You’re Not the Athlete You Used to Be, And That’s Okay

By Mara Abbott, Olympian, CTS Contributing Editor I have been terrified to race for almost three years. I’m not talking about bike racing. I am talking about any athletic competition. I finished my professional racing career in 2016 with an absolute sense of finality. When people asked me about a comeback, or even when I …

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Expert Advice for Surviving a Desk Job as an Athlete

By Mara Abbott, Olympian, CTS Contributing Editor As a professional racer, I struggled mightily to comply with constant pleas from team managers, my coach and a variety of ubiquitous-yet-unsolicited advice-givers who all desperately wanted me to sit down and put my feet up as soon as I got off the bike. That was not my …

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How Fitness Creates Meaningful Opportunities

By Mara Abbott, Olympia, CTS Contributing Editor I am absolutely unable to resist a good sports story. Technically, my job at the Buffalo Bulletin is to write about energy and natural resources, but when I overheard my publisher recounting the tale of a mother, a son, and a hundred-mile trail running race to our sports …

Press Release: Olympic and Paralympic Cycling Coach Craig Griffin Rejoining CTS

For Immediate Release  Olympic and Paralympic Cycling Coach Craig Griffin Rejoining CTS (June 12, 2019 – Colorado Springs) – Premier endurance coaching company CTS is happy to announce that renowned cycling coach Craig Griffin is returning to reconnect with his passion for coaching individual athletes. The former USA Cycling Coach of the Year and US …

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Running with Music: Why Ultramarathon Runners Shouldn’t

By Jason Koop, Head Coach of CTS Ultrarunning I’ve done a lot of things in my nearly 20-year coaching career. I have worked with all types of athletes from team sports, cycling, triathlon, as well as ultrarunning. I’ve seen athletes through thick and thin, wins, losses, PRs and DNFs. Along the way, I’ve given out …