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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, 2019
Jul 29, 2019

The swim set the tone. We could see it in their eyes as they got out of the water. Then conditions seemed to get worse. Tough winds on the bike and a hot sunny day made for a tough reality at Ohio 70.3. 

Triathlon is an endless puzzle and just when you think you mastered it, there will be another big lesson. Do the best you can and have fun.

Topics:

  • Ohio Tough Conditions
  • Be grateful 
  • Good people
  • Condolences for bike death
  • The Wind 
  • Respect the course
  • Warm water, slow times
  • The PR illusion 
  • Us vs. the Elements
  • Hot run, no clouds
  • When You Should Start Swim
  • The conditions aren’t the same for everyone
  • When a swim dictates a race
  • Nothing better than a great start
  • Do the best you can and have fun

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

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 

Jul 24, 2019

Should you put more weight on your great workouts or bad? Probably neither because it's a process and everything is a building block. As the pressure builds it's more important to stay level when evaluating yourself. Take a look at where you've come from and figure out how a bunch of "good" workouts are the best way to great. 

Topics:

  • The Spectrum of Athletes 
  • Beginner, Improver, Kona Qualifier?
  • Short Term Memory, Long Term Appreciation
  • Good Days, Bad Days 
  • After the Excitement Wears Off
  • Is It All About What’s Next?
  • Triathlon and Life Should Compliment
  • Let Yourself Float 
  • The Life Metaphor
  • Do we always have to have an answer?
  • Three sports is like spinning plates
  • Expectations are future resentments
  • Why it’s all about showing up
  • Do you feel surprisingly good on Monday?
  • Taking pressure off race goals
  • Is “good” not enough?
  • Shoot for Good over Great
  • Can you restrain yourself in workouts?
  • Strive for the Middle 
  • Appreciate what you’re doing

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

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 

Jul 22, 2019

Are you piling on mileage just to make sure you're ready? Today we look at Peak Phase and why too much volume can be your worst enemy. Fatigue is a slippery slope and it's important to listen to your body first and understand the true demands of a race and how to train for them. Today, the fine line between volume and intensity. 

Topics: 

  • Simulating Race Day FEEL
  • Peak Phase and Volume vs. Intensity
  • What kind of intensity can you hold?
  • Mileage vs. Time
  • Long Bikes That Crush Our Spirits
  • 100 Mile Rides Overrated?
  • Double Runs/Double Rides
  • Accumulating in 24 Hours
  • Simulating FEEL of an Ironman Marathon
  • The first 30 mins are the worst
  • Fatigue is Relative
  • When Rest Makes You Feel Worse
  • Why You Get Phantom Pain in Taper
  • Listen to your body first 
  • Swimming: Always take more time if you need it
  • More is not a plan
  • The decision and action have to come at the same time
  • How mental fatigue affects your race
  • Don’t let bad workout results define your race

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

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 

Jul 18, 2019

Do you look at the big picture of your triathlon journey? For many it becomes an endless cycle of similar results and a lot of struggle. Today, we look at things like, why feeling good could be a sign to reign it in and why your upcoming race may not be the thing to hang your hat on. How does today help your tomorrow? Getting unstuck and looking at your Taper in a totally different way. 

Topics: 

  • Do You Truly Love The Sport?
  • The 12 Month Training Cycle
  • Periodization
  • Are You Stuck?
  • Is it time to scrap your year?
  • Straddling the hurt and injured fence
  • Regrouping and taking inventory of your situation
  • Random exercise vs. Training 
  • How Does Today Help Tomorrow?
  • You have to be in shape to train
  • The glamor and romanticism of addiction
  • Pool Swimming vs. Open Water
  • Why Speed Work is Risky 
  • Losing Patience and when it costs you
  • When Ego and Pride Clouds Judgement
  • The common thread of great triathletes
  • Why you shouldn’t add a short race b4 your big race
  • The challenge of the Taper 
  • The Final Lead in to your race
  • Arrive on Time and Be Your Best 

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

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 

Jul 15, 2019

A mantra we like to remember for racing is, “Don’t believe how you feel at any minute, because it’s bound to change.” The same goes for training. How many times have we been on top of the world one day and talking about quitting the sport the next? Training is all about not getting too high or too low. Today we look at ways of staying positive on the emotional roller coaster of triathlon training. 

Topics: 

  • The Truth about swim fitness
  • Is the swim long or slow?
  • Mind games of a realistic swim
  • Amazon Side Business
  • Double ride weekend
  • Salvaging your rides
  • Belief systems that hold you back
  • From quitting to back in the game in 48 hours
  • Uneven patches in training
  • When self perception changes
  • From bike accident to podium 
  • Giving yourself more time 
  • Putting on your run shoes can change you
  • Don’t let outliers dictate your mood
  • Wimbledon Resiliency 
  • How personal life drives success

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

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 

Jul 11, 2019

"Watches are like the weatherman.” – Coach Robbie 

FTP Tests, Heart Race, Pace . . . do you look at them honestly, or lean toward the perfect answer? Today we talk about how to be smart (and realistic) when you look at data and maybe why you shouldn’t look at all. We’ve said it before, Long Course racing isn’t about who’s fastest, it’s about who slows down the least. Is this how you race?

Topics: 

  • Adapting to the weather
  • Knowing who you are
  • The “heat of the moment”
  • Warning Signs to be aware of in heat
  • The impact of dew point 
  • PR conditions by perceptions 
  • When to "skip it”
  • FTP Obsession
  • Understanding your power
  • The problems with standard FTP tests
  • Power vs. Poor Pacing
  • Vanity FTP
  • Your Power Portfolio
  • Gadgets are tools to inform not dictate
  • Blindly believing your watch
  • How would you drive with 3 gallons of gas?
  • Who are you today?

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

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 

Jul 8, 2019

Are you drinking too much water? Training for the wrong course? Pushing hard at the wrong times? Today, it’s all about why races fall apart, both because in-race decisions and lack of race specific training. We look smart heat acclimation, sweat tests, replicating your race course, and how to nail nutrition. The difference between a decent race and a great one comes down to the little things. 

Topics:

  • Mind tricks of big training blocks
  • The Dead of Summer Heat
  • Being blind to getting fit
  • Optimal training conditions 
  • Summer training is hard to compute
  • The body as a machine
  • Heat and Hydration
  • Why You Should be taking notes
  • Dialing in Nutrition in the Heat
  • How athletes typically screw up races
  • Sweat Tests 
  • Why straight water is bad for your race
  • Is the Run the problem or what you do before it?
  • When nutrition mistakes are amplified
  • Practicing Race Day 
  • Replicating the Ironman bike 
  • Detailing Demands of the course you’re racing
  • Race specific training
  • Heat Acclimation vs. Fitness 

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

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 

Jul 5, 2019

"Is it getting better, or do you feel the same?" - U2

Triathletes are notorious for experiencing burnout, but we’re here to tell you the training isn’t the reason. More often it’s something in your life that isn’t being addressed that can’t be solved by triathlon. We look at the Ironman (triathlon) high and search for ways to approach the sport so it’s not taking away what it should be giving you. The event doesn’t change you, it’s who you become along the way. 

Topics:

  • Ironman Muncie podcast is #65 
  • 2020 C26 Training Camps Link
  • Getting back your mojo
  • Ironman Burnout
  • Does Ironman define you?
  • The Ironman high . . . and low
  • When we let races define us
  • Why did you choose Triathlon?
  • Searching for Change 
  • Searching for Fulfillment
  • You’re still left with you
  • Treading water in your life
  • Is triathlon your life raft?
  • Sleep, eat, dream, post triathlon
  • 28:00 - out… “i hate that it can’t fix me”
  • Where is the sweet spot of contentment?
  • Roller Coaster Life

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

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 

Jul 1, 2019

Sometimes life and this sport can be tough. Ultimately we're not in control, but what else can we do? Maybe an overload of kindness. 

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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

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

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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