Episode 139: Today we welcome back triathlon coach Mark Sortino to the podcast. Mark joined us on Episode 39 and now he joins us again 100 episodes later. Mark runs Team MPI and we talk to him about his coaching organization, some coaching continuing education sessions that he has coming up and what to expect at Kona 2019.
1:10 Tell is who you are and what you do in 2 minutes. For a more full bio listen to episode 39.
3:07 How many coaches is Team MPI up to?
3:40 With your 15 coaches are they full time or part-time and this is something they do on the side?
5:04 How many coaches is each coach working with and how do you match the athlete to the best coach?
6:58 How individualized is each plan if you have a coach working with 20 athletes.
8:22 What is the Team MPI system look like?
10:25 How do you work on a swim stroke or run gate for someone you are working with online?
13:52 Do you have people video themselves doing strides or such?
15:09 What type of education process do your Team MPI coaches go through?
17:04 A key is communications, how do you communicate with your athletes?
19:56 Do you find yourself using the Final Surge App more and more?
21:48 Talk about the upcoming coaches retreat you have at Ironman Arizona
25:05 Kona is coming up, can anyone beat Daniela Ryf on the women’s side?
28:25 Patrick Lange, can someone beat him at Kona? Does any prepare better for one race than he does?
30:50 Jan Frodeno and Sebastian Kienle will likely be his biggest competition. All three are from Germany, what has happened to the American’s?
32:23 Which of the men do you think is going to win?