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7.3 things I learned from my first 70.3

  7.3 Things I Learned From My First 70.3 by Malia Crouse-Mullen Sunday, September 11th was my first half ironman distance triathlon in Aurora, Colorado at the 11th Annual Harvest Moon.  If you had told me last year that I would be racing a 70.3 (as they’re commonly referred to in triathlete circles), I would…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-18

Congrats to Liz Koop, CTS Coaching Director Jason Koop's wife, on winning the first 100-mile ultramarathon she ever entered! #p2p100 # RT CTS coach @jasonkoop: 100+ miles later… Tired but happy #p2p100 1st place woman! So proud of my awesome wife! http://t.co/UONdc6Ct # RT CTS Coach @jasonkoop: So proud of my wife Liz. First female…

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Posted: September 18, 2011

Author: CTS

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Team Trainright Blog: Harvest Moon 70.3 Recap – No Man’s Land by Bill Plock

By Team Trainright's Bill Plock I found myself in a strange place on my run the other day at the Harvest Moon Triathlon. A place where I could've slowed down and not hurt so much. A place where going slower wouldn't have had any bearing on the final standings in my age group. But, it…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-11

Coach Koop is at it again RT @jasonkoop: 2012 Hardrock 100 application is in the mail. Hope the lottery gods keep shining on me. # RT @CTS_CoachRenee at USA Field Hockey training camp: Studying the physiological demands of field hockey. http://t.co/2CNM4by # RT CTS @Coach_AP: Bikes built, food in, time for some Zzzz's. Tomorrow: go…

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Posted: September 11, 2011

Author: CTS

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Team Trainright Blog: Fun Times on the Track by Bill Plock

By Bill Plock Author, runner, physician and philosopher George Sheehan, who wrote the New York Times best seller "Running & Being: The Total Experience" once said, "when I run, I am an old man. When I cycle, I'm a kid again."  With all due respect to the late Dr. Sheehan, I think the line should…

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Video: The Evolution of the Powermeter

Check out this new video of Chris Carmichael and SRM’s Daniel Gillespie talking about the evolution of the Powermeter. Part of the Nissan Innovations for Endurance. Click Here for Video

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Posted: September 5, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Video

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-09-04

Awesome ride in Crested Butte today! Thanks @TrekBikes, @smith_optics, @GUEnergyLabs, @panachecycle, @lazerhelmets! http://t.co/b187f6d # From CTS Athlete @kalan_beisel: You know you did a solid V02 workout, when all you taste is blood when your finished. # Want a PowerTap? Sign up for Premium Coaching, get screaming deal on limited number of gently used wireless… http://t.co/393c1ME…

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Posted: September 4, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Peak Region Cyclist Cover Shoot with Cameron Chambers and Daniel Matheny

Think those fancy cover shots for magazines are easy to capture? Check out the video that photographer Joel Strayer shot/edited from a recent shoot for Peak Region Cyclist Magazine. CTS Coach Daniel Matheny and CTS Athlete Services guru Cameron Chambers were the athletes he chose to shoot, and the location was Palmer Park on a…

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Posted: September 1, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs, Video

Team Trainright Blog: USA Pro Cycling Challenge Thoughts from Bill Plock

So many of my worlds came together today and made it one I will never forget.I saw lots of friends, made others and watched the best riders in the world climb "my hill"–Lookout Mountain. I've struggled to understand what made it so amazing to see these cyclist zoom by in a few seconds leaving thousands…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-28

RT @CTS_CoachRenee: CTS athlete Linda Hood satisfied with a good ride up Gold Camp. The view at top was worth it! http://t.co/DBsYZnA # RT CTS @Coach_AP: Congrats to @ManuelPrado & @moniquepua on clinching the 2011 Pro UET MTB Series! http://t.co/gLU5SGr I'm proud of you two! # Congrats to CTS athlete Morgan Murri @joinGECKO on hitting…

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Posted: August 28, 2011

Author: CTS

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