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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

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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

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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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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

Author: CTS

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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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