Weekend Reading: Four Tips for Acing Your Next Performance Test

  If progress is important to you then measuring and monitoring your performance is critical. We know, for instance, that in the first six months an athlete works with a CTS Coach, they can often see a 10% increase in CTS Field Test Power. Increased power isn’t the only way we measure success with an athlete, but it is certainly …

Weekend Reading: Does Sweating More Mean You’re More Fit? Plus 3 Winter Training Articles You Need to Read

The past few weeks have been particularly difficult for outdoor training in Colorado – and much of the US. In Colorado Springs there was a stretch of about 7-10 days when the high temperatures never even reached 20 degrees, and the nights hovered around zero. While there were some folks who ventured out in such extreme cold, the dramatic shift …

5 Tips for Setting Up an Effective Indoor Cycling Space

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach Though we live for riding outdoors with the warm sun on our backs, at some point in the year we each find ourselves an indoor trainer in the basement, garage, or spare room. There’s no doubt you’re better off riding than sitting on the couch until the weather improves, but to maximize the benefits …

Press Release: Athletes Coached by CTS Dominate 2013 La Ruta de los Conquistadores Mountain Bike Stage Race

For Immediate Release Athletes Coached by CTS Dominate 2013 La Ruta de los Conquistadores Mountain Bike Stage Race (October 27, 2013 – Colorado Springs, CO) Athletes coached by Carmichael Training Systems dominated the 2013 La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike stage race in Costa Rica (October 24-26), winning the Men’s and Women’s Pro races, the men’s 30-39 and 40-49 …

2013 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience Gallery

Congratulations to everyone who rode with #TeamCTS #17thTeam for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California Race Experience! It was a great 8-day adventure through the heat of the southern California desert and the towering windmills and mountains of northern California. We had visits from cycling legends – and Chris Carmichael's former 7-Eleven teammates – Bob Roll, Alex Stieda, and Jock …

FAQs About Adapting to Training and Competing in Hot Weather

  By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach/Co-author “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” The techniques for staying cool on a hot day are pretty straight-forward: stay hydrated, douse yourself with water, put ice sock/packs in your jersey, etc. But we’ve been getting a lot of questions about how athletes adapt to heat and why some athletes struggle to cope with high temperatures. So, …

Press Release: US Para-cycling High Performance Director Craig Griffin Rejoining Carmichael Training Systems

(April 30, 2013 – Colorado Springs) – Carmichael Training Systems is happy to announce that renowned endurance coach Craig Griffin is returning to CTS to reconnect with his passion for coaching individual athletes. The former USA Cycling Coach of the Year and US Para-cycling High Performance Director is available for new athletes through CTS Athlete Services: www.trainright.com (719-635-0645). Craig Griffin …

Press Release: CTS Athletes Race Strong Across Pro and Amateur Races At Sea Otter Classic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CTS Athletes Race Strong Across Pro and Amateur Races At Sea Otter Classic (April 23, 2013 – Colorado Springs, CO) – Athletes coached by Carmichael Training Systems had a strong showing at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterrey, California on April 18-21. CTS-coached athletes competed across the full range of pro to novice competitions, and in road, …

Press Release: CTS Announces Club and Team Coaching Packages

For Immediate Release CTS Announces Club/Team Coaching Package (April 17, 2013 – Colorado Springs, CO) – In response to the needs and requests of endurance athletes, Carmichael Training Systems today announced a new addition to its service offerings: CTS Club/Team Coaching By taking advantage of video conferencing and online coaching software, CTS has developed a coaching package designed to coordinate …