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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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Now displaying: May, 2018
May 31, 2018

The Power of Spontaneity if Racing

Celebrating A Race vs. Stressing 

The “Device Funk”

How Obsessing With Data Kills Races

I Feel Like I Didn’t Really “Race"

How To Navigate “I Had To Play It Safe" 

What’s Wrong With Feeling Good After A Race?

Dealing with that “unfinished business” feel

Give me another crack at it

Deep Fitness

Making Mid-Season Changes

When is it Time To Go Harder?

When is is Time To Stay The Course?

Training and Racing Without a Watch

May 28, 2018

Please be patient with our opening discussion about LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. It's always something. After that we get into some great stuff from our C26 Athletes and what they learned at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. We also talk about the intensity of a Half Ironman vs. an Olympic and how that gap is closing. Lots of good advice and learning points. 

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May 24, 2018

One of the best times for big gains is following the effort of a race. Today, our C26 athletes give us some great feedback from racing in the heat at Chattanooga. How they prepared, raced, and what paid off the most. Also, what they plan to do better next time. Some awesome lessons from a lot of people who PR'd and hit the podium at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.

Some of the topics:

- Her pre-race week and why it was the key to her PR
- The best advice for racing and life
- Sponges, Ice, Walking the Aid Stations
- Listen to your body for nutritional advice
- The one thing I'd pay more attention to before my next race
- Stop Telling Yourself You Can't and Start Telling Yourself You Can
- The songs he sang in his head gave him 15 seconds per mile on the run
- How to deal with the feeling that "you didn't race" to your capabilities
- Why scissors are key for pre-race prep
- NFL Draft Comes To Nashville 

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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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May 21, 2018

A tough but fair race is in the books, and today Mike and Coach Robbie recap their experience. With 27 coached athletes on site it was a huge weekend for C26. Many first timers, nearly 20 PRs, and 2 podiums, we have a lot to talk about. We also talk about the course, the heat, and . . . how why we think a course marshal may have been targeting C26 athletes. 

  • PRs
  • Podiums
  • Swim Course
  • Bike Course
  • C26 Athletes
  • Run Course struggles
  • The Heat
  • Awards Ceremony
  • On course marshals
  • Volunteer Shout Out
  • Transition
  • Wetsuit strippers
  • Downtown Chattanooga
  • IM 70.3 Chattanooga Race Director Review
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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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May 17, 2018

It's four days out and your tapering. Your "ghost pain" and doubt are flaring. Today we talk about how to relax and let go of pre-race stress. We also hit on some of the most important things you can do to stay cool while you race in hot weather. Lots of good triathlon/coach pre-race ramble. 

Topics include:

  • What To Focus on a Few Days Before a Race
  • How To Stay Cool During A Hot Race, Sleep and Limit Stress
  • Build Confidence In Race Week
  • Getting off the Grid
  • Running the Second Loop
  • Cooking the Bike 
  • Knowing Where You’re At and Where You’re Going
  • New Gear Pick Up Info
  • Will this podcast go to iTunes?
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If you enjoy the Crushing Iron podcast, you can support us with a direct pledge 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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May 14, 2018
Are you taking too many risks, or not enough when it comes to racing? Today we talk about the nuances of when to hold back or when, where, and how to let it go and trust how you feel. 
 
Today’s Topics:
  • Mike Fights A Cold
  • Listening To Your Body
  • The baseline for backing down workouts
  • How Does THIS Race Fit Into Your Season
  • Are You Holding Yourself Back?
  • What RACING Really Means
  • Using Your Race To Learn and Improve
  • How We Tend to Overthink
  • Understanding Power if You Don’t Use Power
  • Racing with power but not TO power
  • Racing Without A Watch
  • It’s about more than the numbers
  • Being Ready To Rock Mentally and Emotionally
  • The Course Matters
  • What’s The Real Difference of 10 Watts
 
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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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May 10, 2018
 The days leading up to a race can be filled with stress and anxiety, but it's not so bad if you remember to be yourself. There's no reason to go into a race thinking that suddenly you are going to turn into the "Tri-Calc" number you have in your head. Jump in the water, soak in the moment, and let your attitude in life take over the day. You'll have a lot more fun.
 
  • Race Day Is To Figure Out Where You Are
  • Calm Down 
  • Know The Facts
  • Don’t Worry About The Weather 
  • What’s The Worst Thing That Can Happen?
  • Accepting What Is
  • The Class Reunion Effect
  • Have Fun and Execute 
  • There’s Power In The Group
  • 90% of Life is Showing Up 
  • You don’t have to show up and be someone you’re not 
Looking for a coach? Check out our 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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May 7, 2018
"Unless you get a paycheck from this sport, the only thing you can walk away with is memories." - Coach Robbie
We start with discussion about how and why your body may seem like it's begging you to stop when it may actually be telling you to go faster. 
 
Then we get into Race Obsession and how can we turn down the voices in our head and relax. It's not easy but we get into how focusing on the right things can take pressure off your race. We also talk about relaxation (before and during the race) is the key to improving and racing well. We also talk about when it's probably best to just say, "F-it." 
  • When Should The Hay Be In The Barn?
  • Unloading When Hay Is In Barn
  • Robbie’s Strongest Ride Ever And Why
  • When to Say F- It
  • Force Feeding Your Muscles
  • The Power of Relaxing
  • How Getting Mad Can Help
  • Obsessing Over Race Day
  • Perfect Moderation is Harder than Abstinence 
  • Waking Up Your Body When It’s Stuck
Why Your Form Is So Important
Are You Racing for Justification?

Looking for a coach? Check out our 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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Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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May 3, 2018
Every athlete CAN NOT WAIT to get outside after a long Winter and tear it up, but sometimes we miss Spring and the Summer heat can wreck us. Today we look at the slow burn of adapting to heat and how it can trick us into feeling like we've lost fitness. 
 
  • The Walt Disney Hangover
  • Flying Poop Story
  • MIGA - Make Ironman Great Again? 
  • Great One Day. Awful The Next. 
  • Letting Go Of Terrible Workouts
  • Flirting With Spring, Marrying Summer
  • How Temperature Affects Your Running
  • The Perfect Run Conditions
  • Benefits of Interval Work on The Treadmill
  • Hydrating Properly for a Hot Run
  • Digging Unintentional Holes 
  • 48 Hours Before the Race
  • The Definition of Race Week: The Less Stress as Possible
  • Acclimating to Temps or Altitude Before a Race
  • Hour to Hour decision Making for Today’s Workout

Looking for a coach? Check out our 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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