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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

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Time-Crunched Triathlete: Short Runs that Pack the Punch of a Longer One

By Carmichael Training Systems Triathlon is an equipment-heavy sport, and sometimes just preparing to head out to a workout can be time consuming. Swims often involve a drive to the pool and gathering swim and shower supplies while cycling requires a bike and tire check, water bottles, and lugging your bike out the door or…

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Team Trainright Blogs: Boulder 70.3 Race Report by Bill Plock

I'm moving like I'm 80. No offense to 80 year old's, but I worked hard yesterday at the Boulder Ironman 70.3, and my body is letting me know it today! I rolled the proverbial dice yesterday in my race by trying some new things and it seems to have paid off. I had a personal…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-07

RT CTS Athlete. BMC pro @jpmurph8: Headed for the last stage here in poland. Sure to be a fast one! # RT CTS Coaching Director @jasonkoop: Our athletes are all excited about next weekend's #LT100 Can't wait to see them all crush it! # Good luck to CTS athlete @TracyThelen, racing @RaceMSC #8 Blast the…

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Posted: August 7, 2011

Author: CTS

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Team Trainright Blog: An Enlightening Triathlon Experience, by Randy Mast

Race report: Denver Triathlon July 24 2011 by Randy Mast Every now and again I have an experience that I find myself retelling over and over again to friends, coworkers, to whomever will hold still long enough to listen to me. That is what I find myself doing after this past weekend. Sunday, July 24th,…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-31

RT CTS Athlete @TeamKatz: Not much better than cold bottle of @GUEnergyLabs strawberry-watermelon recovery brew after long day of training! # RT CTS @Coach_AP: Gave @moniquepua a hard route & plan today, & told her 2 smile along the way. She did allofthe above: http://t.co/BIUSTRn # From CTS Athlete @TeamKatz: Rainbow over CTS Colorado Springs…

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Posted: July 31, 2011

Author: CTS

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TDF Stage 21: First-Time Winners Claim All Competitions as Tour de France Concludes in Paris

By Chris Carmichael Cadel Evans wrapped up a near-perfect Tour de France today, crossing the finish line on the Champs Elysees to become the first Australian ever to win the race. It’s been a long time coming for Evans, who has finished second on two previous occasions (2007 and 2008) and seen his Tour chances…

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2011 “Do the Tour, Stay at Home” Workout Program – Stage 21: HighSpeedSprints

 Stage 21: Creteil – Paris (Champs Elysees) (95km) Following a long transfer from Grenoble to the outskirts of Paris, the peloton will roll out on the final stage of the 2011 Tour de France. Traditionally, the race for the yellow jersey is not contested today and the first few hours are predominantly a procession until…

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