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Chris Carmichael Blog: Tips for Thriving During Cold-Weather Winter Cycling

By Chris Carmichael Although many ski areas around the country are lamenting the lack of snow this winter, it’s still plenty cold enough out there to make cycling and running outside a significant challenge. This year is a little different than prior years for me, in that I have a 6-day mountain bike stage race…

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Team Train Right Blog: Tucking away my super woman cape, by Malia Crouse-Mullen

By Team Trainright's Malia Crouse-Mullen After feeling pretty mentally and physically worn down this week, I carved out time to do my one-hour run today over lunch.  During today’s run I was reminded why I love running so much.  I started my run with a dull headache, leftover from putting in too many hours at…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-08

Great article that lends even more support to the methods described in "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" and "The… http://t.co/iWg9LFSN # Great article that lends even more support to the methods described in "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" and "The… http://t.co/o8g9wK8e # RT @CTS_CoachRenee: 11 days of travel in Dec. 17 days in Jan. Alright, it's not that bad….

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Posted: January 8, 2012

Author: CTS

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-01

Congrats CTS Athlete @ryantrebon! RT @podium_live: Trebon wins! Powers 2nd, jones 3rd, matter 4th #cccnyr # RT CTS Coach @jimlehman: CTS Athlete Ryan Trebon returns to 'cross racing in Chicago http://t.co/cUi1H1OR # RT CTS Coach @jimlehman: Wonderful Pistachios expands schedule for 2012 and adds CTS Athlete @kcarlsenjr http://t.co/9zubXQKi # Nice job! RT @jimlehman: Had a…

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Posted: January 1, 2012

Author: CTS

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Start a Training Tradition with a New Year’s Day Workout

By Chris Carmichael Progress. It’s what we’re all after, what athletes train hours, months, and years to accomplish. You might have personal or competitive goals driving you forward, but behind all of those there’s the necessity to make progress. And so we test ourselves. We do field tests, lab tests, test ourselves against our buddies,…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-25

From CTS Athlete @TracyThelen: It would be a nice day for a ride… Except for the foot of snow and chilly temps! Into the garage I go… # What are your ride/run/hike/tri/swim plans for the week between Christmas and New Year's # Ride where it's sunny and warm with CTS Spring Training Camps! And check…

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Posted: December 25, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Tips for Boosting the Impact of Your Indoor Triathlon Bike Workouts

By Chris Carmichael I’m writing this article as wind-driven snow pelts the window of my office, reminding me more than ever that this is peak indoor cycling season! I’m a firm believer in utilizing relatively short and hard indoor training sessions, as opposed to mind-numbing endurance sessions staring at the wall or watching the entire…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-12-18

RT CTS Coach @StevenBrandes: Congrats to CTS Athlete Chris Harris on his rocking 1st place overall finish at his 5k today, 17:30! # Maybe you don't need all 7 pieces of the CTS Pro-Issue Kit, so we also have the 4-piece CTS Essentials Cycling… http://t.co/fERjbLXd # Need a last-minute gift for a cyclist (or yourself)?…

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Posted: December 18, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael Blog: “What should I be doing now so I’m ready for a Spring Training Camp?”

By Chris Carmichael, One of the biggest questions I get at this time of year is, “What should I be doing in the dead of winter so I’m ready for a Spring Training Camp in February or March?” For many athletes, a CTS Spring Training Camp is the start of the season and they come…

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Triathlon Training: Swimming for the “Offseason” Triathlete

By Natalie Bojko, CTS Senior Coach For most triathletes, swimming is the sport that is first to get cut out when time gets short for training. Since it is the shortest part of a triathlon, triathletes can often justify spending less time in the pool during racing season since they can get more bang for…

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