Meet Chris Carmichael During These Time-Crunched Cyclist Events!

Olympian, Former Professional Cyclist, and Founder of CTS to Meet Cyclists and Triathletes at Events This Summer

Boulder, CO, USA — August 31, 2017 — Elite cycling coach Chris Carmichael will meet cyclists and triathletes during a series of book events in support of his new book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist. Carmichael will autograph copies of The Time-Crunched Cyclist at each event.

Currently scheduled events include:

September 21st, Time TBD
Podium Multisport
Atlanta, GA

September 23rd, Time TBD
6 Gap Century
Dahlonega, GA

The Time-Crunched Cyclist reveals the fastest way to get fit for bike racing, century rides, gravel grinders, cyclocross, Gran Fondos, and ultraendurance mountain bike events. With elite cycling coach Chris Carmichael’s innovative, time-saving approach, busy cyclists will develop fitness, speed, and power in just 6 hours a week. Now powered by Strava, this updated third edition of The Time-Crunched Cyclist training program taps into the most popular cycling social network to help cyclists get fired up to crush their workouts, one segment at a time. The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online from See what’s new at

Through his popular CTS endurance coaching service, Carmichael noticed that many busy cyclists are unable to make performance gains using conventional training methods; they simply don’t have enough time to train. So CTS developed a new approach—the Time-Crunched Training Program—to help cyclists achieve competitive fitness and power without the impossible time demands of traditional training methods.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist shows cyclists how to build fitness on a realistic schedule by tapping the power of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. Cyclists learn the science behind this alternative approach to training before performing the CTS field tests to get a baseline reading of their fitness. Nine comprehensive training plans include effective time-crunched workouts, nutrition guidelines, and strength training to develop the speed and endurance for a wide variety of cycling races and events. The Time-Crunched Cyclist now offers time-crunched training plans for: criterium, road races, and cyclocross; century rides and Gran Fondos; gravel racing and ultraendurance mountain biking plans; and plans for commuters.

This new third edition integrates Strava, the popular ride tracking and analysis program. Powered by Strava, the Time-Crunched program becomes interactive, social, highly motivating—and focuses riders on the training data that matters most. This edition also adds the Time-Crunched Diet, a sports nutrition approach designed to help riders optimize their power-to-weight ratio with new guidelines on eating behaviors and delicious recipes from chefs Michael Chiarello and Matt Accarrino. A new chapter on hydration and managing heat stress will show athletes simple ways to avoid overheating that lead to better performance.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist can help you capture your best performance—all in the time you have right now.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Race-Winning Fitness in 6 Hours a Week, 3rd Ed.
Chris Carmichael and Jim Rutberg
Paperback with two-color interior with charts, tables, and figures throughout.
7″ x 9″, 440 pp., $21.95, 9781937715502

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before beginning his career as a coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He has coached elite cyclists since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. Today, CTS is known for producing champions and attracting top amateur and professional athletes.

Jim Rutberg is the Media, Marketing, and Editorial Director and a coach for CTS. He has co-authored 8 books on training and sports nutrition: The Time-Crunched CyclistTraining Essentials for UltrarunningThe Time-Crunched TriathleteThe Ultimate RideChris Carmichael’s Food for FitnessChris Carmichael’s Fitness CookbookThe Carmichael Training Systems Cyclist’s Training Diary, and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life. In addition to books, he has written innumerable blog and magazine articles. His work has appeared in Road Bike Action, Bicycling, Outside, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, VeloNews, Inside Triathlon, and more.

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