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Cyclocross Training for The Time-Crunched Cyclist

  Of all the disciplines within cycling, cyclocross is one exceptionally well suited to time-crunched athletes. The events are intense but short, and the season is relatively short as well. This means a Time-Crunched Athlete can use the principles described in “The Time-Crunched Cyclist, 2nd Edition” to create race-winning fitness for the upcoming ‘cross season!…

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Here Is How You’re Sabotaging Your Own Training

  With 15 years of experience coaching more than 15,000 athletes, CTS Coaches have compiled a ton of data about what makes athletes faster and stronger. We use that information in our Coaching College and continuing education program to teach coaches how to efficiently achieve big performance gains with the athletes they coach. We also…

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How to Keep Your Climbing Power This Fall

  At higher elevations around Colorado Springs the aspens are beginning to turn yellow, which means there’s no denying that Fall and Winter are rapidly approaching. Many cyclists and triathletes are wrapping up their event seasons, which means we’re having a lot of discussions about short- and medium-term goals. One of the top goals: maintain climbing…

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What I Learned In A Coma – A Weekend Reading Exclusive

  Many things in life follow a natural progression. You train, then rest, and get stronger and faster as a result. You start a job knowing very little and become an expert over time. Even declines in performance and health are often gradual and progressive. Where you could recover from a hard ride in a…

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Lactate Threshold: Muscular or Cardiovascular Phenomenon?

  We answer a lot of questions for athletes (you can ask yours here) and share some of the more notable ones on the Train Right Blog to provide the answers to more athletes. Recently we received the question below about the relationship between heart rate and power output. Question: So I have been in a debate…

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Posted: September 2, 2015

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs, Training

Coaching Tips for Bike Shops and Retailers

  Supplemental information for Verde Brand Communication’s “What Women Want” online program for bike shops and retailers. The bike shop environment plays a huge role in making cycling an approachable and accessible sport for men and women, and while the industry has made progress in how equipment is made and marketed for women, it is…

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Posted: September 1, 2015

Author: CTS

Categories: Blogs

Press Release: CTS and Groove Auto Announce New Partnership

For Immediate Release Groove Providing Support Vehicles and VIP Experience for CTS Athletes (Colorado Springs, CO – August 31, 2015) – In a joint statement today, CTS and Groove Automotive in Denver, Colorado announced a new partnership beginning immediately. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Groove will be the Official Support Vehicle of CTS,…

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Don’t Make These 6 Late-Summer Training Mistakes

  As we reach the final weekend of August the bulk of the summer is in the rearview mirror. And while there are athletes who have big events coming up in the next several weeks, many of you are wrapping up your summer season. You have trained long and hard to get here and I…

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5 Tips to Defeat Self-Doubt Before Your Event

  Two weeks before USA Pro Challenge I got dropped. It happened about 60 miles into a 70-mile “Coaches Meeting” ride, but the trouble started long before that. I felt fine and took some strong pulls in the first 90 minutes of the ride, but started feeling flat and empty not long after that. I…

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Wahoo Fitness Trainers Are Official Trainer Of Carmichael Training Systems

Cyclists will have opportunity to bundle CTS services with the purchase of a KICKR smart trainer (ATLANTA) Wahoo Fitness, the leading producer of smartphone connected cycle trainers and fitness wearables, has announced a partnership with endurance coaching company, Carmichael Training Systems (CTS). With the partnership, Wahoo will supply KICKR smart trainers and TICKR heart rate…

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