how little training do you need

How Little Training Can You Get Away With?

  By Chris Carmichael, Founder and Head Coach of CTS Although I spend most of my time trying to help athletes fit more training into their busy lifestyles, there are times when life gets in the way and other priorities eliminate or dramatically reduce available training time. There are also times, particularly at the end …

high intensity intervals

Don’t Let These Common Mistakes Ruin Your High Intensity Intervals

  By Chris Carmichael CEO/Head Coach of CTS I’ve been a fan of high-intensity intervals (HIIT workouts) for a long time. The “Time-Crunched Cyclist” is based on the premise that hard intervals are the best path to performance for cyclists who cannot put in the hours necessary to get there through traditional long and slow …

when training goes wrong

What to Do When Training Goes Wrong

  By Mara Abbott Olympian, CTS Contributing Editor   Last week, a friend sent out a distress cry on Facebook. She had been scheduled to do a long run, but her body wasn’t having it. “I did not expect to feel like I wasn’t going to make it through the run. I did not expect …