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Immunity-Boosting Tips for Cyclists

By Mara Abbott Olympian and CTS Contributing Editor By now, I hope many of you are deep into your D40 challenge. If you missed out and haven’t started yet, it really isn’t too late – you could still either commit to a pro-rated version to boost your fitness before the New Year, or extend your own …

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5 Reasons Cyclists Need Strength Training

This is the time of year when a lot of athletes ask about strength training. Should they? Shouldn’t they? Should they lift heavy or light? Free weights or machines? And what about Crossfit? Coaches have been debating the effectiveness and necessity of strength training for endurance athletes for many years, and even my own view …

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Fall Training Plan for Cyclists Over 50

One of my least favorite weekends of the year is when clocks tumble backwards. Daylight Savings Time ends in the United States this weekend (it happened last weekend in Europe), and it means earlier sunsets and fewer late afternoon outdoor rides. Over the years it has grown to signal the beginning of fall training for …