5 Tips for Being a Successful Athlete in a 24/7 World

We live in a 24/7 world with constant demands on our time and pressure to do more and more. The nature of social media and the ever-present smartphone feeds this pressure, whether it’s work emails coming in at 9:30pm or social media updates exalting everyone’s latest achievements. Athletes face the same career, family, and social pressures as everyone else, and …

Stop Holiday Parties From Wrecking Your Fitness and Exploding Your Waistline

As the Arctic Blast thoroughly chills a large portion of the nation, you might need some added motivation to stick with your training. What if I told you that you can wake up on January 1st without the spare tire you normally strap on during the Holidays? It’s much harder to lose weight than it is to gain it, because you …

Weekend Reading: Meaningful Gifts for the Endurance Athlete in Your Life

As I’ve gotten older I’ve noted a shift in the way I look at gifts. Sure, I still buy little niceties like a sweater or bottle of wine for people, but these days I’m not buying as many wrappable items for the people who mean the most to me. I want my gifts for these people to be experiential and …

SteadyState Intervals – The Cornerstone of Your Training for Summer Goals

Now is the time to figure out how you’re going to prepare for your summer goals. It’s not too late, but for athletes with a solid base of aerobic fitness I recommend a minimum of three months of structured, goal-oriented training in preparation for a goal event. For athletes who are starting out with a lower level of fitness, I’d …

Weekend Reading: Get Your Training Moving with this Mid-Winter OverUnder Workout

I am so happy to be in Santa Ynez, California this weekend. I love Colorado Springs, but so far this winter has been a tough one. We’ve had a few sustained periods of bitter cold, like many areas of the US in recent months, and I feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to escape to warmer climates for training …

Winter Strength Training for Cyclists

By Chris Carmichael Winter is a huge opportunity for a cyclist. Instead of looking at these months as a period of indoor drudgery or outdoor misery, look at them as the period where you can focus on shoring up your weaknesses and building on your strengths as a new season approaches. Strength training can be an important part of your …

Four Things Athletes Aren’t Good At Doing for Themselves

  By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach & co-author of “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” Look, the truth of the matter is that you’re a smart person and endurance training isn’t rocket science. And to be perfectly frank, you could probably figure out most subjects if you had the time and motivation to do so. So I understand if you’re looking at …