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CTS Coach Blog: Patrick Valentine at Xterra South Central Championships – Waco, TX

Round 2 in the Xterra Championship series landed us literally in the middle of Texas. The event was held in Cameron Park which is a beautiful 410 acre park right the middle of downtown Waco. Liz and I drove down from Colorado Springsin the trustyElement and covered just over 800 miles in 12 hours to…

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Posted: April 18, 2011

Author: CTS

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Letter from Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates to Colorado Springs Mtn Bike Community

The following letter was sent out by Jim Schwerin of Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates, regarding recent actions by irresponsible and downright stupid members of our local mountain bike community who are jeapardizing everyone’s ability to ride on the great trails in and around Colorado Springs. We join Medicine Wheel and all other conscientious mountain bikers…

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Posted: April 14, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

Coach Blogs: XTERRA West Championship with Patrick Valentine

Well first stop for the race season has come and gone. Officially started off the 2011 race season with the Xterra West Championships in Las Vegas, NV. I was very excited to not only get the race season started but to compete in my first race as a pro. I got my race kit about…

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Athlete Blog: Xterra West Champ Josiah Middaugh

Race Report: XTERRA West Championship The XTERRA race season is off to a good start with a win at the West Championship in Las Vegas today. I knew it would be tough to come out with a win this early in the season, but my winter preparation has been good. Las Vegas was under a…

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Posted: April 11, 2011

Author: CTS

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Using a 70.3 to Optimize Your Ironman

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach Whether you’re getting ready for your first Ironman or your fourteenth, a half-Ironman race is a great competition to include in your race preparations. But it’s not just a matter of finding a 70.3 race in your area; it has to be the right race, at the right time,…

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Chris Carmichael Talks USA Pro Cycling Challenge with KOAA News First 5

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Posted: April 6, 2011

Author: CTS

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CTS Field Test Instructions and Training Intensity Calculations

The download link below will enable you to download a .pdf document containing: A detailed description of the CTS Field Test. Instructions for calculating you personal power and heart rate intensity ranges from your field test results. Detailed workout descriptions, including intensity ranges as power, heart rate, and rating of perceived exertion. Download “The Train…

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Does Sweating More Mean You’re More Fit?

  Chris, I’m relatively new to triathlon and to serious training. Over the past several months I’ve been making steady progress, and recently I’ve noticed that I’ve started sweating more. The conditions (temp and humidity) are about the same as they’ve been, but I’m sweating a lot more. Does that mean I’m getting more fit?…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Tips for Windy Rides

There’s nothing like a good training week to get my spirits up. Plus, the applications for the CTS Trans Andes Challenge are starting to pile up and I’m starting to get excited about the prospect of another major endurance challenge. For those of you who don’t know, I’m going to follow up my 2010 experience…

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Coach Blogs: CTS Coaches Brady and Daniel Hit it Hard in the Texas Hill Country

Austin Camp Last Tuesday fellow CTS coach Daniel Matheny and I headed to Austin, Texas for a private camp with six CTS athletes.  We arrived in Austin at 2:00pm and hit the ground running.  We had 46hrs before the first ride of the camp started and a fair amount of reconnaissance to accomplish before we…

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Posted: March 23, 2011

Author: Jim Rutberg

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