CTS Blog and Articles

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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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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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