Blisters: 9-Step Plan for Treating Blisters on the Run

Adapted from “Training Essentials for Ultrarunning”, by Jason Koop and Jim Rutberg. Buy your copy today! In 2011, Martin Hoffman and Kevin Fogard published an article titled “Factors Related to Successful Completion of a 161-km Ultramarathon.” Their study explored the characteristics and issues that affected the performance of runners during the 2009 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run and 2009 Vermont …

Tips for Cyclists and Triathletes Adapting to a New Aero Position

  By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach There are a lot of new bikes and new aero setups being rolled out of bike shops and garages around the country right about now, and business is brisk at the nation’s growing number of wind tunnels and specialty bike fit clinics. At CTS we’ve been providing bike fit services for more than …

How to Choose the Optimal Amount of Recovery Between Intervals

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach So, you’re all ready to go out for your workout. You have food in your pocket, your bike is gleaming in the warm sun with a bottle of water and bottle of sports drink, your Smith glasses are sitting in the Giro helmet draped over your handlebars, and your Joule GPS is quietly waiting to record every …

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 …

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, …

Weekend Reading: 5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Weight loss has been a hot topic around the office in recent weeks. Not only is this the time of year when athletes are diligently working to lose their Holiday muffin tops, but we also just rolled out the Raceweight Weight Loss Program. The response has been tremendous and we’re looking forward to seeing athletes drop significant amounts of weight …

Triathlon Training: Avoiding Mid-Season Weight Gain

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach By now you’re likely well into training for your next goal race, the one that will wrap up a great season in the next couple of months. And if you’re like many endurance athletes who measure their training in months, not just weeks, you may be dealing with an unwanted surprise: the sudden addition …