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Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Find out why thousands of beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes are improving their training and racing with accessible, functional and genuine conversation about triathlon. An Age Group triathlete and his coach, who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves, look for smart and enjoyable solutions in a sport that's often dumb and painful. Mike Tarrolly and Robbie Bruce explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual side of training and racing everything from Ironman to a Sprint. on Monday and Thursday.
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Now displaying: November, 2019
Nov 28, 2019

Ready to plan your 2020 Triathlon Season in a concrete, proven way for success? Today, we lay out a systems that keeps you honest and focused while going after your hopes and dreams. We look at important variables when you're picking races, the best people to help you make honest choices, and how your ego gets in the way of success.

  • Triathlon Thanksgiving Dinner Conversation
  • Look at yourself as an Athlete
  • Improving as all around athletes
  • How to plan your calendar
  • Step 1: Evaluate Yourself
    • We look at last year as a fluke
    • Have u proven consistency
    • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses
    • Expectations and goals from patterns not hopes and dreams
  • Step 2: Sketch out your triathlon business plan
    • Are you trying to prove yourself wrong?
    • The bigger commitment the larger the hole
    • What are we trying to overcompensate for
  • Step 3: Get Feedback from people you trust
    • Spouse and close friends first
    • Objective advisor
    • Don’t try to do too many products (races)
  • Step 4: Create the plan
    • Don’t swing at the racing piñata
    • Make a plan in a way you believe in
    • Plan like you’re making a recipe
  • Step 5: Commit to Working Your Plan
    • Write it down, stick with it
  • Step 6: Go execute your plan
  • Go back and re-evaluate
  • Don’t panic and over-correct
  • Question your questionable thinking

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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!

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

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

Nov 25, 2019

A lot of talk this time of year about being grateful, but do we remember what it really means? Today, some of the harsh judgements we make on ourselves and how easy it is to be unappreciative of what we have and how things are going. The guys share a couple of important stories to remind us that sometimes our truest fortune is being able to do what we're already doing.

Topics:

  • Beating that sluggish feeling
  • Being busy to be busy
  • Taking care of yourself
  • How do we feel fresh
  • Handling Thanksgiving week
  • This workout was appropriately challenging
  • Applause for working too hard?
  • Self-coaching can be walking a maze blindfolded
  • Are you afraid of saying “I don’t know?”
  • Starting from zero
  • What does grateful mean?
  • Echo Chambers
  • Measuring has become our communication

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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!

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

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

 

 

Nov 21, 2019

Are you burning too many brain calories on doubt and confusion? Today, we look at athletes can be their own energy vampires. We look at the concept of planting "training seeds" instead of digging deep mental and emotional holes that serve no purpose. Each day we have a limited amount of energy and many times we overspend on the athlete and pilfer from the human.

Topics:

  • Do this for you
  • Stop trying to dig holes and start planting seeds
  • Take care of the human before the athlete
  • Are you burning too many brain calories?
  • Good stress is stress
  • Balancing a limited amount of energy
  • Mental and emotional holes
  • Throwing ourselves at the mercy of the world
  • Giving into the path of least resistance
  • Micro gains within workouts
  • Accepting your wins
  • "I didn’t think I could do that”
  • Energy Vampires
  • Parenting Yourself like your kids
  • Did you have fun and try hard?
  • Memphis 70.3 - October 2020

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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!

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

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

Nov 18, 2019

How do we get better at cycling while retaining a strong run? Today we look at how your FTP can be misleading and taking you down the wrong road. We also look at key training sessions that make the difference in long distance racing. Better testing, cycling's body punches, and how every session is connected. 

Topics:

  • Challenges of Northern Weather
  • Godfather of polarized training
  • Cross country skiing
  • Keeping cycling simple
  • The 80/20 principle in cycling?
  • Managing time
  • 3 kinds of cyclist categories
  • Sweet Spot training
  • Is the 95% FTP rule accurate?
  • What happens when your FTP is wrongly high
  • The hard pill for cyclists to swallow
  • Are you gambling with your fitness?
  • Swift and Trainer Road
  • FTP Inside vs. Outside
  • Testing to get better at testing
  • Testing + Body of Work Equals . . . .
  • How do you know if you had a good or bad day?
  • Every training session is a “test”
  • The most underutilized bike session
  • Building Deep Cycling Strength
  • Preparing for the body punches
  • The most efficient use of limited time
  • Extended intervals or shortened with raised intensity?
  • Monitor the 22 hours of the day
  • Every session is connected

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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!

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

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

Nov 18, 2019

How do we get better at cycling while retaining a strong run? Today we look at how your FTP can be misleading and taking you down the wrong road. We also look at key training sessions that make the difference in long distance racing. Better testing, cycling's body punches, and how every session is connected. 

Topics:

  • Challenges of Northern Weather
  • Godfather of polarized training
  • Cross country skiing
  • Keeping cycling simple
  • The 80/20 principle in cycling?
  • Managing time
  • 3 kinds of cyclist categories
  • Sweet Spot training
  • Is the 95% FTP rule accurate?
  • What happens when your FTP is wrongly high
  • The hard pill for cyclists to swallow
  • Are you gambling with your fitness?
  • Swift and Trainer Road
  • FTP Inside vs. Outside
  • Testing to get better at testing
  • Testing + Body of Work Equals . . . .
  • How do you know if you had a good or bad day?
  • Every training session is a “test”
  • The most underutilized bike session
  • Building Deep Cycling Strength
  • Preparing for the body punches
  • The most efficient use of limited time
  • Extended intervals or shortened with raised intensity?
  • Monitor the 22 hours of the day
  • Every session is connected

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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!

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

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

Nov 14, 2019

Many of us primarily identify as “triathletes” but does that take away from who we really are as a person? And does it make training harder? Today we look at designing your own lifestyle instead of forcing too many things and being scattered. We also look at approaching our lives with balance and fueling the real you, all while remaining someone who plays triathlon, does it to the best of your capabilities, and finds a well-rounded satisfaction in all the above.

Topics:

  • Finding a good balance post-race
  • Training should be taking care of yourself
  • Would you take 5 weeks off?
  • Stress is stress/energy is energy
  • Your relationships with training
  • Robbie’s break from racing
  • Half or Full?
  • Identifying as a triathlete
  • Is it okay to be okay?
  • Are you creating busywork?
  • Pressure, Over-extending
  • Friends support the direction you want to go
  • Saving Spousal Credits

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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!

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

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

Nov 11, 2019

It’s one thing to believe “anything is possible” but another to think “everything” is possible. Today, we talk about the best ways to use your offseason both mentally and physically. How to stay on track if you miss a workout or have a hiccup in your new diet. This is a great time of year to build for down the road, and do it without guilt or a self defeating mentality. It takes a lot of energy in the beginning to build a new habit, but eventually the new you will be on auto pilot. You just have to get there . . . and it’s a process.

Topics:

  • Running gets all the blame as last discipline
  • How do you increase runs and keeps swim & bike balanced
  • The brain body relationship
  • When creative workouts are entertainment
  • New habits and outcome expectations
  • Practice Creating a Habit
  • Why are we so afraid of missing a day?
  • “Oh, I’ll just start again on Monday”
  • When we hit roadblocks
  • Living life on an island
  • Letting friends or a coach be objective
  • Alleviating the most stress and nerves
  • Effort is the biggest piece of your puzzle
  • Worst in high school to the podium
  • New Run Camp Tradition

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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!

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

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

Nov 7, 2019

Do you live in black and white thinking and a world of highs and lows? There’s a time and a place for “hard” and a time and place for being at peace with the best you have to give. Today, we talk about moving into the Gray Zone more often as an athlete and a person. We look at self-sabotage, insecurities and talk about the secret to getting better. The Gray Zone is not a soft, lackluster place, it’s the place where the real work is done and where improvement truly happens

Topics:

  • USAT Quote about Crushing Iron
  • Re-connecting with friends
  • Building confidence
  • Black and white thinking
  • Self Sabotage
  • Speed work and adaptation
  • Are you always more, more, more?
  • Doubling down when you’re tired
  • Dealing with insecurities
  • Should you be doing less?
  • Working with the person first
  • Parallels with training and life
  • The secret to getting better
  • Taking the blindfold off
  • Running without your watch
  • I’m not going out like that
  • Only You Understand Your Pain

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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!

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

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

Nov 4, 2019

Are you willing to do what it takes to climb a mountain or do you prefer a shortcut? People everywhere are doing amazing things and it’s so easy to see but most times we have no idea what they did to get there. Sometimes we have to step back and attack the very thing we failed at because it’s hard and that’s where the growth happens.

Chasing shiny new objects rarely amounts to anything of substance.

Topics:

  • Aging in triathlon
  • Are you really getting slower?
  • Are you accepting your age?
  • Fasting and breath work
  • Vitality in life
  • Counteracting an extreme low
  • Fearing boredom
  • The simplicity of this podcast
  • Do you have the patience to be durable?
  • Phones, dopamine, and pagers
  • Going back to a failure
  • Start over Training Peaks
  • Seeking pleasure instead of nurture
  • Change for the sake of change

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

Support the Crushing Iron podcast on Patreon, where the community pledge is only $3.26 per month. There are other options, but every little bit helps us keep this podcast on the rails. Thanks in advance.

You can also support us at our new store at CrushingIron.com. We have some NEW classic logo t-shirts and the Official Crushing Iron Spectator shirt for sale. Support the cast and get some new gear for it!

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

Support our podcast with some New Gear at CrushingIron.com

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

Facebook: CrushingIron
YouTube: Crushing Iron
Twitter: CrushingIron
Instagram: C26_Triathlon

www.crushingiron.com  

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

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