Make Your Own Way

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04/26/2005| 0 comments
by Chris Carmichael

Make Your Own Way

This article is being written at 35000 feet, somewhere between Santa Barbara, California and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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When you get done cleaning out your closet, don?t just toss your old gear into the trash. Contact your local cycling clubs and donate the clothing to juniors or riders who are just starting out in the sport. Just because there?s better equipment out there for you to use doesn?t mean your old jerseysicon, jacketsicon, vests, and glovesicon can?t provide a new rider with a good starting point.


As much as I enjoy working with elite athletes across a wide spectrum of sports, going to camps and seeing the amazing progress athletes can make in the course of a few days is one of the most fulfilling parts of being a coach. Your path to success in this sport is different than the professionals?, and while there is a lot you can learn from them, it?s even more important make sure the steps you?re taking will lead you towards your goals, not theirs.


Chris Carmichael is Lance Armstrong?s coach and author of ? Chris Carmichael?s Food For Fitness ?. To find out what Carmichael Training Systems can do for you, visit


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