Team MPI Newsletter
May 12, 2020
Over the last month and a half, I began to experience anxiety and a sadness/low mood crisis. I started suffering from migraine-like headaches, ulcerative gastritis-colitis, contact and chemical dermatitis, insomnia, and the loss of 19 pounds……. I felt burnout….. I felt lost.
But, I´m a Team MPI Coach (thank you, coaches, for your support and good wishes) and a USAT-Certified Coach, so I decided to take action. I turned to the arsenal of knowledge and experience about increasing fitness and sports psychology for mental improvement.
In some ways, the world is starting to open back up. Maybe you’re allowed to go back into the office; perhaps you’re able to get outside and train a little more (weather, ya know!). Maybe you did not view the COVID-19 pandemic as a setback.
For many racing athletes, their seasons were interrupted by the pandemic and other schedule changes (working from home, teaching kids at home, etc.)
Whether you've been focusing on one or two sports, taking an extended time off, or seen other disruptions to your training, it's time to start planning your comeback!
TEAM MPI LAUNCHES ATHLETE LOYALTY PROGRAM
We’re excited to announce a new program at Team MPI that celebrates the loyalty of athletes on our Performance Coaching option!!
Starting with their 2020 “coaching anniversary” date, athletes will receive brand-new gear that is available only to athletes who have continuously been on Performance Coaching for one or more years. For every year of continuous coaching, athletes will earn additional gifts. Some of the gifts include Team MPI branded gear and discounted coaching services.
At Team MPI, we so deeply embrace the value of collaboration that we made sure that “team” is part of our name. The athletes we are so fortunate to work with trust us with their goals. We want to honor that trust and commitment by recognizing their loyalty to Team MPI.
This new loyalty program is just one small way that we can express our gratitude to the athletes who have invited us to be a part of their lives.
Team MPI Tuesday Zwift Rides
Join a virtual group bike workout with Team MPI athletes and coaches!
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: Zoom starts at 6 pm, the Zwift ride starts at 6:30 pm sharp!
Because Zwift doesn't quite support group structured workouts, there are a few extra steps you'll need to take to join the party. Here's how:
1. Follow Coach Kelly Ryan in the Zwift companion app and send her a note so she can add you.
2. Coach Kelly will invite you to the ride and you can "join" the meetup on Zwift
3. While you're spinning, waiting for the group to start, click Menu, and select the workout (this week's workout TBD).
4. You should now be back with the group, waiting for the workout to begin.
The Zwift workout will start at 6:30 pm EST. The Zoom call will begin at 6 pm. Contact Coach Kelly for the Zoom link to join the event!
Team MPI athlete Anna Lawrence (far right) and friends completed the 4x4x48 run challenge. She added 2 extra miles to make it an even 50 miles.!
Register online free!
Virtual race via Rouvy
NEW! TEAM MPI FACE MASKS AVAILABLE
With these amazing masks, you'll be able to stay safe AND rock some awesome Team MPI swag at the same time! They're custom-made in Arizona and have our amazing designs, colors, and logo.
They're made with a soft, dual-layer, flexible, micro-fiber fabric. It's lightweight, easy to wear, and great for everyday use. It's even suitable to wear while cycling or running!
It's even designed so your glasses won't fog up while you're wearing this mask!
Learn more about the mask and order them on the Team MPI store!
USA Triathlon Releases Safe-Race Initiatives
Most of us are eager to learn what racing will look like in the post-COVID-19 era. While there are still many details to work out and factors to consider, USA Triathlon and other governing bodies are beginning to share their plans to begin racing again as soon as it's safe.
Learn more about USA Triathlon's guidelines and recommendations to begin hosting safe, healthy races in the (hopefully) not-so-distant future. USA Triathlon also shared some guidelines regarding refunds, deferrals, and other options for canceled and postponed races.
😨 Post-Workout Comment of the Week 😅
"My wife was mad at me 'cause of the weather! Go figure. I just put my headphones in and run! Lol"
From an athlete coached by Laura
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!
Upcoming Team MPI Events
*Stay tuned for updates as we continue to follow CDC and government guidelines in light of COVID-19*
May 30-31, 2020 - Team MPI MTB Skills Clinic (Boise, ID)
June 20, 2020 - Open Water Swim Clinic (Boise, ID)
Looking for sponsored events? See listing of Invitation Only camps.