base training

Why October-November Is Base-Training Season (Not January!)

For many years I – and especially my “Time-Crunched Cyclist” co-author, Jim Rutberg – have railed against the concept of “aerobic base training” for time-crunched athletes (here and here, for instance). So, naturally, today’s headline might come as a surprise to some of you. Is this a reversal? A flip-flop on the issues? Hardly. For endurance athletes, intensity and interval …

Weekend Reading: The Best Way to Wrap Up a Great Racing/Training Season

Wow, August is over already!? This summer has flown by and hopefully you’ve made the most of it. It’s been an incredible summer for CTS Athletes, and I need to give a huge shout-out to Gregory Brenes of the Champion Systems Pro Cycling Team on his incredible performances for 6th place overall at the USA Pro Challenge and 15th overall …

Weekend Reading: 4 Things You Have To Do To Save Your Fitness This Fall

I’m just back from a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas for Interbike, including a few question-and-answer sessions with athletes and cycling industry folks. There’s a lot of nervousness out there, although it’s not about the state of the industry. People are nervous about Fall and Winter, more so than I remember hearing in recent years. I think it has something …