Team MPI Newsletter

November 3, 2020

Are you getting bored with doing your endurance training on the same old routes?

 

Sometimes, as adventurous, driven athletes, we need to shake things up a bit! You may want to consider the incredible experience that is a 'destination training' trip. And, it doesn't have to be a complex or expensive endeavor!

Keep reading to get Coach David's tips about how to plan your own destination training trip!

I don't know about anyone else reading this article, but I have 5 inches of snow in my backyard. Which means that it is now Fat Bike season!

 

What better way to kick off the arrival of (my enemy) the snow than with a retelling of my experience at the Fat Bike World Championships.

Keep reading for Coach Adam's lighthearted race recap throwback!

Coach Maria's Monday Minute

This week on Maria's Monday Minute: Great Enchilada Casserole 

 

My move to Florida hasn’t been without food drama. I can’t find a Mexican restaurant that I love, so I’m making Mexican food at home and found this amazing enchilada sauce recipe to make enchilada cassarole! It freezes beautifully and can be made gluten free, which is important in my household. Depending on the chili powder used, it can be very spicy or mild in flavor. The beauty is that you get to choose!

Head over to the blog to grab this tasty recipe!

Coach Laura's Coach Tip Tuesday

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This week on Coach Tip Tuesday: Specificity Matters

If you want to become a better cook, you will not become a better cook by ordering takeout. Similarly, if you want to become a better [insert athletic-related term here], you will not become better unless you do the thing.

This is a hard principle to accept and put into practice because most of us want short-cuts!

Keep reading over at the blog to get all the great wisdom and learn how to put this into practice!

Team MPI VIRTUAL COACHES' RETREAT

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WHEN: November 13, 2020

WHERE: Zoom (sweatpants and coffee encouraged!)

Register online today!

Come join Team MPI for our annual Coaches' Retreat! It will be a fun, engaging day of instruction that will enhance your knowledge, interaction with some of the best coaches in the country, and offer USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coaching CEU's!
 
Team MPI coaches believe in collaboration and growth. This value extends to the the entire coaching community, not just Team MPI. That's why we've created our Coaches' Retreats! Come join us online for a day of interesting and inspiring presentations in a warm, social atmosphere that invites discussion, sharing, and learning. 
Head over to the Team MPI website to learn more and get all the details!
USA Triathlon and USA Cycling CEU Credits Available!

Team MPI Coach Spotlight

Becky Piper

Continuing our Coach Spotlight series, this week we sat down with Coach Becky Piper to get to know her a bit. She's fun, engaging, dedicated, and has loads of great life experience to offer.

 

How long have you been coaching?

I've been coaching endurance sports for 4 years but I've been a personal trainer for 8 years.

What's your favorite pre or post-workout snack?

My favorite post-workout reward is PANCAKES!!! But I only get them if I've done something truly amazing. Luckily, coming back from an injury means I have a good amount of good workouts/races...and therefore, pancakes.

What's your favorite part about coaching?

My favorite part of coaching is seeing an athlete reach a breakthrough and experience the joy that comes with reaching it. 

What's a phrase or saying your athletes hear from you a lot?

"That's AWESOME!!!" - I tend to say "awesome" whenever my athletes comment that a workout went well.

What's one question you think athletes should ask before beginning to work with a coach?

I would like all athletes to ask what my coaching philosophy is. I love getting to answer that question because it truly allows me to express my thoughts on why I believe endurance sports can be a joy to train for - for everyone from beginner to elite!

Coach Becky Piper is a USA Triathlon Certified Level 1 Triathlon Coach, Paratriathlon Coach, and Cycling Coach. She is currently on her way to Michigan but has made a little stopover in Wisconsin to see friends and family while her husband Sam is serving in the military. Her dog, Gunner, is with her on the long adventure across the country. She is the reigning national champion in the Time Trial and Road Race in women’s C2 Paracycling and is preparing for her debut in the Paralympic Trials, but her true passion is coaching. Coach Becky can be reached at becky@teammpi.com.

Team MPI Racing Calendar

Race Results

IRONMAN VR The Americas

October 29 - November 1, 2020

Virtual

Oilman Triathlon

Sunday Nov. 1, 2020

Montgomery, TX

Michael Bell - racing

Coach Mark Turner - head race official

Lee Turner - race official

Madness In Moab 24-Hour Event

October 31, 2020

Moab, Utah

Adam Sczech

Team MPI Coach Adam Sczech crushed the 24-hour race, Madness in Moab over the weekend. Way to go, coach!

Upcoming Races

IRONMAN VR The Americas

October 29- November 1, 2020

Each week will feature training workouts in the swim, bike, and run disciplines, as well as a weekend VR tied to the region with a designated ROUVY course for competing live with fellow athletes around the world on race weekend.

Register free online!

Team Semper Fi / America's Fund virtual 50K

November 6-8, 2020

Virtual

Jesse Still

Red Rock Rampage MTB race

November 7, 2020

St George, UT

Byron Jordan

Triston Arisawa

Heidi Dohse

Gulf Coast 70.3

November 7, 2020

Panama City Beach, FL

Taylor Davis

Best of the Best Sprint Triathlon

November 8, 2020

Flower Mound, TX

Stefanie Sandoval

Kat Brown

25 Hours In Frog Hollow

November 7 – 8, 2020

Hurricane, UT

Mike Baughman

Jeff Wallace

Head over to our Facebook page and let us know what races or events you're doing so we can cheer you on!

Team MPI Partner Spotlight

Boost your swimsuit game with Blueseventy

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Even if you missed the ordering window to get your limited-edition Santa swimwear, there are loads of other great swimsuits to choose from over at Blueseventy... including this Kona-inspired swimsuit that celebrates 10 years of the Kona Coffee Boat!

 

The California Racerback is designed and manufactured in the USA with high quality 100% polyester fabrics from Italy that are made using recycled materials. 

Plastic bottles, reclaimed fishing nets and other plastics are chopped up then melted down and spun into the yarns that are woven into the material used for these suits. 

100% polyester fabrics are chlorine-proof and won't break down from lots of winter pool training. They offer UV protection and great compression and shape retention, too!

Head over to the Blueseventy website to check out all their great swimsuit designs and options for both men and women!

Here's a pic of some Team MPI athletes at the Kona Coffee Boat in 2018!

#TeamMPILifeChallenge #2 - Strength and Mobility

Strength and Mobility Challenge Raffle Winners

We're really proud of each athlete who completed our recent Strength and Mobility Challenge, and we're grateful for our amazing partners who made these raffle prizes possible!

We're excited to announce our #TeamMPILifeChallenge #2 Raffle winners!

Sarah Pierce: Normatec Hyperice Hypervolt (a $349 value)

Caitlin Pollard: Rudy Project Swag bag

Elizabeth Register: Alt Red: 1 bottle of 30ct Alt Red

Richard Rodi: ithlete: Voucher for a year of ithlete Pro subscription

Jose Santiago: Blueseventy: Pair of goggles

Robert Martinez: Orange Mud: Brand Hat

Scott Heintzelman: Team MPI: Team MPI branded Orange Mud Transition Wrap

Stefanie Sanoval: Team MPI Trucker Hat

Katrisha Brown: 2 Team MPI Water Bottles

#TeamMPILifeChallenge #3

Join the 7-Day Movement Challenge!

For our third and final 2020 #TeamMPILifeChallenge, we bring you the seven-day Movement Challenge that promotes a commitment to move your body consistently for seven days in a row.

 

Each day must contain one (1) hour of continuous movement. The movement can be anything!  Swimming, biking, running, walking, hiking, skiing, SUP-ing, yoga, pilates, scuba diving, hand stand walks... if it involves you moving your whole body, it's an eligeable activity! This is your chance to get creative!

 

Here's the great news--EVERYONE CAN PLAY! If you're reading this e-mail... you can participate!

Current and formerly coached Team MPI athletes, friends and family, and the general public-at-large.

Our hope is that you'll get a taste of how great this Team MPI family is (and a bit of our coaching philosophy) along the way.

PLUS... there are TEN sweet raffle prizes on the line!​

Raffle #1: Normatec: PULSE 2.0 Leg Package (a $995 value)

Raffle #2: Rudy Project Swag bag

Raffle #3: Alt Red: 1 bottle of 30ct Alt Red

Raffle #4: ithlete: Voucher for a year of ithlete Pro subscription

Raffle #5: Blueseventy: Pair of goggles

Raffle #6: Team MPI: Team MPI branded Orange Mud Transition Wrap

Raffle #7: Team MPI Trucker Hat

Raffle #8: 2 x Team MPI Water Bottles

Raffle #9: 2 x Team MPI Swim Caps & 2 x Team MPI Stickers

Raffle #10: FOUR (4) Weeks of Performance Coaching (This prize is limited to Challenge #3 participants who haven't ever hired a Team MPI coach for any coaching service.)

Head over to our website to get all the details and sign up for our final #TeamMPILifeChallenge!

Team MPI Thursday Virtual Bike Workouts

Don't use Zwift? Still want to join the online training fun? Don't worry! ​Coach Becky is hosting a series of Thursday virtual bike workouts just for you!

When: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Time: Zoom starts at 4 pm MDT

There's no need to have a Zwift account for these sweat fest sessions, Coach Becky will be leading some RPE workout sessions (rate of perceived exertion). That means anyone can join!

 

Want in on the excitement? Just send Coach Becky an email so she can send you the link to join on Zoom!

Team MPI Epix Gear

Order Team MPI custom apparel ANY time and receive it in 5-6 weeks.

No minimums or deadlines. Incredible comfort and high performance!

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