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Interval Training: Biggest Mistakes Cyclist Make with High Intensity Intervals

  By Chris Carmichael CEO/Head Coach of CTS I’ve been a fan of high intensity intervals 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 endurance …

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 …

5 Things Athletes Need to Know in Your 40s, 50s, and Into Your 80s!

By Chris Carmichael I am a cyclist in my mid-50s and I spend a lot of time riding with athletes up to 30 years younger and 25 years older than me.  People ask me about the impact of age on endurance athletes, and here’s what I tell them: Your potential declines, but your ability to maximize …