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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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The Time-Crunched Athlete’s Lunchbox: Soba Noodles with Almond-Miso Dressing

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach and co-author of "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" and "The Time-Crunched Triathlete" The recipe below was provided by Adam Kelinson, author of "The Athlete's Plate". I met Adam at The Endurance Sports Expo in Philadelphia because we were both authors with Velopress and because we were giving presentations/seminars on our respective…

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Video Slideshow from CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience Athlete Alain Lambert

CTS Athlete Alain Lambert is one of the 22 athletes who joined us for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience. He's a great athlete to have on any trip or at any cycling camp; his sense of humor and adventure really help to set a positive and suppportive tone for the whole group. When he got…

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Team Trainright Blog: Successful Season Opener at Summer Open in Longmont, CO

Team Trainright started the triathlon season with four podium finishes including two first place finishes by Jon and Randy at the Summer Open in Longmont, Colorado. Malia and Cameron earned second place finishes in their age group. Great results for a team of five competing with 368 other athletes. The triathlon became a duathlon, but…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: New Science for Understanding What Makes Endurance Go – and Stop.

I’m tired. Really tired. And this morning while you’re reading this I’ll be on my bike tackling the hardest stage of the Amgen Tour of California: Stage 7, Claremont to Mt. Baldy. The route is only 75 miles, but it climbs Glendora Ridge Road twice, and then the second time continues up to the summit…

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Posted: May 20, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Gut Check: Techniques to Keep Your Gut From Ending Your Race Early

By Jason Koop, CTS Premier Coach and 100-mile Ultramarathon Racer ‘This race will take all of the grit, guts and determination you have’. I can remember these words being belting out over the loudspeakers by Leadville Trail 100 race director Ken Chlouber in front of a packed gymnasium of nervous ultra runners. While Ken was…

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CTS Athlete News: ‘Junior’ Neko Mulally Wins Men’s Downhill at Pro Gravity Tour Race

16.5.2011      (republished from Trek World Racing Email Newsletter. Neko Mulally is coached by CTS Premier Coach Colin Izzard) It was a 1-2-3 for Trek World Racing's Downhill Men at the 2nd round of the Pro Gravity Tour in the US. The race took place at Highland Park in New Hampshire, and despite the dire wet…

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Posted: May 17, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

Clearing Common Sports Nutrition Hurdles

By CTS Coaching Staff We spend a lot of my time counseling athletes on their nutrition choices during training and competition, especially as part of the “Race Day Nutrition Planning” service offered by CTS. After doing several hundred of these planning sessions with athletes, common threads have emerged. Some of the most common hurdles we…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Pre-Race or Event Taper Tips

On Sunday, May 15 I will embark on the 2011 CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience. We’re going to ride every stage of the Tour of California, and I’ve been working very hard to make sure I’m ready for what I think will be the greatest endurance challenge I’ve tackled in the last 20…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Speed Counts

This weekend’s email/blog is going to be short and to the point, because the weather here in Colorado Springs is tremendous and I’m going out to take advantage of it! I hope the spring weather has turned beautiful in your area as well. But before I head out, a few tips and an article link:…

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