Team MPI Newsletter
January 21, 2020
Speaking at a recent Team MPI Coaches Retreat inspired Coach Becky to consider how similar the feelings and preparation are to racing.
Coach Mark Sortino and Jennifer Hazard ran the St. George Half Marathon!
Illinois-based Tina Fillman ran a very hot Key West Half Marathon to earn this medal from the southernmost half marathon in the US! Tina trains with Coach Laura Henry.
Meet Gary Martinez of Boise, Idaho
Training with Coach Mark Sortino
I am a recovering alcoholic with almost seven years of sobriety and love to test my body and grit in different ways now. I have chosen triathlon as a next step in my fitness journey. My swim skills up until October 2019 consisted of dog paddle with very little forward motion and love the fact that at age 50 I can start something brand new and see monthly, sometimes weekly improvements, thanks to Coach Mark.
Profession – Change Management Consultant
Sporting background – Mountain Biking, running
Main races/goals for the year – Santa Rosa 70.3 & Arizona 70.3. My goal for Ironman AZ is sub 6 hours.
Challenges – I am time-starved
Fun fact – I lock all my doors three times before bed
How you came to work with Team MPI and Coach Mark – After meeting with two local coaches and almost moving forward without guidance, I found Coach Mark and Team MPI via Google.
😂 Post-Workout Comment of the Week
"So I’m happy with tonight’s workout and really happy tomorrow is my rest day. Or as I now call it: Friday number 1, lol."
Team MPI athlete post-workout comments are an important part of athlete-coach communication. They are often quite revealing and humorous in the aftermath of a workout gone well or awry!
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)