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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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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
Check out our new Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

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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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Mar 12, 2018

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

- Making Your Mission The Right Mission

Check out our new Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

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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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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
Check out our new Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

If you enjoy the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us with a direct pledge 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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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 . . .”
Check out our new Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

If you enjoy the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us with a direct pledge 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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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
Check out our new Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

If you enjoy the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us with a direct pledge 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
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Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com

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