Topic: Training

Chris Carmichael Blog: A Much-Needed Kick in the Tail

Two weeks ago I was talking with a CTS Athlete about how his season of training and competition was going, and after a while it became clear that he’d gone from being very aggressive to being more passive during the past few months of racing mostly criteriums. This is actually something we see quite often,…

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Minimize to Maximize Your Training

By CTS Coaches Adam Pulford and Jim Rutberg With all the commitments, training programs, fads, fades, and flats that come your way, how can you get the most out of your time on the bike? Whether you are the recreational cyclist with a busy life schedule or the racer who wants to hone in on…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Pre-Race or Event Taper Tips

On Sunday, May 15 I will embark on the 2011 CTS Amgen Tour of California Race Experience. We’re going to ride every stage of the Tour of California, and I’ve been working very hard to make sure I’m ready for what I think will be the greatest endurance challenge I’ve tackled in the last 20…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Speed Counts

This weekend’s email/blog is going to be short and to the point, because the weather here in Colorado Springs is tremendous and I’m going out to take advantage of it! I hope the spring weather has turned beautiful in your area as well. But before I head out, a few tips and an article link:…

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Video Training Tip: Consistency is Key

Produced through our partnership with Aquaphor, this is the first of 15 video training tips that will appear on www.mapymyride.com as part of the Aquaphor Le Tour Challenge. Go to www.mapymyride.com to check out the Challenge. Sign up and become eligible to win weekly or grand prizes just for riding your bike!

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Tips to Having a Safe and Successful Charity Ride Experience

By Chris Carmichael I’ve talked to thousands of cyclists before they’ve embarked on challenging journeys, and in addition to questions about training, nutrition, and pacing, the subject of safety always comes up. And it should, because with thousands of cyclists on the roads together, riding safely is everyone’s responsibility. Despite the importance of rider safety,…

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