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Chris Carmichael Blog: Playing Hooky

This week I took a day off. I know that doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it’s been a while since I’ve truly taken a complete day off. I didn’t call anyone who works for CTS. I didn’t spend any time on emails. I stepped away from my business entirely for a day. And you…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-18

Congrats to Tyler and the team! RT @HincapieDevo: The guys are on a roll. @Ty_Magner pulled out a win in Union City this afternoon. # Congrats to CTS Athlete @kimbaugh for being selected as one of the top pro women to represent the USA @itucrossworld # Nice helmet! RT @cizzard: CTS athlete Larry Pegram…. new…

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Posted: March 18, 2012

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-11

RT @Coach_AP: Good Luck to CTS Athlete @matt_allaire tomorrow, throwing down at a half marathon in #OrangeCounty Crush it Matt!! # You'll be interested in this Saturday Morning Fable on Staying Focused, plus Weekend Reading from CTS http://t.co/QrSqu3hf # The Badwater 135 entrants list has been posted. Good luck to CTS Athletes Dean Karnazes and…

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Posted: March 11, 2012

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Keeping Your Best Days From Becoming Your Worst

I’ve been in the Santa Ynez Valley in California for our Spring Training Camps over the past few weeks, my 13th year of trading the cold of Colorado for the sunny warmth of southern California to get in some great spring training. Tonight I’ll be going to the pre-ride dinner for the 30th Annual Solvang…

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Triathlon Training: The Opportunities and Perils of Racing Before You’re 100% Ready

By Chris Carmichael Early in the season, many triathletes who are preparing for Ironman or Ironman 70.3 races later in the season have a series of preparation races on their schedules. We all try to plan our training so we’re optimally prepared for race days, but sometimes athletes, especially time-crunched athletes, get derailed and lose valuable…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-04

From CTS Coach @Coach_AP: New bike: christened! Thanks @TrekBikes for an amazing bike. This thing rocks! http://t.co/RVTkaEtp # You don't want to miss Chris Carmichael's new blog called "Throw Out Your Phone!" Check out the link. http://t.co/G9FZYOia # DYou don't want to miss Chris Carmichael's new blog called "Throw Out Your Phone!" Check it out…

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Posted: March 4, 2012

Author: CTS

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Throw Out Your Phone!

Several months ago we tossed out almost all the desk phones at CTS Offices. Instead of dialing an extension, you have to walk to someone’s desk to have a conversation. Initially it seemed archaic to some people, but it’s changed the culture in our office and I really think we stumbled onto something very interesting….

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-26

Insight into demands of The Classics! RT @taylorphinney Hate to talk about watts but… 310w for 5hrs makes Taylor a tired boy. # Very cool! RT @dakotadude1: @trainright Thanks for CTS, today I did a PB 2x30min Tempo, ave 232W and 224W in Tucson. Clayton Feldman rocks! # Good job!“@HincapieDevo Victory! @TheMattLipscomb takes his first…

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Posted: February 26, 2012

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Adjusting Sports Nutrition to Your Needs

Every week there are a lot of training and nutrition articles to sort through, and you never know what’s going to catch your eye. This week I saw this article from Alex Hutchinson of Sweat Science on Runnersworld.com. The article talks about athletes who consume more food than they need for the workouts they’re doing….

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Cyclists Eat Too Much!

I’ve been a cyclist for a few years, and although I lost 15 pounds when I first started riding, I just can’t seem to lose the next 15 – despite riding about 10 hours a week. What gives? –          Mark R. – Milwaukee, WI I travel and participate in a lot of events, from charity…

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