Topic: Training

8 Techniques to Be Faster, Safer, and More Confident in Corners

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach and co-author “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” For a long time, petrol heads derided American muscle cars for being great in a straight line and utterly useless when they encountered a corner. European performance cars, they argued, were designed for drivers. They had power for speed but also advanced suspension, steering,…

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11 Key Beginner Triathlon Tips From Top Coaches

With swimming, cycling, and running combined into a single competition, there’s a lot for beginner triathletes to learn. Each discipline within a triathlon is not the same as swimming, cycling, or running as standalone sports. Not only are there some rule differences, but your cycling leg will be affected by the swim before it, and…

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Does Perfectionism Help or Hurt Endurance Training?

At CTS, we coach a wide variety of athletes with an even wider range of personalities. Some athletes derive value from the feelings and sensations of being fit. Others can only perceive the value of training by analyzing every bit of data they generate. Endurance sports are a good place for the more obsessive among…

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4 Common Mistakes That Wreck Your Workouts

At the start of training ride or an event, all things are possible. You could have a ride that puts a smile on your face or a performance that exceeds your expectations. But you can also screw it up, and a lot of cyclists do that on a regular basis. Here are four ways I…

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Triathlon Training: Power Pacing for Winning Performance

By Nick White and Chris Carmichael We’re in the age of power, and on-bike power meters have forever changed the landscape of triathlon training. But while more athletes are analyzing their workouts, many stumble when using a power meter during competition. In training you rely on your power meter to ensure that you’re challenging yourself…

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Forget About Weight Loss Unless You’re Willing to Do This

I was talking with an athlete earlier this week and our conversation turned to the issue of weight, as it has during nearly every coaching conversation we’ve had in the past year. The athlete I was talking to is probably not that different from you. He has worked hard and improved significantly over the past 12…

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ADAPT: A 5 Step Plan for When Everything Goes Wrong

Book Excerpt from Training Essentials for Ultrarunning “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” —Mike Tyson If you do one single thing at a high enough intensity for long enough, every once in a while everything goes wrong. As much as you have trained and prepared, you will eventually get punched…

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