Carmichael To Be Honored With Kennedy Laureate Award

51a9OEaR9RL._SL500_On Saturday, November 14th, Chris Carmichael, personal coach to cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong, will be on the John F. Kennedy University campus to speak about his coaching, his career, and to promote his new book, Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6
Hours a Week

The Time-Crunched Cyclist presents a new way to achieve superior fitness and power, by leveraging busy athletes’ limited time to unlock the power of high-intensity workouts and get fast in less time. This revolutionary new training plan is presented in a time-efficient method through detailed training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and proven success stories.

The Time-Crunched Training Program starts with the CTS Field Test, which is an established endurance, power and strength test used to assess a cyclist’s initial personal training intensities. The book includes four detailed training plans and all associated workout instructions, strategies on how to properly fuel for these high-intensity or interval workouts, and tips on how to tweak riding style to capitalize on “time-crunched” fitness and power.

Carmichael, Founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems and 1999 US Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, will also be honored with the Kennedy Laureate Award during a formal event at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California.

The evening program will include the following:
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
Elegant Dinner Catered by Scott’s Seafood Grill
Kennedy Laureate Award Program
Music and Dancing
Live Auction (including an autographed Lance Armstrong jersey)

Tickets & Sponsorship
General: $150/person (10 per table) and VIP Reception and Dinner: $250/person; Sponsor tables also available at four different levels:

$10,000 “Tour de France” Sponsor
$5,000 “USA Cycling Team” Sponsor
$3,000 “Endurance Training” Sponsor
$1,500 “Health and Fitness” Sponsor

All proceeds from this dinner directly benefit JFK University programs and students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to pursue higher education.

For more information, visit The JFKU Laureate website or contact Anne Marie Taylor at 925.969.3491 or by email at

Lenny B
Leonard Basobas - Among my many and varied interests are cycling and writing. I am deeply passionate about both. Strangely enough, neither has come very easy to me.I had such a horrible crash as a small child that I did not attempt to ride again until the 6th grade. From that point forward, you could say that I have had a love affair with two-wheels. When I was not out on my bike, I could be found tearing apart or putting back together other bikes. The frames and parts found in my parents’ basement today are a testament to that fact. Around the same time that I began riding again, a young rider named Greg Lemond had just won the U23 World Championships. Following his career was my entry point into the sport of cycling, but I never participated in organized racing until I was past my cycling prime. Today, a healthy curiosity about racing has me lining up on the road and in the nearest velodrome.In regard to writing, I am not a trained journalist. My writing, instead, strikes a creative bent in the form of short stories, at least when I not writing for my day job in clinical research. Although I have yet to be published for my creative writing, I have authored several abstracts and papers, and been published as the lead author for a paper in a well-known peer reviewed medical journal.I have covered the sport of cycling, as both writer and photographer, at such races as the Amgen Tour of California (2008 to 2014) and the US Pro Cycling Challenge. I was also the featured Guest Contributor for, commentating and moderating the site's live blogging feed during the 2009 Tour de France.