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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: August, 2020
Aug 27, 2020

It always feels like we should be doing MORE. More attention to work, the kids, training, learning . . . but time is finite and to do all those things better, we need to be connected with ourselves. Today, we look at minimal effective dose when training, along with how life's distractions are piling layers of stress on us. We look at the best ways to connect the mind and body along with using watches, power meters, and other gadgets in a way that gives you better control over them and your body.

Topics:

  • Little bits of struggle add up
  • Maintaining connection
  • Sit down with a purpose and get focused
  • It’s not your fault races aren’t happening
  • A forced period of transition
  • Good and bad stress
  • We need little wins
  • The difficulty of finding escapes
  • What to do with limited energy
  • Reconnecting with yourself
  • “Performing” in life
  • Why we can’t hold back
  • Little ways to feel better
  • Understanding Minimal Effective Dose
  • Appropriately Challenging
  • Accumulated Fatigue
  • Addictive Nature of Triathletes
  • Stress fatigues you and Stress masks fitness
  • Moving pea gravel vs. boulders
  • Looking at where you came from
  • Learning calculus takes time
  • Your body learns differently
  • You can’t fast track your body
  • Would you choose to know your race result in 10 months?
  • Your growth in the sport should never be done
  • Using your power meter for command
  • Letting go of the data
  • Satisfied with being able to participate
  • To feel good and perform at your best ability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
    YouTube: Crushing Iron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Aug 24, 2020

You don’t have to be in mid-season form right now, but now is the time to engage a process for a successful 2021 season. Hitting January in shape to train like you want to train is a massive advantage. No more looking back. Even if you're only 10% better than you normally are in January. Now is the time to use 2020, not let it use you. 

Topics:

  • Evolution of Robbie’s Coaching History
  • Our weekend hosting a Sprint and Olympic
  • Mike’s brief stint as a tennis coach
  • Robbie’s classroom philosophy back in the day
  • It’s been too long for all of us . . .
  • Nothing to hang our hats on . . .
  • Why athletes are bagging on training
  • Reaping the rewards from your work
  • How other sports translate into triathlon
  • Long-distance mentality
  • Tennis equals focus and endurance
  • Just keep hitting back
  • Patients gets rewards
  • Are You Using 2020 or is It Using You?
  • He drove from Massachusetts to race a Sprint
  • 2021 Races will sell out quick
  • Hitting January 10% better than usual
  • You don’t need to be in mid season form
  • Flip The Switch Now
  • The fitness formula
  • The gift of extra time
  • Training Availability is Fleeting
  • Mike’s back against the wall strategy
  • Staying young as you get older
  • Flipping a “dark picture” switch in races
  • Believing your best races are yet to come
  • Coach Robbie’s drinking pain
  • Drunk before Swim The Suck
  • How To Truly Determine if you need a day off

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Aug 22, 2020

Coach Robbie tells a story about how he got up every day for three years to walk and go through a meditation. He said he felt like it was the right thing to do but it must be more than that, right? How do we find solid and long term motivation. Mike and Robbie talk about age differences and hair cuts, plus Mike gets highly frustrated by the alarm guy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Aug 17, 2020

It’s been a wild ride, and in this 400th Crushing Iron podcast we look a toward the future with hope and talk about how we can re-enter into the race season in a smart way. We also get into what it means to power through rough spots, not only in training and racing, but this year that is 2020. Thank you for all your support along the way, we really appreciate you supporting C26 and the Crushing Iron Podcast.

Topics:

  • The Obstacle is The Way and why Mike hasn’t read it yet.
  • The Year of the Philosopher
  • It’s hard to spend too much time on your base
  • Major Life Changes during the pandemic
  • When racing comes back
  • Navigating deferral options
  • Individually built for different courses
  • Don’t schedule races for stressful times of the year
  • Planning ahead for next year’s racing
  • The lure of racing everything in 2021
  • Reflecting and appreciating
  • An entire year of training! Wow.
  • Remembering the “end of race feeling”
  • Training in ways to create race intensity
  • Effective emotional energy
  • The back half of the IM marathon
  • “Finishing races” during training
  • This time of year feels like the second loop of the marathon
  • Practice being that finisher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Aug 13, 2020

Today we open up with the frustrations of everything going on and address how we are moving forward as athletes, coaches, and business owners. Frustration and anger hits everyone, but what do they mean at the core? How do we react and reframe challenges. It’s not as simple as “glass-half-full” but it’s definitely not a blame game either. How do we wake up and pursue something that builds deeper roots for tomorrow?

Topics:

  • Triathlon/Life both are a little dicey these days
  • The frustrations and removal of stresses
  • It’s HOW we’re dealing with everything
  • When Robbie and Mike deal with tough days
  • When you’re in a boxing ring taking body shots
  • Are you gonna say F-It or keep getting up
  • The stress of kids and school
  • Systems Checks
  • When we don’t know how long the fight is
  • We’re used to chasing a carrot . . .
  • Is your glass half-full?
  • It’s easy to get angry now
  • What about the 1st time racers mindset?
  • Decisions when the race gets canceled
  • The mad dash to put your chips back on the table
  • When you need to pick up your poker chips and break
  • Questioning your anger
  • We all come from a different place
  • Frustrations with big decisions
  • When things don’t look like you envision them
  • Do you create problems or solutions?
  • Opportunities are always there
  • Instant engagement and fixes
  • Isolation troubles
  • Comfort food in need
  • The need to escape
  • Grounding ourself without stable future?
  • Meditation and accepting things as they are
  • Long-term simple habits
  • When things we assume will happen, don’t . . .
  • We should be our biggest cheerleaders
  • Is the world against you?
  • Feeling Good As You Are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Aug 10, 2020

This is the perfect time to learn and understand the power of competing with yourself. Competition without pressure is a great time to build your ability to compete at your highest level. We will set expectations and often not even give ourselves a “win-credit” when we hit them. Be in the moment, do the quiet work, be consistent and accept and acknowledge the fact that you are getting better. We definitely negative split this podcast.

Topics:

  • We don’t have all the answers
  • Giving you something positive
  • New audio game
  • The Speed Cubing Championships (https://www.netflix.com/title/81092143)
  • Having fun and making fun of each other
  • The power of mentoring
  • Teaching your enemies
  • Internal competition
  • Impacting others in sports
  • Social and emotional confidence
  • The impact sports has on us
  • The impact you can have on others
  • Is there such a thing as training “secrets?”
  • This is the perfect time for . . .
  • Living in the moment
  • The energy of first-time families at Ironman
  • Finding little wins in training
  • Trading pressure for pursuit
  • Recognizing growth
  • Expectations are future resentments
  • Is hitting expectations a “win?”
  • When the fitness just “shows up” in workouts
  • Reducing pressure on ourselves
  • Test days tend to be more about losses
  • Don’t fail to appreciate just how healthy you are!
  • When success comes from holding back
  • You’re doing things most people can’t do 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Aug 6, 2020

A lot of people look at what you're doing and think it's risky, but you have to do it for your soul. It's your passion and you have to follow that direction. Today, we talk about taking risks in triathlon and life, including opening our new training center during a pandemic. We talk about the polar opinions in the world and how it's time to carve your own path to reach your potential. This is also our first video podcast which will soon be available in the online hub at C26Triathlon.com. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Aug 3, 2020

Today, we go inside the coach/athlete relationship and show how it's much deeper than training and racing. We look at the importance of a clear mind so you can recalibrate during the day (or race) and create your own finish line. We also look at racing and how you can just see the anxiety in some people's eyes race morning. Where does it come from and how to find your pre-race calm.

Topics:

  • “Athlete A” and “Weight of Gold” Documentaries
  • Coaching Obligations
  • Once it’s gone, then what’s left?
  • Emotional health of coaches
  • The level of communication we have
  • Get someone to help you sort it out
  • Being empowered on your own
  • Intellectual property of coaching?
  • Making your own great race ending
  • Mike’s first finish at IMWI with Coach 
  • Coach’s Rules for Spectating race day
  • Pre-Race jitters and calm
  • Nerves on the bike
  • Timing mats misplaced
  • Being calm on race day
  • Why next year could put MORE pressures on you
  • 365 extra days to practice Tri-calc
  • We all have the same chapter in our books
  • Next year will be magnified
  • Paralyze by fear with everything to lose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

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