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 …

Press Release: CTS Announced as Official Coaching and Sports Science Partner of BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Development Team

For immediate release Carmichael Training Systems partners with the BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team (February 8, 2012 – Colorado Springs, CO) – Carmichael Training Systems has partnered with the BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team as the team’s Official Coaching and Sports Science Partner. Carmichael Training Systems will be conducting lactate threshold testing on the UCI Continental Under-23 team’s riders, providing …

TDF Stage 15: Two Weeks In, It Takes More Than Fitness to Excel At The Tour de France

By Chris Carmichael With a flat and windy race today and the Tour de France’s second rest day tomorrow, the majority of the peloton was probably hoping for a relatively easy day. And while in some ways it was easier than the previous three stages in the Pyrenees, the high speeds, high winds, and somewhat treacherous finale meant everyone had …