Team MPI Newsletter

December 14, 2021

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There is a lurking danger. The beginning of a new year and new season is the realm of one of the most dangerous pitfalls in Sports/Fitness/Well-being/Life. The Dunning-Kruger effect.

 

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias where a person believes they know more than they actually know. Everyone is susceptible to the Dunning-Kruger effect, and everyone has experienced Dunning-Kruger.

 

Head over to the blog to learn about the Dunning-Kruger effect and how to avoid it in your own endurance sports career.

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Though there were far fewer canceled events in 2021 than in 2020, the residual uncertainty of endurance racing events can make it tough to set goals and create racing calendars.

Coach Manuel offers an alternative strategy for setting goals in 2022 that doesn't depend on whether races take place or not.

 

Click the link below to read Coach Manuel's blog and start setting your 2022 goals!

Team MPI Racing Calendar

Across the Finish Line

Clash Daytona Sprint Triathlon

December 3, 2021

Daytona, FL

Jay Meadows

Age Group: 4th

Clash Daytona Sprint Duathlon

December 3, 2021

Daytona, FL

Amy Stanfield

Overall female finisher!

Rocket City Half Marathon

December 11, 2021

Huntsville, AL

Betsy Moore

Desert Solstice Track Invitational

December 11-12, 2021

Phoenix, AZ

Viktoria Brown

Broke the Canadian 100-mile record!

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Heading to the Start Line

The race docket is empty this week as people are likely preparing for their Santa Shuffles and Reindeer Dashes!

Team MPI Partner Spotlight: Rudy Project

The Nytron helmet is a perfect blend of race-day aerodynamics and ventilation!

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Developed and engineered in the wind tunnel with the collaboration of Swiss Side world-class aerodynamic experts, the Nytron helmet blends ultimate safety, amazing aerodynamic performance with compact and light design. Thanks to the scientific combination of massive exhaust vents and internal directional power flow channels, Nytron's awesome ventilation keeps the rider head cool lowering body temperature thus enhancing overall performance.

Nytron is equipped with Rudy Project's lightweight and durable RSR 10 dial adjustable retention system. It enhances the helmet fit with a wraparound structure which can also be micro-adjusted vertically to further customize the individual fit.

Head over to the Rudy Project website to learn more and

order your Nytron Helmet today!

Interested In A Book Club for Endurance Athletes?

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The DC Tri Club invites YOU to join them for a January virtual book club!

 

For a change of pace, the DC Tri Club will be reading a fast-paced, contemporary mystery set in a fictional Tour de France. In this intrigue-filled novel, racers are starting to drop out after a number of “accidents”: food poisoning, a crash caused by two spectators, a suspicious suicide, and an exploded trailer. The French police start investigating potential culprits, including cyclists who want to win at any cost. Following the plot twists in this life-or-death cycling race will keep you in suspense, guessing “who done it” page after page.

 

This virtual book club is open to all and there’s no requirement to have finished reading the book! We welcome athletes who want to combine the book discussion with a trainer or treadmill workout.

We will be meeting virtually with Zoom. RSVP to receive details which will be sent about a week before the meeting.

Get all the details HERE and sign up for this great winter opportunity to connect with athletes and read a page-turner of a book!

Team MPI Epix Light Winter Jacket

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It's the perfect layer for late fall, winter, and early spring training and racing!

 

Whether you're layering up for a winter training run or you're prepping for an early spring cycling event, the Epix Light Winter Jacket is the perfect addition to your training and racing wardrobe.

Here are the details:

  • Lighter weight fleece-lined jacket suitable for mild cold temperatures

  • Full sublimation printing is soft to the touch and will look great wash after wash

  • Silicon rear strip to prevent riding up

  • 3 rear pockets will carry anything you need

  • Full-length hidden zipper

Click here to get all the details about the Epix Light Winter Jacket and order yours today!

Team MPI Gift Cards--the Perfect Gift for Any Occasion!

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Buy your favorite endurance athlete (or yourself) a gift certificate for the holidays this year!

 

You can't go wrong with a gift card! Choose an amount and write a personalized message to make this gift your own. Then choose how you'd like to deliver the gift (in person, email, etc.) and when!

Whether you'd like to gift a bike fit, a one-on-one swim session, or months of coaching, the options really are endless with a Team MPI gift certificate. Or help your loved ones do their holiday shopping for you by offering some not-so-subtle hints that a gift card really is a "one-size-fits-all" gift!

Head over to the Team MPI website to learn more and purchase a gift certificate for your favorite athlete!

Team MPI Thursday Virtual Bike Workout

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What better way to spend your Thursday evenings than with ​Coach Becky for her Thursday Group Bike Workouts!

When: Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021

Time: Zoom starts at 4 pm MT

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Coach Becky will be leading some RPE-based workout sessions (rate of perceived exertion) so you don't need a subscription to any virtual platforms for these workouts and they're designed for anyone to join!

 

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

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