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Chris Carmichael Blog: Lessons You Can Learn from Watching the Spring Classics

I look forward to the Spring Classics every year, even more so because I’m getting further and further away from the timeframe when I was racing them. I recently stumbled upon an interview with one of the racers who was an inspiration to me when I was aspiring to a racing career in Europe: Barry Hoban….

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-25

Nice work! RT @HincapieDevo: Guys raced well today. Waiting for results but looks like @Ty_Magner finished in the top 10. #redlandsclassic # Good reasons to keep your eyes open! RT CTS Coach @JasonTullous: Sign at park today http://t.co/TKWi6wyw # RT @thequeenofpain: FYI 4 people and 3 bikes will fit in a Honda accord. Tornado warning/lightning…

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Posted: March 25, 2012

Author: CTS

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Two Details That Make a Huge Difference in Your Rides

As some of you may have seen, I got a new bike – a carbon dual suspension 29er – and I absolutely love it. I’ve ridden and raced two other 29ers in the past two years, so I wasn’t expecting to experience much of a difference moving to the new bike. In truth, the difference…

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Triathlon Training: A Workout to Pump Up the Benefits of Your Long Runs

  By Jason Koop, CTS Premier Coach While some athletes have trouble making the connection between complicated interval workouts and race-day performance, virtually everyone understands the basic concept behind long runs, long rides, and endurance swim sessions. Your event is a long endurance race; therefore it makes sense that you need some relatively long training…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Playing Hooky

This week I took a day off. I know that doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it’s been a while since I’ve truly taken a complete day off. I didn’t call anyone who works for CTS. I didn’t spend any time on emails. I stepped away from my business entirely for a day. And you…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-18

Congrats to Tyler and the team! RT @HincapieDevo: The guys are on a roll. @Ty_Magner pulled out a win in Union City this afternoon. # Congrats to CTS Athlete @kimbaugh for being selected as one of the top pro women to represent the USA @itucrossworld # Nice helmet! RT @cizzard: CTS athlete Larry Pegram…. new…

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Posted: March 18, 2012

Author: CTS

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-11

RT @Coach_AP: Good Luck to CTS Athlete @matt_allaire tomorrow, throwing down at a half marathon in #OrangeCounty Crush it Matt!! # You'll be interested in this Saturday Morning Fable on Staying Focused, plus Weekend Reading from CTS http://t.co/QrSqu3hf # The Badwater 135 entrants list has been posted. Good luck to CTS Athletes Dean Karnazes and…

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Posted: March 11, 2012

Author: CTS

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Keeping Your Best Days From Becoming Your Worst

I’ve been in the Santa Ynez Valley in California for our Spring Training Camps over the past few weeks, my 13th year of trading the cold of Colorado for the sunny warmth of southern California to get in some great spring training. Tonight I’ll be going to the pre-ride dinner for the 30th Annual Solvang…

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Triathlon Training: The Opportunities and Perils of Racing Before You’re 100% Ready

By Chris Carmichael Early in the season, many triathletes who are preparing for Ironman or Ironman 70.3 races later in the season have a series of preparation races on their schedules. We all try to plan our training so we’re optimally prepared for race days, but sometimes athletes, especially time-crunched athletes, get derailed and lose valuable…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-04

From CTS Coach @Coach_AP: New bike: christened! Thanks @TrekBikes for an amazing bike. This thing rocks! http://t.co/RVTkaEtp # You don't want to miss Chris Carmichael's new blog called "Throw Out Your Phone!" Check out the link. http://t.co/G9FZYOia # DYou don't want to miss Chris Carmichael's new blog called "Throw Out Your Phone!" Check it out…

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Posted: March 4, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

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