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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

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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

Press Release: Carmichael Training Systems and Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Announce Six-Day “Race Experience” for Amateur Cyclists

(May 2, 2012 – Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) and the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (TOU) today revealed the details and application information for the 2012 CTS Tour of Utah Race Experience, a new and challenging way for amateur cycling fans to “race” the 6-day UCI-sanctioned stage race. This is…

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Triathlon Training: Spring Threshold Bricks Boost Long-Term Ironman Preparation

  By Natalie Bojko, CTS Senior Coach The middle of spring is an interesting time for many Ironman triathletes. Some of your are in your final training blocks leading into your Ironman races, while others are building toward summer and fall Ironman races. We frequently utilize shorter triathlons as a training tool for athletes; they’re…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

RT CTS Athlete @thequeenofpain: This was my sunrise Moroccan alarm clock. Loud and obnoxious. http://t.co/vcOPEbPI # Nice shirt! RT @codyman01: Ivan the Terrible is the nicest guy, on the bike may be a different story! http://t.co/ZPmKsosU # RT CTS Coach @cizzard: Rest stop 1…… http://t.co/xrSGzTOX thanks @TrekBikes # Great job, Jason! RT CTS Coach @jasonkoop:…

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Posted: April 29, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

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