Tagged: Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading: Tips From the Pits

I spent last Saturday in an aid station. For the previous six years, I’d been on the other side of our Leadville 100 aid stations, coming in off the race course to get new bottles and reload on food. This year I decided not to race the Leadville 100, partly because I’m doing the USA…

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Weekend Reading: How to win the Olympic Road Race.

The Olympics are here again! For cyclists, the excitement starts immediately because the Road Race is today! Pretty much everyone is trying to figure out how to beat the British Dream Team, but I would caution that racing against one specific team or rider is often a bad plan. You can’t go into a race…

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Chris Carmichael Blog: Fire on the Mountain

Training – and even the Tour de France, which starts today! – have been the last things on my mind this week. Unfortunately, the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs has been at the forefront of my thoughts all week. It started last Saturday. Actually, one of my coaches – Jane Rynbrandt – was up…

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Losing Weight Improves More Than Just Uphill Performance

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that losing weight will help you go uphill faster. But many athletes underestimate how being lean improves performance in all terrain, and how it can improve the quality of your training. Dragging your body around – whether you’re on your feet or being supported by wheels –…

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