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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

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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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Who knew wrappers were so multipurposeful

Who knew GU was so multi-purposeful by Amy Richards During the Harvest Moon half-ironman distance triathlon this year, my last tri of the season, I was clipping along nicely. I was very happy with how I had been riding and it was looking as though I’d be able to drop about 15 minutes from my previous year’s…

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CTS Athlete Race Report: 2011 24-Hour Solo Singlespeed National Champion Danielle Musto

I have just returned home from the USAC 24 hour National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am happy to report that I achieved, with your help, a season long goal of becoming a National Champion. I won the Solo Single Speed category, a result I have dreamed of for many years. It is a…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-02

Another National Championship for CTS athlete @moniquepua of @TEAMSHOAIR for 2011!! On her victory lap now at 24-hr national championships! # RT @Coach_AP: Morning magic for @moniquepua: back to 75min lap times, now 3 laps up on reigning 24 hr natl champ; gonna be a good Sunday. # And CTS Staffer Noemi Estella is 2nd…

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Posted: October 2, 2011

Author: CTS

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Ironman Training: Don’t let hydration crisis derail your Ironman

By Chris Carmichael Coming into a major event like an Ironman triathlon, you have likely left very little to chance. Your hydration and nutrition strategy has been tested in training, your equipment has been scrutinized for optimal fit and comfort, and you’ve been focused on your training for many months. That level of preparation maximizes…

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