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5 Tips For Your Best Multi-Day Cycling Tour, Race, or Training Camp

  Right now many of the domestic pro teams are having their early-season training camps and CTS is gearing up for our week-long Spring Training Camps. Before you know it, long events like the Belgium Race Experience (10 days), the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience (8 days), and mountain bike stage races like the…

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Weekend Reading: The 2015 CTS Super Bowl Trainer Workout!

  For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl and UCI Cyclocross World Championships fall on the same weekend! The race at ‘Cross Worlds I’m most excited about is the Elite Women’s race today. CTS Athlete Katerina Nash is racing in her hometown and she’s been getting first- and second-places in World Cups…

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What Athletes Need To Do To Avoid Getting Sick

  As a coach, one of the most stressful parts of a major competition is keeping the athletes healthy on the way to the venue. Ironically, when athletes push themselves to the point where they’re in peak competitive fitness, they’re also teetering on the edge of coming down with an illness. It doesn’t take much…

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Weekend Reading: 7 Reasons 2015 Is Going to be a Spectacular Year!

  I started CTS 15 years ago with the simple goal of making world-class coaching available to athletes of all ability levels. Up until then only a handful of athletes had access to the level of coaching available to elite athletes. And at that time there were virtually no full-time, professional endurance sports coaches. The…

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Press Release: CTS Bolsters Leadership Position with New Product Partnerships

For Immediate Release For more information: Contact  CTS Bolsters Leadership Position with New Product Partnerships Including Ridley, SRAM, Ritchey, ENVE, Powertap, Wheelbuilder, Ergon, and Zevlin (January 21, Colorado Springs, CO) – As performance coaching and training camps pioneer CTS celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2015 the company today announced a wide range of new product partnerships….

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Press Release: CTS Partners with Ridley Bikes

  For Immediate Release For more information: Contact  CTS Partners with Ridley Bicycles Partnership includes Coach bikes, Belgium Race Experience, Dealer Opportunities  (January 20, Colorado Springs, CO) – CTS today announced a partnership with Belgian bicycle brand Ridley Bicycles that will see all CTS Coaches riding Ridley bikes for 2015 and beyond. CTS has also…

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Weekend Reading: Should Time-Crunched Athletes Go Long?

  For the past several years I’ve been pretty focused on training for time-crunched athletes, particularly the use of high-intensity, low-volume training for athletes who have fewer than 8-10 hours a week to devote to training. Time-Crunched Athlete training plans, books, and concepts have helped a lot of athletes rediscover their passion for sport (it’s…

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Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Ride Rollers

  By CTS Premier Coach and Kinetic Performance Director Jim Lehman If you’re looking to add a valuable new component to your indoor training, then it’s time to learn how to ride Kinetic Z rollers! Here’s a quick how-to guide to getting started. Why ride rollers? Before learning how to ride rollers, let’s talk about…

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Posted: January 12, 2015

Author: CTS

Categories: Training

Weekend Reading: The Best of Everything From 2014

As we get ready to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of CTS in 2015, I want to take the opportunity to look back over 2014 and call out some of the most memorable moments of the year. It was a year that included highs and lows, as every year does, but thankfully there were many more…

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News Release: Strava Gears Up with Training Plans for Cyclists, Powered by CTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Michael Oldenburg +1 415.971.4235 oldenburg@strava.com   Strava Gears Up with Training Plans for Cyclists Plans from CTS Help Improve Performance on Strava Segments SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (Jan. 8, 2015) — Strava, the online network connecting the global community of athletes, has introduced training plans for cyclists. Developed by…

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