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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

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Throw Out Your Phone!

Several months ago we tossed out almost all the desk phones at CTS Offices. Instead of dialing an extension, you have to walk to someone’s desk to have a conversation. Initially it seemed archaic to some people, but it’s changed the culture in our office and I really think we stumbled onto something very interesting….

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-26

Insight into demands of The Classics! RT @taylorphinney Hate to talk about watts but… 310w for 5hrs makes Taylor a tired boy. # Very cool! RT @dakotadude1: @trainright Thanks for CTS, today I did a PB 2x30min Tempo, ave 232W and 224W in Tucson. Clayton Feldman rocks! # Good job!“@HincapieDevo Victory! @TheMattLipscomb takes his first…

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Posted: February 26, 2012

Author: CTS

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Adjusting Sports Nutrition to Your Needs

Every week there are a lot of training and nutrition articles to sort through, and you never know what’s going to catch your eye. This week I saw this article from Alex Hutchinson of Sweat Science on Runnersworld.com. The article talks about athletes who consume more food than they need for the workouts they’re doing….

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Cyclists Eat Too Much!

I’ve been a cyclist for a few years, and although I lost 15 pounds when I first started riding, I just can’t seem to lose the next 15 – despite riding about 10 hours a week. What gives? –          Mark R. – Milwaukee, WI I travel and participate in a lot of events, from charity…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-19

RT CTS Athlete @TracyThelen: And would you and Nat slow down just a bit, please @thequeenofpain? Killing it right now – awesome job! # RT CTS Athlete @thequeenofpain: Sun is up at 24hrs Of Old Pueblo. @Nat__Ross just gave me gift of doing a double lap so I can take a nap! # RT CTS…

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Posted: February 19, 2012

Author: CTS

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Time-Crunched Athlete Premise Upheld Again!

Before I move on to other topics, you have to check out this article from the New York Times. There have been plenty of studies that have verified the efficacy of the high-intensity training principles behind the “Time-Crunched Cyclist” and “Time-Crunched Triathlete” books and training programs. The articles referenced by the NYT extends the premise…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-12

New cross-training exercise by CTS Athlete Morgan Murri: Cross-bike Pullups! http://t.co/BS5OixaV # RT CTS Coach @JRutberg: You know it's cold out when your toes go numb while you're riding rollers in the garage! # Nice LA Times article on CTS Athlete and US Para-Cycling team member @anthonyzahn http://t.co/jzN0oybF # Big Announcements and Weekend Reading Materials…

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Posted: February 12, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

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