Topic: Blogs

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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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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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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What To Do and Not To Do in Aid Stations

  This is a big week for CTS Support Crews. We have athletes racing the Breck Epic MTB Stage Race in Breckenridge, and then this weekend we shift over to support a ton of CTS Athletes racing the Leadville 100 MTB Race. And then next week we head off the USA Pro Challenge Race Experience!…

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7 Secrets to Pre-Event Weight Loss

  By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach and co-author “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” Losing weight – or reaching your optimal weight – can have a profoundly positive impact on your performance. Being lighter with the same fitness improves your power-to-weight ratio, making you more competitive when the road or trail tips skyward. Weight loss improves economy…

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The 6 Keys to Great Training and Big Improvements

  There are a lot of athletes who do not train to win races. Many train because they enjoy being fit and performing at their best in non-competitive events like cycling tours, charity rides, or the local group ride. Still more train because of the role being fit and active and engaged in sport plays…

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