CTS Training Talks: An Inside Look at VO2 Max and Lactate Threshold Testing

Whether you are a triathlete, runner, cyclist, or another endurance athlete you need accurate physiological data to guide and monitor your training by. Lactate threshold and VO2 Max are two of the most commonly, and effectively, used performance markers used by many athletes and coaches. The point is to learn the highest intensity at which …

This is the Best Fan Experience in Sports

The next big thing for the National Football League and National Basketball Association will probably be the use of augmented reality technology to help fans get closer to the action. But no matter how they change the viewing experience, they can’t create an experience that allows a fan to feel what it’s like to play …

The Real Story on Authentic Goals

  By Mara Abbott 2016 Olympian, CTS Athlete, and new CTS Contributing Editor When you commit to your true goals, they will demand hard work and require concessions. They will request that you sometimes give up the certainty you are going to make it through all this in one piece. Your true, authentic goals are …

Cycling Base Training Do’s and Don’ts for Amateur and Masters Cyclists

  Throughout the Time-Crunched Cyclist books, I have argued against traditional base training because it is incompatible with the busy lifestyles of so many athletes. Traditional low-intensity base training works, but very few full-time working parents can increase training time to 12-20 hours/week for 2-3 months. A well-structured program of short, high-intensity intervals works, too, …