Topic: Chris Carmichael

Chris Carmichael Blog: New Routes Offer New Challenges

Endurance athletes are creatures of habit. We ride, run, hike and traverse the same routes over and over again, sometimes for years on end. For the most part it’s a matter of necessity; we gravitate to the routes that are the safest, quickest, most fun, or simply those that are available. But if you’re finding…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Does Sweating More Mean You’re More Fit?

Chris, I’m relatively new to triathlon and to serious training. Over the past several months I’ve been making steady progress, and recently I’ve noticed that I’ve started sweating more. The conditions (temp and humidity) are about the same as they’ve been, but I’m sweating a lot more. Does that mean I’m getting more fit?  -…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Tips for Windy Rides

There’s nothing like a good training week to get my spirits up. Plus, the applications for the CTS Trans Andes Challenge are starting to pile up and I’m starting to get excited about the prospect of another major endurance challenge. For those of you who don’t know, I’m going to follow up my 2010 experience…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Too Much of Good Thing? Hardly.

Here’s the inevitable problem with citing research studies: you can almost always find a study that will “prove”, “indicate”, or “suggest” the exact opposite of the point you’re trying to make. And thus it was with great chagrin that I read the recent NY Times Blog “When exercise is too much of a good thing”….

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In Memory of Jack Lalanne

Jack Lalanne was the genuine article. Once he discovered the benefits of training and nutrition as a teenager, he made it his life’s work to help others learn the path to better health through exercise and good nutrition. The man walked the walk, and no one was better at talking the talk. He was a…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Training Lessons Learned in 2010

The end of the year is a good time to look back and consider the lessons you’ve learned over the past 12 months. And while I learned plenty of lessons outside of training and sport, here’s what 2010 taught me as an athlete: Intervals trump experience: I’ve been racing bicycles since I was 9 years…

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