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Weekend Reading: 3 Training Tips for Frequent Travelers

This week I had to shuffle my schedule in a way that many career professionals will find familiar. I was in Colorado Springs Monday and Tuesday, and then I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Interbike show Wednesday through Friday. And while Interbike is all about bikes, I knew I wasn’t going to get…

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Weekend Reading: 4 Hurtful Habits that Are Killing Your Training

Last weekend I was in Washington, DC for a great American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure event and I had a chance to talk with a lot of athletes. I love working one-on-one with the athletes I personally coach, but I also love getting out of Colorado Springs to ride and interact with athletes of…

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Weekend Reading: What it’s like to be part of Team CTS

People ask me all the time what it’s like to be part of Team CTS for the USA Pro Challenge Race Experience or the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience. For the athletes, they are a combination of a fantasy camp and an adventure race. You’re eating dinner with the pros every night and provided…

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USA Pro Challenge Video and Gallery

View Videos from Previous USA Pro Challenge Race Experiences!   Image Gallery from 2013 USA Pro Challenge Race Experience   Complete Details of 2014 USA Pro Challenge Race Experience

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Weekend Reading: The Best Way to Wrap Up a Great Racing/Training Season

Wow, August is over already!? This summer has flown by and hopefully you’ve made the most of it. It’s been an incredible summer for CTS Athletes, and I need to give a huge shout-out to Gregory Brenes of the Champion Systems Pro Cycling Team on his incredible performances for 6th place overall at the USA…

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CTS Athlete Results from 2013 Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race

The 2013 Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race was an extremely successful day for CTS Athletes! We had 63 athletes on the start line and 61 of them crossed the finish line, including Fred Schmid – the first 80-yr-old to ever finish the LT100! Overall that's a 97% Finishing Rate, which is a lot higher than…

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Weekend Reading: Results matter, and so does the journey

There are certain times of year when there’s a lot of work being done, but few results to seen. In the winter and the spring, athletes all over the country are working their tails off in interval workouts and long endurance sessions, frequently alone, with little to no recognition for their efforts. And there are…

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Weekend Reading: August Means It’s Time to Think Big

August is a bizarre time of year for a lot of athletes. A season’s worth of training has produced new heights of fitness of performance, but motivation to continue training – and even competing – begins to wane. Just as you have the power to do anything, you decide to do nothing. That’s just weird….

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Weekend Reading: Fuel Up for Big Adventures with Powerful Oatmeal Pancakes with Blueberry and Banana

Every event you do is an end unto itself and a prelude to your next adventure. Last week I was in France, riding several stages of the Tour de France route with a great group of cyclists. Next week I’m racing the Power of Four mountain bike race in Aspen, CO. The two are completely…

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Weekend Reading, Tour de France Edition: Risk and Reward of Professional Cycling

As the Tour de France enters its final weekend, I’ve been thinking a lot about risk and reward. Whenever you’re facing a dominating rider like Chris Froome, the storyline revolves around the risks competitors must take in an attempt to put him in difficulty. But even outside the race for the yellow jersey, risk-and-reward has…

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