Topic: Blogs

5 Signs You’re Ready to Sign Up For An Ultramarathon

Runners who are thinking of making the jump to ultra distances frequently ask me what they should do to prepare for that jump and how they will know they are ready. While it is, like many things in this sport, often a matter of individual circumstances, I have, over the years, compiled a list of…

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Exercise, Opioids, and the Cure for Chronic Pain

I’ve been thinking a lot about pain this week, mainly because I’ve been in a lot of it. In last week’s “Ode to my collarbone” I wrote about dealing with the immediate aftermath of a broken collarbone and briefly mentioned opioids, the very effective painkillers that can also carry a significant risk for abuse and…

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Tips for Competing in Gran Fondos and Open Events

By Julia Priest, CTS Coach Before Gran Fondos grew in popularity, male and female road cyclists of all abilities had  few opportunities to compete together. Sure, non-competitive century rides and charity events always had mixed fields, but once there was a competitive element to a cycling event fields were divided up by sex and category….

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Tips for Training the Ultrarunning Brain

  By David Henry, CTS Ultrarunning Coach I’ve been thinking a lot about assets and, in particular, what asset is most valuable for an ultrarunner. Is it a super-high V02 max, superior pace at lactate threshold, incredible running economy or some other metric? Those are nice, but in the end, really nothing holds quite the…

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How to Keep Your Climbing Power This Fall

At higher elevations around Colorado Springs, the aspens turning yellow, which means there’s no denying winter is 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 power. As great as it would be…

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Stop — Is Social Media Ruining Your Bike Ride?

Syd Schulz CTS Athlete, Pro Mountain Biker, Writer You’re pawing through your Instagram feed on a fall day at work, watching the rain pound down outside, and grumbling to yourself every time you see a picture of someone out there riding dry dirt. How is it that literally EVERYONE but you is in Moab? Don’t…

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