Team MPI Newsletter
December 21, 2021
Happy Holidays from Our
Team MPI Family To yours!
Coach "MarkT" Turner is our resident expert on all-things triathlon rules and refereeing. He has extensive experience reffing both USAT and IRONMAN races.
We polled the audience and gathered some top questions from Team MPI triathletes to see what questions they want to ask a referee. Coach Mark offers some answers!
Head over to the blog to read some interesting (and creative) questions and Coach Mark's answers!
It’s crazy holiday time again. Perhaps you’re on your own version of ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ and traveling to visit family and friends. If you’re so inclined, get a workout in.
There may not be a lot of space in your hotel room, guest room, or wherever you are staying, so these two workouts are designed to get you sweaty and breathless, and they don’t require a lot of space!
Click the link below to get the two workouts and prepare for a great holiday week!
Team MPI Racing Calendar
Across the Finish Line
It's been a quiet week, and that's ok!
Heading to the Start Line
Happy Holidays! Our start line is empty as most of our coaches and athletes enjoy some much-deserved rest and "off-season" during the holiday week.
Team MPI Partner Spotlight: ithlete
Train with heart rate variability helps you maximize your training results! ithlete makes it easy!
Taking your HRV reading daily lets you plan ahead with knowledge of what your body is best suited to on that day. When your reading is good compared to your baseline, it’s having confidence that your body is able to cope with the training demands you put on it. Not only that, but research showed that when a group of recreational club runners trained over an 8 week period, those whose HRV increased improved their running times in the final race, whereas those whose HRV stayed the same or declined did not improve.
Training with ithlete helps you train for maximum efficiency for the greatest results.
Head over to the ithlete website to learn more and
order your Nytron Helmet today!
Interested In A Book Club for Endurance Athletes?
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 GoFierce Bib Cycling Shorts
Grab some great bib shorts for your winter training sessions!
What sets GoFierce Bibs apart is a pattern design tailored to a cycling posture with paneling designed to provide a snug, supportive fit throughout the shorts. This ensures proper chamois fit and an all-day level of comfort. Laser-cut grip tape gripper ensures a snug, secure fit without needing to use overly-tight leg grippers that hamper blood circulation and create a “sausage leg” look on either side of the gripper. The new printable mesh ensures maximum breathability in the Bibs while offering extra support.
These bib shorts are perfect for winter trainer sessions and for heading into spring cycling season!
Tailored pattern to cycling-specific posture
4-way stretch for excellent comfort & fit
Dual-layer crotch panel
Dual-layer Cycling-specific molded chamois designed for all-day comfort
Flat-lock stitching throughout
Paper-thin Epix GoFierce laser-cut grip tape
Rear zipper pocket allowing for under-jersey storage of race radio, iPod, keys, etc.
Click here to get all the details about the GoFierce Bib Cycling Shorts and order yours today!
Last-Minute Shopping? Team MPI Gift Cards Are Perfect
Still unsure what to buy that endurance athlete on your list? We've got a gift that will arrive on time!
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
Coach Becky will be taking a break from the virtual bike workout sessions.