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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: September, 2021
Sep 28, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

Topics:

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

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 20, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 17, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Sep 15, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

Topics:

 

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

 

Sep 6, 2021

No matter how well or poor training seems to be going, Race Day is an opportunity to arrange for your mental toughness to shine because, at some point, it’s gonna hurt. Today, we go through ways to approach your race mentally and break things into portions you can manage. We also look at how to be fit and fresh from the chin up during taper and why that plays such a huge role on race day. Mental and physical walls. The “make or break” miles of your race. And why going the distance in training isn’t as important as you think.

Topics:

  • Change in athlete moods with the weather
  • “Oh, THERE’S my fitness.”
  • August is the toughest month
  • Mike broke rule #1
  • When should you feel fresh for your race?
  • Don’t pay attention to outliers
  • Why we need clunker workouts
  • Recover just a little bit
  • Setting Race Power numbers
  • Prisoners of the moment in training
  • Snowballing mistakes
  • Taking a day off in a big build
  • Riding the distance 
  • Worst ride before a race
  • Progressing Too Fast
  • Saving that ONE RIDE for race day
  • Be the best version of the person you are
  • Sneak peek behind the curtain
  • Tapering is all about . . . . 
  • The mental test of race day
  • Pain is part of the game
  • One more mile
  • Bite off little chunks
  • Fit and fresh from the chin up
  • The mental and physical wall difference
  • Make or break miles in an Ironman 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 2, 2021

This is all about being ready for, and handling, those tough moments in your race. Also, what to, and what not to buy before a race.There’s a difference between bad workouts and digging a hole, but how do you deal with a tough day in training? Why does it happen? How can you use it to your advantage? Don’t let your mindset tell you today sucks way too early. We get into making your race “more comfortable,” the smart last minute decisions, and last minute race purchases. 

Topics:

  • It’s cooling down and heating up
  • Wisconsin weather
  • Chattanooga forecast
  • It’s the busiest time of the year
  • Hair cut talk
  • Chaffing 
  • Race simulation weekends
  • Bad workouts vs. Digging a hole
  • Don’t let your mindset tell you today sucks
  • Raising expectations on race day
  • Swimming as a guide to fatigue
  • Bad workouts are just part of it
  • Last minute race purchases
  • Fine tuning fueling
  • Bike fits 
  • Make your race “easier” by adding comfort
  • Don’t buy speed
  • Spend money on less stress
  • Invest in comfort 
  • Buying things to make up for lack of training/fitness
  • None of it matters until the last half of the run
  • Practice not quitting
  • You never know what the day is going to bring 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

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