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La Ruta Journal: Stage 2 – Shorter Doesn’t Mean Easier, with SRM File

By Adam Pulford, CTS Senior Coach (Click her for Adam's previous entry from La Ruta) During our La Ruta Recon Camp, the race director Roman Kilun brought us on the new proposed route of day 2 and promised there would be more climbing than last year. He didn’t disappoint. In talking with other racers that…

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La Ruta Journal: Stage 1 – Make or Break Day, with SRM File

  Stage 1: Make or Break Day By Adam Pulford, CTS Senior Coach (Click here for Adam's previous entry from La Ruta) Whether you make it or not, I think there’s still some breaking for everyone. Breaking of chains, rims, cables, egos, and break downs: I saw it all today. It’s La Ruta’s toughest stage,…

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La Ruta Journal: Day 0 – Pre-Ride, with SRM File

La Ruta Race Reflections La Ruta: The Hardest Mountain Bike Race in the World   Let’s face it: if you’re looking for a challenge, that title catches your eye. Not only does it boast of 39,000ft of climbing, but you cross a jungle, hike through flowing rivers, ride over multiple volcanoes, and battle the heat and…

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Power Burst Workout: The Speed You Need for a Great Swim

By Colin Izzard and Jim Rutberg After long hours of diligently staring at the black line at the bottom of the pool, you’re finally getting ready to break out of the natatorium and get into competition. But do you have any speed, or are you just a slow and steady diesel engine? Well, even though…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-30

2011 "Tour of California: The Workout" DVD shipping next week! You can still get in this great pre-order deal, though: http://t.co/iCBCzkG8 # From CTS Coach @jimlehman Post Colorado Cross Classic with race winner, CTS Athlete @ryantrebon http://t.co/7wOq5rBw # Coaching, Ironman Camps, Apparel, and DVD Deals from CTS – It's all here, take advantage of it…

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Posted: October 30, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

La Ruta Recon Camp 2011: SRM Power Data from the Jungle

By Adam Pulford, CTS Senior Coach Day 1: Come Prepared An experienced mountain biker will show up to a race with all of his gear, equipment, and nutrition dialed. Part of my job is to help athletes develop into experienced mountain bikers. Although you can read detailed packing lists of what to bring, you need…

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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

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

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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