Topic: Training

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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Using a 70.3 to Optimize Your Ironman

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach Whether you’re getting ready for your first Ironman or your fourteenth, a half-Ironman race is a great competition to include in your race preparations. But it’s not just a matter of finding a 70.3 race in your area; it has to be the right race, at the right time,…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Does Sweating More Mean You’re More Fit?

Chris, I’m relatively new to triathlon and to serious training. Over the past several months I’ve been making steady progress, and recently I’ve noticed that I’ve started sweating more. The conditions (temp and humidity) are about the same as they’ve been, but I’m sweating a lot more. Does that mean I’m getting more fit?  -…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Tips for Windy Rides

There’s nothing like a good training week to get my spirits up. Plus, the applications for the CTS Trans Andes Challenge are starting to pile up and I’m starting to get excited about the prospect of another major endurance challenge. For those of you who don’t know, I’m going to follow up my 2010 experience…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Too Much of Good Thing? Hardly.

Here’s the inevitable problem with citing research studies: you can almost always find a study that will “prove”, “indicate”, or “suggest” the exact opposite of the point you’re trying to make. And thus it was with great chagrin that I read the recent NY Times Blog “When exercise is too much of a good thing”….

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