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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-22

RT CTS Coach @jrynbrandt: Amazing group of strong women at climbing camp this week. Crushed Mt Lemmon today! http://t.co/vNDHxYQz # Another top 10 finish for @moniquepua of @TEAMSHOAIR today in a tough women's field @SeaOtterClassic: http://t.co/RZucPCkX # Congrats to CTS athletes @SariAnderson & @TracyThelen w/ a 1st & 2nd respectively in the women's pro/open class!…

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Posted: April 22, 2012

Author: CTS

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Perspectives on What it Means to be an Athlete, Provided by NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe

A while back I had the opportunity to spend some time with 3x Superbowl Champion and NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe, and he’s a very impressive guy. He visited our Colorado Springs facility for a battery of physiological testing: lactate threshold, VO2 max, body composition, and a 3D Bike Fit. He’s a…

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Triathlon Training: Tips for Overcoming The Intimidation Factor of the Swim

By Chris Carmichael The open expanse of water that greets triathletes at the beginning of a competition is intimidating. That is an almost universally true statement from novice triathletes, at least those who didn’t come into triathlon from a swimming background. For runners, cyclists, and casual exercisers who are interested in triathlon, the intimidation factor…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-15

Nice! RT CTS Coach @ClaytonFeldman: 1050 days, that is how long it had been since my last W on the road. Hopefully the start of many more # I posted 7 photos on Facebook in the album "2012 Assault on the Carolinas Ride" http://t.co/KgeEnBZz # RT Coach @jasonkoop: CTS athlete Dakota Jones wins #LS50 breaking…

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Posted: April 15, 2012

Author: CTS

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-08

RT @Coach_AP: 90mile ride in 4.5hrs & 3,400kJ according to the @SRMtraining today w/ @TheDPate @KelliEmmett & JJ Clark. http://t.co/4BdPjJUJ # RT @CTSCoachLindsay: 23 hours of saddle time in 5 days, Mallorca Spain is a fantastic place to ride #freakingfit # RT CTS Coach/ultra runner @jasonkoop: Prepping for a binge run tomorrow. Think I have…

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Posted: April 8, 2012

Author: CTS

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Easter and Passover as Training Tools (really…)

I am not a very religious man, but even I recognize that this is a special weekend. It’s not every year that Easter Sunday and Passover coincide on the same weekend. I am also not a theologian, so please excuse me if I get some of the facts about these holidays wrong in this post….

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Triathlon Training: High Intensity for High Performance

By Chris Carmichael For a group that is perceived to be one of the hardest-working groups of endurance athletes, it’s surprising to see how resistant some triathletes are to high-intensity training. Triathletes will ride, run or swim all day long; and pack more individual training sessions into a week or a month than any other…

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Shalini Zabaneh’s Race Recap: Stage Race in Belize

The Weekend of Racing looked a little like this: ·       Saturday 12 min TT/ 40 mile RR ·       Sunday 45 mile RR The TT (12 miles) went well too, I was 3rd out a minute apart and passed the other women….did 12 miles in 31mins, 23.25mph – that was sweet – lol!! This Saturday’s RR…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-01

RT @Coach_AP: I'm proud of @Matt_Allaire today: big ocean swells at #Oceanside but still sets a PR. Well done!! #toughman # Great Spring Training Camp in Brevard comes to a close! But don't fret! Our dates for 2013 will be up soon! Thanks to all that came! # Congrats to CTS athlete Cody Phillips of…

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Posted: April 1, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

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