CTS Blog and Articles

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Working Through the Post-Competition Blues

  How we work with our athletes to get through the emotional aftermath of major endurance events. By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach With Ironman Kona and Ironman Florida behind us, the topic of Ironman Blues is coming up a lot. What are the Ironman Blues? They’re what some triathletes experience in the weeks following…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-23

RT CTS Athlete Josiah Middaugh's thoughts on the new XTERRA WC course, from @slowtwitch : http://t.co/B85VbLCO # RT @CTS_SantaYnez: Hot day at the Dirt Club CX race. Forkner and series leader @jasonsiegle racing for CTS and SDG-Felt http://t.co/V1bDJxhq # RT @StevenBrandes: Congrats to CTS Athlete Ben Collins, first Ironman distance race at the Great Floridian…

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Posted: October 23, 2011

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Cyclocross Training: Mastering the Fundamental Dismount/Remount

By Chris Carmichael and CTS Senior Coach Daniel Matheny As the road and mountain bike seasons trail off, many athletes are left without a guiding purpose to be on the bike. If you’re wondering what to do with your hard-earned summer fitness and looking for a way to rekindle your childhood desire to play in…

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Team Trainright Blog: Why a Tri bike? My fit with coach Lindsay, by Bill Plock

Really, I can't think of anything more relaxing than driving on little traveled roads paved over rolling hills as they cut through pristine ranch land along the foot of the Rocky Mountains–with a cup of good coffee and some killer tunes. To add to this glorious alone time, the scrub oak along the this road still held…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-16

Congrats to CTS Athlete Ryan Trebon on his win at Spooky Cross UCI CX Race # RT CTS Coach Deangolich #CarlEdwards wins nationwide Nascar race tonight after damaging car earlier and restarting 27th. Winners never quit! # Pre-Order "2011 Amgen Tour of California: The Workout". Better yet, order the ATOC DVD 2-Pack (2010 and 2011……

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Posted: October 16, 2011

Author: CTS

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Team Trainright Blog: Tough training builds strength to draw upon for Kona, by Bill Plock

By Team Trainright's Bill Plock Riding south from Hygiene on Colorado Highway 42 a wall of tumbleweeds crashed against my face as I pedaled about as hard as I could to go a mere 10 mph on a flat road. It was my dream of Kona that kept me from calling for a sag as…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-09

Weekend reading material from @trainright, plus CTS LT100 Coaching Package Lottery, Powertap Promo, and Apparel Sale http://t.co/J7CY1NT5 # Huge sale on CTS apparel, including 2011 cycling and tri kits from Panache! Deep, deep discounts on 2010 CTS… http://t.co/RKR9SkZi # Huge sale on CTS apparel, incl. 2011 cycling and tri kits from @panachecycle! Sizes/quantities limited…. http://t.co/bl5ghYqm…

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Posted: October 9, 2011

Author: CTS

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Guiding athletes through and out of the darkness

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, “It’s always darkest just before the dawn.” Well, the darkest point within an athlete’s training plan is often right about the time of their last big training block, which is typically about a month out from competition (sometimes closer, depending on the event). You’re fatigued and the workload of…

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Photo Gallery: USA Field Hockey Team Visits CTS in Colorado Springs

USA Field Hockey works with Carmichael Training Systems on hydration, heat acclimatization, and altitude training. The team was in Colorado Springs as they prepare for the 2011 Pan Am Games, and visited our training facility for a tour and some data analysis with CTS Coach Renee Eastman. FB-Album[10150476776684418]

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Photo Gallery: CTS Athletes Win 7 Titles at 2011 US 24Hr National Championships

Seven Carmichael Training Systems Athletes won Stars-and-Bars jerseys at the 2011 24Hr National Championships! Pua Mata won the Elite Women Solo National Championship, to go with her 2011 MTB Marathon National Championship. She also won the 2011 US Pro National UltraEndurance Series, and finished 8th at MTB Marathon World Championships. CTS Athletes Kelly McGrew and…

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