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4 Keys to Effective Training in Hot Weather

By Chris Carmichael In 40-plus years of cycling, I’ve never experienced heat like I did climbing through the Pyrenees mountains when I rode with team 7-Eleven in the 1986 Tour de France… or the first three stages of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California. There’s not a spot of shade anywhere, the narrow canyons offer…

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Weekend Reading: Four Tips for Acing Your Next Performance Test

If progress is important to you, then measuring and monitoring your performance is critical. We know, for instance, that in the first six months an athlete works with a CTS Coach, they can often see a 10% increase in CTS Field Test Power. Increased power isn’t the only way we measure success with an athlete,…

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Weekend Reading: Are you Prepared for the Springtime Tipping Point?

For the first few months of the year, it’s not too difficult for athletes to make and see significant progress with their fitness. After losing fitness through the fall and winter, simply increasing weekly training hours is enough to re-establish a moderate level of fitness. But now it’s May, and many athletes are reaching what…

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CTS Senior Coach Daniel Matheny featured in Mountain Flyer Magazine

CTS Senior Coach Daniel Matheny provided some great advice as a source for Mountain Flyer's gear feature on hydration mixes. In the same issue of the magazine, CTS Athlete Sonya Looney wrote a feature on her experience at the MTB Ayiti, a stage race in Haiti. Check out the magazine on newstands until July 1,…

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Posted: May 2, 2013

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

Press Release: US Para-cycling High Performance Director Craig Griffin Rejoining Carmichael Training Systems

(April 30, 2013 – Colorado Springs) – Carmichael Training Systems is happy to announce that renowned endurance coach Craig Griffin is returning to CTS to reconnect with his passion for coaching individual athletes. The former USA Cycling Coach of the Year and US Para-cycling High Performance Director is available for new athletes through CTS Athlete…

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Weekend Reading: Knowing When Enough is Enough

Last week's blog about saving your season from a lingering winter definitely struck a chord, but this blog reaches athletes across a lot of latitudes, so for some athletes Spring has been in full swing for some time. As we head into May, recovery is one of the topics everyone really needs to think about….

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Press Release: CTS Athletes Race Strong Across Pro and Amateur Races At Sea Otter Classic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CTS Athletes Race Strong Across Pro and Amateur Races At Sea Otter Classic (April 23, 2013 – Colorado Springs, CO) – Athletes coached by Carmichael Training Systems had a strong showing at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterrey, California on April 18-21. CTS-coached athletes competed across the full range of pro to…

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Weekend Reading: Save Your Season from a Lingering Winter

In some parts of the US – including Colorado – winter just doesn’t seem to want to let go. This week it snowed twice in Colorado Springs, and it’s been cold and nasty in other parts of the country as well. We’re hearing a lot of nervousness from athletes who have big summer events coming…

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Press Release: CTS Announces Club and Team Coaching Packages

For Immediate Release CTS Announces Club/Team Coaching Package (April 17, 2013 – Colorado Springs, CO) – In response to the needs and requests of endurance athletes, Carmichael Training Systems today announced a new addition to its service offerings: CTS Club/Team Coaching By taking advantage of video conferencing and online coaching software, CTS has developed a…

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Weekend Reading: How to Turn Lame Accelerations into Full-Throttle Attacks! Plus info on Summer CTS Camps

Last week I wrote about “The Key to Being Extraordinary”, and I was really happy to see that over the past week it sparked a lot of great conversations between athletes and their coaches, and between readers and me. Those conversations are what coaching is all about. Yes, sure, power file analysis and custom training…

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