Triathlon Training: Stop Coasting to Shave minutes off your bike split

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach As a coach, it’s my job to find overlooked opportunities and strategies that lead to better results. One such opportunity presented itself as a result of gathering a lot of power data across a wide range of athletes, particularly when I compared an athlete’s power meter files from a training ride to one from …

Triathlon Training: DIY Insurance on Race Day: 5 Key Tips to Success

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach After working with thousands of triathletes for more than a decade, my coaching colleagues here at CTS and I have come up with a handful of mistakes we see competitors commit again and again that sabotage their races. Some are equipment related, some are connected with preparation, and some are mental. But the positive …

Triathlon Training: Spring Threshold Bricks Boost Long-Term Ironman Preparation

  By Natalie Bojko, CTS Senior Coach The middle of spring is an interesting time for many Ironman triathletes. Some of your are in your final training blocks leading into your Ironman races, while others are building toward summer and fall Ironman races. We frequently utilize shorter triathlons as a training tool for athletes; they’re fun and also great ways …

Triathlon Training: High Intensity for High Performance

By Chris Carmichael For a group that is perceived to be one of the hardest-working groups of endurance athletes, it’s surprising to see how resistant some triathletes are to high-intensity training. Triathletes will ride, run or swim all day long; and pack more individual training sessions into a week or a month than any other endurance athlete. But ask you …

Triathlon Training: The Opportunities and Perils of Racing Before You’re 100% Ready

By Chris Carmichael Early in the season, many triathletes who are preparing for Ironman or Ironman 70.3 races later in the season have a series of preparation races on their schedules. We all try to plan our training so we’re optimally prepared for race days, but sometimes athletes, especially time-crunched athletes, get derailed and lose valuable training time because the kids …

Your Questions, Answered: “I know I’m about to get dropped but I don’t know what to do about it?”

  Your Questions Answered: “I do some of my cycling training with a local club, and during group rides I sometimes know I am about to be dropped but I don’t know what to do about it.” We’ve all been there, the wheel in front of you feels like it is slipping farther and farther away and the rider on …

Start a Training Tradition with a New Year’s Day Workout

By Chris Carmichael Progress. It’s what we’re all after, what athletes train hours, months, and years to accomplish. You might have personal or competitive goals driving you forward, but behind all of those there’s the necessity to make progress. And so we test ourselves. We do field tests, lab tests, test ourselves against our buddies, and of course test ourselves …

Tips for Boosting the Impact of Your Indoor Triathlon Bike Workouts

By Chris Carmichael I’m writing this article as wind-driven snow pelts the window of my office, reminding me more than ever that this is peak indoor cycling season! I’m a firm believer in utilizing relatively short and hard indoor training sessions, as opposed to mind-numbing endurance sessions staring at the wall or watching the entire “Lord of the Rings Trilogy”. …