cyclocross

Trainright Guide to Cyclocross Training and Racing

As summer turns to fall, many cyclists shift their attention from road, gravel, and mountain bike events to cyclocross. Held on closed courses in local parks, cyclocross is a perfect way to get a great workout, satisfy your competitive drive, and stay connected to the cycling community during the colder months of fall and winter. …

Katie Schide UTMB

Inside Look at UTMB Champion Katie Schide’s Training and Strategies

Katie Schide winning the 2022 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc was an emotional rollercoaster for all involved, myself included. As her coach, I’m overjoyed for Katie, but not just because she prevailed. The backstory is as special for me as the victory. It’s a story of the transformation she made to her training over the …

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Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Endurance Athletes

As an endurance athlete you likely know someone who struggles with anemia. Although it only affects about 5% of the general population, anemia is more common amongst athletes. By some estimates, more than 50% of female athletes and up to 30% of male athletes may be anemic. Here’s why endurance athletes are more likely to …

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Foot and Hip Mobility Exercises for Trail Runners and Ultrarunners

Many runners experience tightness or soreness in their feet and hips at some point. Although self-care for runners can seem complicated, I want to give you a simple foot and hip mobility routine you can do at home –  with minimal equipment – to help mobilize your feet and hips. Restoring or creating appropriate mobility …

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How to Optimize Ultramarathon Aid Station Stops

As you begin race day planning for ultrarunning events, you must consider aid station strategies. Where are the aid stations located? How can you best utilize them to manage the course and the race most effectively? While being sure to obtain adequate sustenance and gear at each station, the overall idea is to get in, …

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Heat Acclimation: When to start and how long it takes

  Western States, Wasatch, and Badwater runners – and any other athlete training for a hot weather race – listen up. Start thinking about your heat training protocols now. Don’t wait for the last four weeks of training. Don’t meticulously plan out your longest long run (not that it’s matters all that much) and haphazardly …

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Reggie Miller: It Takes a Village to Make an Athlete

By Reggie Miller, NBA Hall of Fame, Olympian, MTB Racer, CTS Contributing Editor Some of the best advice I received early in my athletic endeavors was to surround myself with people who would always support, challenge, respect and hopefully uplift me through the ups and downs of life, work or athletics. I had my fair …