Topic: Chris Carmichael

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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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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7 Things Cyclists Know to be True

  Last week we covered the very serious topic of whether decades of strenuous exercise could do your heart more harm than good. For a measure of balance, we’re going to go for something a bit lighter this week! I’ve been a cyclist for more than 40 years and the longer I ride the more…

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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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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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What are we going to do about rider safety in pro cycling?

  Earlier this week Jim Ochowicz, my old team director from 7-Eleven, upset some cycling fans by suggesting that the Tour de France should reduce the number of teams in future races in order to reduce the number of crashes. And while other people have made that suggestion in the past, Jim further ruffled feathers…

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