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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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Aug 31, 2017

Do you trust your training on race day? Are you married to your devices? Could you do the run without looking at your watch? On today's podcast we get into the mentality of trusting yourself, your training, and your abilities. We look at what it's how to minimize the importance of your race to perform better. We dig into why it's important to let go of BAD and GOOD workouts. And we also look at how we can come together as a group to help people in Houston.

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Aug 28, 2017

Ironman is about the hours and hours of training and the celebration of race day, but it’s also about friends and family . . . maybe more. The last thing you want is for your mom to be standing on a 15-hour-island looking at a confusing tracking app. Ironman Spectating is about setting up friends and family for an enjoyable weekend! Set them straight ahead of time with friends, locations, and info. Connect them to others and help them understand what they’re getting into ahead of time. Share this with your loved ones and make your Ironman weekend an experience everyone will remember forever. 

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An article Mike wrote about Spectating Ironman Louisville back in the day. 

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Aug 24, 2017

Are you already thinking ahead to next year? What's the rush? Many triathletes severely underestimate October through February.

If the reason is . . . you are loving the sport and making a long term commitment, that's probably a good thing. Or . . . are you looking for the next race-buzz?

Today we're talking about the "Q-4" or the "Triathlon Transition Phase." How to be in the moment with the process. How to think about training in the sport without saying "I have to do this . . .and I have to do that." 

Many of you may be done with your season, or close, and have a race for next year, an off-season marathon, or . . . nothing. And those can be dangerous places. Plus, we look at what to do in your off season and why it could be CRITICAL for next season's goals. 

How to make the focus of every training season, week, and day be, "I'm gonna do the best I can today, and keep getting better." How and when to focus on your weakness.

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For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

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Aug 21, 2017

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In today's Crushing Iron Podcast: We pay a lot of money to "do Triathlon" but what we get in return is invaluable. Today (which happens to be Total Eclipse Day) the guys talk about the journey, the struggle, and keeping your eyes on the real prize of doing Ironman. The motivation, the friendships, the connections, and the experience. There's also a lot of swim talk here, including an exploration of Total Immersion, including the real reasons it's so popular. 

- What's with all the buzz surrounding the eclipse? 
- What are the most common swim myths as discovered at C26 Swim Camps
- Total Immersion swimming and why it's not for you
- Taking The Complication Out of Swimming
- The High Elbow Out of The Water illusion
- Is your motivation unhealthy?
- How great friendships emerge through training
- How do we connect when we're on an island?
- The feeling of crossing the Ironman Finish Line
- The new Crushing Iron website

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Aug 17, 2017

Emotions tend to rise and energy tends to fall when you're 30 days away from your Ironman or other A-Race. It's easy to give in to a make-shift taper and even easier to waste all the hard work you've put in for months. Coach Robbie and Mike break down the last 30 days and how to make sure you stay healthy and are fine tuning your fitness instead of getting soft and lazy. 

- Exploring "False Depression"
- Reducing Stress and Staying Focused
- The two biggest things to worry about at the athletes meeting
- A smart approach to tapering
- How to be aware of signs of overtraining and fatigue
- The difference between tapering and rest
- Why you should be swimming a lot as the race nears
- Eggs are bringing me down
- What you should be spending your time researching before the race
- Taking the Guess Work Out of Transition and Special Needs Bags

If you like the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us here. Thanks for listening!

Please subscribe to Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.
For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

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Aug 14, 2017

It's very easy to isolate in triathlon, but when we truly recognize that we're not alone in this journey, it changes the game. Today we take a look at how that happens . . . usually over time . . . and what it can mean to our overall satisfaction in life. Triathlon is just one part of our lives, but it can be very fulfilling if we approach it from an angle of connection. Mike and Coach Robbie dive into their past struggles and explore the role triathlon has played in shaping a more positive outlook for their lives. 

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It's not too late to fix an element of your swim before your next race. Find out how dozens of people have shaved seconds off their 100 time with one C26 Swim Analysis. Contact C26Coach@gmail.com for more information.

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Follow Mike and Robbie's Journey to Ironman Louisville by subscribing to Crushing Iron on YouTube. Daily videos of 100 Days to Louisville.

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There are still a few spots open for the 2018 C26 Triathlon Camps in Nashville, but they're filling fast. Contact Coach Robbie at C26Coach@gmail.com for info. 

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If you like the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us here. Thanks for listening!

Please subscribe to Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.
For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

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Aug 10, 2017

The Ironman Swim is typically the highest anxiety-moment of the race. Today we look at ways to be ready, calm, and smart with your swim. We focus on specifics for Ironman Wisconsin, Chattanooga, and Louisville Swim Courses, but there is a ton of general Open Water tactics and techniques that will transfer to any race. 

- Where to position yourself in a mass or wave start
- The best way to find good lines and stay on course
- How to use the buoys correctly
- How the day before the race can give critical swim information
- How to deal with a bright sun and waves
- Making sure you're in the right position to corner the Red buoys
- When seeding yourself last might be the best decision
- When to put on your wetsuit
- How to get a good warm up
- How to relax before the start

If you'd like to dial-in or fix your swim stroke, check out the new C26 Coach's Eye Swim Stroke Analysis that's helping dozens of triathletes get faster and more efficient in the water. It's simple, fast, and effective. 

If you like the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us here. Thanks for listening!

Please subscribe to Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.
For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

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Aug 7, 2017

There are a ton of ways to get derailed on your triathlon training and racing. Today, Mike an Robbie look at how they're training smarter for Ironman Louisville by breaking down an Olympic they did on Sunday.

- How to think about positioning in the water for a swim
- How to swim in river current: with, against, and across
- Executing a nearly perfect river swim
- The power of training in Aero
- How to save your legs on the bike
- Why the most important part of racing an Ironman is strength
- How not to get distracted by insignificant details
- How to attack a run by feel
- Why most triathletes train too much
- The importance of "waking up" your muscles
- Running your race
- Train for the course you're racing

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Aug 3, 2017
It's it possible your thoughts and goals are holding you back? Today on the Crushing Iron podcast we look at why trying too hard might be slowing you down. With so many outside distractions these days, it's important to listen and learn things for yourself but at the same time, not put too much stock in what you think. It's a slippery slope that takes practice just like swimming, biking, or running. We look at how embracing "surrender" in your training and racing can release you to levels you might not believe you can attain. There are thousands of philosophies surrounding swim, bike, and run, but ultimately it comes down to yours. What's best for you and how you can pursue the right road, all while not being chained to doubt.  
 
- The Ups and Downs of Training 
- The importance of Clarity, surrender, patience 
- Don’t give up on your swim, change your perspective and get faster
- The Training Plan Puzzle
- Why you should NEVER train Just To Make The Cutoff
- How to uncover your real goals
- Go with the groove . . . always . . . unless it’s a fake groove
- Listening to your body
- Building your “optimism muscle"
- Relaxing to get faster
- Adjusting your training to get through performance ceilings
- How to get past your fear of fast bike downhills
- The power of short workouts 
 

If you like the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us here. Thanks for listening!

Please subscribe to Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.
For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

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