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 …

Weekend Reading: 3 Reasons to Schedule a Challenging Event Every 3 Months

This week I was talking with one of the CTS Athletes who will be joining me for the La Ruta de los Conquistadores race in Costa Rica later this month. We were talking about his preparation and I mentioned that his performances in training and competitions have been remarkably consistent over the past 18 months. It turns out he’s a …

Weekend Reading: Why You Should Do Physiological Testing at the End of the Season

Everybody seems to understand the rationale for lab testing or field testing at the beginning of a training program, but I also think that testing at the end of a season can be extremely valuable. At the beginning of the season, the purpose of field testing was to get a snapshot of your fitness and establish training ranges so you …

Weekend Reading: 3 Training Tips for Frequent Travelers

This week I had to shuffle my schedule in a way that many career professionals will find familiar. I was in Colorado Springs Monday and Tuesday, and then I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Interbike show Wednesday through Friday. And while Interbike is all about bikes, I knew I wasn’t going to get much riding done between meetings. …

Weekend Reading: 3 Ways to Fire Up Your Mid-Season Training

For the second June in a row, the biggest news out of Colorado Springs is a major wildfire. Last June it was the Waldo Canyon Fire that blackened 18,000 acres, destroyed 346 homes, and killed two people. This week it’s been the Black Forest Fire, which as of Friday afternoon has burned 15,700 acres, destroyed 390 homes, and killed two …

Weekend Reading: 2013 Dirty Kanza 200 Race Report

The night before embarking on our 200+ mile journey through the flint hills of Kansas, defending Dirty Kanza 200 champion Rebecca Rusch addressed her fellow CTS Athletes and told us all, “Whether you’re the first or last tomorrow, you will absolutely be a changed person by the end.” The Queen of Pain knows what she’s talking about. Two hundred miles …

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 …