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Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Find out why thousands of beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes are improving their training and racing with accessible, functional and genuine conversation about triathlon. An Age Group triathlete and his coach, who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves,look for smart and enjoyable solutions in a sport that's often dumb and painful. Mike Tarrolly and Robbie Bruce explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual side of training and racing everything from Ironman to a Sprint. on Monday and Thursday.
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Apr 16, 2018

The Crushing Iron April Triathlon Camp is in the books. Today we look at lessons we learned from other athletes. Great people and attitudes made for a lot of fun and solid work. Topics include: 

  • Running Hills- Climbs and Descents
  • Opening Up The Legs
  • Nurturing Your Introvert AND Extrovert
  • Dialing In Training Recovery
  • Choosing The Harder More Difficult Path
  • Adjusting to Very Cold Water
  • Contact in the Water
  • Open Water Sighting on Windy Days
  • Recognizing Limitations We Put on Ourselves
  • The Difference Between Rollers and Climbs
  • Race Pace off The Bike
  • Getting Comfortable In Aero
  • Going Beyond Your Beliefs
  • Negative Splitting Your Run off a Hard Bike
  • Pushing Yourself More When Someone Is Watching
  • The Power of Group Training
  • Camp As Race Simulation
  • Race Day Nutrition 
  • Week of Race Nutrition

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Apr 12, 2018

We get back into the flow by talking about Race Recovery Techniques, Diet, and also how important it is to race with gratitude. Meeting people at races. Building friendships and how that can be a major fuel.

- The importance of your mind for the future of racing
- Studying Topics In Line with Your Thinking
- Carnivore and Ketosis Diets
- Recovering From Your Race
- Dietary Principles and Racing
- Alex Hutchinson Interview's Interview on the Rich Roll cast 
- Floundering From Your Beliefs
- The Overwhelming Information Highway of Training
- Self-talk about getting better (in a good way)

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Apr 9, 2018

What we learned about the course. Overall Spectator Experience. Race Conditions and many more insights. 

Apr 6, 2018

Coach Robbie will toe the start line at Ironman Texas 70.3 on Sunday and he talks about his race planning while breaking down the wave swim start, the out and back bike course and the 3 loop run. We dig into an absolutely LOADED Pro Field. And finish up with some sappy reflection on why we keep doing this podcast.

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Apr 2, 2018

Are you confident going into a race or filled with nerves? There's a lot you can do in training that translates into a successful race. For example, do you understand your efforts and how they should play out in each phase of triathlon? Do you do a bunch of track work that wears you out or injures you and doesn't apply to your race? Do you understand how to execute the Crushing Iron mantra, "Hurry Slowly?"  

  • Tapering is Relative To How You Felt You Trained 
  • The Worst Running Ideas
  • Understanding How Effort Relates to Pace
  • How much should you alter routine in Taper?
  • Hurrying Slowly 
  • Why Running Training Is The Hardest To Master 
  • Which Sport You Can Over do in Training
  • Addiction To Speed
  • The Perils of Chasing Your Great Days
  • Are you REALLY in Shape Enough For Speed Work?
  • The Many Troubles With Track Workouts
  • Training Your Body To Do Late Race Zone 3
  • Going Faster With Tired Legs
  • Why Train Your Body To Do Things It Doesn’t Need To?
  • The Danger of Training For Race Pace
  • Don’t Waste Your Best Days In Training 
  • Why Swimming Can Be Your Best Fatigue Indicator
  • The Tri-Scientology Program

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Mar 29, 2018
How about this for an analogy? The swim is Spring Training, the Bike is the regular season, and the Run is the Playoffs. 
 
We’ve all seen that team that starts slow then comes out of nowhere to peak toward the end of the season, then make a deep run in the playoffs. So, with that in mind, what part of us thinks that getting passed at mile 5 of the bike is such a bad thing? Or, why do we come out of T2 with guns blazing on a run when we’d be much better served to take it easy and build?
 
Today we talk about staying within yourself and how the ego takes over in training and races.  Accepting and adapting to where You Are At The Moment, not Where You Want To Be. Don’t throw away your season by swinging for the fences in Spring Training.
 
Mindset: Accepting Where You Are, Not Where You Want To Be
  • Training Is For Energy Not To Take It Away
  • Adapting to Life’s Moving Parts
  • When Your Race Becomes Swim, Bike, Walk
  • Running Is Swimming On Concrete
  • The Greatest Multi-sport in the world is Life
  • Why Am I Not Running Further?
  • The Relationship Between Swim, Bike, Run Training
  • The Barry P. Running Plan 
  • Training Within The Shape You’re In 
  • When The Race Goal Is Simply To Be Smart
  • Removing Expectation and Focusing On Execution
  • Racing In Heat and Laying In the Weeds
  • Ego Is The Enemy - Ryan Holiday

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Mar 26, 2018

When is a painting (or your workout) finished? Unfortunately a lot of artists (triathletes) probably walk away without fine tuning the little things. Using a triathlon analogy, many of us leave workouts short because we think "we've done enough for the day" or flip the switch to lazy the minute the calendar turns to "taper." Today we talk about the little ways we can build discipline in workouts to create better long-term patterns and ultimately "Masterpiece Races."

  • What Difference Does Skipping a 10 Minute Cool Down Make?
  • Being Rested Vs. Rusty 
  • Not Minimizing What May Seem Like a Minimum
  • Finishing Off Your Training - Setting Up Your Training To Finish The Race  
  • Overcoming Race Challenges
  • Building The Discipline To Finish Your Workouts 
  • How We Create Bad Habits That Are Hard To Break
  • Your Race Is Another Training Day That You Can’t Quit
  • Building Your Practice So You Know How To Close Out a Race
  • How Effort and Decision Making Impact Your Race
  • The Little Lies We Tell Ourselves and How They Build
  • How Training Pressure Escalates Closer To a Race
  • How We Self Sabotage Our Races In Taper 
  • Building Great Training Memories of Training Before Your Big Race
  • The Details Matter When You’re Closing In On a Race
  • Why Training Is Art and Your Race is the Masterpiece

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Mar 22, 2018

After a short warm-up we take a deep dive into how you can make huge cycling gains. This is not a technical discussion as much as how you can train more effectively and how it translates into race performance along with an overall stronger body for long-term health. We hit on proper (and custom) cadence, pedal stroke, power vs. MPH, hill techniques and many more insights that will take your cycling to a new level. 

  • Simulating Course Conditions
  • Understanding The Right Cadence
  • Training For Hills When You Live In Flat Country
  • How To Dominate Trainer Efficiency
  • Balancing Your Body
  • Building Power Out of The Saddle
  • The Purpose Of Intervals
  • When Recovery Ruins Your Effort
  • Adapting to Gearing with Hills
  • Different Pedal Strokes
  • Finding Your Most Efficient Pedal Stroke
  • Trading MPH for Power
  • Benefits of Big Gear Work 
  • Climbing Cadence
  • Cadence Gray Zone 
  • Working Below Your Cadence
  • Varying Your Stroke On Purpose
  • How Cycling Techniques Help Your Running
  • Running Economy
  • How To Get To Places Your Body Hasn’t Been Before

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Mar 19, 2018

You train your ass off, do all the little things, then get to the race . . . and say, "Well, it wasn't quite what I hoped for . . . But what is hope? Is it genuine optimism or expectations you've pulled out of thin air? Today we talk about the importance of detaching yourself from the outcome and how it will change the way you, not only train and race, but go about your life.

Also, what about this Wisconsin Swim Start Change? We have some strong opinions on why it's bad for the overall growth of the sport. 

  • Detach Yourself From The Outcome
  • March Madness Parallels With Triathlon 
  • Kentucky's Path Paved In Gold
  • Beating Resistance with Stephen Pressfield
  • The War of Art
  • The Wisconsin Swim Start Change AGAIN
  • Rolling Start vs. Wave Start vs. Mass Start 
  • Easy Isn’t Always The Answer 
  • No Weekend Is Ever Perfect
  • What If You Could Never Race Again?
  • Effort Over All
  • Respecting The Training 
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Mar 15, 2018

Are you sore and tired a lot? This podcast is about understanding why that is and why sometimes there's not much you can do about it, especially in periods of heavy training load. There's a lot in here about how to handle the month leading up to your race. 

  • You can’t beat your numbers
  • Are you "Save Up Sammy?"
  • Don’t Forget Your Bad Training Days
  • Knowing When To Throw In The Towel
  • Obsessing over TriCalc
  • The power of journaling about Triathlon
  • It’s Easy To Have Goals 8 Months Away
  • "Triathlete Tommy”
  • Endurance Eileen 
  • Emotional Self-Sabatoge
  • One Time Otis
  • National Potato Chip Day
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Mar 12, 2018

Setting yourself up with expectations that don't hold you back and derail your progress.

- Making Your Mission The Right Mission

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Mar 8, 2018
What happens to your mindset when a workout goes to shit? Do you accept it or go into Triathlete Tinkering Mode trying to solve a problem that might not be there? There are a lot of different solutions for training and life but one of the best is to find a course and stick with it to see if it's really working or not. Today we talk about the struggles and reality of triathlon and why we don't frame our conversation or strategies as "The "10 Greatest Ways to . . . " 
  • Responding To A Bad Day
  • 10% Happier with Dan Harris
  • Owning Recovery
  • Staying The Course 
  • Turn off the Noise and Just Go
  • The 10/10/80 Rule
  • Why Average Is Okay
  • The Difference Between Exploration and Distraction
  • Cupcakes and Berries
  • Is Mike Moving To Alaska?
  • The Triathlete Tinker 
  • The mindset of isolation training
  • Two rules of decision making for Triathletes
  • It’s okay to listen to your body
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Mar 5, 2018

How do we know when we’ve reached our limit? Odds are, we haven’t. What will it take to be one second better today? One minute? One hour? It’s likely all in our minds and believing we can overcome those limits. Seeing ourselves as that person and accepting the flow. Today, we start with how to build chemistry in the home with such a grueling workout schedule and wind up in a fierce discussion about why we must accept ourselves and our progress in order to break through our limits. 

  • Building Chemistry and Support with your spouse, kids, parents, dogs, etc.
  • Keeping Those Around you happy and involved
  • Involving them in the process
  • Don’t Talk Yourself Into Being A Fraud
  • The Roger Bannister Method 
  • Navigating the chaos of M-F to set up your weekend
  • Creating Your Success Mindset
  • Getting Your Mind Out of The Way
  • Negative Split Thinking
  • The Danger in Telling Yourself That “You’re Always Going To Be . . .”
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Mar 1, 2018

For a lot of us, the weather is breaking and it's time to make the transition from inside to outside training. We look at how indoor training differs from outside training and what to keep in mind. Embrace the wind and sunshine, take stock in all your hard work, and have fun as you move toward race season. 

  • Going From Inside to Outside Training
  • Hip Triathlete Training Terms
  • How You SHOULD Be Riding The Trainer
  • What To Do If You Feel “undertrained”
  • Training Vs. Exercising
  • Building Your Body For A Specific Course
  • Triathlete Frankenstein
  • Swift Culture
  • Differences in Bike Trainers
  • How Progress Is Made
  • Practicing Corners in Running
  • Surging and What That Takes Out Of You
  • Why STOPPING Sucks So Much Energy
  • Learning To Surge, then Chill
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Feb 26, 2018

You wouldn’t worry what other people think of you so much if you realized how little they thought about it. We have to be confident that the journey we've set is the right one for us. It's so easy to get side tracked by what others are doing in this sport, but we're here today to tell you, it's all about action and not reaction. 

  • Getting out of your comfort zone 
  • Your journey doesn’t need to be explained
  • Tri Bike vs. Road Bike Rant
  • Don’t justify your race schedule
  • Only 70.3’s this Year??
  • Triathlon Click Bait
  • Keeping Your Investments Simple
  • Action Over Reaction
  • Just Step Out The Door and Do it
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Feb 22, 2018
What do you do when you reach as deep as you can, but nothing is left? Those are the moments in training that teach your mind to be familiar with the pain and just go a little further. There will be suffering in your race, but we want to learn how to deal with in in training. Suffering can be more like learning if we frame our mindset ahead of time to be amazed by what we do rather than woe is me.  
  • Controlled Suffering
  • Sometimes It’s Not Gonna Hurt Any Worse
  • Training Your Brain For Pain
  • Benefits for Repeating Workouts 
  • David Goggins 
  • Flipping the Mental Toughness Switch
  • Falling In Love With Consistency
  • Beating the “Day-Off Craving”
  • Mike’s New Film Project
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Feb 19, 2018
Mike gets a little old-man-mode on social media at the top and wonders if the distractions are putting unnecessary subconscious stress on his training. Also, fatigue, daily low-hanging-fruit and how to keep your training fired up. We talk Ironman 70.3 Texas and how to zone-in when you’re under 50 days. 
 
  • Succumbing to Distractions or furthering your goal
  • The Fine Line Between Biking and Running Well
  • Are You a "Goal Marketer?” 
  • Hit-Out Races
  • Lower, low hanging fruit
  • Biggest Factor of Racing Well and Fast
  • The Power of keeping Your Races (and Goals) on the Down Low
 

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Feb 15, 2018

Swim, bike, run, repeat. Just like wake-up, shower, and get ready for work. Triathlon truly is a metaphor for life. . The daily grind can get into your head, but today we talk about ways to make the seemingly mundane enjoyable. 

  • How the Daily Grind Relates To Training
  • The 5th Discipline of Triathlon
  • The simple things
  • Shelving Expectations 
  • The Danger of Mental Loops
  • Hitching your wagon to a goal you don’t attain
  • Taking ourselves too seriously 
  • The only thing you have control of
  • Taking ourselves too seriously or not loving ourselves as we are
  • Bad photos on Instagram
  • Inspiration from bad performance

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Feb 12, 2018

Triathlon is absolutely a sport that can change lives, but there always seems to be a mystery around how we can get more people to take that leap. Initiatives pop up all the time, but like most real changes it comes down to grass roots movements. We talk about what you can do to help make this sport more enjoyable and accessible to new people. We also talk about injury, sickness, how to approach workouts and races, along with offer different perspectives on living. 

  • Getting More Women Involved
  • Sharing Tire Pumps At The Race
  • How We Can REALLY Make This Sport Better
  • Your Number One Race Goal
  • How To Deal With Being Sick
  • Coming Back Strong From Injuries
  • Aiming Low
  • Accepting Who You Are
  • State of the Sport Address
  • What’s the perception of Triathlon?
  • Why so many white dudes ins this sport?

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Feb 8, 2018

Wouldn't it be great if you lined up the morning of your next race with no fear or anxiety? To be relaxed, smiling, and already at peace with the outcome? We think so too and today we explore ways to find that mindset, not only for races, but for training, and every day of your life.

“Don’t judge. Simply realize that pain is part of life. If you grow, there is pain, and if you don’t grow, there is pain.” - Baron Baptiste

  • Centering with Appreciation for What Is
  • The Biggest Race of The Year is Your Next One
  • Getting rid of excuses and “buts”
  • A New Way to Look at Your "C" Race
  • Relaxing with what is 
  • Understanding The Process of Growth
  • Being able to line up before your race and say, “Man it doesn’t get any better than this.”

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Feb 5, 2018

Welcome to the 135th Crushing Iron Podcast. Today we springboard off the Super Bowl into how you can outsmart your competition on the race course. 

We talk about everything from training to fast to getting your breath under control at the start of the swim, bike, and run. We also look at overall mindset for training and race day, starting with humility. 

  • How Training Fast Can Hurt Your Race
  • You are only entitled to the action, not the fruit
  • Quick Super Bowl Recap 
  • Preparing for the Unexpected 
  • Understanding the importance of Zone 1 and Zone 2
  • The Crushing Iron “Politics” Podcast?? 
  • Working Your Aerobic system smarter and more efficiently
  • Do they have a back up for Timberlake?
  • Defense Wins Championships
  • Balancing confidence and humility 
  • Cautious optimism 
  • Respecting the distance 
  • How to deal with headwinds
  • Let go of your time and mph addiction 
  • Why giving more race effort can hurt you
  • Racing smarter usually wins

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Feb 1, 2018

We recently read another article on about the New England Patriots and Bill Belicheck's philosophy that prompted this discussion. They practice with runs that are only directly related to plays in the game. For example, they may have the kick off team line up then sprint 70 yards. Then, they will have them jog back to the same line and do it one more time, just in case there is a penalty on the last play. 

We wondered how this philosophy could apply to triathlon, and of course, we believe it does.

  • Coaching philosophies across platforms - Belichick returns 
  • It’s Not Always Harder and Faster
  • Consistent ease 
  • The power of lower cadence
  • Keys to not taking days for granted
  • Race pace vs. Race Effort Training 
  • Why Belichick wouldn’t be a fan of super long runs 
  • Training to Hold Power 
  • Vanity FTP and how it distorts your race results
  • How cycling and running training work best together
  • How much running do you have to give up to raise your FTP?
  • Training for Hot Weather When It’s Cold
  • Sauna Training
  • Importance of Sodium

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Jan 29, 2018

We focus on making our lives easier every single day, but as triathletes, we take a conscious choice to make our lives harder. So, in that vein, things have to change. We have to accept that it isn’t “hard” but it’s a daily routine that we fall into. 

Triathlon is a pressure point. It's like you have this non-stop-dull pain, and triathlon comes along and helps you re-focus a lack of routine or your pain into a more productive way. But once you're in, that process continues as we keep facing new challenges. Now, how can you start shaving 5 seconds off a 100-yard swim? 

"All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and
not enough presence." ― Eckhart TolleThe Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

 Today's Topics: 

  • Answering a common coach question: “Do you think I can do . . . this?”
  • The greatest ability you can have as an athlete
  • The number one obstacle between you and your PRs. 
  • How setting PR goals can hold you back
  • The Positives of Choosing To Make Our Lives Harder
  • How to tell if you’re in a prime zone for your race
  • Managing Expectations Good and Bad
  • C26 Athletes taking 10 seconds off their 100 pool time in January
  • Letting go of the past and your ego.
  • How to reduce dog hair shedding by 80% 
  • What can possibly motivate us to try to shave 4 seconds off our 100 swim time?
  • Get in the Habit of Thinking You Can Do it Today
  • Nick Saban vs. Lane Kiffin
  • When you should think about using hacks
  • 1500+ days of consistent sobriety

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Jan 25, 2018

Imagine playing basketball in front of 70,000 people and millions on TV. Today's guest, Zak Showalter, did just that for the University of Wisconsin. His career took him to 2 different Final Fours and four Sweet 16's and now he's tackling Ironman.

He's graduated, stepped away from basketball, and turned his sights on Ironman Wisconsin. Our goal for this podcast was to see how many lessons learned from Zak's days at Wisconsin under Hall of Fame coach Bo Ryan translate into triathlon. As it turned out, a lot of them do.

We start with some of Zak’s endurance background and early training challenges. Then go into how what he learned on the basketball floor can be translated into Ironman training: 

  • Were you ever into endurance sports before?
  • What it's like hanging out with Packer's QB Aaron Rodgers 
  • What it was like to work with Michael Jordan’s strength coach
  • When he decided he wanted to do an Ironman 
  • How he deals with Winter training in Wisconsin
  • What's it like going from a high exposure team sport to an isolated training world?
  • A coach’s message “Play hard, play smart, play together, and have fun.”

Race like you train - Zak tells us how what he learned from the daily grind of college basketball practice and how he thinks it can be applied to triathlon training and best set him up for the race.

Ups and Downs - How to stay level headed and on the same path when faced with setbacks of a big loss or the the high of a big win. 

Patience Wisconsin basketball is built on patience, both in execution and sytem. Zak gives us a perspective on how they looked at a long season or career and how the philosophies can apply to Ironman training.

Emotions- He takes us in the locker room before Wisconsin faced off with a 38-0 Kentucky team at the Final Four. How is it possible to stay calm when you’re running out in front of 70,000 people to play a game watched by millions? He gives us a very simple solution. 

Diet: How did you guys eat? Was there a big focus on nutrition or were you just kids? Has that changed as you train for Ironman? 

Here are a couple videos of Zak in his playing days:
- His salute to Aaron Rodgers after hitting a buzzer beater against Florida
- High School State Championship Opening Tip Dunk

Zak on Instagram: zshowalter3
Zak on Twitter: @ZShowbball333

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Jan 22, 2018

Buckle up for another hour of triathlon training talk with the one and only Steve Delmonte of Delmo Sports

He puts on multiple races a season around New Jersey and receives high praise from athletes for a great experience. He doesn't hold back and gives a great perspective that can help many of us find our true "WHY."

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Some of today's topics:  

  • Why He Thinks Pool Triathlons Can Grow The Sport
  • Triathlon For Women Only
  • Special Announcement from C26 Triathlon and Delmo Sports about Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City
  • What Motivates Triathletes
  • Technology in the Triathlon
  • Pro Triathletes and Why It Doesn’t Move The Needle
  • What it’s Like Picking Up New Events 
  • How Lance Armstrong Would Have Changed Triathlon
  • The Pitfalls of Attaching Triathlon to Your Identity
  • Why Crushing Iron is His Favorite Triathlon Podcast
  • Penalty Talk - What’s on the official’s mind— when officials should look the other way
  • Logistics of Launching a New Race… road closures… certain dates
  • Shutting down Intersections 
  • What do athletes miss before, during and after races that Race Director’s wish they would pay attention too?
  • Why are all the great open water swimming events on the East Coast on the same weekend??? Escape the Cape, Eagleman and the Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 miler.
  • As he adds events, does he worry about becoming stretched too thin and losing some of what makes his races/brand special
  • Ironman AC 140.6 June 2019?
  • Do you ever analyze areas of bigger opportunity outside of NJ?
  • Why he doesn't offer discount codes for races 

Part one with Steve Delmonte
Part two with Steve Delmonte

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