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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, 2019
May 30, 2019

Summer just hit like a sledgehammer and it's time to train smart. Today we look at how heat impacts how you train, your pace, and your attitude. We discuss smart ways to keep building speed without getting laid up with injuries or experiencing deep fatigue. Should you spend time in the sauna or ice? What kind of adjustments do you make when doing a hot race? 

Topics:

  • Transitioning to the Heat 
  • How to keep no expectations 
  • You’re gonna be slower now 
  • Zone 2 feels like zone 3?
  • Chasing Pace 
  • Why Dew Point Can Crush Your Soul
  • How heat affects pace
  • heat acclimation better than altitude?
  • Saunas? How often?
  • The best time for saunas
  • Cold water and ice?
  • Yard work as training?
  • The point of diminishing returns
  • Muncie 70.3
  • Kona vs. Wales . . . Pro Standings?
  • Chasing Watts and MPH
  • Race day is a reflection of execution on that day
  • Making Slight Adjustments is the difference
  • Racing is the ultimate training trap 
  • Plan your training backwards
  • It’s who you are, not who you want to be
  • 20+ mile runs in training
  • The worst coaching sales pitch 
  • Rearranging your schedule 
  • The Training Bed of Nails

Struggling with your Swim? Join our new SWIM SQUAD 12 Month Program and build confidence in the water. You'll get 4 workouts a week, 4 customized video swim analysis, weekly swim tip videos and discounts on our Swim Camps. For more information go to this link. 

We currently have ONE slot open for August camp. For more information on camps, click this link 

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

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

May 27, 2019

Habits are also how you think. Everyone says they want to get better, but not everyone is willing to continue to move forward to the point where they don't have more to give. A lot of people talk the talk, but are you really doing the work it takes to get better, but more importantly break the chains of bad habits. 

Topics:

  • What feels better than open water?
  • A lonely and isolated sport? 
  • The Chains of Habit 
  • You Can’t Fake Swimming
  • Are you doing the work to crush tomorrow?
  • Swimming while conserving energy
  • Translating Swim Workouts to Open Water
  • Swimming is the polar opposite of data
  • Keys to a faster bike
  • Light bikes vs. Heavy bikes
  • Habits: Doing things more than you don't
  • Fast Tracking New Behaviors
  • The Pull Buoy Myth
  • You’re Thinking Yourself into Anxiety
  • Why The Swim is Important
  • Confidence and Relaxation in Swimming
  • It’s NOT just like “riding a bike”
  • How to flow with open water contact
  • 54:50 - “change my entire day” 
  • Swimming your own race
  • Two Swim Pro Tips ;) 
  • Sun Screen Tip :)  

We currently have ONE slot open for August camp. For more information on camps, click this link 

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 

May 23, 2019

Many of our athletes felt like an opportunity was taken away when they shortened the swim at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. We completely understand the safety reasons surrounding the swim, and know these aren't easy decisions, so today we have an open discussion to see if there are other options; including introducing a Competitive Wave for racers that want the challenge. Is all of this creating bad habits?

Topics: 

  • Chattanooga 70.3 Swim Shortened . . . again
  • Robbed of an Opportunity
  • Are you Hack-centric 
  • Swim Safety 
  • Shortening Swims 
  • Safety nets 
  • "Failure is a disease”
  • Challenging Yourself 
  • Feeding the unprepared monster
  • Judging the swim on the pros
  • Need for a Competitive Wave
  • Ranking toughness of Ironman Races
  • Changing Ironman Race Weekend
  • Wisconsin Swim Worked out

Check out our NEW coaching tiers/options at www.crushingiron.com

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 

May 21, 2019

Breaking down Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. The swim, bike, run and what it's like for Coach Robbie to track 44 of his athletes racing on the same day. Plus, we get into how you can control the race instead of the race controlling you.

Topics:

  • Mike talks about his best 70.3 to date
  • Does run training help your bike?
  • Pre Race Nerves
  • The Calm before the storm
  • Tracking 44 athletes as a coach
  • Robbie’s biggest concern on Race Day
  • The City of Chattanooga 
  • 3800 people registered 
  • How do they run out of shirts?
  • Congested?
  • Drafting on the Bike Course?
  • Did Mike really go Sub-5?
  • Run Course Aid Stations
  • Executing a race plan
  • The Coach/Athlete Trust 
  • Do you NEED to pass or WANT to pass on the bike?
  • Don’t be Serious Seth
  • Don’t talk yourself into slow 
  • The Power of Community 
  • Huge Shout out to the Team

Check out our NEW coaching tiers/options at www.crushingiron.com

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 

 

May 16, 2019

Do you prepare to let go in a race if it feels right? Fears, expectations, and anxiety can hold us back, but having confidence to look at a race as an opportunity can be the biggest secret to performance. Today we look at staying in the moment and making solid decisions on the course. Do you truly trust the training?

Topics:

  • Taper Tantrums
  • Pre-race jitters
  • Worst-Case-Scenario-ville
  • Triathlete’s ritual/routine
  • How to deal with free time
  • What to do with all the energy
  • What effort level should you race at for 70.3?
  • Golf and Tennis analogies
  • Unforced Errors on the course
  • Making a million decisions
  • Staying Engaged and Present in a Race
  • Competing against yourself, others, and the day
  • The ONE thing you should do in a HOT race
  • Staying AHEAD of the day
    • Nutrition
    • Heat
  • How to use the bike to prepare for the run
  • Don’t be reactionary and defensive
  • Coaching instills calmness
  • Answering questions you don’t have yet
  • How Robbie feels about coaching 40+ racers
  • Do you think of this race as Digital Tombstone?
  • Come See Us in Chattanooga

Check out our NEW coaching tiers/options at www.crushingiron.com

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 

 

May 13, 2019

Months and months of training for one day. That's a lot of pressure to put on yourself. Today we look at how training plans unfold and how you can adjust to stay mentally and physically fit on a daily basis so race day doesn't create undo stress in your life. 

Topics:

  • You can’t control the weather
  • The best remedy for a hot race
  • Running in the heat
  • Training for a hot race
  • aero helmet or aero road helmet?
  • Sleeves or Sleeveless wetsuits
  • When should I put the wetsuit on?
  • Which part do you look forward to most?
  • Race week pain
  • Mike signs up for Garmin Connect
  • Mental and Emotional Burnout
  • Planning a Wedding Analogy
  • How far out is too far out to think about races
  • Why most Ironman training plans do it wrong
  • Physical and mental limiters
  • What are your time constraints?
  • The fundamental flaws of training plans
  • "We’re doing good, but I think we can do better”
  • Starting over on a puzzle every day
  • The biggest recipe for over training and injury
  • Your body doesn’t care what your mind says
  • Are we ever truly satisfied?
  • The importance of adjusting your training plan
  • How to handle next week if you missed some this week

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 

May 9, 2019

 

Topics:

  • Emotional Roller Coaster of the taper
  • The categories of an athlete’s mindset
  • From race sign up to race taper, then . . .
  • Life happens 
  • How to find confidence in the work that you’ve done
  • The race doesn’t move 
  • Being Grateful and Appreciative 
  • Make lists of the people you need to thank
  • Take everything out of yourself
  • Erase the 6 months ago you
  • Chatt 70.3 training day
  • Don’t look for excuses 
  • "Oh, it’s just a training day” rant
  • Protecting our egos
  • Adjusting your effort during the race
  • The way you feel in race CHANGES
  • Quit looking for ways to over-analyze 
  • You become the story you tell yourself
  • Remember how you got through training days
  • Last minute Larry 
  • Race Days are opportunities
  • Don’t judge a swim, bike, or run in first 10 mins

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 

May 6, 2019

Are you going through the motions, or testing your comfort zone? Do you train with people who focus on growth or get stuck in a routine? No matter who you are, there is always room for growth. Our potential is vast, but we have to find ways to push ourselves and test the limits. Even if that means we won’t have something pretty to post on Instagram or Strava.

Topics:

  • Confidence, Consistency, Community
  • Giving athletes opportunities
  • Put yourself in a situation to be vulnerable
  • How to breakthrough with confidence
  • Mike fixes a lawnmower
  • New locations and breaking limits 
  • Day to day regiments can create comfort zones
  • Why we conform to our own constraints
  • How to see yourself as a better athlete 
  • Making yourself uncomfortable 
  • Are you going through the motions?
  • Taking challenges head on
  • Robbie’s Open Water Swim Soap Box
  • When to choose Open Water practice over the pool
  • Why mental breakthroughs are more memorable 
  • How to break the routines of your ride and run routes
  • Group and training partner traps
  • Find people who are supportive of growth
  • How to see growth outside of your pace
  • Recognizing gains that aren’t obvious
  • Changing behavior with consistency
  • Coaching is setting you up for success
  • Mental and emotional shifts
  • Don’t forget who you are
  • Being paralyzed with “fine"

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 

May 2, 2019

This is an Ironman story for Everyone.

If you've ever stayed until the end of an Ironman you know the level of emotions. But have you ever been out in the dark on the last few miles with someone who isn't sure they will make the cutoff? Today, we share the story of how one of our C26 athletes persevered to finish with just over a minute left at Ironman Texas. An emotional look at how the tone of an Ironman changes after the sun goes down.

Topics:

  • Why Ironman is different
  • Running races vs. Triathlon
  • You can’t explain the Finish Line
  • What it’s like to spectate Ironman
  • What it’s like to coach at an Ironman
  • The Race Course Goes Through Its Own Transition
  • When the Sun Sets on the Course
  • When Your Friend Is Getting Close To Not Making It
  • Understanding an Athlete’s Personality as a Coach
  • When Ironman is Symbolic of Life 
  • Out Alone in the Dark 
  • Sometimes all you need is someone to come by and help
  • Understanding the 17 Hour Cut Off
  • When You Deserve More Than You May Believe
  • When it’s time to talk tough
  • When we retreat inside vs. bring people in
  • When others remind us who we really are 

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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