Topic: Chris Carmichael

Weekend Reading: Feeling Pura Vida After La Ruta!

“Pura Vida!” That’s the phrase you hear over and over from kids and grownups as you either zip by or creep past them during La Ruta de los Conquistadores. It’s a Costa Rican saying that literally means “pure life” but is used more as an expression of enjoying life and being happy. It’s a perfect…

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Weekend Reading: 4 Things Older Athletes Need to Know

I turned 53 this week and celebrated my birthday by riding Stage 1 of the 2013 La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike stage race (Photos from La Ruta). People ask me about the impact of age on endurance athletes, and here’s what I tell them: Your potential declines, but your ability to maximize your…

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Weekend Reading: 3 Training Tips for Frequent Travelers

This week I had to shuffle my schedule in a way that many career professionals will find familiar. I was in Colorado Springs Monday and Tuesday, and then I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Interbike show Wednesday through Friday. And while Interbike is all about bikes, I knew I wasn’t going to get…

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Weekend Reading: What it’s like to be part of Team CTS

People ask me all the time what it’s like to be part of Team CTS for the USA Pro Challenge Race Experience or the Amgen Tour of California Race Experience. For the athletes, they are a combination of a fantasy camp and an adventure race. You’re eating dinner with the pros every night and provided…

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Weekend Reading: Results matter, and so does the journey

There are certain times of year when there’s a lot of work being done, but few results to seen. In the winter and the spring, athletes all over the country are working their tails off in interval workouts and long endurance sessions, frequently alone, with little to no recognition for their efforts. And there are…

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