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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: October, 2019
Oct 31, 2019

So many of us want to find a quick fix to getting faster, but running is hard. And it’s where most people get injured. So, what’s the best way to get stronger and faster? Today, we break it all down in a clear, long-term plan for you to be a better triathlon runner next season. If you want to get straight to it, hit the 11:00 mark.

Topics:

  • Connecting with athletes
  • World Series chat
  • What it takes to be MVP
  • Running for Triathletes 11:00 mark
  • Why Hacks Don’t Work
  • Athletic Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Running Durability
  • Phase 1 of Running (12 weeks minimum)
  • Running Slower To Get Faster
  • Minutes vs. Miles
  • 10% Increase Ceiling
  • Adaptation vs. Healing
  • How long is long run?
  • When to add hills
  • Phase 2 of Running
  • Tempo, Stamina runs
  • Hill Training Mistakes
  • Is Steeper Better?
  • Training Stress Scores
  • Should You Go Past Phase 2?
  • Phase 3 of Running
  • Beware of Phase 3
  • Running by Feel
  • Brick Workouts
  • Simplicity is rarely simple

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

Oct 29, 2019

"The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there." –Vince Lombardi

Sometimes triathlon can eat you alive, but when we’re down, we can only control one thing . . . our reaction. Today, we talk about emotions and how they can drag us down in training, and ultimately races. We can’t control the weather, the pool lanes, or outside factors in life, so how do we lean in instead of walking away? Today’s success is one positive decision away, if we can stay out of our feels.

Topics:

  • The C26 Texas Road trip
  • Ironman 70.3 Waco Recap
  • Be prepared for the unprepared
  • Cold and windy in Texas in August
  • Tougher swim than they thought
  • Surprisingly hilly run
  • You can’t control the weather
  • You can choose your attitude
  • Do you put yourself into adversity?
  • The comfort of comfort
  • Are you all up in your feelings?
  • Are DNF’s a bad thing?
  • Being calm within chaos
  • Tough Love
  • Perfect conditions
  • How do you get through the tough stuff
  • Reacting and responding to bad situations
  • Are you rigid and stuck in your ways?
  • Not understanding 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 

 

 

Oct 24, 2019

Robbie takes a tour of the Houston Astros stadium before the World Series and they guys use a few baseball analogies with triathlon. Then the conversation goes into refreshing off-season training along with removing layers of season long fatigue. They also talk about discipline and how that means different things to different people. Workout guilt, non-presence, and how to be flexible. 

Topics:

  • Robbie’s World Series Tour
  • Family members spectating races
  • One little mistake
  • This is time to be flexible
  • You can’t win the race in the swim
  • How to refresh off-season training
  • Run Focus
  • 3 disciplines but one sport
  • Thinking of the future but wanting a break
  • Dark, Cold, Moody
  • Decision making for shortened workouts
  • Correcting overtraining
  • Removing layers of fatigue
  • Volume compared to life
  • Workout guilt and non-presence
  • Finding appropriate training load
  • Don’t Coach yourself with a sledgehammer
  • Leave your runs more energized
  • Swim like water polo, bike like mountain biker, run like a soccer player (trails)
  • What is discipline to you?
  • This is the time of year to Re-Build

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 

 

Oct 21, 2019

Do you train and live with grace? Sometimes it can feel like a lot of pressure to define our "why" but often it change by the day. Today we look at how we're trying to approach life, training, and this podcast in ways that allow ourselves to take away the pressure. There's a lot of power in doing what feels right and takes away undo burden. How triathletes can find a lot of benefit in the power in the act of simply "doing." 

Topics:

  • Mike’s dismay about Wisconsin football
  • You don’t have to know your Why
  • A new why every day
  • Removing Expectations
  • Why am I doing this?
  • Stillness Is The Key - Ryan Holiday
  • Not All Who Wander Are Lost
  • Giving yourself Grace
  • Predicting your Unpredictability
  • When we enjoy “doing”
  • Enjoy Doing
  • We’re Late To Our Own Party
  • Exercise is supposed to give you energy, not take it away
  • What is your identity?
  • You need to do what you want to do
  • The weirdest thing about living for addicts
  • The problem with goals
  • A consistency challenge from Coach

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 

Oct 17, 2019

Today we talk about what it truly means to "want to get better" in triathlon. We look at how Age Groupers can benefit by taking the same training approach as the pros. We take a deep look at running for triathlon, including what speed really means and why less is often more in race season. Are you over-complicating training to distract yourself from the mission you truly want to accomplish?

Topics:

  • Kona broadcast
  • Fascinating Race
  • Age Groupers Like to Complicate Things
  • No Running for Kona?
  • Fine Line Between Sick and Fit
  • Travel and work loads
  • Cam Wurf
  • Fitness is Fitness
  • Lucy Charles’s engine vs. durability
  • Running Durability
  • Biking Translates to Run
  • 1% overtrained is worse than undertrained
  • Can you really get “sprint” faster?
  • Biking for Your Run
  • Build Your Run Foundation Now
  • The body gets better on its own time
  • There are no short cuts
  • Triathlon as a way of life
  • Overcoming overtraining
  • One trick/One pace ponies
  • Finding desire without a race on calendar

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 

Oct 15, 2019

Once again, C26 Triathlon was on the ground for the entire day at Ironman Louisville. Today, we recap the sites and sounds of another truly moving experience. We're always reminded of how grateful we should be to be able to do this sport and Sunday we saw loads of incredible moments. We also talk about the cancelled swim, the volunteers, the modified start, and feedback from the new run course. 

Topics:

  • What stuck out to us
  • Run course turns/out and backs
  • Cancelled Swim thoughts
  • The cold weather start
  • “Please don’t let my dad die tomorrow”
  • Wrapping Your Mind Around Ironman
  • Awesome Volunteers
  • Hugs and Embraces 32:00
  • Emotional Finishes/Roller Coasters
  • It’s Their Own Battle
  • A great reminder of who we are as humans
  • Getting to the Start Line Emotionally Fresh

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 

Oct 10, 2019

What does it take to stay at the top of your game? Today, we look at what professional triathletes do to race at the highest level and translate that to age grouper training. Simulating race environments, forgiving yourself, and reducing stress through the process. We also give KONA predictions for the men and women. 

Topics:

  • Ironman Louisville
  • KONA
  • 80’s 90’s rock bands boy bands
  • Milli Vanilli at the pool
  • Olympics - One Day Pressure
  • So Many Things Can Go Wrong
  • Training All-In for One Race
  • Simulating Race Day
  • Trimming fat and reducing noise
  • The three P’s of Stress
  • How Pros take the bad stress out before a race
  • Personal Life and Racing
  • Forgiving in the moment
  • Evander Holyfield
  • When we dig too big of a hole
  • You don’t get points for 27:00
  • “Should I make it up next week?”
  • Recovery Within Workouts
  • “Emotional Recovery”
  • Understanding rest days
  • KONA predictions

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 

Oct 7, 2019

Most of us are in the transitional period (off season) and today we talk about how to re-locate passion and fun in your life (and the sport). We are all "more" than triathlon, but it can sort of take over the brain. A lot of time it's about taking off blinders and setting boundaries. So many options, how do we settle into what's right for us and nurture our hobby at the same time? 

Topics:

  • Chasing “one more race”
  • Navigating the “interim”
  • Off season decompressing
  • Balance and Boundaries
  • When you get hooked in a pattern
  • Nurturing Your Hobby
  • Pace someone else
  • So many options, what do we pick?
  • The opportunities we miss
  • Self discovery
  • We’re always late to our own party
  • FOMO of the brain
  • The Triathlon Blinders
  • Common Sense Approach is Unique?
  • It’s okay to Not Know
  • Remembering where you came from
  • Transitional Training
  • Make Being Consistent a Practice
  • Go 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 

Oct 3, 2019

An underrated challenging swim, a tough but fair bike, and a new run course that offers a little more elevation and three loops. Today, we look at the little things that can make a difference on the course at Ironman Louisville. We also talk about some of our favorite moments since 2012, take a few jabs at triathlon expos, and look at the overall experience that is Ironman Louisville. 

Topics:

  • 3 Loop Run Course
  • Our Favorite Louisville Moments
  • What’s Worse, Hot or Cold Races?
  • Practice Swim (Swim Finish)
  • Swim Course
  • Underrated Difficulty Swim
  • How to breakout your effort on the swim
  • Where to swim in the channel
  • What to sight off
  • A few jabs at the Ironman Expos
  • How and where to mount your bike
  • Riding river road
  • Protect your nutrition on the tracks
  • Comparing IML Bike to Wisconsin
  • Mile 80
  • New Run Course
  • Lots more turns
  • 4th Street Live Finish

Link to Mother/Daughter story referenced in the podcast: https://crushingiron.com/moms-daughters-and-ironman/

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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