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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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Nov 30, 2017

Most of us have a dominant body side, and over time that can impact the efficiency of a triathlete. Not only does it create pain and injury, it takes more energy and will slow you down over the course of a race. Today we talk about ways to use the off season to renovate the body. 

Swimming Simplicity
How you create imbalance
Working on your weaknesses now
Why it’s so important to work harder on your strongest event
How to be consistently optimistic
Revisiting the basics
Teaching to learn
Restricted breathing practice in the swim
Pedal stroke efficiency
Return on training investment
The most gratifying things in life aren’t instant

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Nov 27, 2017

What's the first thing most of us do when we get a PR, either in a race or workout? We usually try force it to happen again the very next time, just to prove that we can do it. But this can be the beginning of a bad road. Today we talk about the importance of building your chassis and engine together. It's all about balance, timing, and knowing how to recognize what you really need. 

- Tennessee Fans Pile on Greg Schiano
- The Benefits of Yoga in Triathlon
- The Biggest Risk You Take When Building Speed
- How To Recognize If You Need More Speed or Strength Workouts
- Understanding the balance of hard and easy workouts
- Building Your Chassis To Handle Your Fast Engine
- The 3 Absolute Keys to Success In Triathlon
- How Triathletes Force Square Pegs In Round Holes
- Why Blunt Force is Never The Answer
- The Worst Thing To Do After A PR
- Swimming Slow to Get Fast

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Nov 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from the Crushing Iron Podcast. Despite the title, this podcast is more about grace and gratitude.

Today we take a look at how to be thankful for the ABILITY to do triathlon. It's easy to get into a funk, but that doesn't mean your year is ruined and you're not going to have a great season. The key is not BECOMING your rut. When's the last time you were proud of the process of how you emerged from the funk? We may not be where we want to be, but we've made the choice to get there. 

You aren’t today’s workout 
Dark times and Blessings
Not getting ahead of yourself
Gratitude reminders
Experiences vs. Numbers
When You Should Look Back
Bad places are ok, just don’t live there
Crush Whatever You Eat
Recognizing what you’ve done
 

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Nov 22, 2017

Squadcasts are ongoing series of interviews with the C26 Athletes. Traditional Crushing Iron Podcasts will continue to release on Monday and Thursday every week.

Imagine being on stage with a panel of judges picking apart every flaw of your body. Erika Jurkowski was there and hated not only that, but the lifestyle. She was bringing her own meals to dinner parties and eating out of Tupperware while everyone else feasted. She wanted to have fun again, so she dove into triathlon with the same passion as bodybuilding. She recently finished Ironman Louisville and today she tells her story on the C26 Squadcast. 

- The challenge that changed her life
- Why body building made her start to hate herself
- Going from 500 calories a day to 500 on a long bike ride
- Fear of the Swim
- What convinced her to leave body building
- From figuring out how to swim to signing up to a Half
- Was she more nervous for a Sprint or Ironman?
- How her lifestyle set her up for the fast track to Ironman
- Her post-Ironman struggles
- What's next?
- The emotional roller coaster of the journey.
- Her favorite part of training for an Ironman

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Nov 20, 2017

How often do you really push yourself outside of the comfort zone? For a lot of us that happens as we train for our first big race, but after that can come complacency . . . or mediocrity. Today we discuss the complications involved with settling and or staying with a crowd and/or mindset that is holding you back.

Staying in your own lane
Why shrinking your circle is powerful
What are you doing when no one is watching, or listening?
The fear of wasting time
How to remind yourself of your true path on a daily basis
Why so many people “stay average”
The power behind “the little things”
“If I fail more than you, I win.” – Seth Godin
Happiness is not an action, it’s a state.
The C26 Book Club 

Podcast inspired by "Why Most People with Remain in Mediocrity" by Anthony Moore

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Nov 16, 2017

Is inspiration good if it doesn't create action? Today, Coach Robbie dives into Mike's brain to find out why he's so inspired, yet can't get training going. When does learning, planning, and researching turn into avoidance? 

- Does inspiration always need action?
- Re-connecting with what you want to do and achieve
- The guy in a top hat and handle bar mustache 
- Are you tired of settling?
- How to not care about what people think
- Why we let minor inconvenience trump momentum
- What worked in season works in off-season
- Painting the picture of your training
- Pre-mature optimization 
- If you're out of shape, start now
- The things we make up in our head that hold us back

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Nov 14, 2017

Something was missing in Somer Scandridge's life. She loved being a mom and taking care of her two kids every day, but she began to resent the fact that she didn't have something for herself. Her husband was gone every day finding fulfillment in a job that he loved while she felt she was lacking adult interaction. What started as a couple's spin bike venture quickly turned into a new and deep passion. Today she shares her story and encourages other stay at home moms (or dads) to ignite a new fire. And how that passion has made the entire family happier. 

Squadcasts is an ongoing series with our current C26 Triathlon athletes. They will be added as bonus podcasts within the main released casts on Monday and Thursday. We hope that you enjoy hearing stories from everyday athletes who have similar challenges and struggles as they grow in the sport. 

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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Nov 13, 2017

One of the hardest parts of training is getting out of our own way. It's very easy to go "too hard" or "not go" when it comes to workouts, so having a clear grasp on WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU is the biggest part. Sometimes it's all about training your "state" of mind and body. Are you talking yourself into something that will hurt you in the long run? Track workouts, Off Days, Training Ruts, and bagging races.

Topics for today: 

Working out when sick
The Hardest Part of Running
The power of not racing
Truth about track workouts
Are you running too fast?
Coaching Pet Peeves
One day off per week method??
Talking yourself into the wrong decision
Training Ruts
Just put the shoes on
Holiday workout challenges
When You Have to much going on
The “Menu” workout plan
Why We Like Daylight Savings Time
College football talk
 

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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Nov 9, 2017

Most triathletes figure out that most of their friends don't want to talk about their personal success journeys. Over time that can be a bummer and is the reason so many of us seek a community that supports, listens and inspires. That's at the core of why we started Crushing Iron and today we explore why all that stuff matters and can not only be the key to success in triathlon but life. 


- Connection in sport and life
- The power in being open and honest 
- Filling voids 
- The best drug is people- Asking the "dumb" question
- Americans and Diabetes
- The top causes of obesity
- Is obesity contagious?
- The six foods that make up majority of American diets
- Are we set up to fail in our diets?
- Obsession with hiding
- Friends vs. Relationships
- So Many Experts So Little Time

Adult Obesity Stats

Americans and Diabetes

 

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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Nov 6, 2017

When you look back on your life or triathlon "career" will you be satisfied? Are you owning the little moments that make the difference? Ironman can be like a shiny new object, but what do we do when it's over and decide to keep doing triathlon? Today we look at finding joy in the little things and leaving no regrets on the table by "accumulating success." 

- Ugly Sweater Season Discussion 
- Brief College Football Rankings 
- Ironman Florida WINNER Elyse Gallegos celebration
- Tapping YOUR potential
- Leaving your "comfort zone" for consistency
- Why to NEVER miss easy workouts
- Executing today preparing for the extraordinary
- Same prison, different face
- Your precious time and never regretting 
- How getting sick can be a positive
- Ironman Depression, what is it??
- A reminder of How Lucky You Are 

Nov 2, 2017

We shouldn't decide to go pro or quit based on one workout . . . or race. The key to racing well is enjoying training, and that takes patience. The short-term power in being able to let go of the outcome. The ability to "be in the moment" is much different than being a prisoner of that moment and today we lay out several different ways to stay energized about the long-term potential of your triathlon experience. Topics include: 

  • Quick World Series recap and analogy of how you can be more like the Astros.
  • Progress Not Perfection 
  • Don’t Cut Down the forest, keep planting 
  • Do you have the courage to let go of the outcome?
  • Prisoner of the Moment
  • Shiny new objects
  • How do you enjoy “what is?”
  • Making workouts attainable
  • Enjoying getting better
  • Hurry Slowly
  • PRs without intent
  • Why smiling makes you faster
  • Mike's crazy Ironman dream and his "Old man Twitter" habits 

 

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com

 

The Crushing Iron Podcast is co-hosted twice a week by Mike Tarrolly and Robbie Bruce

 

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