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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: July, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Ohio 70.3 Race Reviews

An unbelievable coincidence and awkward moment

Rating Our Hotel Accommodations and Location

The Swim - Tough, Long, or Fair?

Should They Just Let Everyone Race in a Wetsuit? 

The Kayak Calvary 

How was the split transition?

How Was The Rolling Start?

Volunteer Performance

Spectator Recap/Review

Run Course Breakdown/Analysis

Bike Course Aid Station Talk

Spectator Support

How Was The Expo?

The Easiest Solution For Post Race Athlete Meal 

 

Looking for a fun weekend of training and meeting awesome people? Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

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Jul 26, 2018

Pre-Race for Ohio 70.3 
Seasonal Doping
Easing Into Runs and Rides
Why Zero To 60 Can Ruin Your Race
Mountain Biking Pros and Cons
Two 70.3's in a month
DTT - Deserved Triathlon Time 
Bad Day Or Bonk?
Life Stresses and How They Affect Training
The Hill Climbing Mindset
Climate Change Racing 

Coach Robbie and Mike, along with 12 or so Crushing Iron coached athletes will be at Ohio 70.3 this year so please say hi if you see them around.

Looking for a fun weekend of training and meeting awesome people? Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with 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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Jul 23, 2018

Battling "funks" is a huge part of triathlon training, but do coaches get them too? Today, Coach Robbie opens up about why he can get down on himself after a race weekend and how he digs out. We also get into listener questions involving picking your next race, stepping up to the next distance, and planning for next season, along with explaining the keys for finding the biggest gains in all three disciplines. Mike addresses his failed podium prediction. 

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Today's Topics: 

Do Coaches Have Funks, Too?
The Never-Ending Quest To Find Better Ways
Pre-Race Plan Thought Process
Why listening and adjusting are the keys to coaching
When Should A Coach Give Tough Love or Encouragement?
Mike Recaps His Podium Prediction Fail
What is the smallest change an athlete could make in each discipline that would result in the largest gain? What little thing is holding you back?
When's the right time to start planning for next season?
What is the perfect race calendar? Does it have to go in order by distance? Where does camp best fit/benefit?
How do you know when the right time to move up to the next race distance? What should you look for?
How do you know when the right time to move up to the next race distance? What should you look for?
Would You Train if You Didnt Race?
How Mike and Robbie Met
Planning for Ohio

Coach Robbie and Mike, along with 12 or so Crushing Iron coached athletes will be at Ohio 70.3 this year so please say hi if you see them around.

Looking for a fun weekend of training and meeting awesome people? Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

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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Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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Jul 19, 2018

"I had GI issues" might be one of the most commonly uttered phrases in triathlon, but why does it keep popping up? Probably because we don't train enough to our NUTRITION and HYDRATION. We hate to say it, but Nutrition takes practice and there are hundreds of variables, like did you have spicy food and 3 margaritas last night? Today, we give you some better ways to keep your energy and stomach solid on the way to a great race.

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- From Kuwait to Chattanooga
- Liquid vs solid nutrition on the bike? Benefits of each?
- How do you experiment with nutrition throughout training?
- Is there a good way to calculate liquid needs in training to thread the needle between over/under hydrating?
- How to train for a race that is no where close to the conditions you have to train in? (IE a hilly course when you live someplace with no hill access. Training for heat in a cooler climate)
- Any opinions on the newest IM run training trend that’s sweeping the nation, 10-17?
- Is your heart rate monitor slowing you down? 
- Would you ever consider trying to start your own triathlon event?
- "Should I or shouldn't I do this race?"... what factors do you recommend taking into consideration?

Coach Robbie and Mike, along with 12 or so Crushing Iron coached athletes will be at Ohio 70.3 this year so please say hi if you see them around.

Looking for a fun weekend of training and meeting awesome people? Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with 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
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

 

 

Jul 16, 2018

You finish a race, then reflect. What did you learn? Typically it's "I need to do more work," but do your expectations and perspective align with what that work should be? Today we talk about why "traditional" triathlon and Ironman training can throw you out of whack and take away the fun. 

- What Do You Learn From Your Races?
- Are you in the overthinking trap?
- "Traditional" Ironman Training
- Mosh Pit history that transfers to the swim
- Getting Rid of Tunnel Vision
- Balancing family and Training
- You always learn something and you always have more work to do
- What she learned from a bike wreck
- Getting tougher with every race
- The Sport of Triathlon and Growth
- Long Rides Followed By Long Runs???
- Fitting Training into your Life or Your Life into Training?
- This is a Hobby and We Lose Money

Coach Robbie and Mike, along with 12 or so Crushing Iron coached athletes will be at Ohio 70.3 this year so please say hi if you see them around.

Looking for a fun weekend of training and meeting awesome people? Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with 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
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  



Jul 12, 2018

If you're racing Ironman 70.3 Ohio, this interview with Race Director, Ken Hammond, is a must listen. From the multiple transition set up to swim changes to insights on wind, water temperature, and nailing the run. He genuinely captivated us with inside information about the high standards and practices Ironman uses to make their races enjoyable, safe, and rewarding for a community. 

- The painstaking lengths IM goes to for a safe bike course
- How a Police Officer helped improve the bike course
- Navigating Multiple Transitions
- What to do with your Tire Pump
- How and Why The Swim Course Has Changed
- Inside The Politics of Host Communities
- What happened to Ironman 70.3 Syracuse?
- Why he thinks Ohio 70.3 has a great future
- How Ironman sets limits on number of participants
- Behind the scenes of planning for unexpected weather
- The sleeper hills on the run course
- Where spectators can get a great view of the finish
- Do Pros help draw triathletes to race?
- How to best enjoy your race experience

Coach Robbie and Mike, along with 12 or so Crushing Iron coached athletes will be at Ohio 70.3 this year so please say hi if you see them around.

Looking for a fun weekend of training and meeting awesome people? Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with 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

 

Jul 9, 2018

Today on the Crushing Iron Podcast we explore the reasoning behind feeling obligated to do 20 Mile Training Runs and Century Rides. Are they in themselves keys to racing an Ironman or is it just a "peace of mind" strategy. In general, how do you stay consistent and want to wake up each day ready to get better.   

Most Builds for Ironman are . . . too long
Do You Really Need Bricks?
The One Thing That Makes You Run Better Off The Bike
How Far Do You REALLY Need To Run in Ironman Training?
Racing Without A Watch
Announcement of Next Guest on Podcast
Music City Triathlon
Mike's Podium Prediction
There’s Only So Much Volume A Body Can Handle
Stress Scores As They Relate To Training
Mental and Emotional Burnout
Peaking at the Right Time
Practicing at staying the Same Speed
What is it with benchmarks?
Power of Accumulated Fatigue Podcast #78
Check out the Aim Low Blog Post

Looking for a fun weekend of training and meeting awesome people? Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with 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
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

Jul 5, 2018

Travel, hotel, check-in, Taper, Diet, phantom pains . . . They all dominate our brains before a race. So, how do we reduce that stress and turn anxiety into excited? Turning your thought pattern from fear to confidence is a great place to start. Today, we walk through all the stuff that comes the week or two before races and look at ways to shift your mindset. 

Park and Walk
When and How To Pack for a Race
Sending Positive Signals to Your Body and Brain
Race Logistics
Less is more
Taper Diet
Unrealistic Expectations
Ghost Pains
Antsy vs. Anxious
Compounding Confidence vs. Anxiety
When to Talk and Not Listen
Treating a Race Not a Race

Looking for a fun weekend of training and meeting awesome people? Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with 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
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

Jul 2, 2018

Triathlon doesn't always have to be hard. In fact, it shouldn't be. And sometimes stopping, relaxing, and taking your time can actually be faster. Today we talk about how to train with full body experience instead of focusing on the pavement for hours on end. Tend to the part of the garden you can reach. 

We Announce the THREE Team Races for 2019
Mike Updates His 10/17 Running
Great Story from our Facebook Group - Say Hi To a Neighbor
What’s Really Important, and What’s not
C26 Meditation Music??
Triathlon isn’t our LIFE
How Willing Are You To Stop and Take a Moment In Training
Why Relaxing Makes You Faster
Return on Investment Training
How Triathlon Can Enhance Everything Else You Do
Quit Staring Down At Your Bike Computer
Finding HEALTHY Pain
The Relaxation Tape Series

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C26 Camp Dates for 2019 Are Announced here: www.crushingiron.com/camps

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with 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
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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