Topic: Blogs

6 Things You Need To Do To Ride Strong This Fall

  As often happens in business, the best part about running CTS has turned out to be different than I originally anticipated. In the beginning I was focused on bringing world-class coaching to athletes of all abilities. It was all about performance. What I didn’t anticipate was that I would meet and build relationships with…

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Cyclocross Training for The Time-Crunched Cyclist

  Of all the disciplines within cycling, cyclocross is one exceptionally well suited to time-crunched athletes. The events are intense but short, and the season is relatively short as well. This means a Time-Crunched Athlete can use the principles described in “The Time-Crunched Cyclist, 3rd Edition” to create race-winning fitness for the upcoming ‘cross season! The…

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Death to America: Why Athletes Should Care About Obesity Rates

  The 14th Annual State of Obesity Report contains a mixture of good and bad news in the nationwide battle against obesity. The report, a project of the Trust for American Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, indicates the rate of increase in adult obesity rates is slowing, but still rising nonetheless. Overall, the…

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Train Your Brain for Championship Success in Endurance Sports

  Earlier this week we published a blog that featured a post-race letter from an ultrarunner who finally finished the Leadville 100 Run on his eighth attempt. A few days later I received the following email from a long-time CTS Athlete, Fred Rica, from New Jersey. I’ve included the email below, with Fred’s permission, because…

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Chef Jeff Mahin’s Kale Kimchi Avocado Toast with Eggs

  Jeff Mahin is Chef/Partner of Stella Barra Pizzeria, Summer House Santa Monica, M Street Kitchen and Do-Rite Donuts. He is also a strong and avid cyclist and ambassador for Chef’s Cycle, a fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs fighting childhood hunger outside the kitchen. Jeff and over 100 other chefs from around the country…

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The 3 Things That Separate Failure From Success in Ultrarunning

We had a training blog ready to go for today, and then we got an email that changed everything: Koop, I’ve been dreaming of finishing Leadville for over thirty years and I’ve failed seven times. That’s right… seven times. But then I came across your book, hired CTS and was connected with John Fitzgerald. I entered the…

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The Perfect Intervals to Boost Late-Summer Speed

  Being a strong athlete and being a fast athlete are not necessarily the same thing. There are a lot of athletes who have great endurance and can maintain a hard and steady pace hour after hour. This is especially true late in the summer when athletes have months of spring and summer miles in…

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3 Fixes for Flagging Motivation

By Andy Jones-Wilkins, CTS Coach No matter an athlete’s experience level or talent there are invariably times when motivation wanes, focus is lost, and discipline sidelined.  Many times this is a perfectly normal reaction to training load and can be easily remedied with a bit of time off to regroup and recharge. But what about…

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