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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: August, 2019
Aug 29, 2019

We focus on the Ironman Wisconsin course, but anyone doing an Ironman will benefit from the strategies discussed today. We talk about the unique transition, tactics for the rectangle swim, how to tackle the hills, and what you should be doing on different parts of the run. Robbie has coached over 35 IMWI finishers and this will be Mike's 3rd time doing Wisconsin. The biggest takeaway on this course is you have to stay focused. Lots of turns, gearing, and opportunity to get caught up in the energy of the amazing spectators. 

Topics:

  • Mike and Robbie's long history with Wisconsin 
  • Transition Explanation
  • Swim Line up
  • Sighting tips
  • Coming into transition
  • Tips for T1 
  • Staying warm as bike starts
  • Getting used to the roads
  • Gearing tips 
  • So many turns 
  • Forgetting to hydrate
  • Don’t assume last stretch is downhill
  • Gearing the first loop
  • Stay in YOUR MOMENT
  • Beware Cool Temps Misleading You
  • How To Stay Focused
  • Coming out of T2
  • Stay your lines
  • The hills
  • When to do what
  • The cruel tease of the second loop

Link to explanation of how Ironman Wisconsin transition works: https://youtu.be/3ShFLI_EeLw

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 

Aug 26, 2019

What’s your burnout rate? Do bad race choices make it worse? Today is all about picking the right races for you. Not only course wise, but the time of year so they don’t tangle with stressful life events. Don’t let revenge on a race course or someone else’s goals impact your decisions. Stay fresh, connected and happy with your triathlon lifestyle. 

Topics: 

  • Planning Phase for next year?
  • The most dangerous decision phase of training
  • An Objective and healthy approach
  • Should You Race or Not?
  • Random Races and A-Race Jeopardy 
  • The comfort of repeating races
  • How to pick the right race for you?
  • What the hell are you doing in transition?
  • What’s the best time of year?
  • Rushing your recovery
  • Are you in a mistake loop?
  • What getting faster really means

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 

Aug 22, 2019

We all have those little moments in training that give us thought that we may have the greatest race of our lives. Then, just as quick we think we may DNF. It's a constant battle and the true win comes down to understanding and appreciating execution. It's not about pace on a random Tuesday, it's about building fatigue, recovering, then nailing restraint so that you can execute a race to the best of who you are. 

Topics:

  • Wisconsin spectator awesomeness 
  • Trying but not trying
  • Fatigue Masks Fitness 
  • Getting back to fresh
  • The Mind Game of the Taper
  • The Energy burn of the recover
  • Phantom Pain
  • Eating more than we need in Taper
  • Packing early for racing
  • Making Sure You Have Nutrition
  • Be careful of massages
  • Visualizing thoughts and feelings of race day
  • Execution and restraint 
  • Resilience and toughing-it-out
  • From Awesome to Terrible
  • From DNF to PR
  • Taking what the course gives you
  • Powering over hills 
  • Mashing vs. Maneuvering 
  • Upcoming Live Podcast in Madison

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 

Aug 20, 2019

Off-season is not really a thing if you want to get better. That doesn't mean you have to thrash and burn all year, but what can you do to get better today. How do you come to terms with "boring" workouts and figure out ways to make them part of an exciting result. Today we talk a lot about patience and restraint, both in training and racing. Plus give a lot of good thoughts think and attack your big race. 

Topics:

  • Coach is back from Florida 
  • Increasing Good habits v. Bad Habits
  • Mont Tremblant stories
  • Is there really an off-season?
  • Don’t skip too many classes
  • Practicing Restraint and Patience
  • How Slowing Down Makes You Faster
  • When You Feel It’s Right, It’s Probably too fast
  • How to bank energy in a race
  • The relevancy of the bike
  • Know Your body and the Point of the race
  • Restraint and Execution
  • Putting Purpose Into Your Training
  • It’s crazy what happens when you use common sense
  • Zoom out on your training
  • The Coffee shop Combo
  • How to take BORING out of training
  • Remember how you got here
  • Pre-Race texts with athletes 

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 

Aug 15, 2019

Taper is the ultimate test of patience and while you're not training as much, most athletes waste a tremendous amount of mental and emotional energy. As the race closes in, it's time to focus on confidence and visualizing what might go wrong and how you are going to get through it. Thinking through solutions not problems. The athlete who makes the fewest mistakes is the one who wins their race.

Topics: 

  • Exciting time of the year
  • Pressures build 
  • When Coaches Worry
  • Coming to terms with our training
  • Patience and calm
  • How do we not press on?
  • Looking at collective workouts
  • Bridging workouts outside of Mon-Sun
  • Not letting off the gas too early
  • Just don’t think about it :) 
  • Making fewer mistakes in taper
  • Idle Taper Minds
  • Thriving in drama and chaos
  • Quiet Confidence from building a body of work
  • Being totally dependent on yourself
  • The patience of taper
  • Don’t squeeze for just a little bit more
  • Mental and Emotional Energy Wasted the last two weeks
  • Get your mind ready for Race Decisions

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 

Aug 12, 2019

The biggest workouts in the hottest part of summer and a race that's close but never seems like it will be here. Sometimes the toughest part of training is staying fresh and sharp as your race approaches. Today we look at ways to take the last month or so before a race and turn them into our biggest mental asset. 

Topics: 

  • Camp recap
  • Different people, backgrounds, abilities
  • A melting pot sport
  • Identity through triathlon isn’t about a metric
  • What is triathlon doing for your life?
  • Awakening a whole new personal world
  • “I’m gonna get better no matter what”
  • Exposing yourself to different environments
  • Personal Myth Busting
  • The toughest part of building the swim
  • Feed on the energy frenzy 
  • Controlling your effort
  • Breakthrough Performance vs. Lessons
  • Sometimes the best reaction is to not
  • What If You Don’t Have It Today?
  • The Best Asset You Can Attain Is Knowledge
  • Negative Split Mentality 
  • Stop Making Decisions Before You Start
  • High Fatigue and Warm Ups
  • Respect how your body feels and go with that today
  • Bonking isn’t running out of energy
  • Why You Need to Practice Pacing
  • Dealing with GI out of the swim
  • Combatting Your Fatigue
  • How to be relentless
  • Racing Is Like A Long Work Day of Decisions
  • Stress Compounds and Affects Training

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 

Aug 8, 2019

What's it take to go from beginner, to intermediate to an advanced triathlete? How do you define that and/or your personal journey? The process is the purpose and we all define that differently. Which lens are you looking through when you judge your progress and how will you write your own success?

Topics:

  • From beginner, to intermediate to advanced
  • The process to the purpose
  • Lose weight, take life back
  • Slow is relative
  • When ignorance is bliss
  • Which lens are you looking through?
  • Defining Triathlon Success
  • How do you judge yourself?
  • The Old You, the New You, The Old you?
  • The “Great Reminders”
  • The Process is the Moment

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 

Aug 5, 2019

Triathlon is a long, complicated process that doesn't always give us clear answers. Today we look for ways to take positives away from "bad" workouts, how to use hope as your "why," and maybe even how to keep this training thing simple (or simpler). We're all a work in progress and paying attention to your life and stress matter in training. 

Topics:

  • What’s your level of hope?
  • Hope is Interchangeable with Your Why
  • Can you step back and look at the big picture?
  • Can you stick with 5-6 weeks of demanding workouts?
  • Looking at the "final block” before your big race
  • Is what you’ve done enough?
  • Are you “MORE-ING” your way to tired and overtrained?
  • If You Don’t Have Bad Days, something’s probably wrong
  • Writing about your workouts
  • Neglecting the little things that could make training less painful
  • When It’s Not Your Fitness, It’s Your Life
  • Comparison is the worst thing you can do
  • Is your primary goal delusional?
  • I want to feel good today 
  • It’s all about effort 
  • It’s always a work in progress 
  • Slowing Down The Least 
  • How we use fear and need for excitement
  • Doing More Is a Lazy Answer 
  • Getting to the top of your age group
  • Minutes Matter 

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 

Aug 1, 2019

Do you practice thinking about decisions you'll face on race day or lost in a world of Swift and Neftlix? If we go through the motions in training, race day stresses become a lot more challenging. What are you doing to prepare for thousands of decisions you'll have to make on race day? Also, distraction by IronTracker, bike handling, and changing how you feel during a race. 

Topics:

  • Are We Jaded About Ironman?
  • Ironman Tracker Addiction
  • Opportunities we miss by obsessive tracking
  • People want more and more 
  • Is Our Bike Handling Getting Worse?
  • The Problem with Pain Caves
  • Distracted Training 
  • Putting the head down and working
  • Preparing for the Unpredictable 
  • You are Responsible for Your Own Experience
  • Fighting through
  • Learning How To Make Great Decisions
  • Can You Change How You Feel In Races?
  • The Best Athletes Make The Best Decisions
  • Take Calculated Risks
  • Practicing Race Day 
  • Don’t Let Your Beliefs Limit You

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 

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