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Press Release: Chris Carmichael to be 2012 National Spokesperson for American Diabetes Association

Chris Carmichael Cycling to Stop Diabetes® The American Diabetes Association Kicks-Off Its 21st Annual Tour de Cure Cycling Event Alexandria, VA (February 07, 2012) — The American Diabetes Association is teaming up with Chris Carmichael and challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the 21st Annual Tour de…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-05

RT CTS Coach @Deangolich: Beautiful weather for training @HincapieDevo http://t.co/e6d5i4y2 # RT CTS Coach @Deangolich: @HincapieDevo training time! http://t.co/NwqdeKHA # RT CTS Coach @cizzard: Hincapie BMC Devo team getting ready to roll http://t.co/KWkYmsui Proud to be working with these great young riders. # RT CTS Coach @cizzard: Setting up for Hincapie BMC Devo team bike…

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Posted: February 5, 2012

Author: CTS

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Highlight Video of 2012 Trans Andes Challenge

We didn't make this video, but several CTS Athletes appear in it and it's a great representation of the landscape, the experience, and the atmosphere of the Trans Andes Challenge. It was a blast! Trans Andes Challenge – Más que una carrera from VIA DE ESCAPE on Vimeo.  

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Chilly Cheeks Duathlon, make it personal!

By Team Trainright's Bill Plock I ran the last 50 yards of this spring duathlon in my bike shoes. Running on hard plastic bottomed bike shoes on a cold paved road is dicey–and hard on the clips and shoes. But I had to beat Phil. We have raced several times against each other and have…

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12hrs of Temecula: Coach’s Report

A week post-race now, I find myself back in Colorado after a glorious week of traveling, training, and supporting, once again, for Pua Mata at one of her mountain bike races. This wasn’t another “winning is the only option” race, however. This one had a bit of a unique twist to it: She was racing…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-29

Congrats to CTS Athletes Ryan Trebon and Katerina Nash on their performances at Cyclocross World Championships!… http://t.co/ZmSCpmwI # Congratulations to CTS Founder/Head Coach Chris Carmichael and 3x World Champion Rebecca Rusch on winning the 2012… http://t.co/FQqipNOW # I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "2012 Trans Andes" http://t.co/ZT2itdma # RT @CTS_SantaYnez @StevenBrandes coaching…

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Posted: January 29, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Your Questions, Answered: “I know I’m about to get dropped but I don’t know what to do about it?”

  Your Questions Answered: “I do some of my cycling training with a local club, and during group rides I sometimes know I am about to be dropped but I don’t know what to do about it.” We’ve all been there, the wheel in front of you feels like it is slipping farther and farther…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-22

RT CTS Coach @JasonTullous at #TransAndes My morning view… http://t.co/gWzdlkDu # RT @jimlehman at #TransAndes Did a little ore-race ride around the lake today. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. http://t.co/aTntHA22 # Make 2012 "Your BIG Year" with CTS Coaching! Check out our Jan 2012 promo, featuring MyTimeLine flexibility! http://t.co/G1PvaGIY # From CTS Cosch @StevenBrandes: 8x1mile all…

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Posted: January 22, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Chris Carmichael and CTS Featured in February 2012 Men’s Journal Magazine

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Posted: January 17, 2012

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

The Performance Benefits of Lactate Threshold Testing and Training

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach Whether you are a triathlete, runner, skier, cyclist, or rower, as an endurance athlete you need accurate physiological data to guide and monitor your training by. Lactate threshold is one of the most commonly, and effectively, used performance markers used by many athletes and coaches. The point is to…

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