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Team Trainright Blog: Randy’s Boulder 70.3 and his times written on his arms!

One thing I have learned to anticipate and even enjoy about racing in triathlons is the surprise of the unexpected. As I get more experienced in racing I am able to anticipate and mitigate the unexpected, but no matter how much I plan, there is always some unforeseen challenge. The longer the race the more…

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Team Trainright Blog: Gotta know when to fold ’em at a race, by Jon Mullen

By Team Trainright's Jon Mullen DNF–the acronym that athletes never like to see next to their name on the results sheet. Sometimes, however, removing yourself from the race can be a good thing. While flopping oneself across the finish line (if you're not having a good day) does accomplish the short term goal of finishing…

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Video: SRM Ride of Champions – August 19, 2011

In anticipation of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, SRM sponsored a Ride of Champions through Garden of the Gods and the Prologue course. Riders from the HTC-Highroad, Saxo Bank – Sungaard, Radioshack, and Liquigas teams were there, including Ivan Basso, Peter Velits, Danny Pate, Ben King, and Daniel Navarro. SRM…

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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

Categories: Blogs

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

Categories: Blogs