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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: December, 2019
Dec 30, 2019

Coach Robbie and Mike get into athlete mode and discuss some of the biggest things they learned in 2019.

Where they found inspiration, what mistakes they made on the course, and some of the smartest things they did while racing and training. Listening to your life situation and being okay with that. Making your strength an advantage on the course. What makes you tick? How do you focus on that and use it to your benefit. Lots of good thought to help you prepare for your best 2020.

Topics: 

  • Racing Mindset
  • What are you gonna do when you get punched in the mouth?
  • What is your strength and how do you use it to advantage?
  • When comfortable becomes a weakness
  • Make your strength your advantage
  • Do not ignore the race in its entire form. Swim, Bike, Run
  • It’s okay to listen to life and take a break
  • Accepting your life where it is
  • How to address things you need to improve on
  • Control the course, don’t let it control you
  • What makes you tick?
  • Boring a winning solution?
  • That Christmas Eve Feeling
  • Whatever it takes to get you out the door
  • When it’s choppy be ready for a faster stroke
  • Walk/Run can rejuvenate your love for running
  • Strip things to their simplest form

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

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!

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

Dec 26, 2019

Most of us think of quality sessions as our “long run” or tough intervals on the trainer. We’re here to tell you that way of thinking is a myth. Just because something is harder doesn’t make it more important. Today we look at the concept of quality training and what that means for a short run, a recovery swim or an easy spin on the trainer. Become more in tune with each workout by adjusting the mindset of your training.

  • Putting workouts on a pedestal
  • Workouts you remember are ones you didn’t see coming
  • What are you gonna learn today?
  • Listening to yourself on workouts
  • What Mike learned his mom’s puzzle building
  • Running to YOUR best form
  • Every session can and should be quality
  • What makes us quit

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

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!

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

Dec 24, 2019

Whether we're just getting started or a veteran to the sport, we have to look at what's right for OUR journey at this time. Today we outline a strategy for your 2020 season and how to keep it simple and stay on track for what's best for YOU. The steps start around the 20 minute mark, but we talk about running and some other stuff before. Enjoy and have a great holiday!

  • A 3 year old’s Christmas
  • C26 Top 10 Podcasts
  • More women run than men now, why?
  • Technology advancements, do they matter?
  • Simplifying your journey - Starts at 20:00
  • 1. Define YOUR Journey - why are you doing this?
    • healthier, less anxiety, injury free, faster?
  • 2. Commit to it
    • when you stick to something, you don’t regret it
  • 3. Plot To Your Course
    • Define plots along the way to understand how things are going
    • Don’t force feed “being ready”
  • 4. Gather your materials
    • What do you need to be successful to execute the course you’ve plotted
  • 5.  Start your journey 1:00 -
    • Just get started
Dec 19, 2019

This podcast talks about the process and how to stop talking yourself out of success and progress. We talk about the proper way to build your endurance in a lasting way. Also, early season races and what you should be working on now. And we introduce the new website, its purpose and why it represents a new chapter in many ways. We also introduce a new coaching program that’s targeted to self-coached athletes. A custom plan that’s laid out for your season based on your current fitness, experience and goals.

  • New website C26triathlon.com
  • NEW COACHING PLAN - 57:00 mark
  • We’re basically in 2020
  • End of year training
  • Setting up for early season races
  • Getting out of a hole
  • Where ARE you vs. Aren’t?
  • How can you “catch up?”
  • Don’t beat yourself up
  • What can you reasonably do?
  • Training is like riding a bike
  • When your run fitness means zero
  • Learning from each race
  • Where are you trending? 
  • Today was a good day . . .
  • Russian strong men
  • Mastering a distance
  • Appropriate stimulus
  • Just do the best you can
  • Happiness comes in the journey

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

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!

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

Dec 16, 2019

How do we get stronger and faster? Hit more PRs? The simple truth is repetition and adaptation. Mastering one thing is hard enough, but triathlon is 3 sports. The time, the energy, and the focus can seem daunting until we clean up the weeds in our lives and create the right amount of space to handle the load. Today is about how we get stronger by getting clear on who we are, creating habits, and mastering ourselves.

Topics:

  • Master yourself first
  • Why did we come to triathlon?
  • Life changes
  • Internal tug-of-war
  • Mastery is repetition
  • Find out who we are, know ourselves, apply our nature
  • Negative Self-talk
  • Minimizing imperfections
  • Re-inventing the wheel
  • Taking away pressure of focusing on yourself
  • Endurance sports and depression
  • Cutting corners, deviations, panic
  • Don’t be an idiot, be consistent

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

Dec 12, 2019

What if you looked at your Christmas wish list as a way to help you be a better triathlete? Today, we break down 7 essential and affordable items that might not be the flashiest things but will definitely help you feel and perform better next year. Be a better swimmer, cyclist, runner, and racer with the Crushing Iron Essentials. Thanks for listening!

Topics: 

  • Sound investments for Triathletes
  • Set Yourself Up for Success
  • The Seven
  • 1. A Race Fueling Plan
    • The most underrated item for racing
    • Figure out your exact formula to fuel race day
    • Don’t wing it
    • Most of us under-fuel by massive amounts
    • Fueling to lose weight vs. performance
    • You’ll need time to train your gut
  • 2. The biggest pull buoy you’ve ever seen
    • The pull buoy is meant to assist you to swim more
    • Especially for weak upper body athletes
  • 3. A really good bike fit
    • Find a reputable fitter
    • Crank length and contact point
    • Shims in shoes, right pedals
    • Hip angle
  • 4. Outdoor run gear
    • Training inside wears at you
    • Get used to being relaxed in cold
  • 5. The 3 A’s - Accountability/Affirmation/Allies
    • Someone, or something
    • A positive supporter
  • 6. Power Meter over Smart Trainer
    • Buy function over entertainment
    • Keep it simple, work hard
  • 7. Bet on Yourself
    • Buying things is an extension of not believing yourself

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

Dec 9, 2019

Are you truly honest with yourself about your race goals or are you basing targets on the Triathlon False Positives? Today, we look at energy exertion and how triathletes trick themselves into thinking training days equal race performance. We look at smart race planning for bike with real average and normalized watts. How running with music and cycling to movies can affect your race energy, and how Power Meters should be used to make you a better runner. 

  • Cycling paces and power on different courses
  • How football negative split applies to triathlon
  • Why do we take the swim for granted
  • Quit blaming the run
  • Rest, stress, and execution
  • Average vs. Normalized Power
  • Lower power, faster race?
  • Patience and trust
  • When to empty the tank
  • The weight of expectations
  • A gigantic mistake triathletes make
  • How to be REAL with your FTP
  • Using a power meter to be a better runner
  • 3 False Positives in Triathlon
    • 100’s in swim to the race
    • Basing percentage of watts on best training day of year
    • Basing the race run on your best long training run
  • Don’t expect training PRs on Race Day
  • If you think you’re going the right speed, it’s probably too fast
  • Running with music
  • Riding with movies
  • Guessing at a number we hope to be on race day
  • Mental fatigue from paying attention
  • Emotional Race Simulation
Dec 5, 2019

Sometimes things we hate wind up being our strongest loves. Today we look at recognizing true strengths, dealing with global stress, and finding consistent energy. We also look at our baggage stories and how they grow roots that talk us out of exploring things we are meant to do. Do you have pre-conceived beliefs about "why" you can't do something? Believe in yourself, but don't always believe yourself. 

Topics:

  • Often times the things we hate become the strongest loves
  • Drill sergeant coaching
  • Do you have athletic baggage?
  • Coach Robbie goes fishing
  • The path of least resistance
  • Believe in yourself but don’t always believe yourself
  • What a coach’s job really is
  • Frustrated, overtrained, disgruntled
  • Global stresses - work, job, family, training
  • No one trains well when they’re stressed
  • Recognizing your strength
  • Getting more value out of your workouts
  • How are past infests our thoughts
  • Why we carry someone else’s baggage
  • Bad experiences are from bad preparation
  • Commitment and Motivation are Feelings not Action
  • Zach Bitter and fueling ultra training
  • Investing vs. Extracting in training
  • Invest in yourself long term 

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

Dec 2, 2019

Are you battling a nagging injury or annoying pain? Having trouble finding the time? Struggling with the off-season routine? This is the podcast for you. Today, we look at how to frame your thought for manageable wins. Beat negative energy and remove internal conflict to unleash a process that helps you feel alive and energized -- and lets you to train, so you can train, like you need to train. 

Topics:

  • Struggling to get back in
  • Train so you can train like you need to train
  • Finding a diet and plan you can work FOR
  • Do we think we’re over elastic?
  • The obsession with more
  • Be your own hero
  • Creating habits is #1
  • Magnifying guilt and shame
  • Removing Internal conflict
  • Are you obsessed with a nagging problem?
  • Moving your thought energy
  • Why do you exercise?
  • How do you “frame” things?
  • Sucking the life out of the fun
  • The “fan relationship” with Training
  • Distraught over the tiniest things
  • Micro Adaptation
  • Feeling Alive and Energized

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

 

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