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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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Jun 21, 2018

Remember when you were a kid and played all day long without a second thought to how how tired you were? There's nothing worse than staring at a training week and dreading the tough workouts ahead. There's a lot of power in finding fun in training and racing and today we talk about how to find more enjoyment.  

Traffic Report Rant 
The Crushing Iron Closed Group hits 1000 members
Camp Preview
Treating Training Like A Kid
Can Everyone Do An Ironman?
Is Ironman Really That Hard or is it the Commitment?
Motivation and Commitment
Would You Still Train if You Didn’t Have a Watch?
Get In Touch With Your Body, Not The Numbers
Is More Always Better?
What Parents Can Learn From Training
How Coaching Should Work

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Jun 18, 2018

If triathlon is supposed to be fun, why does it hurt so often? Today, we discuss how to manage training like you would manage a race and why preparation is the solution to more enjoyable training and racing. There's a lot to think about in this sport but information is there . . . it comes down to remembering and building habits that don't turn you into a sacrificial lamb of training. 

How To Keep Things From Seeming Out of Control
Keeping Balance Within Each Workout
The Psyche of The Run
The Mentality of Walking on The Run
The Gigantic Difference between Hydrating and Fueling
You’re Not Supposed To Be Trashed After Every Workout and Race
Running Slow To Get Fast
The Different Mindset of Triathlon vs. Running an Open Race
How Do You Slow Down The Least?
The HUGE difference between Staying Cool vs. Getting Cool
Managing the Temps and Conditions of the Day
Should You Walk The First Mile of an Ironman?
Building A Foundation vs. Digging Yourself a Hole
The Triathlon Therapist

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Jun 14, 2018

Think about what it takes to put together a PR . . . solid training, great mindset, optimal weather, perfect nutrition, incredible effort, and impeccable execution. Is that realistic for every race? Today, we get into a great discussion of how "just enough" in all those areas can come together, and while it may not mean a PR, it COULD mean a great performance. And a great performance should always be the goal.  

The Complications of Chasing PRs
Detaching from Devices
Do you put too much weight on your numbers?
How do you FEEL?
How to build real and lasting appreciation
Are you Being Programmed to a pace or heart rate?
Virtual Triathlons
Link to article - Metric Fixation
What Does Race Day REALLY Represent??
What is your best PERFORMANCE?
Execution vs. Fitness
Are You Really Dialing In Nutrition?
Fueling On The Bike To Satisfy Your Run

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Jun 11, 2018

Imagine coaching 40 athletes that are racing triathlon on the same weekend. Today, Coach Robbie takes us through a play by play of how he tracks athletes and retains his sanity with all the notifications. The highs, the lows, the stresses, the rewards. He also shares his "secrets" as a coach, which usually boil down to building relationships and trust. 

  • Coaching the Week of race preparation
  • Race outlines
  • An Athlete’s Happiness is #1
  • Handling different skill levels and ages
  • Most stressful part of a race weekend
  • Dealing with sickness and stress
  • The journey and the obstacles
  • Endless Variables to Consider
  • Big race, fun race, set up
  • Just finish, podium, or win?
  • Expectations or Future Resentments? 
  • Or, Expectations as Restraints?
  • Why Athletes Never Let a Coach Down
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Jun 7, 2018

The reason WHY we do Triathlon is always a good question to explore. Some people have changed their lives dramatically, while others simply find it fun. We posed the question to our closed Facebook Group and got a ton of good response on how to find and keep your WHY. Plus, Mike and Coach Robbie unveil moments in training that changed everything. 

- David Goggins and Doing Something that Sucks Every Day
- Mike's Turning Point
- Dozens of good reasons to get in and stay in this sport
- Eagleman Course Strategy Breakdown at end of Cast
- Andrew Starykowicz's Camp

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David Goggins on Instagram 

Information on Andrew Starykowicz Camp

Jun 4, 2018

What if, instead of thinking of races as A, B, C, etc., you thought of them all with equal importance as it relates to the big picture? Sort of like a final exam with quizzes and midterms. Today we discuss why "little" races matter and how to get your mind right to take advantage of what they offer. 

- Getting Your Mind in The Game
- Training Our Brain To Go Fast or Slow
- Why Tapering Doesn’t Mean Shutting It Down
- Making Sure You Peak at the Right Time
- The Best Way to Use Countdown Clocks
- The Final Exam Analogy
- When and How To Work on Speed
- Missing Links In Training
- Who Slows Down The Least?
- Strength and Flexibility
- Adjusting Your Attitude Race Morning
- Moderate Lifestyle Meets Intensity

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May 31, 2018

The Power of Spontaneity if Racing

Celebrating A Race vs. Stressing 

The “Device Funk”

How Obsessing With Data Kills Races

I Feel Like I Didn’t Really “Race"

How To Navigate “I Had To Play It Safe" 

What’s Wrong With Feeling Good After A Race?

Dealing with that “unfinished business” feel

Give me another crack at it

Deep Fitness

Making Mid-Season Changes

When is it Time To Go Harder?

When is is Time To Stay The Course?

Training and Racing Without a Watch

May 28, 2018

Please be patient with our opening discussion about LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. It's always something. After that we get into some great stuff from our C26 Athletes and what they learned at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. We also talk about the intensity of a Half Ironman vs. an Olympic and how that gap is closing. Lots of good advice and learning points. 

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May 24, 2018

One of the best times for big gains is following the effort of a race. Today, our C26 athletes give us some great feedback from racing in the heat at Chattanooga. How they prepared, raced, and what paid off the most. Also, what they plan to do better next time. Some awesome lessons from a lot of people who PR'd and hit the podium at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.

Some of the topics:

- Her pre-race week and why it was the key to her PR
- The best advice for racing and life
- Sponges, Ice, Walking the Aid Stations
- Listen to your body for nutritional advice
- The one thing I'd pay more attention to before my next race
- Stop Telling Yourself You Can't and Start Telling Yourself You Can
- The songs he sang in his head gave him 15 seconds per mile on the run
- How to deal with the feeling that "you didn't race" to your capabilities
- Why scissors are key for pre-race prep
- NFL Draft Comes To Nashville 

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May 21, 2018

A tough but fair race is in the books, and today Mike and Coach Robbie recap their experience. With 27 coached athletes on site it was a huge weekend for C26. Many first timers, nearly 20 PRs, and 2 podiums, we have a lot to talk about. We also talk about the course, the heat, and . . . how why we think a course marshal may have been targeting C26 athletes. 

  • PRs
  • Podiums
  • Swim Course
  • Bike Course
  • C26 Athletes
  • Run Course struggles
  • The Heat
  • Awards Ceremony
  • On course marshals
  • Volunteer Shout Out
  • Transition
  • Wetsuit strippers
  • Downtown Chattanooga
  • IM 70.3 Chattanooga Race Director Review
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May 17, 2018

It's four days out and your tapering. Your "ghost pain" and doubt are flaring. Today we talk about how to relax and let go of pre-race stress. We also hit on some of the most important things you can do to stay cool while you race in hot weather. Lots of good triathlon/coach pre-race ramble. 

Topics include:

  • What To Focus on a Few Days Before a Race
  • How To Stay Cool During A Hot Race, Sleep and Limit Stress
  • Build Confidence In Race Week
  • Getting off the Grid
  • Running the Second Loop
  • Cooking the Bike 
  • Knowing Where You’re At and Where You’re Going
  • New Gear Pick Up Info
  • Will this podcast go to iTunes?
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May 14, 2018
Are you taking too many risks, or not enough when it comes to racing? Today we talk about the nuances of when to hold back or when, where, and how to let it go and trust how you feel. 
 
Today’s Topics:
  • Mike Fights A Cold
  • Listening To Your Body
  • The baseline for backing down workouts
  • How Does THIS Race Fit Into Your Season
  • Are You Holding Yourself Back?
  • What RACING Really Means
  • Using Your Race To Learn and Improve
  • How We Tend to Overthink
  • Understanding Power if You Don’t Use Power
  • Racing with power but not TO power
  • Racing Without A Watch
  • It’s about more than the numbers
  • Being Ready To Rock Mentally and Emotionally
  • The Course Matters
  • What’s The Real Difference of 10 Watts
 
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May 10, 2018
 The days leading up to a race can be filled with stress and anxiety, but it's not so bad if you remember to be yourself. There's no reason to go into a race thinking that suddenly you are going to turn into the "Tri-Calc" number you have in your head. Jump in the water, soak in the moment, and let your attitude in life take over the day. You'll have a lot more fun.
 
  • Race Day Is To Figure Out Where You Are
  • Calm Down 
  • Know The Facts
  • Don’t Worry About The Weather 
  • What’s The Worst Thing That Can Happen?
  • Accepting What Is
  • The Class Reunion Effect
  • Have Fun and Execute 
  • There’s Power In The Group
  • 90% of Life is Showing Up 
  • You don’t have to show up and be someone you’re not 
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May 7, 2018
"Unless you get a paycheck from this sport, the only thing you can walk away with is memories." - Coach Robbie
We start with discussion about how and why your body may seem like it's begging you to stop when it may actually be telling you to go faster. 
 
Then we get into Race Obsession and how can we turn down the voices in our head and relax. It's not easy but we get into how focusing on the right things can take pressure off your race. We also talk about relaxation (before and during the race) is the key to improving and racing well. We also talk about when it's probably best to just say, "F-it." 
  • When Should The Hay Be In The Barn?
  • Unloading When Hay Is In Barn
  • Robbie’s Strongest Ride Ever And Why
  • When to Say F- It
  • Force Feeding Your Muscles
  • The Power of Relaxing
  • How Getting Mad Can Help
  • Obsessing Over Race Day
  • Perfect Moderation is Harder than Abstinence 
  • Waking Up Your Body When It’s Stuck
Why Your Form Is So Important
Are You Racing for Justification?

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May 3, 2018
Every athlete CAN NOT WAIT to get outside after a long Winter and tear it up, but sometimes we miss Spring and the Summer heat can wreck us. Today we look at the slow burn of adapting to heat and how it can trick us into feeling like we've lost fitness. 
 
  • The Walt Disney Hangover
  • Flying Poop Story
  • MIGA - Make Ironman Great Again? 
  • Great One Day. Awful The Next. 
  • Letting Go Of Terrible Workouts
  • Flirting With Spring, Marrying Summer
  • How Temperature Affects Your Running
  • The Perfect Run Conditions
  • Benefits of Interval Work on The Treadmill
  • Hydrating Properly for a Hot Run
  • Digging Unintentional Holes 
  • 48 Hours Before the Race
  • The Definition of Race Week: The Less Stress as Possible
  • Acclimating to Temps or Altitude Before a Race
  • Hour to Hour decision Making for Today’s Workout

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Apr 30, 2018

Ironman Texas created a shit-storm over on-course drafting so we thought we'd banter some ideas around to see what came up. We think we have found a real solution that has nothing to do with extra marshals, more timing mats, or extra cameras on the course. Essentially it all comes down to how they start the race. We start warming up and getting closer to the answer about halfway through the podcast. 

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Apr 26, 2018

Today's podcast is a discussion based on this rant titled, "The Watering Down of Ironman" by Bruce Butler. 

Here's an excerpt from the post: 

"This change was part of Ironman’s “SwimSmart initiative,” with the goal of “improving athlete satisfaction and reducing anxiety during the swim portion of the race.” As part of this initiative, floats are also available so swimmers can stop and take a breather if needed.

Seriously?"

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We address his post, but look at many other ways we can all enjoy the sport more and offer a solid potential solution for the Mass Swim Start dilemma.

- Does the SwimSmart Initiative Really Make Things Safer?
- What Does Ironman REALLY Do For People?
- Why not have some Mass Starts?
- Don't people like the idea of picking races because they're different?
- Are You Trained Up Enough To Enjoy Your Races?
- Obsessing On Accomplishment vs. The Process
- The AWA - All World Athlete? 
- How We Feel About People Who Say Ironman is Easy
- The Underdog Story

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Apr 23, 2018

Racing Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga or another half this year? Today we break it all down so you can be ready for your best 70.3 race. We focus on Chattanooga's course, but there are a lot of other little nuggets you can use for your next race.

Hot And Cold Diet
Vegan Struggle 
Juicing To Feel Lighter
Swim Anxiety
Preparing open water Swim Starts in the pool
How To Start an Upstream Swim
Crossing a river current
Hug the buoys or create your own line?
Riding Rollers
The Hills of Chattanooga 
Knowing How, Why, and Where The Wind is Blowing
BestBikeSplit.com
How To Run The Chattanooga Run Course
Descending Hills on the Run

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Apr 19, 2018

Many of us grew up in the "Just Do It" era, but when does "Just Do It" throw you into a triathlon training funk? Today we explore the concept of staying within your limits when that next set or interval is tantalizing you to prove you can. We also talk about your race of the perspective of 30 Days Out. 

  • Finding Your Comfort Zone In the Water
  • Short or Long in The Pool?
  • Smart Approaches To Durability
  • You Don’t Want To Do Less, Do Enough
  • How To Know When To Stop A Workout
  • The Point of Cool Downs
  • Why You Don’t Want To Slow Down In a Race
  • Don’t Overthink The Weather 
  • The Best Way To Ruin Tomorrow’s Workout 
  • Setting Yourself Up To Run Off The Bike
  • How To Reign It In When You’re Feeling Great
  • What’s Enough? What’s Too Much?
  • When Less Is More
  • Error on the Side of Caution With The Run
  • How You Can Overdue The Bike But Not Realize It
  • The Secret Workout?

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Apr 16, 2018

The Crushing Iron April Triathlon Camp is in the books. Today we look at lessons we learned from other athletes. Great people and attitudes made for a lot of fun and solid work. Topics include: 

  • Running Hills- Climbs and Descents
  • Opening Up The Legs
  • Nurturing Your Introvert AND Extrovert
  • Dialing In Training Recovery
  • Choosing The Harder More Difficult Path
  • Adjusting to Very Cold Water
  • Contact in the Water
  • Open Water Sighting on Windy Days
  • Recognizing Limitations We Put on Ourselves
  • The Difference Between Rollers and Climbs
  • Race Pace off The Bike
  • Getting Comfortable In Aero
  • Going Beyond Your Beliefs
  • Negative Splitting Your Run off a Hard Bike
  • Pushing Yourself More When Someone Is Watching
  • The Power of Group Training
  • Camp As Race Simulation
  • Race Day Nutrition 
  • Week of Race Nutrition

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Apr 12, 2018

We get back into the flow by talking about Race Recovery Techniques, Diet, and also how important it is to race with gratitude. Meeting people at races. Building friendships and how that can be a major fuel.

- The importance of your mind for the future of racing
- Studying Topics In Line with Your Thinking
- Carnivore and Ketosis Diets
- Recovering From Your Race
- Dietary Principles and Racing
- Alex Hutchinson Interview's Interview on the Rich Roll cast 
- Floundering From Your Beliefs
- The Overwhelming Information Highway of Training
- Self-talk about getting better (in a good way)

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Apr 9, 2018

What we learned about the course. Overall Spectator Experience. Race Conditions and many more insights. 

Apr 6, 2018

Coach Robbie will toe the start line at Ironman Texas 70.3 on Sunday and he talks about his race planning while breaking down the wave swim start, the out and back bike course and the 3 loop run. We dig into an absolutely LOADED Pro Field. And finish up with some sappy reflection on why we keep doing this podcast.

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Apr 2, 2018

Are you confident going into a race or filled with nerves? There's a lot you can do in training that translates into a successful race. For example, do you understand your efforts and how they should play out in each phase of triathlon? Do you do a bunch of track work that wears you out or injures you and doesn't apply to your race? Do you understand how to execute the Crushing Iron mantra, "Hurry Slowly?"  

  • Tapering is Relative To How You Felt You Trained 
  • The Worst Running Ideas
  • Understanding How Effort Relates to Pace
  • How much should you alter routine in Taper?
  • Hurrying Slowly 
  • Why Running Training Is The Hardest To Master 
  • Which Sport You Can Over do in Training
  • Addiction To Speed
  • The Perils of Chasing Your Great Days
  • Are you REALLY in Shape Enough For Speed Work?
  • The Many Troubles With Track Workouts
  • Training Your Body To Do Late Race Zone 3
  • Going Faster With Tired Legs
  • Why Train Your Body To Do Things It Doesn’t Need To?
  • The Danger of Training For Race Pace
  • Don’t Waste Your Best Days In Training 
  • Why Swimming Can Be Your Best Fatigue Indicator
  • The Tri-Scientology Program

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Crushing Iron Podcasts Hosts: Mike Tarrolly and Coach Robbie Bruce

 

Mar 29, 2018
How about this for an analogy? The swim is Spring Training, the Bike is the regular season, and the Run is the Playoffs. 
 
We’ve all seen that team that starts slow then comes out of nowhere to peak toward the end of the season, then make a deep run in the playoffs. So, with that in mind, what part of us thinks that getting passed at mile 5 of the bike is such a bad thing? Or, why do we come out of T2 with guns blazing on a run when we’d be much better served to take it easy and build?
 
Today we talk about staying within yourself and how the ego takes over in training and races.  Accepting and adapting to where You Are At The Moment, not Where You Want To Be. Don’t throw away your season by swinging for the fences in Spring Training.
 
Mindset: Accepting Where You Are, Not Where You Want To Be
  • Training Is For Energy Not To Take It Away
  • Adapting to Life’s Moving Parts
  • When Your Race Becomes Swim, Bike, Walk
  • Running Is Swimming On Concrete
  • The Greatest Multi-sport in the world is Life
  • Why Am I Not Running Further?
  • The Relationship Between Swim, Bike, Run Training
  • The Barry P. Running Plan 
  • Training Within The Shape You’re In 
  • When The Race Goal Is Simply To Be Smart
  • Removing Expectation and Focusing On Execution
  • Racing In Heat and Laying In the Weeds
  • Ego Is The Enemy - Ryan Holiday

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