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12hrs of Temecula: Coach’s Report

A week post-race now, I find myself back in Colorado after a glorious week of traveling, training, and supporting, once again, for Pua Mata at one of her mountain bike races. This wasn’t another “winning is the only option” race, however. This one had a bit of a unique twist to it: She was racing…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-29

Congrats to CTS Athletes Ryan Trebon and Katerina Nash on their performances at Cyclocross World Championships!… http://t.co/ZmSCpmwI # Congratulations to CTS Founder/Head Coach Chris Carmichael and 3x World Champion Rebecca Rusch on winning the 2012… http://t.co/FQqipNOW # I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "2012 Trans Andes" http://t.co/ZT2itdma # RT @CTS_SantaYnez @StevenBrandes coaching…

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Posted: January 29, 2012

Author: CTS

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Your Questions, Answered: “I know I’m about to get dropped but I don’t know what to do about it?”

  Your Questions Answered: “I do some of my cycling training with a local club, and during group rides I sometimes know I am about to be dropped but I don’t know what to do about it.” We’ve all been there, the wheel in front of you feels like it is slipping farther and farther…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-22

RT CTS Coach @JasonTullous at #TransAndes My morning view… http://t.co/gWzdlkDu # RT @jimlehman at #TransAndes Did a little ore-race ride around the lake today. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. http://t.co/aTntHA22 # Make 2012 "Your BIG Year" with CTS Coaching! Check out our Jan 2012 promo, featuring MyTimeLine flexibility! http://t.co/G1PvaGIY # From CTS Cosch @StevenBrandes: 8x1mile all…

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Posted: January 22, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael and CTS Featured in February 2012 Men’s Journal Magazine

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Posted: January 17, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

The Performance Benefits of Lactate Threshold Testing and Training

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach Whether you are a triathlete, runner, skier, cyclist, or rower, as an endurance athlete you need accurate physiological data to guide and monitor your training by. Lactate threshold is one of the most commonly, and effectively, used performance markers used by many athletes and coaches. The point is to…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15

Congrats to CTS Athlete Scott Frederick on winning the M35-39 Masters Cyclocross World Championship! Taylor… http://t.co/rZsGitaB # Today is CTS Coach @andyapplegate 's birthday and one of his athletes just won a world championship… Not a bad present! # 6:30 into 100miles & CTS Coach @jasonkoop sitting in 9th place @HURThawaii. Keep the footing &…

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Posted: January 15, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: Tips for Thriving During Cold-Weather Winter Cycling

By Chris Carmichael Although many ski areas around the country are lamenting the lack of snow this winter, it’s still plenty cold enough out there to make cycling and running outside a significant challenge. This year is a little different than prior years for me, in that I have a 6-day mountain bike stage race…

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Team Train Right Blog: Tucking away my super woman cape, by Malia Crouse-Mullen

By Team Trainright's Malia Crouse-Mullen After feeling pretty mentally and physically worn down this week, I carved out time to do my one-hour run today over lunch.  During today’s run I was reminded why I love running so much.  I started my run with a dull headache, leftover from putting in too many hours at…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-08

Great article that lends even more support to the methods described in "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" and "The… http://t.co/iWg9LFSN # Great article that lends even more support to the methods described in "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" and "The… http://t.co/o8g9wK8e # RT @CTS_CoachRenee: 11 days of travel in Dec. 17 days in Jan. Alright, it's not that bad….

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Posted: January 8, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

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