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Photo Gallery: USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue in Colorado Springs

It takes something special to shut down the Carmichael Training Systems office in Colorado Springs. We don't close the office for blizzards, bitter cold weather, monsoon rains, floods, locusts… but we do close it down when there's a big bike race in town! Chris Carmichael, Paula Amsden, Stephanie Leclerc played huge roles in bringing the…

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Video: CTS Coach Dean Golich Talks Warmup Strategy before the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

CTS Coach Dean Golich coaches Team Radioshack's Ben Hermans and was in the start area to work with Ben through his warmup. Here Dean describes Ben's warmup routine for the day.

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-21

RT CTS Coach jasonkoop CTS athlete Ted Philip looking strong and getting fuel at mile 60 of #LT100 Run campl.us/dUT3 # Ton of photos from the SRM Ride of Champions: http://t.co/KooX6oJ # Here are a ton of photos from the SRM Ride of Champions in Colorado Springs prior to the USA Pro Cycling… http://t.co/IqY6fiI #…

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Posted: August 21, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Team Trainright Blog: Randy’s Boulder 70.3 and his times written on his arms!

One thing I have learned to anticipate and even enjoy about racing in triathlons is the surprise of the unexpected. As I get more experienced in racing I am able to anticipate and mitigate the unexpected, but no matter how much I plan, there is always some unforeseen challenge. The longer the race the more…

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Team Trainright Blog: Gotta know when to fold ‘em at a race, by Jon Mullen

By Team Trainright's Jon Mullen DNF–the acronym that athletes never like to see next to their name on the results sheet. Sometimes, however, removing yourself from the race can be a good thing. While flopping oneself across the finish line (if you're not having a good day) does accomplish the short term goal of finishing…

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Video: SRM Ride of Champions – August 19, 2011

In anticipation of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, SRM sponsored a Ride of Champions through Garden of the Gods and the Prologue course. Riders from the HTC-Highroad, Saxo Bank – Sungaard, Radioshack, and Liquigas teams were there, including Ivan Basso, Peter Velits, Danny Pate, Ben King, and Daniel Navarro. SRM…

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Understanding the Challenges of High-Altitude Racing at the Leadville 100 and USA Pro Cycling Challenge

By Chris Carmichael It’s good to be back at a relatively “moderate” elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level after spending the weekend in the even-thinner air up at 10,200-12,600 feet in and around Leadville, Colorado. I was in Leadville to race the Leadville 100 mountain bike race – “The Race Across the Sky” –…

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Triathlon Training: Power Pacing for Winning Performance

By Nick White and Chris Carmichael We’re in the age of power, and on-bike power meters have forever changed the landscape of triathlon training. But while more athletes are analyzing their workouts, many stumble when using a power meter during competition. In training you rely on your power meter to ensure that you’re challenging yourself…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-14

RT CTS Athlete @kalan_beisel: 13th today! 6:58 Stoked i got my goal of a sub 7hrs @LTRaceSeries” # Let's hope tomorrow's weather in Leadville, CO looks just like today's. Although, a little rain late in the… http://t.co/evQJVi3 # How big has Leadville become? The gym is full and we're watching Ken's racer meeting on a…

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Posted: August 14, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs