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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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Nov 30, 2020

More naps, coffee with friends, hikes with your dog, days off? What’s it gonna take? December has always been a tricky month, and this year, maybe more than ever. Today, we talk about a list of things Coach Robbie sent to our athletes about how to best “attack” December. The biggest things is to keep the train rolling, be strong, recover, and connect. A new season is looming and what you do this month can put you in a great position to train like you want to train for next year’s races.

Topics:

  • Keeping the Momentum
  • Thank YOU for the support
  • Empowering each other
  • Truly understanding how you FEEL
  • The skill of flexibility
  • Feeling good but not smashed
  • Why coach Robbie is “pumped”
  • What sounds fun to you
  • Take More Naps (at the right time)
  • Athletes who NEVER race
  • Learning from addictive personalities
  • Willpower or Burnout?
  • The most important skill an athlete can have
  • Making decisions with confidence
  • Coaches shouldn’t be your ultimate decision maker
  • Who has your back?
  • Ramp ups, down weeks, and DOWN PERIODS
  • If you’re hungry, eat
  • Is it being lazy or genuinely tired?
  • The rebellion of “skipping workouts”
  • Are you obligated to the race or yourself?
  • Putting yourself in the best position possible
  • The best athletes in the world race by feel
  • The full tank of gas analogy
  • It’s okay to stop when you’re ahead
  • The “slow cook” workouts
  • Giving your heart exactly what it craves
  • Seasonal depression
  • Required days off in December
  • What a “day off” means
  • Round off your personality
  • Rediscover your true desires outside of triathlon
  • Staying on the track while looking around
  • Living and breathing triathlon
  • Build your community connection

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Nov 27, 2020

Do you feel like you’re on the roller coaster at times? Going with the same plan that doesn’t quite hit the spot? Today we talk about training plans, recovery, re-charging, and figuring out how to hit your best potential as an athlete and person. Adjusting workouts, days off, diet, sleep, etc. You know you can do it, but doing it the right way FOR YOU is one of the biggest challenges in triathlon.

Topics: 

  • Re-charging the body and mind
  • The “do whatever you want” mode
  • Managing mental and physical toll
  • Hyper-structured Type A
  • Recovering from RACE BUILD, not just the race
  • The long term effects of Ironman
  • The mental tug of war for days off
  • Being empowered to make good choices
  • Coaching is not a dictatorship
  • The Links in the Chain
  • Workouts are there for you to mold
  • Showing yourself grace as an athlete
  • Everything we do is done in pencil
  • Pushing the emotional needle too far
  • The Final Exam
  • Having hunger vs anxiety
  • Seasonal depression
  • Setting yourself up for success
  • If you want to go far, go together

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Nov 24, 2020

Are you moving the right direction? This is the toughest time of a really tough year for all of us. Today, we talk about how "The Standard is The Standard" and no matter what we all have to figure out what's really important and stay on that course. Coach Robbie shows us his reaction to having Texas 70.3 cancelled and explains how he changed his mindset and made it a positive. Sometimes life gives us what we really need and it's up to us to get our minds right. 

Topics:

  • Coach Robbie talks about Texas 70.3 cancelled
  • Don't Forget Your Original Goals
  • When the atmosphere is ripped away?
  • Why did you really get into the sport?
  • Life gives you what you really need
  • can you dig to race depth without a race?
  • The mentality shift of a race cancel
  • Waking up with “leg pop”
  • Turning mind into gratitude mindsets
  • Fueling in a mental way
  • Finding that discomfort level on bike
  • Reconciling the “buts” and “what ifs”
  • Racing alone demons
  • Finding that negative split
  • Are you “waiting” because you don’t have it or it will be painful?
  • Embracing the suck
  • Only a 5K to go……….
  • Changing the length of your taper?
  • Mentality of not shaking out the day before
  • Learning from this race to apply in the next
  • Being happy with what you did on the course
  • The Standard is the Standard
  • Are you going the right direction?
  • Discipline to turn off the noise
  • Stay Steady . . . Stay The Course

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Nov 18, 2020

We recorded the day before Coach Robbie was leaving for Texas 70.3, but he found out the race was canceled during his drive. The podcast is about his race prep, taper, and strategy. the guys talk about the importance race week sharpening and the ability to control your gears during the race. And, mostly, it's about being able to control your racing gears. We make thousands of decisions while racing and we give you the best way to make sure your'e making the right one.

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Nov 16, 2020

This year is all about controlling what we can to race and train at our best. With Ironman Arizona yanked away, we look at the emotion racing stirs and how to focus on what matters. We talk about the best ways to approach training and races. We compare cancelled races to post-Ironman blues and look at how to keep our minds in the game. We explain why yellow can be better than green in Training Peaks, the trouble with perfectionism, listening to your body, and why facing fear is the best way to grow. And Coach Robbie preps for Texas 70.3

Topics:

  • The Ironman Arizona Gut Shot
  • Just keep going . . . 
  • The mental and physical rigidity of structure
  • Unpredictable days and 30 minute runs
  • Wear out the opponent by taking body shots well
  • Racing and the outlet of freeing yourself 
  • Training and stabilizing emotions
  • When it feels insurmountable 
  • Evening out the pain with pressure
  • Cancelled Race vs. Ironman Depression. What’s worse?
  • When “graduation day” is stripped away
  • What we learned from Chris Nikic 
  • We need the excitement 
  • Balancing the highs and lows
  • Life as a monk 
  • People want “the feeling” of the race
  • Digital “production” doesn’t fill our voids
  • The pain of the fall after high expectations
  • Coach Robbie’s Excitement/Nerves for Texas 70.3
  • What truly CHANGES who we are 
  • “The Obstacle Is The Way” - Ryan Holiday 
  • Taking on new challenges for growth
  • Facing fear is harder when we’re passive
  • Channeling Gratitude during a race
  • A great way to start the SWIM in a race
  • Being in the moment with your Race
  • Understanding 100% of 70-80% 
  • The trouble with perfectionism personality
  • Hayden calls out coach Robbie for missing a workout
  • Leaving happiness and success on the table
  • When Yellow is Better than Green in Training Peaks
  • Understanding and LISTENING to your body
Nov 12, 2020

Today we look at Ironman changes/new racing rules and why they could make you slower if not in the right mindset. The swim set up, transitions, spectators, and maybe most importantly — a pretty big change to run aid stations. We’ll look at several ways to make sure you are on top of your mental and physical game in the new Ironman environment. We also get into why cycling in cold is harder and why it’s important to be flexible with your nutrition. 

Topics:

  • The exaggerations of triathletes 
  • How long did you “really” ride today? :)
  • The guys didn’t sleep much last night
  • Endurance sports and growing as people
  • What we learned from recent Ironman races
  • Lots of races coming up 
  • You can never compare a race to a race
  • Some athletes like some race changes
  • Pre-Race meetings now on YouTube
  • Why your times are apt to be a little slower
  • Transition changes and set ups 
  • How much should you carry with you on bike and run?
  • A major change in run aid stations
  • Dressing right for the bike
  • Better to be safe than sorry
  • Why it’s so hard to bike in the cold
  • Swim start differences at Ironman
  • How to line up for the swim
  • Why your swim preparation and nutrition will be different
  • Wetsuit and Heart Rate increase
  • Swim anxiety
  • How we’re spoiled by the volunteers
  • Raising your core temp when it’s cold
  • Excess peeing on the bike 
  • Why we’re so cold when we finish a race
  • Outside assistance and spectators 
  • Another argument for mass starts
  • Stacking the odds against swim anxiety
  • How taking your time early pays off later
  • Now, it’s better to take more than you’ll need
  • ANOTHER reason to hold back on the bike??
  • Working 2 or 3 aid stations ahead
  • Don’t let nutrition get behind
  • Remember to “top off”
  • Finding your GRATITUDE no matter what
  • Don’t set yourself up for a bad experience
  • Look at this year’s racing as a “free play”

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Nov 10, 2020

The rewards comes from effort. It may not be visible but it always shows up. Today, looking at what effort means, both in training and the race. We talk about race demons and how to not let them take over. Also, we break down the mindset of racing Ironman and how to turn a rough start into a great race. Ironman Florida is also covered in this podcast. 

Topics

  • Our Run Camp Lessons
  • Can You Be a Kid Again
  • Everyone seems so serious . . . 
  • Intimidation of new environments
  • The Confidence Equation
  • The most important thing in life and sport
  • The person who works the hardest gets the rewards
  • Getting faster when you’re close to your peak
  • Pushing yourself past plateaus 
  • Committing to what it takes
  • It’s always easier in the beginning
  • Initial Gains are Huge, but then . . . 
  • When Return on investment isn’t what you want
  • Ironman Florida - Our Athlete’s success
  • The Emotions of Ironman
  • How you can finish worse but have a better race
  • It’s not always about the PR
  • How Do You know You had a good race?
  • Expectations that are irrelevant 
  • In Race Demons
  • Can you run through the suck?
  • Goal: The Best You Can Get Out of Yourself, Today
  • Were you happy or disappointed with the effort?
  • The Pride that comes from Pushing
  • Racing smart to delay the pain
  • In training: When Enough is Enough
  • Feeling good? Maybe pull back
  • How long is your wick for the day??
  • When do you light it?
  • Walking the first mile of Ironman??
  • Ironman Florida Race summary of one of our athletes
  • The trouble with using POWER in a race

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Nov 6, 2020

Today we talk about the benefits of running trails, the trouble with speed work, and why Ironman is not about going fast, but "who slows down the least." We dive into understanding zones, intervals, and solving the complex combination of swim, bike, run that is triathlon. When in doubt, treat yourself with kindness. 

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Nov 2, 2020

“It was too windy.” “Too hot or too cold.” “Too many people in my lane.” What do you do when facing inconvenience? Today we talk about how to turn training obstacles into racing lessons. We also look at subconscious thoughts and how they can affect our moods. We talk about race goal setting and how it can be good and bad. And finally, give some last minute thoughts on how to race Ironman Florida. 

Topics:

  • Congrats to everyone about to Race. You’ve already been rewarded.
  • How people have been finding their way and growth
  • Building on expectations
  • Being letdown in our hope
  • Races as Graduation Days
  • How feelings change throughout a race
  • Embracing opportunity of a crappy day
  • Remembering the feeling of rough days
  • Building your mental tool box for race day
  • Owning your space
  • How do your respond to being “off” 
  • Robbies attempt at 100 windy miles in a cold Lab
  • Shifting your perspective to work through things
  • It’s for me not for you
  • When your friend jabs you with a little inspiration
  • Can you be satisfied with a letdown?
  • When we’re in a bad place “for no reason” 
  • Letting go can be the hardest part
  • When our minds need to catch up with our bodies  
  • Taking responsibility for your life is healthy
  • Don’t get too full of yourself
  • Robbie waxes poetic (for him)
  • The biggest thing isn’t the result, it’s the release
  • There’s always something to pick apart, but look for the positives.
  • Why it’s harder to ride in the cold
  • We’re all about Happy & Healthy, but think about FAST a lot too
  • How good can we get??
  • The problem with forecasting your future and races
  • Obsessed with the result
  • Giving yourself time to figure out “who you are” on race day . . . or training days for that matter.
  • Should coaches give you a run pace target in Ironman?
  • Re-evaluating and adjusting in the middle of a race 
  • Why you should FEEL things before you feel them in a race 
  • Ironman Florida Strategies 

---------------

  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Oct 29, 2020

This is a great guide for RACE RUNNING and how to train for it. We focus on Ironman, but the same holds true for 70.3, Olympics, and Sprints. For one, we want to strengthen our chassis so we don’t have to walk. And, if we don’t handle the swim and bike right, none of this really matters. It’s a pretty deep dive into accumulated fatigue, accumulated fitness, how to know when you’re in good shape, and why bricks and your long runs might be disrupting your progress. 

Topics: 

  • Walk/run vs. Run
  • Brick Running Overrated??
  • Your body doesn’t care what’s stressing it
  • Running is Running 
  • How to practice running on tired legs
  • You don’t get extra points for running off the bike
  • *When running off the bike makes sense
  • Why you should run before you ride
  • Don’t practice bad running form
  • Run on the “freshest” legs
  • Running off the bike feels weird, but . . . 
  • Do you focus on Swim/Bike bricks??
  • How the swim cascades into your run 
  • Energy expenditure at Ironman
  • What your purpose should be on the swim
  • Does your bike feel like a warm up for the run?
  • Ironman doesn’t “start” until mile 80 of the bike
  • Or . . . Mile 20 of the run.
  • “I crushed the bike . . .” 
  • Bike for Show, Run for Doe
  • There’s no such thing as a good bike split followed by a bad run split. 
  • Volume Running 
  • Do you keep making your long run longer and longer and longer?
  • We have to be consistent with volume
  • You CAN make time for more short runs
  • You shouldn’t feel WRECKED from running
  • How we OVER-DAMAGE our body
  • What’s wrong with thinking “I have to do the distance”
  • Accumulated Fatigue
  • Accumulated Fitness 
  • Don’t let the swim crush you before you start 
  • Spreading out the Volume
  • How to know when you’re getting into good shape
  • Why your long runs might be counterproductive 
  • Don’t burn your matches in training, wait till races
  • Is “Faster” really the training goal??
  • Don’t add extra salt tonight cause you forgot it yesterday

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

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Oct 26, 2020

How do you respond to change? Ironman Arizona shortens the bike leg and reactions are mixed. What was Robbie's reaction as a coach? How did Mike handle the news as a rebellious-year-older man? Today the guys dive into change and how to deal with it. How to pace a shortened race. Negative head space and punches to the gut. Framing a different experience. The World Series and more. Please check out our new C26 Club Coaching program for 2021 now priced at only $349! 

Topics:

  • Love/Hate relationships with birthdays 
  • Ironman Arizona shortens the bike
  • Florida ups Prize Purse for Pros 
  • Coach Robbie’s first concern when he heard Arizona was shortened
  • Adjusting your attitude for race changes
  • How do you pace a shortened Ironman bike?
  • Either way, you’d better be ready
  • The Seahawk that never gave up
  • Changes in Arizona bike course and how they affect you
  • Going in with your best effort to compete with yourself 
  • Recovering from a punch to the gut
  • Why do we obsess over “the distance?”
  • Robbie’s first race after sobriety 
  • Something will always disrupt “your perfect day”
  • What you can control in races
  • Should there be a way to find 40 more miles??
  • Why Mike things immaturity keeps him young
  • Is it easier to cancel rather than figure it out?
  • Ironman, the Business
  • How politics impacts Ironman
  • What if they shortened the swim vs. bike? 
  • Is this World Series legit or come with an asterisk?
  • Doing everything you can do to prepare for the race in front of you
  • Negative head space and self sabatoge 
  • When we hedge our bet as a built in excuse 
  • Mike admits his age shows at times
  • How the Arizona bike course is more difficult
  • It’s gonna come down to pacing 
  • Framing as a different experience 
  • People will obsess over fast bike splits, but . . . 
  • Arizona is a Marathon with a swim and bike 
  • Why variability index will likely be high at Arizona
  • What if Arizona LENGTHENED the bike??
  • Keeping childhood rebellion 
  • Managing emotions on race day
  • Responding to mechanicals with flexibility 
  • The more rigid, the less opportunities

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

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Oct 22, 2020

There’s a time and place for being serious, but most of us tend to train and race better when we’re relaxed and coming from a place of gratitude. Today we talk about how to race and train “free.” We look at the difference between intensity and focus, and ways to embrace the unknown. Have you ever found your happy place on the run? Can you get off the bike with a fuller tank? Also, what setting A, B, and C goals for your race looks like. 

 

  • Finding a love to explore 
  • Why laughter may be the key to your training
  • Does LOL on text really mean you’re laughing out loud?
  • Laughter as a mood shifter
  • The impact of our isolation on training
  • When life is hard, people need people
  • Taking ourselves too seriously
  • Drawbacks of perfectionism
  • Lack of nuance in communication
  • Loops of seriousness and training baggage 
  • The weight of the world 
  • Added intensity means added stress
  • Focus vs. Intensity 
  • Do your expectations include being healthy?
  • Perfectly adhering to the plan even if it’s misery
  • This is supposed to be something you LOVE
  • Addiction to the outcome of your favorite team
  • What do you WANT right now
  • Stop while you’re ahead mentality
  • Today isn’t race day
  • Falling in the same traps
  • Taking your perspective seriously
  • Too much internalization with training
  • Days off that turn into months
  • Embracing the unknown
  • Are your goals selling yourself short?
  • Detaching from numbers 
  • Would you rather know or not know your race result in advance?
  • Overanalyzing the steps
  • Setting A, B, and C goals for the same race
  • The power in the mystery of not comparing
  • Being committed to loving and doing it . . . 
  • What still bugs Robbie about his racing
  • Also, why Robbie is insanely grateful
  • Getting off the bike with a fuller tank
  • Can you find happiness on the run?
  • What you should be thinking 5 minutes into the swim
  • Practicing enjoyment and happiness

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

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Oct 20, 2020

Today we look at the ways healthy optimism can enhance your training, racing, and life. It’s the little things and they are usually easy to address. Mike talks about his road back from injury and how it’s helped him re-define “feeling good” while training, which he ultimately believes will make him faster. Also, how Coach Robbie has gotten into his best shape in 4 years. When do you push, when should you pull back? Why you should adapt workouts based on your mood. And, the absolutely simplest way to approach your workouts. 

Topics:

  • Have you checked out the C26 Club? Take away stress, confusion and feel great with a full-on 2021 Training Plan!
  • Staying Positive and flexible 
  • IRONMAN gets a race off in the US
  • By all accounts Arizona 70.3 went smooth
  • Cutting out loops and “out and backs?”
  • How much safety can IM put into races??
  • Our Mass Start “bitterness” 
  • Our Mass Start suggestion revisited
  • Dolphin Diving at Ironman Florida
  • Did we defer because we stopped training?
  • “Nobody is gonna race this year” debunked
  • Scaling back (and up) mentally for races
  • Mike’s injury and why he thinks it was mostly mental
  • Having inspiration to re-kindle positivity
  • Positive Peer Pressure
  • “Coming back to shape” the right way
  • Forced to go slow as a positive healing step
  • Successful athletes are optimistic
  • Feeling good is the way
  • The fragility of who we are 
  • When do you push or pull back?
  • The group adrenaline
  • Training without defining “getting faster”
  • Prisoner of the moment?
  • Most workouts should be average and not exciting
  • Craving the panic mode 
  • Easing into your workouts
  • Changing workouts based on your mentality of the day
  • Taking your bad day out on your workouts (or on yourself)
  • Stress is Stress
  • The simplest way to look at workouts
  • 100% undertrained is better than 1% overtrained
  • The ONE DAY that made this athlete’s Ironman race 

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  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

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Oct 15, 2020

Endurance training offers so many opportunities but why are some are pulled toward further and others to faster? Are you training for something that is your real strength? Is it Ironman, 70.3, Olympics, sprints . . .? What we could be best at isn’t always our preference, but it's easy to think the things we enjoy most are our strengths. Today we hunt for ways to challenge yourself and find your true potential. Finding love in something you don’t enjoy. And, why you should balance indoor and outdoor training.

Topics:

  • Age and comebacks
  • Mike and Robbie’s age gap
  • How our background shapes training perspective
  • The Pull to go Farther . . .
  • C26 Trail Camp weekend
  • 14 x Mountain Peaks in under 45 hours
  • Building your belief system
  • The opportunities for different people in endurance
  • You want to go further or faster?
  • Do you get “flaily?”
  • What’s your best race distance?
  • The difference in training for 70.3 vs. Ironman
  • Why your fastest distance might not be your best distance
  • Endurance is all about discovery and growth
  • Save Up Sammy
  • Is your childhood perception still accurate?
  • Which workouts do you tend to cut short?
  • How to create a love for something you don’t enjoy
  • Mike’s new strategy for waking up earlier
  • The problem with extremes
  • Why you should balance indoor and outdoor training
  • Don’t limit your ability to do what you love
  • The power of being flexible in diet, training, and habits
  • Our tendency to perfect what we’re comfortable with
  • Choose the challenging route
  • The good and bad of group training
  • “Big things have small beginnings” - Check out the new video about our C26 Hub Training Center
  • What’s really real?

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  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

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Oct 12, 2020

Is triathlon on the decline or upswing?? Ending the comparison trap. We look into Heart Rate Variability and how it relates to fatigue. The best swim sets with limited pool time. Progressing while dealing with an injury. We also look into YOUR WHY . . . what’s it mean and why sometimes it’s better to ask WHY NOT. This one stirred up some great topics! 

Topics:

  • Shout out to Drake
  • What is “elite?”
  • Our C26 “70.3” this weekend
  • Ironman 70.3 Arizona . . . this weekend
  • Congratulate yourself for hanging tough
  • IM Louisville and Kona weekend bummer
  • Get out of memory lane
  • The power in mental flexibility
  • Is triathlon on the decline?
  • How you advise athletes from falling into the comparison trap?
  • Not settling for your old self
  • Focus on doing a “genuinely better job”
  • The one area you should be selfish
  • Prisoners of the moment
  • The age of over-thinking, copycat and plagiarism
  • Finding individuality in our own path
  • Fatigue always masks fitness
  • Random “PRs”
  • Dealing with a run injury while getting better?
  • The beauty triathlon and three sports
  • Fitness Comes Back!
  • Setting up swim sets with limited pool availability?
  • Going hard in the pool… what’s it really mean?
  • When interrupted swim sets are better than continuous
  • HRV - Understanding heart rate as it relates to how you feel?
  • The best question you can ask yourself each day
  • Understanding your own fatigue and power
  • Life fatigue vs leg fatigue
  • How to figure out your WHY?
  • Sometimes “it feels good” is enough
  • One of Mike’s secrets to gauge age
  • Ask yourself WHY NOT?

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    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

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Oct 8, 2020

Great questions from the listeners! Today we tackle core work; how much, how often. Also, recognizing and improving your weaknesses in the correct way. We get into bike fit and why it might be even more important for your run. Finding challenges to alleviate boredom. Also, if you’ve thought about coaching we get into what it really means and things you should be focused on. Finally, long swim layoffs and how to be a better and more purposeful swimmer next season.

Topics:

  • The C26 Club is back! A Complete 2021 Training plan and much more for only $349. Visit https://c26triathlon.com/the-c26-club/ for more info.
  • Living forever . . . ?
  • Mike, The Club Manager 
  • Mail truck on fire
  • Optimum amount of core work for triathlon?
  • Recognizing and improving specific weaknesses
  • What’s the difference in a bike fit for short course vs. long course racing?
  • How should I plan a race season?
  • I’m bored, how to I find a challenge?
  • What’s the first step for aspiring coaches?
  • Experience vs. Coaching Certificates?
  • Zoom Calls for social club?
  • How important are intervals and hill work when running?
  • Or, is it more important to just go slow and long?
  • I haven’t swam in 6 months . . . now what?
  • When is it time to get back to structured swim workouts?

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

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Oct 5, 2020

This year has thrown a lot at us! The triathlon universe has been in flux. The only thing to do is keep chipping away. Create your own race within workouts and realize that today is the only thing we control. Mike talks about his rough year and Robbie takes you back to rehab in an effort to keep our training and moods on pace.

Topics:

  • The C26 Club is back! A Complete 2021 Training plan and much more for only $349. Visit https://c26triathlon.com/the-c26-club/ for more info.
  • A little college football talk is back!
  • We’re optimistic about races again!
  • The Saturday 70.3/Sunday 140.6 idea
  • Being a race driven athlete
  • Thriving under the pressure
  • How athletes run away from life
  • Races are selling out
  • The changing landscape
  • Societal awakening?
  • Transitions in life
  • When “newness” wears off
  • It’s a long time to focus
  • Robbie’s Recovery - 30, 60, 90 days
  • The longer you stay, the better your chance
  • What you need vs. want
  • The pain of this year being your first Ironman
  • Post-Ironman downers
  • Combining too many things at once
  • When to walk away
  • Finding Happiness in the Mundane
  • Unfair comparisons to make with yourself
  • Cobra Kai

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    For information on the C26 Coach’s Eye custom swim analysis, coaching, or training camps email: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Oct 1, 2020

Comfort zones are made to leave, but do we push ourselves out so much that it restricts genuine growth? Today we look at how pulling back to let things soak in will make you a stronger, smarter, and more resilient athlete. Also, we take a deep dive into addiction and obsession from the perspective of turning them into positive fuel for growth.

Topics:

  • Crossover Sports
  • Roller Girls
  • Addiction Lessons from an Olympic Cyclist (Dotsie Bausch)
  • What’s your addiction?
  • The phone dilemma
  • The layers of addiction
  • Are you trying “not to feel?”
  • Relationships with moderation
  • Dax Shepard on relapse
  • Obsession with the sport
  • Ironman Depression
  • Physical Pain/Emotional High
  • Finding your fuel
  • Taking the edge off your triggers
  • Acknowledging the pain
  • Do we look for obsessions?
  • Where we find our fixes
  • Our “why’s” fluctuate
  • A “more is better” world
  • The pressure of “one-upping” yesterday
  • What’s success to you?
  • The moments that stick with us
  • The Happy and Healthy commitment
  • Appreciating what we have right now
  • Is the one-way media wearing us out?
  • Money is never enough
  • Impacting others
  • The hardest questions athletes have to answer
  • Do you take out frustrations on your run?
  • Swimmer flexibility
  • How slowing down makes you stronger
  • Ironman is aerobic!
  • What drumming can teach us about triathlon
  • Creating different speeds in the water
  • Letting go of impressions learned as kids
  • Don’t crush yourself in every workout

Dotsie Bausch Interview

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    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    Are you thinking about raising your game or getting started in triathlon with a coach? Check out our Crushing Iron Coaching Philosophy Video

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Sep 29, 2020

What we do is hard, and that’s why we do it, but do you find the edges of your limits? We had a three day event in Chattanooga and were reminded why we love to test ourselves. Today, we look at ways to approach and push through the pain and discomfort. Also, why that matters in life and why it’s important to get out of your head, move things around in your body, and not quit.

Topics:

  • Our Ironman Weekend Event in Chattanooga
  • Races opening up around the world
  • Swimming 2.4 in an Endless Pool
  • Challenging Bike Course
  • Flipping Your Switch
  • When race excitement is removed
  • Envious of the pain?
  • Your celebration can look however you want it
  • Rediscovering something you’ve lost
  • Looking for connection
  • Using race energy
  • True grit experience
  • One person can make a difference
  • Finding a feeling of belief
  • The keys to beating negativity and self-doubt
  • Leaning into your thoughts of fear
  • Long runs more for the mind than body?
  • Isolation forces you to recognize strength
  • What to expect in an Ironman marathon
  • The ease of being distracted
  • It would be easy to quit
  • Yoga and leaning into it
  • Don’t believe how you feel
  • Mike’s first mountain bike race
  • Why is it so terrifying to fail in training?
  • Do you tap the potential when the lights come on?
  • What’s your body capable of?
  • What is pain?
  • Approaching danger zones
  • Attempting to Swim the English Channel
  • Mike and the Park Ranger

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 24, 2020

Train with an empty cup, always looking to learn. The questions never end and athletes with a mind open to improvement find the most enjoyment. Finding that passion is what keeps you engaged and having the most fun in a sport that can be demoralizing if you let it. Don’t try to impress your coach, spouse, arch rival, or kids, impress yourself. The races are coming and there are no failures, only opportunities to learn.

Topics:

  • Questions never end in this sport
  • Inspire Your Own Journey
  • Burn out rate
  • There’s no finish line
  • Never giving up on athletes
  • Coaches don’t “make” athletes be ready
  • “Learned” coaching as kids
  • Flipping your own switch
  • Who are you looking to for approval?
  • Have you disappointed your coach?
  • Where do you set your bar?
  • Put less pressure on yourself
  • React to losing like the pros
  • The collectors after Mike
  • What upsets Coach Robbie
  • When people force their reality on others
  • Don’t live in other people’s misery
  • The races are coming
  • A C26 Athlete Set to Swim the English Channel
  • Find ways to continue to push yourself
  • You grow or you don’t
  • It’s been really easy to be negative, don’t be
  • There’s never a better time to get up and do what you want
  • It doesn’t have to be perfection, start something . . .
  • Monks and the key to happiness
  • Following your passion and be productive
  • What upsets Mike

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 21, 2020

We're back in Chattanooga at the C26 Hub and optimistic about a lot of things. The weather, the racing, the possibilities. Today, we look at cutting through the clutter and finding the simplest ways to feel good and perform your best. Coach Robbie talks his coaching philosophy and how it's changed over nearly 20 years. Mike explores his inner monk. 

Topics:

  • Back in the C26 Hub in Chattanooga
  • The weather is making a difference
  • Similarities in endurance sports
  • Our podcast philosophy
  • How Robbie’s coaching has changed since the start
  • Covering the Gray Areas
  • Danger of complacency
  • Guiding principles of endurance
  • Ignore the short cuts
  • High Volume Responder?
  • Coach’s big value discovery
  • New and exciting all it’s cut out to be?
  • When new is really old
  • Collagen is now the thing
  • How do you simplify training/life?
  • Trying to get better and feeling good
  • The hard part of trying to follow Pro triathletes
  • Paying attention to the little things as a coach
  • The best laid plans . . .
  • Is training really “that” complex?
  • Not being so rigid
  • The Body/Car analogy
  • The Tri-Calc math
  • Yes, you can
  • Finding that drive
  • This SHOULD be IRONMAN Chattanooga week
  • Missing that excitement
  • Running etiquette

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 17, 2020

One more podcast from the road before being back in the studio. Today, Mike & Robbie talk about the complexities of life colliding with the complexities of triathlon. How to "create your own race" in the sense of a short term goal. Motivation to get better and not use race day as an ending. They also talk about building a 3-sport engine and what you should be working on most with regard to your strengths and weaknesses. Also why tests don't tell the whole story. 

Topics:

  • Triathlon redshirt
  • How has this year changed us?
  • The C26 Weekend Ironman
  • Races can be whatever you want it to be
  • No race is the same
  • Race lead ups are never the same
  • What to do when you don’t have a race
  • Do you look beyond the race at hand?
  • It’s easy to get lost in long term planning
  • Zen . . . race as enlightenment
  • No absolutes
  • Understanding sacrifices
  • It's incredibly complex
  • Are you up for a 2-3 year plan?
  • Robbie’s fresh perspective on training
  • What’s your natural sport of the 3?
  • Can you get that back quicker than others
  • Why tests don’t tell the story
  • The power of adding an hour of cycling a week
  • Building a 3-Sport Engine

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 15, 2020

We spent last weekend on a C26 Outreach Tour to our athletes in Houston, Madison, and Indianapolis. Today we talk about the experience along with how when life gives you lemons . . . We doing actually use that phrase, but it's certainly been a year of making the best of what we have. We swam, biked, and ran with our athletes on location, but maybe more importantly connected over meals and great conversation. 

Topics:

  • C26 Outreach tour
  • All about community
  • Mike’s Recap of Madison
  • Robbie talks Houston trip
  • Feeling bits of excitement
  • Feeling connected
  • The IMWI “faux finish”
  • Seasonal EPO
  • What do you have to lose
  • Figure out a way
  • Staying on the road
  • Are you all in or all out?
  • Staying in the 70-80% range is HUGE
  • The power of chipping away
  • Workouts are all connected
  • Don’t look at small sample sizes
  • Find the fun and the energy from your workouts
  • You’re always changing

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 10, 2020

This should be peak season for the full Ironman races we cover, but alas, there will be no pretty medals. So, now what? Today, we grab our lunch pails to stay strong and positive about what's coming down the road. We also look at the biggest mistakes runners make and break down "go easy" and Zone 2 depending on your life situations. Unhinge the intensity and flow.

TOPICS:

  • Staying positive about races
  • Optimism about what’s down the road
  • Committing to connection with people
  • A lifelong pursuit
  • The lunch bucket workouts
  • I wanna show myself that I can
  • Keep proving to yourself that you can in the future
  • Building blocks of behavior
  • David Goggins’ mindset changers
  • When your motivator is taken away . . . now what?
  • The feeling you get from working hard
  • Are you proud of yourself or disappointed
  • Mike’s endless pool PTSD
  • The Number 1 Mistake Runner’s Make
  • Do you run Enough??
  • Do you run too fast too often?
  • Knowing what’s too hard or too easy
  • Has Coach Robbie ever had to fire an athlete?
  • If so, why?
  • How to adjust your effort to meet the workout
  • Go easy? Go Z2? What does that mean to you?
  • Zones vary depending on life stresses
  • American Gladiator analogy with running
  • Being able to “let go” when you run
  • Running easy vs. digging in and pushing off as hard as you can
  • Unhinge the intensity and flow

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 7, 2020

Triathlon training is not one size fits all. Today we look at the psychology and physiology behind different training methods. We talk about the value in things like walk/run or total immersion swimming, but also look at ways to move beyond them into running and swimming with more purpose. We also get into riding and running hills while understanding power, ROI, and effort in your training and racing.

Topics:

  • Square Peg into a Circle Training Plan
  • Facing Fear of the bike
  • Walk/Run/Walk Programs
  • Galloway Method
  • Total Immersion Swimming plus side
  • Picturing yourself as a runner
  • Injury prone?
  • Are you getting too comfortable walking?
  • Finding belief in your running
  • Mike’s infamous “don’t walk” statement
  • Confidence vs. Comfortable
  • Turning walk/run into all run
  • Cycling intervals outside in long rides
  • Hitting power targets on rolling hills
  • Consistent effort or power?
  • Breaking rides into segment averages
  • 1, 3, 10 second power average vs. lap avg.
  • Go with the flow on the integrity of the workout
  • Calibrating your internal power meter
  • Riding through the hill
  • The ROI on downhills is rarely there
  • Managing terrain during races bike & run
  • Effort on uphills and downhills
  • Importance of Big Gear Work
  • Withstanding relentless terrain
  • When you go above threshold
  • Practicing max aerobic power for short bursts
  • Climbing hills with good rhythm
  • How and when to attack downhills
  • How long to hold back on the run
  • Coast or pedal?
  • Ironman Wisconsin hills

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

    Big Shout out to podcast listener and Wordpress designer Bobby Hughes for helping get the new c26triathlon.com off the ground. If you like what you see and may need a website, check out Bobby’s work at https://hughesdesign.co/

    You can also slide by www.crushingiron.com which is now the official blog page for the podcast. Community and coaching information are at www.c26triathlon.com 

    Our 2020 C26 Camps are sold out (other than swim camp) Find out more on our Camps Page.

    If you'd like to support the Crushing Iron Podcast, hit up our Pledge Page and help us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance!

    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.

    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.c26triathlon.com

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

 

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