CTS Blog and Articles

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Ramp Up Your Swim Training By Focusing on Strength and Technique

For those of us who did not grow up with gills, swimming fast can be a difficult skill to acquire. A great aerobic engine is important, but without great technique in the water you’re not going to move forward quickly. To become a faster swimmer in time for the upcoming triathlon season, now is a…

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Team Trainright Blog: Age-group Wins at Deuces Wild Tri Festival!

Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival in Show Low, AZ June 4th – 5th 2011 The annual Deuces Wild kicked off Saturday with half iron-distance and Olympic-distance triathlon events. The conditions were very windy and the temperature was creeping toward 90 degrees but Team Train Right had a strong performance with Erin Kennedy finishing 6th place overall…

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Team Trainright Blog: Sunrise Triathlon report by Malia Crouse

Team Trainright with Coach Winston Sauber Malia and Amy on the podium–again! Boulder Sunrise Olympic Tri Race Report- Saturday, June 4th, 2011     Cameron, 1st!! Boulder Sunrise is a fairly new triathlon in the Boulder scene and run by another great organization called Your Cause Sports.  What makes this race, in all the distances…

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Team Trainright Blog: Race report from Amy Richards

Yay! A completed triathlon duathlon without a trip to the emergency room. That's how it should be, folks. I really wasn't too nervous going into this race, probably because it was a sprint and I was coming off of a month or so of good recovery from Galveston. I was just going out there to have fun…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Great Post- Hot Workout Soba Noodle Recipe, plus Weekend Reading

After spending a lot of time this spring on the road bike preparing for the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience, this week I was able to reacquaint myself with my mountain bike. And just in time, too, because there was a Wednesday evening mountain bike race less than a mile from my house this…

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Team Trainright Blog with Bill Plock: First four weeks of being coached

By Bill Plock, newest Team Trainright team member. It's been 28 days since I started with Team Trainright and I feel stronger. I can hardly wait to race and see how I do. I realize I'll be crushed if I don't have good results, but I'm also confident I will do well, short of having…

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Press Release: CTS – Santa Ynez Training Center Opening June 27, 2011 in California

For Immediate Release: From:  Carmichael Training Systems            600 S. 21st Street            Colorado Springs, CO 80904            www.trainright.com Re: Santa Ynez Regional Training Center, Opening June 27, 2011 Date:  June 2, 2011 Carmichael Training Systems will be opening the new Santa Ynez regional training center on the central coast of California on June 27, 2011! CTS will…

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Video: Vail High-Altitude Performance Camp

The 2011 Vail High Altitude Performance Camp is coming up! Join Chris Carmichael and the CTS Coaches June 21-25 for classic Colorado mountain rides, one-on-one instruction, and world-class amenities in Vail, Colorado. 2011 Vail High Altitude Camp Details  

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Posted: May 31, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Video

Chris Carmichael Blog: Lessons from the CTS ATOC Race Experience

I don’t get intimidated easily, but sitting in hotel room overlooking Lake Tahoe, with the entire course of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California laid out before me, I was more than a little bit intimidated. I’ve raced and participated in a lot of very hard endurance events, but the 2011 ATOC Race Experience was…

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Athlete Reactions to 2011 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience

We had a blast putting on the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience, and we’re already looking forward to 2012! Think this is a challenge you want to step up to? You will once you peruse the testimonials, blogs, photos, and videos below! Testimonials "It was, without a doubt, one of the tougher challenges I have…

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