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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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Ya Gotta Minute? One-Minute High-Cadence Training Tip from Brady Irwin

 

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Active Ingredient: Cashew Cream – The Athlete’s Alternative to Dairy Cream?

By Chris Carmichael “What the hell is cashew cream?” I have to admit that was my first thought when I first saw it listed as an ingredient in the Corn Chowder Recipe described below from Tal Ronnen’s cookbook, “The Conscious Cook”. It’s a vegan cookbook, and although I’m neither a vegan nor a vegetarian, I…

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In Memory of Jack Lalanne

Jack Lalanne was the genuine article. Once he discovered the benefits of training and nutrition as a teenager, he made it his life’s work to help others learn the path to better health through exercise and good nutrition. The man walked the walk, and no one was better at talking the talk. He was a…

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CTS Athlete Nicky Hayden: Video from Wroom 2011

CTS Athlete andMoto GP series racer Nicky Hayden sent his coach, CTS Premier Coach Dean Golich the following video from the recent Wroom event, which is the season-opening media event to kick off the Formula 1 and Moto GP seasons. That’s a nice Ducati Nicky will be riding this season, and no… Dean doesn’t get one. 

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Posted: January 19, 2011

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News

Chris Carmichael Blog: Training Lessons Learned in 2010

The end of the year is a good time to look back and consider the lessons you’ve learned over the past 12 months. And while I learned plenty of lessons outside of training and sport, here’s what 2010 taught me as an athlete: Intervals trump experience: I’ve been racing bicycles since I was 9 years…

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La Ruta Reflections

One of the best parts of being a coach is having a postive impact on an athlete’s performance and quality of life. Sometimes the tables are turned and our athletes provide perspectives that make our day – and our mothers cry…

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CTS Athlete John Sagebiel’s La Ruta Race Report

(Reposted with permission from John Sagebiel. Originally posted here: http://www.teambaconstrip.com/2010/12/12/la-ruta-recap/)  “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That quote will make more sense later. “La Ruta,” the short name for “La Ruta de Los Conquistadores” kicked my ass. There’s not much more I can say about…

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A new look for the CTS truck.

The CTS truck will be hard to miss in 2011 with its new wrap. We’re planning a bunch of road trips to endurance events all over the country, so keep your eyes peeled. We might be coming to your town!

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Posted: December 13, 2010

Author: CTS

Categories: CTS News