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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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Sep 28, 2017

You always hear about "race strategy" but what does it really mean when applied to your actual training? Today, we look at how you can set a race plan that you can ACTUALLY HOLD during a race.  We give you a different perspective on "what to count" from your long rides, when you should make critical decisions within a race, and some of the biggest mistakes you can make on race day.

- How to get the most out of long rides
- How to know when you can PUSH in a race
- How to feel your best on race morning
- Understanding what you can really hold on race day
- The biggest mistake you can make on the bike
- The nutrition puzzle and why WHEN you take calories makes a BIG difference for your GI issues
- The best way to ruin your race
- When and how to make critical In-Race decisions
- Where you likely make the biggest mistakes in your race
- Making SMART vs. IMPULSE decisions
- Visualizing your race

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Sep 25, 2017

C26 Triathlon is on the ground in Chattanooga for Ironman and we discuss the race up to mid-bike, including the swim and another scorcher of a day for this race. We also dive into addiction, the REAL stuff that gets us into this sport and how we can try, but often fail to explain to friends why we would chose to do 140.6 mile races. 

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Sep 21, 2017

You have to like something before you can love it. It's easy to make a rash decision to do Ironman, but is that the best way to get motivated and be better? Today we look at how setting up your race calendar can help you make better decisions, keep your focus and make you more consistent. We look at the power of shorter races and why scheduling a race too far in advance can backfire. 

- Bib Lists
- How a race game plan can keep you extra motivated and focused
- Why you should step back from your first instincts after a race
- Ironman 70.3 Ohio
- Chattanooga 70.3 
- Putting "Markers" in place before you sign up for an Ironman
- Realistic planning for Kona
- How shorter races make you faster and stronger for Ironman
- Don't forget about the other 364 days of the year
- Why Racing too much doesn't help you
- How to develop your true END GOAL
- Setting up an easy 8-week jump from a Half to a Full
- How Too Much Time Backfires

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Sep 18, 2017
It's easy to let a perceived race goal build mountains of stress on our backs, but there's enough stress in life to carry extra burdens. Racing can and should be fun. Today we talk about the month leading up to Ironman Louisville and how we plan to let the stress drip away so we're relaxed and ready to have fun race morning. We also talk about ways to transform negative race events into fuel and clear your mind before/during a race.
 
  • How to Turn In-Race Hiccups into Fuel
  • In-Race techniques to enjoy the day
  • Social Media positive vs. negative energy
  • Getting Rid of Wasted Thoughts
  • How to let go of the race pressure
  • Finding Fun in Your Race
  • Listening to the body
  • Two Different Types of Racers
  • Fear and Finding Your Maximum Potential
  • Racing Free of Pressure and Stress 

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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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Sep 14, 2017

Post race is one of the most bitter sweet feelings in triathlon. There's nothing like finishing the race, but waking up to empty streets, where no one is cheering you home can be a little deflating after such a big day on the course. Don't beat yourself up!

Today we look at how to deal with post race letdown, how to overcome a lack of motivation, and how to get out of ruts at the end of your season. Rest is king after your race, but a few mistakes can put you on the wrong path in a hurry.  

- Post race blues
- Overcoming lack of motivation
- Getting out of ruts
- How to stay motivated and find gains in the off season
- Seasonal Depression
- Why NOW is the hardest part of triathlon
- How to rekindle your WHY
- Reaction from Ironman Wisconsin athletes on the Wave Start
- How much elevation does Ironman Wisconsin's Bike Course REALLY have?

If you like the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us here. Supporting the podcast is how we keep up with the expenses of storage, hosting, and equipment. It also helps us get around to events and support you at the races. Thanks for listening!

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Sep 11, 2017

Mike and Robbie share what they saw this weekend at Ironman Wisconsin and Ironman 70.3 Worlds in Chattanooga. Mike was in Madison, Robbie was along the Tennessee river watching some of the best in the world. 

- Reaction from racers about the courses
- Discussion about each city's local reaction to hosting
- What we learned from each race
- What it was like meeting so many of you who listen to the podcast
- And what's ahead at Ironman Chattanooga and Ironman Louisville

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Sep 9, 2017

Ironman Wisconsin is a great environment and the Friday before the race Mike went to the water, drove the bike course, and ran the run course. He's done Ironman Wisconsin twice and puts together a few thoughts from today and combines them with his race experiences. Casual, late-night, hotel conversation. 

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Sep 7, 2017
There's a TON of action going on this weekend and C26 will be all over it . . . starting with this podcast which talks about the INTENSE course at Ironman 70.3 Worlds in Chattanooga, including why some "world qualifiers" may not make the swim cutoff... Gives an Ironman Wisconsin Preview. . . AND... because we've allegedly been getting to introspective on podcast lately . . . we've added a special section on Volume and Intensity... specifically how you accumulate tons of safe mileage. It's a little trick coach calls "spreading the peanut butter evenly." Robbie will be at Worlds and I'll be at Wisconsin so you can expect a lot of updates here in the closed group. Thanks for listening to our podcasts!
 
- Why Chattanooga Worlds swim course is as tough as it gets
- Pro-talk
- Who will thrive at 70.3 Worlds
- Ironman Wisconsin Preview
- How Starky will Do at IMWI
- Strategy for applying training loads
- accumulating safe volume
- icing on the cake runs
- micro training cycles
- spreading the peanut butter analogy
- Load and volume vs. intensity
- quality vs. quantity 
 

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

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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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Sep 4, 2017

Nobody knows it all, but there are definitely warning signs that your training is on a slippery slope. Are you overly fatigued? Stressed? Feeling defeated? Not loving triathlon? So many times we get conflicted about what's really going on here . . . we are doing triathlon for two reasons: to have fun . . .and get better. We actually PAY to do this . . . and should never hate or regret what we're doing. But these things happen ALL THE TIME. Today we explore why we get on the wrong side of the sport and offer many thoughts and solutions for how to change your approach and find the joy you're seeking. 

We also talk about over-training and how it is easily the biggest blood-suck for your enjoyment of the sport. We talk about ways to beat the blahs in peak training along with how to visualize your race during the taper. Patience, execution, and belief. 

- The biggest mistakes coach's make 
- The perfect analogy for approaching your Ironman race
- How much should you run before an Ironman??
- Ways to break out of your training funk
- What to be thinking abut during your taper
- The 18 mile wall: Truth or Myth
- Running above your shoulders
- Mountain Biking, Dog Walking, and Roller Blades to the rescue 
- Will Mike and Robbie do Otillo??

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

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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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