Topic: Chris Carmichael

Weekend Reading: Why Getting Dropped Makes You Better

As I walked outside earlier this week for our 4-hour Staff Meeting group ride, I realized I was in for a tough day. Standing out there were pros Danny Pate (Team Sky), Kelli Emmett (Giant), Fernando Riveros (Rotor), and Kalan Beisel (Orbea-Tuff Shed). We were just going out for a moderate-pace group ride and it…

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Weekend Reading: The Top 5 Articles You Should Read Now

One of my struggles at this time of year is finding blog topics that address the challenges and questions that athletes have right now. In the summer athletes are pursuing goals and improving their fitness and performance. In a few weeks we’ll all be thinking about indoor training and the Holiday Season. And in January…

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Weekend Reading: Feeling Pura Vida After La Ruta!

“Pura Vida!” That’s the phrase you hear over and over from kids and grownups as you either zip by or creep past them during La Ruta de los Conquistadores. It’s a Costa Rican saying that literally means “pure life” but is used more as an expression of enjoying life and being happy. It’s a perfect…

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Weekend Reading: 4 Things Older Athletes Need to Know

I turned 53 this week and celebrated my birthday by riding Stage 1 of the 2013 La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike stage race (Photos from La Ruta). People ask me about the impact of age on endurance athletes, and here’s what I tell them: Your potential declines, but your ability to maximize your…

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