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Triathlon Training: High Intensity for High Performance

By Chris Carmichael For a group that is perceived to be one of the hardest-working groups of endurance athletes, it’s surprising to see how resistant some triathletes are to high-intensity training. Triathletes will ride, run or swim all day long; and pack more individual training sessions into a week or a month than any other…

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Shalini Zabaneh’s Race Recap: Stage Race in Belize

The Weekend of Racing looked a little like this: ·       Saturday 12 min TT/ 40 mile RR ·       Sunday 45 mile RR The TT (12 miles) went well too, I was 3rd out a minute apart and passed the other women….did 12 miles in 31mins, 23.25mph – that was sweet – lol!! This Saturday’s RR…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-01

RT @Coach_AP: I'm proud of @Matt_Allaire today: big ocean swells at #Oceanside but still sets a PR. Well done!! #toughman # Great Spring Training Camp in Brevard comes to a close! But don't fret! Our dates for 2013 will be up soon! Thanks to all that came! # Congrats to CTS athlete Cody Phillips of…

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Posted: April 1, 2012

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Lessons You Can Learn from Watching the Spring Classics

I look forward to the Spring Classics every year, even more so because I’m getting further and further away from the timeframe when I was racing them. I recently stumbled upon an interview with one of the racers who was an inspiration to me when I was aspiring to a racing career in Europe: Barry Hoban….

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-25

Nice work! RT @HincapieDevo: Guys raced well today. Waiting for results but looks like @Ty_Magner finished in the top 10. #redlandsclassic # Good reasons to keep your eyes open! RT CTS Coach @JasonTullous: Sign at park today http://t.co/TKWi6wyw # RT @thequeenofpain: FYI 4 people and 3 bikes will fit in a Honda accord. Tornado warning/lightning…

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Posted: March 25, 2012

Author: CTS

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Two Details That Make a Huge Difference in Your Rides

As some of you may have seen, I got a new bike – a carbon dual suspension 29er – and I absolutely love it. I’ve ridden and raced two other 29ers in the past two years, so I wasn’t expecting to experience much of a difference moving to the new bike. In truth, the difference…

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Triathlon Training: A Workout to Pump Up the Benefits of Your Long Runs

  By Jason Koop, CTS Premier Coach While some athletes have trouble making the connection between complicated interval workouts and race-day performance, virtually everyone understands the basic concept behind long runs, long rides, and endurance swim sessions. Your event is a long endurance race; therefore it makes sense that you need some relatively long training…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Playing Hooky

This week I took a day off. I know that doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it’s been a while since I’ve truly taken a complete day off. I didn’t call anyone who works for CTS. I didn’t spend any time on emails. I stepped away from my business entirely for a day. And you…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-18

Congrats to Tyler and the team! RT @HincapieDevo: The guys are on a roll. @Ty_Magner pulled out a win in Union City this afternoon. # Congrats to CTS Athlete @kimbaugh for being selected as one of the top pro women to represent the USA @itucrossworld # Nice helmet! RT @cizzard: CTS athlete Larry Pegram…. new…

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Posted: March 18, 2012

Author: CTS

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-11

RT @Coach_AP: Good Luck to CTS Athlete @matt_allaire tomorrow, throwing down at a half marathon in #OrangeCounty Crush it Matt!! # You'll be interested in this Saturday Morning Fable on Staying Focused, plus Weekend Reading from CTS http://t.co/QrSqu3hf # The Badwater 135 entrants list has been posted. Good luck to CTS Athletes Dean Karnazes and…

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Posted: March 11, 2012

Author: CTS

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