Topic: Chris Carmichael

Triathlon Training: Mid-Season Fixes

By Nick White and Chris Carmichael The complexity of triathlon is one of its most alluring attributes. You can get started simply, but then your engagement with the sport continues to grow and develop along with you. For time-crunched athletes the complexity sometimes needs to be trimmed back; there’s only so much time and focus…

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Weekend Reading: How to win the Olympic Road Race.

The Olympics are here again! For cyclists, the excitement starts immediately because the Road Race is today! Pretty much everyone is trying to figure out how to beat the British Dream Team, but I would caution that racing against one specific team or rider is often a bad plan. You can’t go into a race…

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Triathlon Training: Comfort Begets Speed

By Chris Carmichael Take a look at the transition area at any Ironman race and you’ll see some of the latest and greatest technology available and used by amateur athletes around: carbon-fiber bikes designed in wind tunnels, tear drop aero helmets, specially cut wet suits and lab-tested sports drinks and nutrition. Everything’s designed to make…

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2012 Tour de France, Rest Day 2: Two Days in the Pyrenees

By Chris Carmichael This article was also posted on pezcyclingnews.com, where Chris will be posting a handful of updates during the 2012 Tour de France. – Ed.) As the peloton rests today in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the Tour de France is getting set for Act 3. We saw the chaotic flat stages and decisive…

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2012 Tour de France: As it Looks From the First Rest Day

By Chris Carmichael (This article was also posted on pezcyclingnews.com, where Chris will be posting a handful of updates during the 2012 Tour de France. – Ed.) Ah, the long-awaited rest day at the Tour de France. For some riders, especially the battered and bandaged ones, the first week or so of the Tour de…

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