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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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Dec 3, 2021

We hear it all the time, “Coach, I’m not getting faster.” Tracking your improvement isn’t always easy because process can drag on, but you shouldn’t have to use a complex formula. So, today, we get into the simple ways to know you’re getting better/faster and why consistency is your biggest asset in the long-term. We talk about how guilt drives us and how those rebounds create deeper problems. Why “easy” training is so important and how you can make those sessions more enjoyable and functional for your success. 

Topics:

  • Summer in December
  • Ready for a Hub Visit?
  • Coaching from Rehab
  • Consistency over Complexity
  • Too Many Instructions
  • “I Just Want to Run”
  • Excitement as a Drug
  • Guilt & Rebounds
  • “Enter-Training”
  • Making and Keeping Habits
  • Re-creating old excitement
  • Simple vs. Lazy
  • Looking past today’s workout
  • Effortless IS improvement
  • Crawl, walk, run
  • Hurry Slowly
  • Great is the enemy of good
  • When ego gets too high
  • The Training Peaks comments that mean improvement
  • “I really had fun”
  • The smaller the improvement . . . . 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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? Check out our team of awesome coaches on 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 29, 2021

December is the time to set up the next year. The Year of You. What kind of micro decisions can we make to stay on the right track? How do we handle days off, eating too much, and the guilt that comes with it all. Is this a time for maintenance or getting faster? We look at creating boundaries in life and training, along with feeling empowered to be yourself during a holiday season filled with temptation. We also get into triathlete’s relationship with food . . . what’s healthy, what’s not? 

Topics:

  • How did you handle the flex week of Thanksgiving?
  • Weight loss and tying it to training
  • Depression and being overweight
  • Bad relationships with ourselves 
  • Injuries and not fueling for the level of activity
  • “Feeling” Healthy 
  • Overdoing it one way or the other
  • Food guilt
  • Maintenance periods
  • Trying to be perfect year round 
  • A positive relationship with yourself
  • Micro decisions
  • Eating slow
  • Over-training and the consequences
  • When we get too close to the fire
  • Slow down and learn your body mechanics
  • Creating boundaries with life and training
  • Feeling empowered to take a day off

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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? Check out our team of awesome coaches on 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 25, 2021

Train so you can train like you need to train. Today, we look at the "toughest" training month of the year, December. We want all our athletes to do whatever it takes to stay in the game, but use December as a month to re-charge. There should be a lot in here that helps you keep the end of your training year on track and motivated to kick off 2022 on the right foot. 

Topics:

  • Naps
  • Sleeping in
  • Walks and Hikes
  • Days Off 
  • Connecting with old friends
  • Reading books
  • Stupid Ideas
  • Self Reflection
  • Swimming Extra 
  • Riding extra
  • Running extra
  • Open Ended Whatevers 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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 23, 2021

For some, training is a grind, but others seem to enjoy every minute of it. What's the differentiator? Today, we look at what Coach Robbie has learned in his 8 years of sobriety, and the parallels with training, attitude, and his journey with Mike through 8 Ironman. We go deep into how the little things should make the process more enjoyable and how to ground yourself in the moment for more happiness in triathlon and life. 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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, 2021

What do you want to get out of life? In many ways, this is a podcast to inspire you to go after what you really want, and let triathlon HELP that process. This is the end of a tough two years and the struggle has been real for many. We’ve “learned” to take the safe way out and not explore life. Today, we talk about getting out there, trying things you’re afraid of, and how to reinvigorate your spirit. We both feel like this can be a time for optimism if we keep our minds right. 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

Topics:

  • Is Thanksgiving #1?
  • Though Sledding during the holidays
  • This is the end of TWO years for some
  • Resiliency 
  • IF the shoe doesn’t fit, you must not quit
  • We can’t escape these days
  • Obsessed with the Triathlon Identity
  • Listen to your body
  • What do you want to get out of life? 
  • Is it worth the “risk?” Probably
  • Do we subconsciously try to trash ourselves?
  • Doing things that are out of our norm
  • How to look for growth
  • The calculated and careful trap
  • Reinvigorating your spirit
  • Harder and harder to get out of comfort zone
  • Putting things we really want on the back burner
  • Making yourself a priority
  • How to get moving when it’s tough
  • Transitioning into workouts when you don’t want to 
  • Go off script
  • Losing perspective on life 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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, 2021

Are you a mindful athlete or rushing to get through the training? This tends to be the Yo-Yo season and today we talk about the most important things to work on now so that next season you’re not training on fumes. We get into how to look at your whole season from a macro perspective, then turn that into micro for each day. This world is tough enough and there’s no need to “suffer” through something you love. Feel grateful to be fit and healthy, and turn that into your mantra. 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

Topics:

  • Run Camp Thoughts
  • Support systems
  • Being grateful to feel fit and healthy
  • Consistency on a year round basis
  • The Yo-Yo season
  • Two Year Training Cycle
  • Changing obsession
  • Run Volume
  • Positive energy
  • Challenging yourself
  • Turning off outside noise
  • Tendency for overkill
  • PURE Training
  • The addiction to more
  • Mindful training
  • Simmer to a Boil
  • Microcosm of the boil
  • Living on fumes
  • Simmer each workout
  • The process is in the details
  • Drumming slow before you try to play the song
  • Suffering mentality

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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 11, 2021

We start by looking at nutrition and weight loss in triathlon. How to think about it and do it correctly. Then we have a lot of running talk. We get into strength, form, posture, and why track workouts aren’t usually the best thing for long course triathletes. We get into Owning Your Zones in running, how to best go from Ironman to a marathon, and what off-season weight training should look like. Then a nice discussion about what it takes to HOLD RUN FORM over the course of a 70.3 or Ironman. 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

Topics: 

  • Losing weight, diet, and fuel balance in Triathlon
  • Nutrition, and patience
  • Running easy to get fast
  • Running more mileage
  • Building a strong run base
  • Polarized Training
  • Cross Country Skiing 
  • Track work and form
  • Owning Your Run Zones
  • Strong and SMOOTH running
  • Going from an Ironman to a marathon
  • Swimming to run faster
  • Off-season weight training
  • Biking that helps your run the most
  • Posture
  • Power Lifting
  • Core and Run Form
  • Fitness that holds form
  • Swim Reach is relative 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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 8, 2021

Ironman Florida reminded us of the importance of solid swim training, so much of today’s cast is about swimming, but we also get into Ironman mindset and why you need to be prepared to grind. We talk about rolling starts and why we believe they are more dangerous than mass starts. We get into HOW to practice for a rough Ironman swim. Don’t get lulled to sleep in peaceful lanes are your local pool. Open water swimming is about being strong and expending the least amount of energy.

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

Topics:

  • Ironman Florida Swim
  • Procrasti-training 
  • Coaching Anxiety
  • Rolling Start Rant 
  • Swim training so you can swim well in Ironman
  • It’s all about being strong
  • Open water swim variables
  • Delicate swim training
  • Hypoxic anxiety
  • Practicing right for tough conditions
  • Get your mind wrapped around the fact that it is hard
  • Discounting the seriousness of Ironman
  • The Grit Factory
  • Energy expenditure
  • Take the swim seriously 

 

 

Nov 4, 2021

You drive the podcast today with some great questions. Off-season nutrition, on course nutrition, when should you back off and train your body to use fat? Also, does training to qualify for Worlds or Kona look different? How to train for heat when it’s not hot. Standing on the bike, yes, no, maybe? Using the right power numbers. Trainer vs. Indoor riding. And how to “think” about experience in this sport and use it to race smarter than everyone else. 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

Topics:

  • World Series recap
  • College football notes
  • Is now the time to build Consistency in Nutrition? 
  • Using nutritional products year round is expensive
  • “Trying” to qualify for Worlds or Kona?
  • The overtraining trap 
  • Off season options for nutrition and fueling plans
  • How many races and how much recovery between them?
  • Old habits die hard
  • Training for heat when it’s not hot
  • Standing on the bike. When, why, why not
  • Training vs. Racing
  • Trainer vs. Outside Riding
  • Pick ONE Power
  • Translating old man basketball game at the Y to triathlon

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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 1, 2021

This is actually a positive vibe, but we know Halloween can kick off the “excuse period” for a lot of athletes. Candy around the house, Thanksgiving feasts and Christmas parties, and a “we’ll start later” attitude. Life is hard enough without what we’ve been doing through the last year and this holidays only make it harder. Today we talk about energy, vibration, guilt, shame and how to beat the vicious circles to keep moving the right direction. You don’t have to nail every single workout… you just need to move and connect.  

Topics:

  • Halloween 
  • Sugar
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • The excuses started yesterday
  • Excess and football and the couch
  • Mental and Physical Health during the Holidays
  • Flex Plans
  • Regression and Depression Traps 
  • Isolation
  • Low-Level Angst
  • Rejuvenating in November and December
  • Hibernation should be functional
  • A different kind of energy
  • Fueling your Soul
  • December Rules
  • Guilt Battles over one missed session
  • The coaching partnership
  • Vicious circles of suck
  • Being selective with your time
  • Stretching yourself too thin
  • No strength or energy left 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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.

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Oct 28, 2021

Many of us have long-term relationships with a particular race, but how many have long-term relationships with our health? Today, we look at clarifying our “why” along with recognizing what makes us feel good. We look at “why” we train, why we race, and why we tend to heap so much stress on ourselves. We look at balance, getting unstuck, and the Mastery of “just feeling good.”

Topics:

  • Dry Skin and Beard Season
  • Every Man Jack 
  • Ohio 70.3 moves race location
  • Synching your legs and lungs
  • Finding our Training “Why”
  • Holding stress on the daily
  • December Rules
  • 24/7 pressure
  • Movement is Medicine, Community is Oxygen
  • Long term relationships with a race
  • Feeling good is hard to describe 
  • Race and final exam analogy 
  • Bigger than yourself 
  • How do we just feel good?
  • Problem solving
  • Problem cheating
  • Stuck by yourself
  • Doing things that scare you
  • Re-Allocating your best Energy

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Oct 25, 2021

2020 forced and taught a lot of people to lean into the side of taking the easy road. Today we get into why it’s more important than ever to do hard things and push your comfort zone. It’s really easy to get obsessed with time goals, but creating challenges and experiences in life is more powerful. We get into why it’s important to be fun, flexible, find the kid inside and try new things or something out of the norm. 

NOTE: Bring your friends or family to Chattanooga for training, fun, or relaxing in our new 4 BR, fully furnished Condo right next to the C26 Hub. Email C26Operations@gmail.com for more info. 

Topics:

  • Recapping the racing weekend 
  • Ironman California Cluster
  • Ironman making tough decisions
  • Detaching from PR Goals
  • Fitness or luck?
  • Time related results trap
  • Breaking away and trying something new
  • Gaining experience in life
  • No Easy Ironman - Ever
  • Mixing up the muscle groups
  • The hardest Ironman is the one you’re training for
  • Choose something out of the norm
  • Satiating your appetite 
  • 2020 - So tough for so many reasons
  • What’s the point?
  • Needing energy but not having energy . . . it’s a pickle
  • Hacks are . . . 
  • Animal instincts
  • Disassociating from the data
  • Let loose
  • Dump the metrics
  • Fun and flexible
  • Find your inner KID

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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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    Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Oct 22, 2021

We start with weekend race talk and how to race in bad weather. What to wear and how to prepare for a tough race. Then we get into the good stuff. Sustainable off-season work. We talk about building that elusive strength you need to go long. We get into why there is so much power in the seemingly boring/simple workouts. The recipe for success in Ironman is the power of repeatable training. 

Topics:

  • Flying Under The Radar
  • Cash App
  • NC 70.3, Waco, IMCA
  • Racing in Tough Weather
  • Saving Hours over Minutes
  • Doing your best Against the Field
  • Finding your best performance on That Day
  • Tire Pressure in the Rain
  • Staying warm vs. hot
  • Figuring out when you want to go hard
  • Do you struggle with strength?
  • Going Long and Not Breaking Down
  • Defining Weaknesses
  • Moving in the General Direction
  • It’s All About The Basics
  • Long Term Strength
  • People Don’t See Your Work
  • What will make you last longer in the sport?
  • The recipe for success
  • The power of repeatable training

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Oct 20, 2021

Ever deal with unexplainable lows after a big race? Today we look at why that probably happens, why what most of us do about it as wrong, and a better way to approach off-season training. Want to get faster and stronger for next year? How to take a loss and learn. Stop swinging for the fences and let things come to you. How to train during the holidays. And understanding when your body says yes. Plus, Ironman Wisconsin moves back to September. 

Topics:

  • Ironman Wisconsin moves back to September
  • The trouble with attaching the reward to the goal
  • Do this for YOU
  • Ironman depression
  • Dopamine highs and correlation to pain
  • When it’s good got take a loss
  • How we protect our emotions
  • Living with doubt
  • Stop swinging for home runs
  • The Real Wins
  • Drop in something hard when you feel good
  • Push when you feel it
  • System Checks
  • Being in the right head space to test yourself
  • Let your body tell you
  • Flexible but focused
  • Keep the “ish” in your life right now
  • Let the stew simmer 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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

Oct 14, 2021

How do you REALLY get faster at running in triathlon. Today, we go through all the smart, small, and important steps. As we know, Ironman is usually more about who slows down the least than who is fastest. How do you get there? Where do you start? It’s really pretty simple, but that doesn’t make it easy. Find out the rule of thumb for your long runs and why it’s so important to run in a way that leaves you wanting more. 

Topics:

  • The past is the future
  • Running is pure
  • Marginal gains vs. diminishing returns
  • Cutting corners the wrong way
  • 3 times a week??
  • You need to run often
  • Rule of Thumb for your long runs
  • How to beat yourself into the ground
  • Progression - Now is your chance
  • Running is the most demanding
  • Heavy impact - being careful
  • Energized vs. Wiped
  • Where do you start?
  • 20/40/60
  • No need to run over Zone 3 in IM training??
  • Do you have the engine for speed work?
  • Big engines in Miattas 
  • How little you slow down
  • 5ks and Ironman Marathons
  • Accumulated Fatigue
  • The biggest recipe for disaster
  • Hill work
  • No such thing as running too easy??
  • Keeping up with the Joneses 
  • Burning Fat
  • Building strength

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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
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    Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Oct 11, 2021

Being strong, fast and relaxed on the bike takes work, but today we give you some great off-season fuel to build your bike confidence and be faster in your next race. We look at calibrating your feel, working big gears and cadence and why it's good to make yourself a little uncomfortable in training. We help you build your base so you can handle the training and look into ways to be a better at handling and gearing. And finally the best ways to be strong in aero. 

Topics: 

  • Swim lane pet peeves (intro)
  • The last thing triathletes want to hear about cycling
  • What every athlete needs more of
  • Intensity without base
  • Testing - How big is your base?
  • Getting perspective of who you are
  • A good barometer in cycling
  • Calibrating your feel 
  • Riding efficiency
  • Big gear work and full pedal stroke
  • Gearing up
  • Learn Slow
  • Getting a handle on shifting
  • Cycling like you’re playing chess
  • Playing with power and cadence
  • Finding Sweet spots
  • Sitting up vs. Aero
  • Power in aero
  • Relaxing on the bike 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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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    Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Oct 7, 2021

While this one is mainly about swimming and getting faster in the water, there are a lot of things that transfer into training for bike and run. We talk about understanding how to improve in the swim, how to descend intervals by effort and engaging the full stroke. We also get into where your power zone is and how it translates to the bike and how you can create more time to breathe. Find your gears in the water. 

Topics:

  • Are you “at home” in the pool?
  • Are you wasting ability?
  • Swim goals
  • Understanding HOW to get better and faster
  • Testing as the method?
  • Recognizing when you’re in good shape
  • Testing is like racing
  • When you don’t have Zone 4 or Zone 5
  • Swimming intervals
  • How to descend swim intervals by effort
  • Slow - Fast - Nothing in between
  • Finding multiple gears in the water
  • Engaging the full stroke 
  • Inches matter
  • Negative splitting intervals AND sets
  • Creating more time to breathe 
  • The power Zone in swimming
  • Swim and pedal stroke similarities
  • Full Swim stroke
  • The key is momentum
  • Early vertical forearm 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Oct 4, 2021

This is the pursuit of figuring yourself out. What makes you tick, how does triathlon complement and support your life. Where do you want to go from here and what does personal success look like. We talk about the little things and why they should matter. The off-season is a process that can go one of two ways. Why it’s so important to stay in the game if you want to get faster. We get into post-race-depression, why it happens, and how you can change. No more putting your true self on the back burner. 

Topics:

  • Short football talk - Go Vols, Boo Badgers
  • The Finish Line “feels”
  • Celebrating Accomplishment
  • Life’s too short not to celebrate the little wins 
  • The 24 Hour Chip
  • Small Victories
  • It’s hard to be proud
  • Rewarding a bored society
  • Feeling good is The Goal
  • Stressed Kids
  • Parents using kids as a vessel 
  • Intrinsically Motivated 
  • When triathlon takes over your life
  • The pursuit of figuring yourself out
  • One Day Celebrations vs. a lot of mini parties
  • Post race depression
  • Self talk “I suck” 
  • Everything is “in between” 
  • Putting yourself on the back burner
  • We lose fitness quickly
  • De-Training Mode 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Oct 1, 2021

We really enjoyed this one. We start with what you should be doing after your big race, then dig deep into what keeps us motivated outside of the race. How do we really uncover joy in our daily workouts and not burn out in this sport. We talk about micro goals and how to give them meaning and power in your life. We look at why now is the time to start laying the foundation for how you can train, so you can train like you need to train. 

We have a lot of gear back in stock. Check it out at: https://c26triathlon.com under the store tab

Topics:

  • Big Weekend
  • After Your Ironman 
  • Mike’s a new man since Monday
  • Don’t lose what you just gained
  • The pressure of structure
  • Average training hours
  • Massive weeks and blocks
  • Nutrition on the Run
  • Cleansing the pallet 
  • Caffeine 
  • Gut real estate
  • Emotional self-debrief 
  • Figure out what you did wrong
  • Making lists
  • Engaged with training for races a long ways off
  • Micro training goals
  • Work on weaknesses 
  • 12 months - How do you use them?
  • Swim hard - race easy
  • Balance in race season
  • A WANT to get better 
  • Durability and availability 
  • Being strong and healthy IS happy
  • Cramming for tests or races
  • Missing your last big run or ride
  • Scared of success 
  • Reaching your next level 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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

Sep 28, 2021

With over 50 athletes on the course, including co-host, Mike, C26 Triathlon created a slew of memories at Ironman Chattanooga. The weather was perfect, but we were once again reminded how HARD it is to do these races. We get into the swim, bike, run from both an on and off the course perspective. Mike tells the story of his battle with Phil and Chet in what many called “The Crushing Iron War II.” We talk about how some people keep getting better and others continue to struggle in this sport. And finally how to evolve and grow with gratitude and why it’s so important to have fun. 

Topics:

  • Why we do this
  • Ironman as a metaphor for life
  • Everyone hurts
  • There are no perfect days
  • Under prepared 
  • Playing the middle-ground and why it’s smart
  • Mike talks about the pain 
  • Just slow down as much as possible
  • Mike loses the Crushing Iron War
  • Gratitude and Emotions
  • When you come “this close” to putting it all together
  • The finish Line
  • Tri Club Champions
  • The C26 Team was in full force
  • Happy and Healthy
  • When we miss the big point of it all
  • Changing your perspective
  • Evolving and growing
  • If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong
  • How many times can we get off the mat 
  • People struggle with being in the ballpark
  • Dedicated to figuring out how we can have fun
Sep 22, 2021

Finally, we welcome Ironman Chattanooga to our home town. Today we take you from the anxious moments pre-swim, through tactics for getting through the very hilly run. We look at the bike course and how you should manage your day with the rollers and sneaky pinch hills. We also talk about wetsuits, swimming in a river, and how to beat anxiety. Sneaky sections of the run and how they can blow you up if you’re not careful. All you need to know about racing Ironman Chattanooga, along with some spectator tips.

Topics:

  • Note: We will have new gear on hand at the C26 Hub from 1-5 on Friday
  • Chilly in Chattanooga
  • Be who you are
  • Mike is relaxed?
  • That Ironman is in town setting up feeling
  • When do you calm down?
  • Be Grateful that you can Do This
  • Swim current
  • When to get in the water
  • Anxiety remedies
  • Temperature, Humidity and wetsuits
  • The best way to swim the river
  • Let the current work for you
  • Transition talk
  • Bike - Rough First few miles
  • Build in your later
  • Rollers and pinchers
  • When the mind starts to wander
  • You are ready to get off the bike
  • Run - Don’t bust your run on mile 1 
  • Amnicola Highway Running
  • Greenway - A pincher to know about 
  • Once you hit Veterans Bridge, there’s no more flat
  • Running Barton and the north shore
  • Spectating secrets

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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

Sep 20, 2021

The weather looks like it might be perfect for Ironman Chattanooga, but don’t let that fool you. Ironman is always hard. Today we look at race strategies, including the blurring of your Zones and how that can impact your performance. We also talk about racing free and how that can be difficult for a lot of us who haven’t raced in a long time. We go over how people dig a nutrition hole they can’t get out of. We also dig deep into the mind games you can face and how to trust your gut and race free. 

Topics:

  • Chattanooga weather and rain
  • How to race when the weather is “perfect”
  • Download milestone
  • Idle time and the mind playing tricks
  • Obsession and worry
  • Fear of Success
  • Racing Free
  • Ironman is always a breakthrough day
  • The pain of the bike
  • Never underestimate Ironman
  • The little annoyances that get in your head
  • Don’t worry about other athletes
  • Cool temps and fueling
  • Drinking to thirst can be a mistake
  • Ironman is an Attention Game
  • Falling behind in your fueling
  • Dinner, to race breakfast and fueling out of the swim
  • First 10 miles of the bike
  • Benefits of hills to understand effort and calories
  • Eat after the swim
  • Races present things you aren’t prepared for
  • Disengaged and negative head space
  • Be excited to race
  • How Zones blend together 
  • Going with your gut
  • Trusting how you feel
  • Pro Race at 70.3 Worlds

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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

Sep 17, 2021

We start with a little talk about Ironman World Championships possibly moving from Kona. Also, St. George, including pro predictions. Then we move onto what to do after your Ironman or other big race. How to recover, recharge, and focus on how to get better. Never take your health for granted and do what you can today to stay in the game. Ironman Maryland. And the mystery of predicting your Ironman time, along with the different factors to consider. 

Topics:

  • Chattanooga Weather Forecast
  • Ironman World Championship Moving from Kona??
  • Different horses for different courses
  • Where will IMWC go next year?
  • The best of the best… how do they get there?
  • What to do post Ironman
  • Give yourself some breathing room
  • Two types of reactions after Ironman
  • November and December . . . 
  • Recharging yourself… how?
  • Paralyzed by doing nothing
  • Swimming a lot in the off season
  • Pick something Small
  • Go for a 5k PR 
  • Stay engaged, get better
  • Objective self-reflection
  • Don’t take your Health For Granted
  • Why most come to us in the Fall for Coaching
  • Pulling people back 90% of the time
  • St. George Preview
  • Ironman Maryland - Be careful of the wind and jelly fish
  • Flat course vs. Hills
  • The mystery of your Ironman predictions

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. 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

 

Sep 15, 2021

It was a long time coming, but Ironman Wisconsin was back in full force. We were once again reminded that IRONMAN IS HARD and it’s easy to take that for granted. We look at the 2 loop swim, the difficult bike course and the second loop of the run. We talk about great memories, dealing with DNFs and how to get your mental game right for these races.

Topics:

  • Rusty Spectator Skills
  • Long time coming
  • First time back at IMWI in 2 years
  • More emotions
  • People forget how difficult Ironman is
  • The ironman business
  • Mass Starts
  • Hedging your emotions
  • Taking the distance for granted
  • Highlighting the cracks in your training
  • Mental Preparation
  • 2 Loop Swim
  • How to get in the focus zone
  • The illusion of rolling starts
  • How to deal with a DNF
  • Give yourself credit
  • The straight up reality checks
  • The mental game
  • A recipe for disaster
  • Putting our well being above it all
  • You can’t have any cracks
  • Great memories
  • The magic of the finish line
Sep 8, 2021

We have a ton of experience with, and love, Ironman Wisconsin. Today we go through the most important factors for you to have a solid race. We look at keys to race morning and being relaxed for the swim. How to handle the unique transition. We also break down the body-blow bike course from a strategy perspective. This is not a PR type of course and it’s best to be smart, be ready for rough roads, lots of turns and never ending climbs, and tons of spectators. The run course is challenging but fair. Lots of support. We’ll look at how to approach all the different sections. 

Topics:

 

  • You can’t cheat this course
  • Wisconsin bike hills
  • In-race recovery
  • The course is as fair as they get
  • Body blows
  • The swim - RELAX
  • Wetsuits and breathing
  • Swimming in chop 
  • Two loop course
  • T1 and running up the Helix
  • Use swim exit to get legs loose not gain time
  • Garbage bags to stay warm on bike
  • Gearing is the name of the game
  • Big chain drop course
  • The bike course is chess, not checkers
  • Cresting hills effectively
  • Using one hill to the next
  • Limiting your variability index
  • Keep average power and normalized power close
  • Bike spectators
  • Not a PR course
  • Don’t come out too hot on the run course
  • Just enough terrain changes
  • State street excitement
  • Camp Randall 
  • The Run Path on Campus
  • Knowing where the 20 mile mark is 
  • Just have fun
  • Love the hoodie weather

 

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