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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

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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