Topic: Chris Carmichael

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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Chris Carmichael Blog: Fire on the Mountain

Training – and even the Tour de France, which starts today! – have been the last things on my mind this week. Unfortunately, the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs has been at the forefront of my thoughts all week. It started last Saturday. Actually, one of my coaches – Jane Rynbrandt – was up…

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Losing Weight Improves More Than Just Uphill Performance

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that losing weight will help you go uphill faster. But many athletes underestimate how being lean improves performance in all terrain, and how it can improve the quality of your training. Dragging your body around – whether you’re on your feet or being supported by wheels –…

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