Topic: Training

FAQs About Adapting to Training and Competing in Hot Weather

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach/Co-author “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” The extreme temperatures have been a major story at the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, especially because many of the pros in the race came to the race from areas that experienced cool to cold weather this Spring. The techniques for staying cool on a hot…

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4 Keys to Effective Training in Hot Weather

By Chris Carmichael In 40-plus years of cycling, I’ve never experienced heat like I did climbing through the Pyrenees mountains when I rode with team 7-Eleven in the 1986 Tour de France… or the first three stages of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California. There’s not a spot of shade anywhere, the narrow canyons offer…

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Weekend Reading: Knowing When Enough is Enough

Last week's blog about saving your season from a lingering winter definitely struck a chord, but this blog reaches athletes across a lot of latitudes, so for some athletes Spring has been in full swing for some time. As we head into May, recovery is one of the topics everyone really needs to think about….

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The Key to being Extraordinary

As sports fans we’re accustomed to witnessing extraordinary performances across the entire spectrum of sports. But all those highlight reels are a double-edged sword. On one hand, highlight reels are inspirational. Many riders go out after watching an amazing cycling race like the Tour of Flanders, a stage of the Amgen Tour of California, or…

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Weekend Reading: 4 Ways to Win by Being a Smarter Athlete

By Chris Carmichael The end of March is a great time of year for endurance athletes. There’s so much enthusiasm in the air, so many incredible goals being set, and so many early-season triumphs to cheer about. For coaches, this is the time when we get to talk about race tactics and strategies, in addition…

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