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Video: SRM Ride of Champions – August 19, 2011

In anticipation of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, SRM sponsored a Ride of Champions through Garden of the Gods and the Prologue course. Riders from the HTC-Highroad, Saxo Bank – Sungaard, Radioshack, and Liquigas teams were there, including Ivan Basso, Peter Velits, Danny Pate, Ben King, and Daniel Navarro. SRM…

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Understanding the Challenges of High-Altitude Racing at the Leadville 100 and USA Pro Cycling Challenge

By Chris Carmichael It’s good to be back at a relatively “moderate” elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level after spending the weekend in the even-thinner air up at 10,200-12,600 feet in and around Leadville, Colorado. I was in Leadville to race the Leadville 100 mountain bike race – “The Race Across the Sky” –…

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Triathlon Training: Power Pacing for Winning Performance

By Nick White and Chris Carmichael We’re in the age of power, and on-bike power meters have forever changed the landscape of triathlon training. But while more athletes are analyzing their workouts, many stumble when using a power meter during competition. In training you rely on your power meter to ensure that you’re challenging yourself…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-14

RT CTS Athlete @kalan_beisel: 13th today! 6:58 Stoked i got my goal of a sub 7hrs @LTRaceSeries” # Let's hope tomorrow's weather in Leadville, CO looks just like today's. Although, a little rain late in the… http://t.co/evQJVi3 # How big has Leadville become? The gym is full and we're watching Ken's racer meeting on a…

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Posted: August 14, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Time-Crunched Triathlete: Short Runs that Pack the Punch of a Longer One

By Carmichael Training Systems Triathlon is an equipment-heavy sport, and sometimes just preparing to head out to a workout can be time consuming. Swims often involve a drive to the pool and gathering swim and shower supplies while cycling requires a bike and tire check, water bottles, and lugging your bike out the door or…

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Team Trainright Blogs: Boulder 70.3 Race Report by Bill Plock

I'm moving like I'm 80. No offense to 80 year old's, but I worked hard yesterday at the Boulder Ironman 70.3, and my body is letting me know it today! I rolled the proverbial dice yesterday in my race by trying some new things and it seems to have paid off. I had a personal…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-07

RT CTS Athlete. BMC pro @jpmurph8: Headed for the last stage here in poland. Sure to be a fast one! # RT CTS Coaching Director @jasonkoop: Our athletes are all excited about next weekend's #LT100 Can't wait to see them all crush it! # Good luck to CTS athlete @TracyThelen, racing @RaceMSC #8 Blast the…

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Posted: August 7, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Team Trainright Blog: An Enlightening Triathlon Experience, by Randy Mast

Race report: Denver Triathlon July 24 2011 by Randy Mast Every now and again I have an experience that I find myself retelling over and over again to friends, coworkers, to whomever will hold still long enough to listen to me. That is what I find myself doing after this past weekend. Sunday, July 24th,…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-31

RT CTS Athlete @TeamKatz: Not much better than cold bottle of @GUEnergyLabs strawberry-watermelon recovery brew after long day of training! # RT CTS @Coach_AP: Gave @moniquepua a hard route & plan today, & told her 2 smile along the way. She did allofthe above: http://t.co/BIUSTRn # From CTS Athlete @TeamKatz: Rainbow over CTS Colorado Springs…

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Posted: July 31, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

TDF Stage 21: First-Time Winners Claim All Competitions as Tour de France Concludes in Paris

By Chris Carmichael Cadel Evans wrapped up a near-perfect Tour de France today, crossing the finish line on the Champs Elysees to become the first Australian ever to win the race. It’s been a long time coming for Evans, who has finished second on two previous occasions (2007 and 2008) and seen his Tour chances…

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