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Sports Nutrition: Post-Workout Sweet Potato Hash with Chicken and Poached Eggs

  By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach For career professionals and working parents, weekends tend to be when we pile on the training hours. If you’re like me, you think about your meal 10 miles into your 60-mile training ride or 30 minutes into your 2-hour training run. By the time you get back to…

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Posted: May 29, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Nutrition

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-27

Weekend Reading: 3 lessons from riding nearly 800 miles in 8 days http://t.co/A6pSlYd8 # The coaches at CTS-SYZ are helping Stuart and Vince prep for their upcoming trip to the Tour de France: http://t.co/GKJkwOnq # RT @TeamKatz: When you jump in pool on Fri night, after a long & stressful week, & smash yourself &…

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Posted: May 27, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: What I learned from riding nearly 800 miles in 8 days at the Tour of California Race Experience

If ever there was a good time for a recovery week, this would be it. Last Sunday I finished up the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience, 8 amazing days of riding with an incredible group of athletes and coaches. Every day we managed to make it to the finish line before being caught by…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-20

The CTS #ATOC Race Experience conquered Mt Baldy before the pros! http://t.co/GToiZYXg Check out the video update. One more stage to go! # See just how close some of the fans get during the stages of the Tour of California. http://t.co/rqTbeWwV # RT @TTR_Randy: Thank you @CTSCoachLindsay for coming out for a cold and blustery…

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Posted: May 20, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: Weekend Reading with Pros vs. Joes power analysis from the Tour of California

Almost there! Saturday is Stage 7 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California, which means just one more day to go for Team CTS at the ATOC Race Experience. Everyone is doing great and looking strong, although it’s safe to say we’re all experiencing a lot of fatigue. I’ll be the first to admit that…

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Tour of California Race Experience: Pros vs. Joes, as seen through power files!

Editor’s Note: Carmichael Training Systems does not coach Radioshack-Nissan-Trek rider and US Pro Champion Matthew Busche, nor do we have any business or endorsement relationship with him. Mathew graciously provided us with some of his power files from the 2012 Amgen Tour of California so we could compare the workloads of a top-level pro and…

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Triathlon Training: DIY Insurance on Race Day: 5 Key Tips to Success

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach After working with thousands of triathletes for more than a decade, my coaching colleagues here at CTS and I have come up with a handful of mistakes we see competitors commit again and again that sabotage their races. Some are equipment related, some are connected with preparation, and some…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-13

Even more support for the high-intensity method in "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" and "Time-Crunched Triathlete"… http://t.co/GSs1EqSs # #katerinanash gets 3rd in the elite women's cross country in home country Nove Mesto, Czech. Also a trip to London Olympics!!! Congrats! # Congratulations to CTS Athlete Kateřina Nash on capturing a berth on the Czech Olympic Team with…

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Posted: May 13, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: Advice I give athletes before epic challenges

In last weekend’s blog I wrote about being dropped in my final week of hard training and looking forward to the Napa Valley Tour de Cure on Sunday, May 6. Well, the ride was everything I hoped it would be, and more! First there was the trip to Napa with my wife and the great…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-06

Interval training more effective than endurance training despite 50% reduction … http://t.co/dYCpzLA4 # RT CTS Coach @JasonTullous: @hincapiedevo preparing for stage5 The Gila Monster http://t.co/Eb1yq5Zp # Weekend Reading: Tips for Optimizing Goal Race/Event Prep http://t.co/nq0jXOOM # RT @Coach_AP: Easier 2.5hr ride on fun Moab terrain today before big "stinger" ride tomorrow. Bikes washed and dialed:…

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Posted: May 6, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

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