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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-03

TDF Stage 2 Analysis coming soon. Remember our July 4 Weekend Sale: 25% Off CTS Apparel and Train Right DVDs…. http://fb.me/AcIvhdYE # RT @CTS_SantaYnez: Our new truck! It was loaded to the gills with furniture for the office. Some assembly required… http://t.co/AloqlvG # 2011 CTS Tour de France Commentary via Facebook and Twitter http://conta.cc/kdHo8t #…

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Posted: July 3, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

2011 TdF Stage 1: Chaotic finish yields joy, frustration, and some road rash

By Chris Carmichael The opening road stage of the Tour de France is always a nervous affair. Everyone is fresh, ready to ride aggressively, and urged on by the crowds and excitement of the Tour. There are other important races throughout the year, but everything is amplified at the Tour de France. To add to…

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2011 “Do the Tour, Stay at Home” Workout Program: Stage 1

Stage 1: Passage du Gois – Mont des Alouttes (191.5km) Click here for "Do the Tour, Stay at Home" Introduction With no prologue  or time trial to release the tension that’s been building over the final few weeks before the Tour de France, Stage 1 will be a wild affair. Riders are excited by the…

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2011 “Do the Tour… Stay at Home” Workout Program – Introduction and Field Test

Introduction: We know what it’s like for cycling fans in July. You watch the coverage live on your computer at work, watch the coverage on TV again every night, and maybe you even call in sick to watch the big stages live in the morning! You scour all the magazines and websites for information and…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-26

RT @Coach_AP: Good luck today to CTS athlete @moniquepua as she races for the MTB marathon world championships in Italy!! # RT Santa Ynez Coach @knordgren: Fields of flowers on todays ride on Santa Rosa road. http://t.co/eSDrI8H # RT CTS Coach @jasonkoop: LT100 Run Camp runners done for the day and chillin' at twin lakes….

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Posted: June 26, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: Hydration Tips and Weekend Reading Material

It’s been an incredibly busy few weeks around CTS, for the coaches as well as for me. Last weekend was the Trans Andes Boot Camp, two days of physiological testing and skills work followed by two back-to-back 5+hour mountain bike rides. After that I had a few days to recover before going to the Vail…

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Team Trainright Blog: Boulder Sprint Recap by Bill Plock

I'm very pleased with my first race of the year and I know my results were thanks to Winston and Carmichael Training Systems. I improved every category substantially (except for my first transition) and managed to place 8th in my age group (83 racers) and 55th overall out of almost 1,200.         Starting with…

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Team Trainright Blog: Kansas 70.3 by Jon Mullen

Kansas 70.3 Race Report by Jon Mullen After the long months of training and building, my first half ironman had finally arrived! This race was set in the cute little town of Lawrence, KS—home to the KU Jayhawks and the surrounding community. The town was awesome and the couple I stayed with was amazing and…

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Team Train Right Blog: Why I race

By Bill Plock Being fairly new to Team Trainright and with my first race coming up, something my yoga teacher said the other day really made me think about why I race. I love to compete, I want to win, but as someone past his prime, why do I continue to race? Remember when you…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: A Much-Needed Kick in the Tail

Two weeks ago I was talking with a CTS Athlete about how his season of training and competition was going, and after a while it became clear that he’d gone from being very aggressive to being more passive during the past few months of racing mostly criteriums. This is actually something we see quite often,…

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