Topic: Chris Carmichael

Weekend Reading: Tips From the Pits

I spent last Saturday in an aid station. For the previous six years, I’d been on the other side of our Leadville 100 aid stations, coming in off the race course to get new bottles and reload on food. This year I decided not to race the Leadville 100, partly because I’m doing the USA…

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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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