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Using a 70.3 to Optimize Your Ironman, Part II: Training Between Your 70.3 and Ironman

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach Completing a 70.3 Ironman race should be a positive and encouraging experience, one that helps provide confidence in your abilities as a triathlete. As I mentioned in Part I of this article, during a pre-Ironman 70.3 you can learn a great deal about how your body responds to competition,…

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Dean Karnazes’ Preparation for “Regis and Kelly’s Run Across America with Dean Karnazes

Ultra-runner Dean Karnazes is 58 days into “Regis and Kelly’s Run Across America with Dean Karnazes”, and he’s in Western Pennsylvania. He’s been running 40-50 miles a day for nearly two months, and he still has more than a week left before he reaches the finish line in New York City. CTS Premier Coach Jason…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: New Routes Offer New Challenges

Endurance athletes are creatures of habit. We ride, run, hike and traverse the same routes over and over again, sometimes for years on end. For the most part it’s a matter of necessity; we gravitate to the routes that are the safest, quickest, most fun, or simply those that are available. But if you’re finding…

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Tips to Having a Safe and Successful Charity Ride Experience

By Chris Carmichael I’ve talked to thousands of cyclists before they’ve embarked on challenging journeys, and in addition to questions about training, nutrition, and pacing, the subject of safety always comes up. And it should, because with thousands of cyclists on the roads together, riding safely is everyone’s responsibility. Despite the importance of rider safety,…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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