4 Steps To Overcoming Race-Day Anxiety in Ultrarunning

  By Jim Rutberg, co-author “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning” Race-day anxiety is normal and both novice and experienced athletes are likely to experience it before and during a challenging  50-kilometer, 50-mile, or 100-mile ultramarathon. Learning to manage it is essential to having a successful and positive experience at your next big event. Step 1: Get Organized Uncertainty is one of …

The 6 Worst Pre-Workout Foods and Habits for Cyclists, Runners, and Triathletes

  As I travel around the country participating in a variety of events I am constantly surprised by the nutritional choices I see athletes making prior to workouts. If you want to have a great ride, hike, run, or strength workout, here are the 6 worst pre-workout foods and habits for cyclists, runners, and triathletes to avoid in the 2-3 …

How to Build Your Own DIY Ultrarunning Training Camp

By Jason Koop, CTS Coach and author of “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning” Since the release of “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning” I have had the privilege to attend several book signings and appear on several podcasts, and one of the most frequently asked questions is: “What is the best thing an ultrarunner with limited training time can do to improve his …

Cyclocross Training for The Time-Crunched Cyclist

  Of all the disciplines within cycling, cyclocross is one exceptionally well suited to time-crunched athletes. The events are intense but short, and the season is relatively short as well. This means a Time-Crunched Athlete can use the principles described in “The Time-Crunched Cyclist, 3rd Edition” to create race-winning fitness for the upcoming ‘cross season! The core of the Time-Crunched Cyclist’s …

Train Your Brain for Championship Success in Endurance Sports

  Earlier this week we published a blog that featured a post-race letter from an ultrarunner who finally finished the Leadville 100 Run on his eighth attempt. A few days later I received the following email from a long-time CTS Athlete, Fred Rica, from New Jersey. I’ve included the email below, with Fred’s permission, because he mentions a few things …