Topic: Chris Carmichael

Weekend Reading: 4 Ways to Win by Being a Smarter Athlete

By Chris Carmichael The end of March is a great time of year for endurance athletes. There’s so much enthusiasm in the air, so many incredible goals being set, and so many early-season triumphs to cheer about. For coaches, this is the time when we get to talk about race tactics and strategies, in addition…

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Weekend Reading: Best of 2012

Since this is the final weekend of the year, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the highlights of the last 12 months. I recommend that all athletes spend some time making a list of the top rides, workouts, and experiences of the past year. Sometimes we move forward so quickly that we forget to…

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Health-Conscious Travel Means a Happy Vacation

By Chris Carmichael 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…

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