La Ruta Reflections

One of the best parts of being a coach is having a postive impact on an athlete’s performance and quality of life. Sometimes the tables are turned and our athletes provide perspectives that make our day – and our mothers cry…

CTS Athlete John Sagebiel’s La Ruta Race Report

(Reposted with permission from John Sagebiel. Originally posted here: http://www.teambaconstrip.com/2010/12/12/la-ruta-recap/)  “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That quote will make more sense later. “La Ruta,” the short name for “La Ruta de Los Conquistadores” kicked my ass. There’s not much more I can say about …

Chris Carmichael Blog: Don’t shy away from hard events, especially hard qualifiers for bigger competitions

There’s something odd about athletes who commit to one of the hardest endurance events in the world (Ironman), but then shy away from particular events (Ironman St. George) because they view them as being “too hard”. There’s no doubt that the St. George course in Utah is demanding, but there are some very compelling reasons …