.
Sunday was a half-day meeting for just Team MPI coaches to discuss team-building, social media, Maria Netherland's presentation on partnerships, and other topics of relevance.
One of the things we hear reflected in guest coach attendees year after year is how unique Team MPI is with its focus on collaboration, transparency, and TEAM. We are proud to bring this strength to all of our athletes!
Coaches and athletes - plan to join us in Tempe on November 20th or next January on the East Coast! It's a fantastic time!
Welcome New Athletes
Nicolas Dewalque of Brussels, Belgium - Coach Gregg
Rebecca Dottolo of Baldwinsville, NY - Coach Laura
Angela Hanson of Meridian, ID - Coach Mark
Gary Martinez of Boise, ID - Coach Mark
Bill McConnell of Lafayette, NY - Coach Laura
February 22, 2020 - Open Water Swim Clinic (League City, TX)
March 28-29, 2020 - Team MPI Triathlon Skills Clinic (Galveston, TX)
May 30-31, 2020 - MTB Skills Clinic (Boise, ID)
June 20, 2020 - Open Water Swim Clinic (Boise, ID)