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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 31, 2020

Instead of asking why, start saying Why Not? Today we explore the power of moving forward without fear and how that clears the deck for each day. What if there were no New Years and days just kept counting up? We get into the mental aspects of training and the excitement that racing brings and how much we miss it. Robbie talks about being a parent. Mike remembers losing his father one year ago today and how it stripped away many fears. It’s been a tough year, but “what matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”*

Topics: 

Don’t forget to check out the Club Program where we take care of planning your entire training schedule around your 2021 races. Also, Mike is accepting athletes for full time coaching, learn more about both at C26Triathlon.com 

  • A Day is a Day
  • The official decision on if we’ll add sponsors in 2021 . . . 
  • A little layer of numb and the patience lesson
  • Stoic or reality?
  • Would New Years be so exciting if Christmas was in June?
  • What if there were no years, only days that keep counting?
  • Finding excitement and/or optimism on THIS day 
  • Find a way . . . businesses, restaurants, you and adaptability
  • Once again, the obstacle is the way
  • The 2020 “theme” for our athletes 
  • Sitting still gets too comfortable 
  • When sitting on the beach sucks 
  • Being trapped by the media 
  • When you manipulate our own truth
  • The illusion of intimidation
  • What matters most is how well you walk through the fire
  • Most people have no clue what you do
  • Dancing through life
  • Oh how we miss the excitement of Ironman and races
  • Putting the scale of the year into context 
  • A simple 2 or 3 week training block 
  • When we look back for our “best day of the year”
  • Putting extra pressure on ourselves
  • Building confidence, unloading fear 
  • Create your own world 
  • Is pressure really pressure?
  • Difficult situations as a parent 
  • Hayden the blue collar worker 
  • One of the most not talked about things in life
  • Mike and Robbie’s brief stints as psychology majors
  • Centering your goals around navigating life
  • Aiming at your effort 
  • Instead of just remember the great and bad days, start focusing on the ones that make up our lives. 
  • Mike talks about losing his father one year ago today and how that stripped some of his fears but also built some frustration with the events of 2020

*Quote by Charles Bukowski that hangs on the wall of the C26 Hub

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. 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

Dec 29, 2020

From the great pyramids to tennis to softball to yes, triathlon . . . Today, we talk about ways to fall in love with little wins in training, find consistency, and look at your life in 10 minute segments. The power of hills and building strength. How to embrace “boring” and how to break outside stimulation. Modern day thought vs. Old School. And getting rid of rabbit holes in your life. The Club Plan is still available at c26triathlon.com

Topics:

  • Mike and Robbie’s gift exchange
  • Mike was in Nashville for Christmas
  • Getting a head start on the new year
  • Searching for hills and elevation
  • Keep feeding yourself the things you love 
  • Fitness follows a plan you enjoy
  • Don’t come out of gate hot on Jan 1 
  • Are you married to speed and high cadence?
  • Importance of strength in long course racing
  • Putting up the mileage and building good base
  • Embracing “boring” 
  • Do you find training boring?
  • Recovery days from devices
  • Do you need the external stimulation?
  • Trying to be “what we were” too soon
  • Looking back at your best fitness and where that came from
  • What REALLY gets us to our end goal?
  • 2019 shape probably happened in 2018
  • Normal and consistent IS the process
  • Living with anxiety 
  • Owning the “little things” in training
  • How training translates to races
  • Adding sauce to your Z2 work 
  • Why focusing too hard is counter productive
  • Trusting yourself to let go
  • How the ego effects performance
  • Athletes that just LOVE to work
  • Matching the desire with your best ability
  • Finding that training groove
  • How recovery work can save that groove
  • Sacrifice as few 10 minute segments of your day as possible
  • The perils of training too hard
  • Building of the pyramids
  • Modern day vs. Old School thought
  • Letting go of rabbit holes

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. 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

Dec 24, 2020

Back to the Crushing Iron Facebook Group (Search Crushing Iron Group) for listener questions and we got some good ones! Favorite bike workouts, changing bike cassettes for different courses, our bikes of choice, superstitions, adjusting power and HR numbers for races, how the podcast has changed our approach, and how we coach athletes that struggle with consistency. Questions are below and we had a great time! 

Questions Answered: 

  • What is Robbie’s favorite bike workout, be specific. (Will Mike share his??)
  • If I’m going to change to easier gearing for a hilly triathlon (In my case 70.3 Blue Ridge and then IMWI), should I just keep training with the cassette I have over the winter since it’s harder and if so, when would be a good time to change to the easier cassette relative to race day?
  • What kind of bikes does Mike own?? I'm figuring there has got to be more than one 
  • What are your superstitions, or what you have to have, need, or do before a race?
  • At a high level, what is best way to strategize your “numbers” for a race? Is there a best approach to swim pace, bike power, and run pace based on your training numbers?
  • Are our tires less inflated than we intend to be by losing that quick puff of air when disconnecting the pump...or am I the only one that struggles with this?
  • Doing my first 70.3 next year, what are the things you wish you knew when you did your first half back in the day? 
  • My first 70.3 in Augusta last year was brutally hot but I felt the crowd and atmosphere around me at all times and so mentally I felt strong the whole race. A month ago I did the bike leg of the full Ironman at the Great Floridian and it absolutely killed me from a mental standpoint. What tactics or things can I do leading up to my first full in Chattanooga this year to help from a mental stamina standpoint? I’m starting to learn quickly that Ironman is actually a 4 sport game and not just 3.
  • How has this podcast changed you both athletically - pressure to stay consistent? Accountability? 
  • If you could make one rule that every triathlete MUST follow to participate in the sport, what would it be?
  • Have you guys done any sweet jumps on your race bikes?
  • Looking back on 2020 and how much changed from Jan 1, how are you planning on planning and attacking 2021 differently from both the physical and the mental perspective? I guess more specifically, in terms of the self coached athlete looking to start planning some training blocks.
  • How do you, Robbie and Mike, work with and coach athletes who struggle with consistency year-round? 

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. 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

Dec 21, 2020

The team was in for a trail race this weekend and we talk about running 50 miles in the dark. After that, we talk 2020 and how it related to us and our sport. The good, the bad, the ugly. This year has been mentally tough on a lot of our athletes. We look at the power of connection and the pain of isolation. How we connect as coaches and people to not only our athletes, but people we meet who may need it most. 

Topics: 

  • Please check out The C26 Club. A full year training plan customized around your races and schedule. 
  • Intro to our trail race summary
  • We’ve spent enough time alone this year
  • They don’t race 50 or 100 miles for the finish line
  • Do you do it for the finish line or yourself?
  • Feeling the weight of the year 
  • “Let’s get through this” and it’s still going . . . 
  • Changing trail races?
  • The power of “I just did it” 
  • Differences in how we’re motivated 
  • Changing your belief system through sport
  • What matters most is what you do when people aren’t watching
  • Mike’s 10K adventure and his time in the lead . . . 
  • Letting go of pace and embracing effort in trail races
  • The best ways to attack the trails 
  • The things that stick out the most to us about 2020
  • The pain in Mike’s heart 
  • We need each other 
  • The power of focused one-to-one communication 
  • When we just need to get something out of our system 
  • Coaching challenges in 2020
  • Athletes mental health and exercise 
  • Escaping the chaos
  • The greatest gifts for athletes 
  • The value of writing Training Peaks comments
  • The uneasy feeling of wanting to give more 
  • Compassion for the Homeless 
  • There’s only so much you can do . . . but find the happy medium
  • Creating optimism

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. 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

Dec 18, 2020

We all “know” the process is what matters, but how do we stay at peace with the progress? Micro goals vs. macro. Clearing the head and heart. How to recognize progress in the little things. Success in the learning and building of our bodies. 

Topics:

  • Check out our 2021 Club Program. A full season training plan based around your races. 
  • Should we have advertisers?
  • Mike Feels out of shape
  • What a difference a year makes
  • Chasing memorable rides, runs, and races
  • Clearing the plate, heart, and head
  • Starting with something small vs. the big goal
  • Total extreme diet 
  • Simple changes add up
  • Strong legs in a heavy body
  • Tis the feasting season
  • Feeling good on the bike but heavy on the run
  • Internal confidence that keeps you honest
  • It’s harder and harder to lean on our last races
  • What do your thoughts tell you about yourself?
  • Can you appreciate the person you’re becoming?
  • Can you let go of your old identity?
  • Holding onto the chip on your shoulder
  • Flying without a net and not looking down
  • When things feel easy . . . it’s a good thing
  • Proving it to others or yourself?
  • Being proud of ourselves
  • Do you see today’s you in the mirror?
  • When improvement gets harder and harder 
  • Making your own workouts today
  • Finding the excitement in discovery
  • A bucket list society
  • Sometimes not being sore is a win
  • Compare you to you
  • Re-building a car
  • Re-Building a body

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. 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

Dec 14, 2020

Do you have the patience to be ready when you need to be ready? This is a daily thought process. Today, we look at the best way use short term focus for long term gains. Why running race pace in training is overrated. Being at “your best” now looks a lot different than your best next August, September. Knowing you have it but resisting the urge to prove it. Short term focus on long term gain. Recognizing “glimpses” of next level improvements. 

Topics: 

  • Don’t forget to check out the C26 Club. Let us plan your 2021 Race Season! 
  • The C26 “Ten Days of Christmas”
  • Recognizing “when you’re ready” 
  • December: The supreme version of “I’ll just wait till Monday”
  • Getting Ready for the year 
  • Knowing when you can let it rip a little bit 
  • Being lazy in general and in workouts
  • The difference between exercising and training. 
  • How structure can wear us out
  • No watch or structure until Jan 1?
  • The power of getting unfit 
  • Do you need to always show progress?
  • Short term focus on long term gains
  • Feeling the need to “prove something” to yourself
  • When we feel the need to “keep this level of fitness”
  • We need some time to not give a sh*t 
  • All rolling trains take breaks
  • The internal pressure to “reinvent the wheel”
  • How to contain itches to show your fitness
  • Stimulation through flirtation 
  • Talking yourself out of bad decisions
  • Today is about tomorrow, and on and on 
  • Managing your restraint 
  • Why running race pace in training is overrated
  • Understanding fatigue and how it works through taper 
  • How do you build the confidence to trust that you can go faster and further when you need to?
  • A big breakdown of how 3 sport fatigue impacts our training pace
  • Understanding that running slow means running easy
  • Understanding the potential of your “top end”
  • Knowing you have it but resisting the urge to prove it
  • Accumulated fatigue won’t let you 
  • Clearing the path through getting fresh 
  • Months and months of work 
  • Recognizing GLIMPSES of next level improvement.

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

  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. 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

Dec 10, 2020

The ultimate questions: How much is too much, or is that enough? Today we walk through understanding the body and how you make gains or create losses in fitness based on minimal effective dose. We talk about the difference between Ironman and 70.3 training and how different athletes need different volumes. We also look at how best to approach Zone 2 workouts along with when you should make a decision to smash your legs. All in the them of why understanding your body outside of the numbers is the ultimate path to confident racing. 

Topics:

  • Don't forget about the 2021 C26 Club, the training plan that lays out a full year of workouts around your races. 
  • Mike and Robbie Rock n Roll Memory Lane
  • Understanding MINIMAL EFFECTIVE DOSE
  • Planning Races and Hopes for Accomplishments
  • The secret of NOT putting in volume
  • Moving up distance and hours to put in
  • The addiction of MORE
  • How you overtrain or hurt yourself
  • When your workouts are a negative
  • Getting the most out of the least
  • Burnout
  • Short Ironman Blocks
  • What if we plateau?
  • Are you training or just getting more tired?
  • Finding the mental and physical balance
  • What’s too much, what’s too often?
  • How to get your best daily response
  • Training volume for 70.3 vs. Ironman training
  • Managing stress appropriately
  • Why total training miles varies so much between athletes
  • Training is about loading stress
  • When sleep is better than a workout
  • Finding net positives vs net negatives
  • When you should push past prescribed volume
  • What to do when your body says “I’ve got more in me”
  • How to recognize when to quit a workout
  • Connecting perceived effort to your body and brain
  • Will an extra 30 minutes make you better or just “feel” better
  • Is what you’re doing necessary??
  • How to make the best in-race decisions
  • Believing that deep down we have the ability
  • “If you come into Ironman with no doubts and are totally confident, you’re overtrained.” - Sebastian Kienle
  • You should be confident enough that you don’t need to see it until you see it
  • Only a few matches to burn
  • Do you need to see it, or KNOW it?
  • Each training day should make sense
  • How you should approach Zone 2 rides
  • Recognizing “if you have it” today
  • Numbers and HR don’t matter unless you understand your body
  • How to CONTROL your race
  • Understanding Zone Range Average

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Dec 7, 2020

Challenge Daytona was awesome with an absolutely loaded field and we learned a lot from what was pretty much a flawless broadcast. We loved the format, the level of competition, and frankly seeing athletes out on the course. We talk about their swim, bike and run strategies. What paid off, what didn’t. We look at penalties, bike splits, and the potential for Challenge to focus changing the landscape of 70.3 racing in the US.

Topics:

  • Don’t forget about the C26 Club for 2021
  • The commentators for Challenge Daytona
  • Ridiculous bike power numbers
  • Bike for show, run for dough
  • Gustav Iden
  • Should they have covered the Age Group race as well??
  • Building a bridge between pros and age groupers
  • Can we push the envelope on Age Group coverage?
  • How do we make pro triathletes more popular?
  • Paula Findlay and Anne Haug
  • Flat tire? :)
  • Positive experience for our athletes
  • The timing of Daytona and what it could mean for the sport
  • Re-creating a chance for age groupers to race against the best
  • Is Indianapolis another opportunity?
  • Can we create more “loop” races like this?
  • Calculated decisions on the race course
  • Increasing spectators and learning experiences
  • ITU vs. What we saw in Daytona
  • Racing in downtowns?
  • The concept of spectator friendly
  • Daytona was like picking your March Madness Bracket
  • It’s ALL about the run
  • TWO big penalties and the subjectivity of handing them out
  • Nobody knew what to expect out there, including the pros
  • Dealing with self-doubt, even on the perfect day
  • The difference between the flat course vs. having some elevation
  • No brakes, no turns, no sitting up . . . how it took its toll
  • Run your best race, or test the ego?
  • The number one goal for our athletes at Daytona
  • The pressure on one big race
  • How hard is it to maintain 20 meters for the whole race?
  • Was it easier to just set the pace?
  • Training for races on the trainer only?
  • Lionel Sanders effort
  • Swim strategy and how strung out it got in the water
  • How 70.3 is turning into a short course
  • Patience and restraint to reach the top level
  • Different courses for different horses
  • Mashing the big ring
  • Link to interview with former Pro and C26 Coach Jessica Jacobs

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Dec 3, 2020

You have permission to believe. Today, we talk about coaching and how we approach coaching, both with athletes and ourselves. We also talk about our business model, which we’re sure a lot of people will question. In essence, we believe in going with our gut, even if (sometimes especially if) that means we’re bucking the trends. Plus, previews and predictions for Challenge Daytona.

Topics:

  • Don’t forget to check out our C26 Club Program where we plan your entire 2021 Race Season for $349.
  • Mike is attempting to be an athlete again
  • Ups and downs of training cycles
  • Wade in slowly and do what feels right
  • Getting back to the basics
  • The intersection of mental and physical energy
  • There’s only so much you can do
  • When your mind is in 100% overdrive
  • "Genius is the person who can most truly be who they are."
  • Mike’s road from athlete to artist to musician back to athlete
  • No one cares as much as you care
  • Our job is to help them become happy with what they do
  • Your workouts are for you, not us
  • The rah rah is at a minimum
  • When our goals start to pinball
  • Don’t get distracted and stay true to your principles
  • Investing in our athletes for the best experience possible
  • Following our gut instincts 
  • Inspiration that comes naturally 
  • Changing the world with memes? 
  • Following your own lead and building that confidence
  • When you’re in the Zone, everyone knows it
  • Local people think our gym is a big flop
  • Why it’s important to lose fitness sometimes
  • An athlete’s addiction to driving themselves into the ground
  • Addicted to training or Getting Better??
  • We have to have confidence to take rest
  • Why athletes get injured
  • Why CHALLENGE DAYTONA is a MUST WATCH
  • Coach Robbie’s prediction for the podium at Challenge Daytona
  • Check out the C26 Club Program for 2021!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

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