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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. Two coaches, 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: March, 2022
Mar 29, 2022

A lot of triathletes seem to be more comfortable climbing out of holes versus climbing the actual mountain. Why do we set traps and get caught in short term excitement? Today we look at mental strategies to stay in the moment while focused on the long term. We also look at heat acclimation techniques, including why many athletes sacrifice fitness to “be ready” for the heat. Training so you can train like you need to train. And approaching today to set up tomorrow. 

Topics:

  • Texas and Oceanside 70.3
  • Spring Break for Robbie
  • Rotation of Ironman World Championship?
  • Climbing out of holes vs. Mountains
  • Magnetized by the Rush
  • Patience and how it impacts your day to day
  • Doing things the right way
  • Rushing Fitness
  • Train so you can train like you need to train
  • Too much time on the roller coaster
  • Embracing Z1-Z2
  • Heat acclimation
  • Being honest about the work we Didn’t Do!
  • Being objective in your planning
  • The fittest person is going to win
  • Saunas and heat acclimation
  • Sacrificing fitness for heat acclimation
  • Longer recoveries
  • Stop looking at progression as seasonal
  • “My Bike’s on eBay”
  • Looking forward to tomorrow
  • Organic Fitness

  • 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
Mar 24, 2022

Whether it’s a workout, race, or big life decision, following your heart is usually a good rule of thumb. Doing what makes you happy is the key to feeling free, training free, and racing free. Today, Mike and Robbie talk about their big news to pull up stakes in Chattanooga. They look back at what was a great decision, but didn’t quite check all the boxes.  They look at why they are excited for the new chapter how they believe it will be even better for the C26 Community. 

Topics:

  • Chuck Cuts
  • The Courage to find your happiness
  • The big C26 News
  • You always have a choice
  • Master common sense before the science
  • C26 will be exactly the same moving forward
  • New discoveries, new journeys 
  • Taking chances
  • Being home

  • 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
Mar 21, 2022

Anyone can come up with an excuse, but people who thrive in life figure out ways to get things done. Triathlon comes down to being a strong, durable and resilient athlete. That doesn't happen overnight or one spur of the moment 50 mile ultra. It takes the ability to be satisfied and happy with a lot of "average" days. How do we find the energy to be motivated for today and looking forward to tomorrow?

Topics:

  • Eating Crow 
  • Game/Race Speed
  • Consistent Effort
  • Strong, Durable, Resilient 
  • Keep moving forward
  • Noosing a way to find resolve
  • The biggest enemy is in our head
  • You can always find an excuse 
  • We never look for the opposite belief
  • Control freaks
  • Do what’s in front of you
  • Clean Your Bowl
  • Not much we can trust
  • Impulse - Prisoner of the moment
  • Body & Mind in sync 
  • The first thoughts are wrong
  • No watch experiment
  • The conversations we have in our head
  • Benefits tied to extremes
  • Great days synonymous with spectacular
  • There’s no middle anymore
  • Falling through he branches
  • Keeping epic energy
  • Being mediocre as F*ck
  • Great is the enemy of good

  • 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
Mar 18, 2022
Sometimes athletes have higher ceilings, but potential for lower bottoms. The most successful athletes stay in the middle. Today is about staying on YOUR course and racing with the horse you trained on. Being comfortable and building confidence have massive implications for racing well. Maximize your strengths but don’t neglect your weaknesses. 

Topics:

  • Kentucky
  • No Fear
  • Success is from the 
  • Don’t take it for granted
  • Sophomore Slump
  • Doing it out of fear
  • Nothing to Lose
  • Your number one goal is to finish
  • Free, flexible, go with the moment
  • 10/80/10
  • Highs and Lows - Stay in the Middle
  • Breathing in the moment
  • Ride with it
  • Slow investments in yourself 
  • Know who you are and be that person
  • Race with the horse you trained on
  • Maximize your strengths
  • Don’t neglect your weaknesses
  • Being comfortable in the swim and bike
  • Pressure and confidence
  • Things happen around you, not to you
  • When things bleed into your life
  • You choose to be offended
  • Nothing is defined by a few minutes of your life
  • Stay the Course

  • 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? Check out our team of awesome coaches on 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

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    YouTube: Crushing Iron

Mar 14, 2022

Pacing is an art and we can all get better. Today, we get into changing and acclimating to the conditions and learning more from your workouts. We talk about being paralyzed by the numbers on the fly and why it’s best to react later. Real world environments. Training inside vs. Outside. Breath and Rhythm, along with a little March Madness and Clash Miami. 

Topics:

  • Tennessee rolls, Wisconsin falls
  • Brady makes Hayden happy
  • Pop Tarts
  • Dusted on the Trails
  • Clash Miami - A bummer?
  • Avoidance Means Stagnation
  • Let your body catch up to the conditions
  • Why you have to get outside
  • Wind
  • Nothing is Isolated
  • Fatigue is fatigue
  • Nutrition intake when it’s cold
  • Strength work on the fly
  • Practicing in a real world environment
  • Effort and Conditions
  • What’s Alarming
  • When you get inside your head
  • Breath and Rhythm
  • Writing with eyes closed
  • Learn the lesson afterwards
  • Just be who you are today
  • Paralyzed by the numbers
  • “I ran slower than I thought I would today.”
  • More effective when we’re focused

  • 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? Check out our team of awesome coaches on 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

Mar 10, 2022

The truth is, you don’t want to lose your race in the training. Today we look at the correlation between over-training and under-recovering. We get into the life stress connection and how low-level problems can carry a heavy load. We look at running shoes, changing your vibration, training warning signs, how to pull back or dig in, alcohol, food, water, and training with HR AND Power.

Topics:

  • Triathlon Dreams/Nightmares
  • What Trusting the Process means
  • Dose Control
  • How we think about/apply stress 
  • Life stress effect on physical stress
  • The alcohol analogy
  • Compounding low-level stresses
  • Heart Rate and Power together
  • Big problems or little problems?
  • The culmination of small problems
  • Niggles that add up
  • Changing your vibration
  • Ignoring things that need to be done 
  • Overtraining vs. Under-Recovering
  • Ignoring the warning signs
  • Shoe companies changing good shoes. Why?
  • The right shoes for you
  • Losing weight 
  • Procrastination habits
  • Intentional course correction
  • The shoe “wake up moment”
  • Light and Fit
  • Light and durable
  • Signs that we’re soft
  • It’s called fast food for a reason
  • Don’t lose your race in the training

  • 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? Check out our team of awesome coaches on 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

Mar 8, 2022

Imagine if, like basketball in March Madness, this race might be the last triathlon of your life. How would you handle the pressure? Would you have a nothing to lose mentality filled with grace, or would you be uptight and stressed. Today, we look at the many different ways we can clear our mind, respect the moment, and take advantage of our ability. There are no guarantees in life, it’s up to us to let go of fear, be in the moment, and explore our opportunities. 

Topics: 

  • The purest time in sport
  • Lack of confidence vs. nothing to lose
  • You can’t Freeze 
  • The Pressure Age Groupers put on themselves
  • We Pay to do this
  • You might never do this again
  • Race Morning Chill
  • There are no guarantees 
  • At the core of it all is grace 
  • Nothing to lose mentality
  • Fear of things that never happen
  • What are you meant to do?
  • The triathlon relationships
  • Take your breaks off 
  • We have to take advantage of the opportunities
  • Go out and explore your race
  • Losing weight 
  • Just relax: in the pool, on the bike, and on the run
  • How and why we hold tension
  • Quit THINKING about your stroke
  • Ditching devices
  • How not to be nervous

  • 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? Check out our team of awesome coaches on 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

Mar 3, 2022

The reasons we do triathlon tends to change and it's good to explore the questions. What makes you happy and feel good? Today, we look at how our why evolves, and how a clear understanding of the process can make training and life more enjoyable. Do you want to keep doing triathlon or is it a phase? Does your “why” put too much pressure on you. How under training can make you a better athlete. And how to not be irresponsible with yourself.  

Topics:

  • Back to your “why”
  • Being more intentional
  • Doing this for yourself
  • Long Lines of Addiction
  • Weight Loss “why”
  • Mike and Robbie’s initial “Whys”
  • How things have changed
  • Your decisions are your choice
  • The “why” Am I doing this?
  • Base level why: As Long as possible
  • Own that you’re okay for making time for other things
  • It’s about where you’re going NOW
  • Worry about the approach
  • You’re still who you thought you were
  • Unhealthy and Irresponsible behavior/training

  • 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? Check out our team of awesome coaches on 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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