Tagged: training tip

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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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: 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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Chris Carmichael Blog: Training Lessons Learned in 2010

The end of the year is a good time to look back and consider the lessons you’ve learned over the past 12 months. And while I learned plenty of lessons outside of training and sport, here’s what 2010 taught me as an athlete: Intervals trump experience: I’ve been racing bicycles since I was 9 years…

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