Topic: Chris Carmichael

Chris Carmichael Blog: A Much-Needed Kick in the Tail

Two weeks ago I was talking with a CTS Athlete about how his season of training and competition was going, and after a while it became clear that he’d gone from being very aggressive to being more passive during the past few months of racing mostly criteriums. This is actually something we see quite often,…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Pre-Race or Event Taper Tips

On Sunday, May 15 I will embark on the 2011 CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience. We’re going to ride every stage of the Tour of California, and I’ve been working very hard to make sure I’m ready for what I think will be the greatest endurance challenge I’ve tackled in the last 20…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: New Routes Offer New Challenges

Endurance athletes are creatures of habit. We ride, run, hike and traverse the same routes over and over again, sometimes for years on end. For the most part it’s a matter of necessity; we gravitate to the routes that are the safest, quickest, most fun, or simply those that are available. But if you’re finding…

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Does Sweating More Mean You’re More Fit?

  Chris, I’m relatively new to triathlon and to serious training. Over the past several months I’ve been making steady progress, and recently I’ve noticed that I’ve started sweating more. The conditions (temp and humidity) are about the same as they’ve been, but I’m sweating a lot more. Does that mean I’m getting more fit?…

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