Carmichael Training Systems has a variety of ways to make sure you’re prepared to have a great performance on race day. We have the CTS Triathlon School in Tucson, Arizona, as well as a variety of coaching packages that will prepare you for a race-winning or personal best performance!
How do I get an Ironman or Ironman 70.3 entry through CTS?
At this time we are not offering entries into Ironman or Ironman 70.3 races with our triathlon coaching or Triathlon School programs.
Please call our Athlete Services representatives at 719-635-0645 if you have questions.
Premium or above coaching
Preparing for an Ironman is often a year-long or multi-year process, and we have a staff of experienced triathlon coaches who can maximize the effectiveness of your workouts and your training time. Our full-time professional coaches are held to coaching and customer service standards that exceed those of the national governing bodies, and they are constantly engaged in our continuing education curriculum so they stay at the leading edge of science.
Click here for details on CTS Coaching Packages, or call our Athlete Services representatives for details at 719-635-0645.
CTS Triathlon School
This is your opportunity to completely immerse yourself in triathlon training, for as long as you like, in the world’s top triathlon environment, and with the best coaches in the industry.
We will provide an open booking system whereby an athlete can come for 3 days, 10 days or whatever works. Each day CTS coaches will run 2-3 structured triathlon specific workouts, at our local pools, on the beautiful Tucson roads and at local trails and running tracks. This will be a fully supported camp, with athlete housing and nutritious meals provided, sag vehicle support for long rides, and a whole host of extra services. CTS partner products will be available (TBD) and the sunny Tucson weather is included! In addition, you’ll be able to take advantage of mechanical support and professional massage therapy, as well as the physiology and bike fit labs at Carmichael Training Systems.
Click here for details on CTS Triathlon School, or call our Athlete Services representatives for details at 719-635-0645.
Triathlon Performance Testing Package
Your best performance starts with the best information. At our Colorado Springs, Tucson, Santa Ynez, and Brevard training centers our experienced coaches will take you through a comprehensive and sport-specific suite of performance testing services so you have the data necessary to take your training to the next level. But since data is worthless without expert analysis, we make sure that you spend time with a coach reviewing your data, asking questions, and receiving the guidance necessary to make the most of your information. The testing services below can be utilized all at once or at any time within 1 year of purchasing the package.
- Lactate Threshold & VO2 Max Testing (Run and/or Bike)
- CTS 3D Dynamic Bike Fit using Retul Technology
- Consultation with a CTS Coach, including analysis of swim, run, and/or bike test data and establishment of personal training ranges.
- Call our Athlete Services representatives for details at 719-635-0645.
Private Ironman Reconnaissance Camps
If Ironman is in your future, then this is the camp for you. This is your chance to get firsthand knowledge of your upcoming Ironman course, and learn techniques to optimize your race-day performance from the CTS Coaches. During your camp, you will learn energy conserving techniques for the swim, the ins and outs of the bike course, and pacing and fueling strategies for the run.
As course reconnaissance is a primary focus of this camp, we will be spending our training time on the Ironman course to prepare you for your best Ironman finish. Receive valuable knowledge of the open water course, and take advantage of an optional swim session that includes underwater swim video analysis for more in depth analysis of your stroke.
Preview the bike course like a pro with complete ride support with GU nutrition products and certified professional mechanics. Your CTS Coach will be on course with you to help with riding technique, pacing strategies, and on-course nutrition choices. This will also be a great long training ride to get your legs and arms prepared for race conditions.
Depending on the Ironman course, you will be running between 9 and 18 miles during the run course reconnaissance. You will be able to get a feel for every uphill and false flat the course has to offer. This offers a great opportunity to try out the nutrition tips you learned from our nutrition session.
Just getting to the start line of an Ironman can be a hectic and stressful experience, so to reduce your stress level and make sure your Ironman weekend goes smoothly, we will make sure you are aware of the process required to successfully navigate through an Ironman weekend, from the time you get into town until the time you leave.
Call our Athlete Services representatives for details at 719-635-0645.