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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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Chris Carmichael Blog: Too Much of Good Thing? Hardly.

Here’s the inevitable problem with citing research studies: you can almost always find a study that will “prove”, “indicate”, or “suggest” the exact opposite of the point you’re trying to make. And thus it was with great chagrin that I read the recent NY Times Blog “When exercise is too much of a good thing”….

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The Great Gluten Question: To go gluten-free or not?

By Ryan Kohler and Jim Rutberg To go or not to go, gluten-free that is. For many people that seems to be the question right now. We’ve all seen articles about gluten and fluten-free diets, and as a sports nutritionist, we get the question all the time – should I go gluten-free? Is it healthier,…

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Athlete Blog: Talk Sports with Jesse Kurtz – Fit to Ride

I’m about three weeks into my training for the Tour de Cure and I feel like I’m getting stronger…. a LOT stronger.  I get more comfortable each time on the bike.  However, I was beginning to notice some knee pain every now and then.  I brought the issue to Ryan’s (my trainer) attention and he…

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Posted: February 18, 2011

Author: CTS

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Get it Together with Brick Training

By Chris Carmichael and CTS Premier Coach Nick White Brick workouts. Most triathletes are familiar with these multi-discipline workouts, but too often, athletes only utilize brick workouts in the final preparation for racing. That’s unfortunate because using them throughout the year can be very beneficial to your triathlon-specific fitness.    Why do “Bricks” need to be…

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Athlete Blog: Talk Sports with Jesse Kurtz – Bottoms Up!

Jesse Kurtz, Sports Director for KKTV News in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is preparing to ride the 86-mile route of the Tour de Cure in Woodland Park, Colorado this May. We’ve decided to help Jesse prepare for the challenge, and he’s been coming in to the Endurance Sports Club at Carmichael Training Systems to ride the…

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Posted: February 7, 2011

Author: CTS

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CTS Premier Coach Jason Koop working on “Ultra-marathon Man” Dean Karnazes’s latest challenge

CTS Premier Coach Jason Koop can run all day and run all night. He’s raced the Leadville, Western States, Wasatch, and Hardrock 100-mile ultramarathons and been an integral component of the support crews for racers competing in the 135-mile Badwater running race through Death Valley. Jason’s next challenge: coach Dean Karnazes through a 75-day test…

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Posted: February 3, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

Chris Carmichael Blog: Training effectively with stronger athletes, and a leadout for the L’Etape du California

Dear Athletes, I wanted to let you know about a tremendous cycling event and an exclusive offer from one of Carmichael Training Systems’ partners: The Amgen Tour of California. If you haven’t checked out L’Etape du California, you really need to put this ride on your To-Do List for 2011. And for being a fan…

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Ya Gotta Minute? One-Minute Training Tip from CTS Premier Coach Dean Golich

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Posted: January 28, 2011

Author: CTS

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