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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: February, 2019
Feb 28, 2019

The pressure life, or WE put on ourselves… always keep pushing… moving… and the energy that takes to keep it going… signing up for ironman… new stuff… getting faster… making more money… on and on and on… computer updates… do it faster faster faster… It's hard to get past our ego, but the solution always seems to come back to sticking with the plan and outsmarting regret.

Topics:

  • Stress season is here
  • Level of distraction is heightened
  • Putting energy into one thing
  • Mental and Emotional Outs
  • Triathletes Playing Poker 
  • Crushing Today
  • Why Swimming Makes Us so hungry
  • Being confident in your direction
  • Combatting Negative Self-Talk
  • It’s Okay to Be Okay
  • The Struggle of Staying with the plan
  • Why can’t we sit with ourselves?
  • Balancing the extraction of energy
  • Losing Focus 
  • The Ginga Training Model
  • Going Rogue because “I felt like it”
  • Justifying in the moment
  • #Ican’tgetpastmyego
  • Craving excitement
  • Craving engagement
  • Craving more
  • Outsmarting Regret 
  • Appreciating what you’ve done 

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video
 
We still have a few slots left for next year's camp, but they're going fast. Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

Feb 25, 2019

There's a LOT of stuff going on in and around your life and it's so easy to get off course. Today we talk about EXECUTING to your level of Excitement. Data detox and greener grass in your yard. Also, how do we know when "we've done our best?" And how do you get out of the "shallow" distractions to do some real work. 

Topics: 

  • The grass is greener in your yard
  • Keep it as boring and simple as possible
  • Healthy relationships with your “effort"
  • Can you get focused?
  • Data Detox
  • Building Your Boundaries 
  • Can you digest your information?
  • It’s uncomfortable to focus on yourself
  • What’s your level of excitement?
  • You have to have energy to be motivated
  • Executing on your level of excitement 
  • Training for a race in total misery
  • Why don’t we adjust?
  • Adapting To Training that’s right for you
  • Does every race have to be a PR?
  • If you care, what they think shouldn’t matter
  • Focusing on ourselves . . . 
  • Triathlon as your vessel 
  • Addiction to not getting out of the vessel 
  • What does “Do Your Best” really mean?
  • Sometimes in life growth is staying the same
  • Sometimes restraint is your greatest strength
  • Just because you’re skinny doesn’t make you healthy

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video
 
We still have a few slots left for next year's camp, but they're going fast. Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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  

Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com 

Feb 21, 2019

We have enough stress with life stuff, so don't let training add to that mess. So, move workouts, but be smart and listen to your body. Nothing's in stone. Fit your training plan into your life. How often do you workout by feel? Do you truly understand recovery?

Topics: 

  • Training Should Give You Energy - Emotional and Mental Balance
  • Therapeutic Connection - Keeping Up with your facade
  • Training plans are in pencil 
  • Have Faith and Confidence
  • The logic behind Moving workouts 
  • Don’t be lonely and isolated
  • Johann Hari- Lost Connections (book)
  • Therapeutic Training 
  • Finding more Freedom to connect with yourself
  • Holding yourself in at work
  • Letting Go of our daily chains
  • Stressing about not doing things great 
  • Triathletes are very Serious!
  • Following The Plan And Listening To Your Body
  • How to Listen to Yourself
  • Internal Power Meter Calibration 
  • Getting To Know Your Body before you can a apply it
  • Growing Into Your Body
  • Allowing Your Skill to Grow
  • Lack of Confidence 
  • Lack of Training Faith 
  • Lack of Race Faith
  • How Patterns Create Relapse

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video
 
We still have a few slots left for next year's camp, but they're going fast. Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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  

Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com 

Feb 18, 2019

Do you expose yourself to situations that will make you better on race day? How do you handle race day energy? Today we talk about all kinds of ways to use training instead of letting training use you, including building muscle control in the brain that will better prepare you for races and life. 

Topics: 

  • Swim Analysis 
  • The Inconsistency of Devices
  • Don’t Peak Too Early 
  • Under-fueling 
  • Having honest conversations with yourself
  • Treating the training Day as a Day
  • Putting Yourself In Different Environments
  • Understanding Effort as it applies to results
  • Build the Chassis to Use The Engine
  • Creating a solid mental and emotional chassis
  • It’s Easy to blame fitness
  • Are You Building The Ability To Suffer?
  • The days of perfect race conditions seem to be gone
  • Adjusting your emotional governor
  • What are you willing to expose yourself to?
  • How fragile is your psyche’?
  • Racing is Troubleshooting 
  • The Race Energy
  • When Perfect Pat merges with Obstacle Oliver
  • Patient Pete 
  • The courage to keep self-exploration 
  • Pineapple on Pizza??

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video
 
We still have a few slots left for next year's camp, but they're going fast. Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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  

Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com 

Feb 14, 2019

Are you juggling too many things? Tempted by opportunity? Maybe it's time to say no and simplify. There's genuine power in finding a few things you love and committing, even if one of them isn't triathlon. We're not here to please sponsors, we're more concerned about finding truth and happiness in what you decide to do. 

  • Don’t make triathlon the end result solution
  • It’s okay not to be a triathlete 
  • You can’t create time, do what’s most important
  • Getting stuck in the mud of training
  • Motivation means nothing without energy
  • “I’m just gonna take some time off”
  • We’re fighting aging - Race to be strong
  • Society programs us to chase grand results
  • What if you reframed race success?
  • Finish strong instead of wrecked
  • Why you have to say No
  • But we don’t want to miss the opportunity . . . 
  • Do you want to? Do you have to?
  • The Truest Answer
  • Find what you love and say to hell with the rest of us 
  • A Million Different Hacks

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video
 
We still have a few slots left for next year's camp, but they're going fast. Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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  

Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com 

Feb 11, 2019

Fresh off our first C26 Run Retreat we talk about running hills to get strong and how it pays big returns in triathlon. The biggest thing we heard this weekend was "I learned I was capable of way more than I thought. Do you battle negative self-talk in training? Struggle with how to find breakthroughs? Today's podcast is for you. 

Topics:

  • We’re capable of much more than we think
  • Find your good sore 
  • The energy of being around people on the same mission is REAL
  • Active recovery works 
  • Being outside in real nature is truly restorative
  • The GOOD stomach pain . . . find it 
  • Why to use TOTAL time on hill repeats
  • Strength, Speed, and Power
  • Training smart and hard
  • You ARE capable of working harder 
  • It’s much easier to just STOP
  • Can you find time for ONE MORE?
  • Judge yourself by How Hard You Worked
  • Overriding the doubts in your mind
  • SEEING it is how you believe it
  • Training for bad nutrition days
  • Our “go to” excuses 
  • What’s your fallback plan?
  • Beating Negative Self-Talk
  • Flashback Dreams
  • Be willing to adapt, be gracious and forgiving

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video
 
We still have a few slots left for next year's camp, but they're going fast. Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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  

Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com 

Feb 7, 2019

 "There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." –Ernest Hemingway

We're big fans of writers and those who master the craft. We also love analogy for learning and have often talked of Steven Pressfield's "War of Art" and "Do the Work" in relation to triathlon. Today, we look at Ernest Hemingway's approach to writing as craft and distill it into lessons for training. Notes pulled from: A Moveable Feast

  • Beating Writer's Block (or being stuck in training): Write the truest sentence that you know. Do what feels pure to your body… hiking, swimming, biking, roller blading. 
    • Much more to life than triathlon
    • All your workouts don’t need to be GREAT
    • Paralyzing Stalemate of Fear
    • Get Back to What You Love
  • Leave some something in the tank - Stop while you’re ahead. Distract yourself with something completely different.
    • Don’t feel drained for the next day
    • There is so much restraint in becoming great
    • You don’t get extra points for digging a hole
    • How to tell you’re getting better when you seem the same
    • The problem with instant results
  • Doing The Work - The story began writing itself…. then I began writing the story. (I see this as the initial optimism for training creates an auto-pilot… but eventually you have to consciously do the work).  “Work could cure almost anything, I believed then, and I believe now.” 
    • Training shouldn’t be separate, it should be part of you
    • Flirting with the disconnect 
    • Tell us about the hardest part of your day

These are few more things, but we didn't get to them. 

  • Read good books. Follow inspiring people.
  • Discuss with people who can teach you things.
  • Don't judge your writing until the next day.

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video
 
We still have a few slots left for next year's camp, but they're going fast. Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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  

Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com 

Feb 4, 2019

"As corny as it sounds, I just tried to have a good week of practice." – Julian Edelman, Super Bowl MVP

Do you pay attention to the RIGHT details while training? Today is all about the little things that really make you better. Also, how to find gratification in the stuff that doesn't seem fun or stimulating. Turn your mind in a way that gives you pleasure from improving at your craft. 

Topics:

  • Why our football talk matters to you
  • What the best athletes do
  • We usually avoid the fine details
  • What Good to Great takes
  • Distracted by details within the data
  • The Pros take notes
  • Leaving No Stone Unturned 
  • Self-dedication to your own craft
  • What stimulates you in training?
  • The Porn Analogy 
  • Gratification Over Stimulus 
  • The power of perceived effort
  • Why Workouts Aren’t Pass or Fail
  • Respecting your Body and Emotions
  • Treating Your Year as Under-Construction

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video
 
We still have a few slots left for next year's camp, but they're going fast. Check out our 2019 Camp Schedule here

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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  

Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com 

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