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Four Things Athletes Aren’t Good At Doing for Themselves

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach & co-author of “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” Look, the truth of the matter is that you’re a smart person and endurance training isn’t rocket science. And to be perfectly frank, you could probably figure out most subjects if you had the time and motivation to do so. So I understand…

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Posted: January 11, 2014

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Weekend Reading: 5 Tips for Setting and Achieving Your Fitness Goals

January brings optimism and new beginnings, especially for athletes looking forward to another exciting year of training and spectacular performances! If you’ve been waiting to set a goal for yourself, now’s the time to do it. Whether this is the year you swing for the fences with an audacious goal or keep it a bit…

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Weekend Reading: The CTS Best of 2013 List

As we get ready to close 2013 and roll into 2014, I’ve been thinking about my own “Best of 2013” list. The past 12 months have been very exciting, and quite varied in terms of my own experiences and the results that CTS Athletes have achieved. The hardest part of making a list like this…

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Weekend Reading: Why Getting Dropped Makes You Better

As I walked outside earlier this week for our 4-hour Staff Meeting group ride, I realized I was in for a tough day. Standing out there were pros Danny Pate (Team Sky), Kelli Emmett (Giant), Fernando Riveros (Rotor), and Kalan Beisel (Orbea-Tuff Shed). We were just going out for a moderate-pace group ride and it…

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Weekend Reading: Does Sweating More Mean You’re More Fit? Plus 3 Winter Training Articles You Need to Read

The past few weeks have been particularly difficult for outdoor training in Colorado – and much of the US. In Colorado Springs there was a stretch of about 7-10 days when the high temperatures never even reached 20 degrees, and the nights hovered around zero. While there were some folks who ventured out in such…

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5 Tips for Setting Up an Effective Indoor Cycling Space

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach Though we live for riding outdoors with the warm sun on our backs, at some point in the year we each find ourselves an indoor trainer in the basement, garage, or spare room. There’s no doubt you’re better off riding than sitting on the couch until the weather improves,…

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Weekend Reading: Holiday Survival Guide – Party Tips to Keep the Weight Off

What if I told you that you can wake up on January 1st without the spare tire you normally strap on between Thanksgiving and New Year’s? It’s much harder to lose weight than it is to gain it, because you can burn off a few hundred calories in an hour, but you can eat the…

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Weekend Reading: Meaningful Gifts for the Endurance Athlete in Your Life

As I’ve gotten older I’ve noted a shift in the way I look at gifts. Sure, I still buy little niceties like a sweater or bottle of wine for people, but these days I’m not buying as many wrappable items for the people who mean the most to me. I want my gifts for these…

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Weekend Reading: Can You Complete the 2013 CTS Thanksgiving Challenge?

With Thanksgiving coming up for those of us in the US next week, it’s time once again for the CTS Thanksgiving Challenge! I did this last year as kind of an off-the-cuff challenge to keep myself motivated, and it was very exciting to see how many of you joined me. For the past few weeks…

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Weekend Reading: The Top 5 Articles You Should Read Now

One of my struggles at this time of year is finding blog topics that address the challenges and questions that athletes have right now. In the summer athletes are pursuing goals and improving their fitness and performance. In a few weeks we’ll all be thinking about indoor training and the Holiday Season. And in January…

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