goal setting

Goal Setting: Who to Keep or Kick Out of Your Support System

By Mara Abbott, Olympian, CTS Contributing Editor The pre-tour pundits took note of Simon Yates at this year’s first Giro d’Italia press conference, after the Michelton-Scott rider gave a one-syllable answer when asked who was the number-one favorite at this year’s race: “Me.” Fans immediately lined up, as fans will do, to categorize Yates’ analysis …

climbing workout

To Climb Faster, Start With This Cycling Workout

Just about every cyclist would like to climb faster, or at least make climbs less taxing at the same speed, especially heading into events that feature hilly or mountainous terrain. With spring temperatures warming across the Northern Hemisphere, athletes who want to climb faster this spring and summer and be ready for the summer events now have …

bad ride

7 Steps to Take After a Bad Ride

By Chris Carmichael CEO/Head Coach of CTS Some rides just don’t go like you planned. Maybe you visualized pushing the pace at the front of the group ride, or crushing that set of intervals, or spinning along smoothly for hours on end. Instead, you felt sluggish, like you were pedaling squares, or like you couldn’t …