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Triathlon Training: Avoiding Mid-Season Weight Gain

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach By now you’re likely well into training for your next goal race, the one that will wrap up a great season in the next couple of months. And if you’re like many endurance athletes who measure their training in months, not just weeks, you may be dealing with an…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-08

Great job! RT @TheRealLailaAli: Finished my first @aquaphorus NYC TRI in 3 hours 6min! http://t.co/ERD7RfYm # Nice job RT @AquaphorUS: Love this shot of @TheRealLailaAli as she crosses the finish line. Congrats! #nyctri http://t.co/3ZrFZFAM # RT CTS Coach @NatalieBojko: @TheRealLailaAli ready to represent @AquaphorUS and @trainright http://t.co/OXCQ4afi # Congrats!! CTS Athlete @moniquepua: 4th Place XC…

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Posted: July 8, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: Why the 2012 Tour de France Peloton is a Crash-Prone Environment

As many of you have already guessed, I’m not writing daily Tour de France content this year. It feels a bit strange to watch the race and not write about it each day, but after 12 years writing commentary and analysis, this year I’m more focused on all the great events and opportunities coming up…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-01

Congrats to CTS Athlete @Brendondavids of Team SHO-AIR for taking the win at the Galena Grinder, round 4 of @usacycling Pro UET series. # Congrats! CTS Athlete @turnleft250 took silver at CA Masters State Track Cycling Championships & PR'd with his fastest lap ever! # Wow. Awesome ride by BMC's Tejay van Garderen at #tdf2012…

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Posted: July 1, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: Fire on the Mountain

Training – and even the Tour de France, which starts today! – have been the last things on my mind this week. Unfortunately, the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs has been at the forefront of my thoughts all week. It started last Saturday. Actually, one of my coaches – Jane Rynbrandt – was up…

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Waldo Canyon Fire Impact on CTS – Latest Information

(As of 10:15AM on June 27, 2012) CTS Headquarters Our building is located at 600 South 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. As of Wednesday morning, June 27, our headquarters is not in an evacuation area. We are open for business. If you have any trouble reaching your Colorado Springs-based coach, we ask for your…

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Posted: June 27, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-06-24

Coach @jrynbrandt was up Rampart when Waldo fire first erupted. http://t.co/5bu8VADp Proud of her & CTS staff for getting out fast & safe. # Weekend Reading: How Weight Loss Improves More Than Just Uphill Performance http://t.co/y1OACzw9 # Congrats to CTS Athlete Anthony Zahn. Won Paralympic National Championships and punched his ticket to the 2012… http://t.co/pRIf1rz8…

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Posted: June 24, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Losing Weight Improves More Than Just Uphill Performance

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that losing weight will help you go uphill faster. But many athletes underestimate how being lean improves performance in all terrain, and how it can improve the quality of your training. Dragging your body around – whether you’re on your feet or being supported by wheels –…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-06-17

RT CTS Coach @Deangolich: Congrats to @erindensham on silver today ITU World Cup today in Banyoles! Well done! # Weekend Reading: Perfect Summer Post-Workout Breakfast Recipe http://t.co/iB3aidyz # Congrats to CTS athlete @SariAnderson winning women's #BailyHundo 100mi MTB race! Photo compliments of @AndersonIS http://t.co/zvm3cc8O # “@Coach_AP: CTS athlete Ryan Trebon in a strong lead with…

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Posted: June 17, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Breakfast recipe for after your early morning summer workouts

Summer is getting pretty hot here in Colorado! As a result, more coaches and athletes have been getting up early and riding before work. Starting the day with a workout is great, but it can also lead to mid-morning hunger pangs! SPECIAL OFFER: Free PowerTap Carbon Wheelset when you sign up for CTS Coaching!  …

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