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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: November, 2022
Nov 29, 2022

What makes a successful, long-term triathlete? Today we look at some key characteristics of some of our most successful athletes. How they think about training, life, and the process. Much of that starts with the right perspective on what’s really important to you as a person. And that goes along with not getting bogged down by the little things. Looking at the big picture and how things will play out if you keep doing the work on a consistent basis. There truly are no shortcuts in triathlon. It’s a process and something we “perfect” by doing it over and over. Find your reasons why. 

Topics:

  • Don't forget to check out out 2023 Training Plans 
  • Lake life
  • Heart Rate and sleep and food
  • Gratitude list
  • THEY HAVE A GREAT PERSPECTIVE
  • Take triathlon off the top perspective 
  • The meat is in the Minutia
  • THEY ARE BIG PICTURE PEOPLE
  • In it for the process
  • Don’t expect to get better “today”
  • Rushing through doesn’t mean long-term success
  • THEY BELIEVE CONSISTENCY IS KING
  • No shortcuts/hacks
  • Over and over and over
  • Rick Mount
  • Constant immersion
  • Boundaries and limits
  • Triathlon should weave into your life seamlessly

Coaching Inquires: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Nov 24, 2022

Today’s cast is inspired by Thanksgiving, of course, but also a documentary called Stutz . . . which is focused on the therapists who changed Jonah Hills’ life. Digging deep for ways that truly make us happy and grateful in life. In the film they talk about the “Life Force Pyramid” which breaks down into three parts: Body, people, and yourself. We look at different ways we try to apply these simple principles to keep moving forward and finding those sweet spots in life. We really look at how things can be simple instead of trying to “think” our way into a better place.

Happy Thanksgiving. Move, connect, reflect.

2023 Training Plans on Sale Now!

Topics:

  • The ultimate Thanksgiving meal
  • Stutz documentary
  • Relentless pursuit of Self-Happiness
  • Life Force Pyramid
  • Body
  • People
  • Yourself
  • Actionable - Feel better
  • Enhance your ability to fight in the world
  • Life is like a string of pearls
  • When it’s tough getting out of bed
  • Initiating the relationship
  • Ghosting in modern times
  • Lonely as fuck
  • We all want to be right
  • Building a yes mentality
  • Make the choice to move forward
  • There’s always one best and one worst. The rest is in the middle
  • The power of writing
  • Creating a flow state
  • Be there with your thoughts
  • It’s uncomfortable alone with your self-chatter
  • Be Thankful for how you treat yourself
  • Dusty wheel barrows 

Coaching Inquiries: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

 

Nov 22, 2022

Training is like pulling weeds . . . the job is never done. Our 6-year streak of two podcasts a week is over but not because we don’t love it. And that is what we discuss today, along with, how streaks are made to be broken. We look at how a goal far into the future can disrupt the happiness along the way and explore ways to truly enjoy the concept of “body maintenance.” Training is really never done and it is our aim to figure out ways to find joy in the process. From today to tomorrow, from this month to next, and year after year. Our streak came from passion, not a goal. We believe this can be translated to training. We explore the concept of being 100% “half in” and why overcommitting can be a recipe for let down.

Check out our 2023 Training Plans for Fulls and 70.3s 

Topics:

  • 1269 to break the old streak
  • Streaks are made to be broken
  • Streaks also aren’t habits
  • Showing up to do work and loving the process
  • Finding pleasure in “body maintenance”
  • What’s your definition of success?
  • Felt like shit . . . feel great.
  • Sugar benders
  • Running for 100 days
  • Finding ways to get things done
  • The longevity translation
  • You CAN be consistent
  • Streaks that come from passion
  • You are your boss
  • Marketing fear
  • Are you going to be happy along the way?
  • All your eggs in one basket
  • Knowing who you are
  • 100% Half-in
  • Vision of what you want
  • Overcommitting and ruining the ability to be happy
  • All roads should lead back to happiness
  • Our sponsor flops

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com

Nov 16, 2022

Remember how hard things seemed when you started triathlon? Don’t forget that. Today, we look at how easy it is to forget where we came from and how we lose track of the power of the journey. We both reflect on how it started, what we went through to get here, and how important it is to feel good. And, never take health for granted, because eventually it will be the most important thing in your life. We talk about training and how that should look in the process. What to take away from workouts. How important it is to train with your breath. There is a lot of power in the present because we really don’t know what the future holds. Plan, don’t hope. The best things in life take time. 

Topics:

  • 2023 Training Plans On Sale Now!
  • We forget how far we’ve come
  • Del Boca Vista Moments
  • Watching Intervention
  • Remember how hard things use to be?
  • Your Triathlon Journey 
  • C26 Branding
  • Attitude of Gratitude
  • Good things come from nothing
  • We forget what we’re capable of
  • Small Manageable successes every day
  • The hardest part is getting started
  • Expectations can make something impossible
  • Design your lifestyle
  • The power of the present
  • We don’t know what the future holds
  • Happy accidents
  • Running with your breath
  • Mapping out 2023
  • Plan, don’t hope
  • The best things take time 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com

 

Nov 10, 2022

“Opportunity is often missed because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” – Thomas Edison

Ever fear the regret of not living up to your potential? Today we dig into what work looks like in your training and your life. “Work” often has a negative connotation, but it is the essence of what makes us who we are, both as people and triathletes. Not only that, it is rewarding and can be fun if you have the right passion and purpose. We also look at seizing the moment to find breakthroughs in your training. Our bodies tell us long before they need to do something and it’s up to you to recognize the opportunity. The work and the challenges ARE life. To get better and find more satisfaction, we need to take calculated risks along the way. We also need to develop healthy fears so our Sophomore Slumps don’t last for several years. 

Topics:

  • It’s not about the result, it’s the hard work
  • The benefits of hard work
  • When going rogue is good
  • Taking chances
  • “I just felt like I needed this today”
  • Know thyself
  • Is there Risk? Is there more reward?
  • The body tells you long before 
  • It’s YOUR journey
  • Why do you feel like you need something?
  • Measure you’re own intent
  • Taking risks
  • No one is ever done
  • Opportunity is often missed because it shows up in overalls and looks like work
  • Winner’s work
  • Negative connotations of work
  • Healthy fear 
  • Sophomore Slumps that last for years
  • Appetite to work hard for passion and purpose
  • Community
  • “Why do you do Ironman?”

Coaching Inquires: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com

Nov 8, 2022

“I just need a break” is something we hear a lot as coaches, but a break from what? Today we look at your life in triathlon and things that can supplement, compliment and keep the passion alive. There is a trap of being ALL IN or ALL OUT. The road is in the middle. The middle way. Taking a break doesn’t mean nothing and we always have to do SOMETHING, so what is that something that makes you feel happy and alive? We all get trapped in ultimatums, but (and especially this time of year) you always have options. Today is about finding them and understanding how you can be a triathlete without feeling the pressure of it all the time. When we are grounded in our body and mind or decisions make more sense. Mike also tells the story about his first car. 

Topics:

  • Jonesing to workout 
  • Resistance to doing things… anything
  • When is the right time of day for your workouts?
  • Performing at your best
  • Full Time Coaching challenges
  • Being grounded and rooted in your daily process
  • Biggest questions we get this time of year
  • “I need a break” but want to stay positive
  • Parenting, work, triathlon
  • “I’m sorry for not working out, coach.”
  • Back and white thinking
  • You never want to write it ALL off 
  • Why we tend to talk about football off air
  • You have to find SOMETHING
  • What do you plan so that the same things don’t keep happening?
  • Wha did you fall short on last year?
  • Lazy and inconsistent
  • Exercise frequently
  • Find something that supplements triathlon
  • Assumption: You Like Triathlon
  • Mike’s First Car
  • Think young
  • When the goal in life is to keep feeling younger
  • You can’t be all in or all out
  • Comparing yourself to social media

Coaching Inquiries: 

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.C26Triathlon.com 

www.crushingiron.com

Nov 3, 2022

We’ve talked about your “why” a lot, but today we get into motivation and clarity on your WANT. What do you like and want from daily training and life? Change is hard and it becomes even harder when we are always reacting. Today, we look at how you can step back and see things a little more clearly. Define what makes you happy and keeps you on the the right track. How do you create an avalanche of “goodness” in your life that keeps fueling itself? Training seems much “easier” when we have a race on the calendar because the outside motivation is there. But how do we create that motivation from the inside/out? Thoughts and decisions connect and either create positive forward movement, or a backslide. Find what you want, and let that lead the way.

Topics:

  • Check Out the C26 2023 Training Plans Here 
  • Weather and dressing right for runs
  • C26 - Established in 2013
  • Setting up for success
  • Training seems “easier” when you have a race set
  • Training isn’t “optional” when you’re race is looming
  • When we “have to” do something we tend to rebel
  • It’s nice to do whatever you want to do
  • “Cultivate your want”
  • Applications for Boca Del Vista
  • Flowing Lava connections for health
  • Repeatable is good - Variety is for the weak
  • Controlling your own life
  • Meditation
  • Total transformation to feeling better
  • Use fuel, don’t let it use you
  • It’s bout being mindful, not reactionary
  • Changes are hard 
  • Thoughts and decisions connect
  • Little things add up
  • Creating positive, forward movement. 

Coaching Inquires:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com 

Nov 1, 2022

This is one of our biggest mantras and today we take a deep dive into how you can start, keep good momentum, and start next season on top of your game. Sometimes it’s as simple as making a commitment to “exercise frequently.” Learning how to “win in training” is something we all struggle with at times, but it shouldn’t be so complicated. Exercise is supposed to give you energy, not take it away. Today we look at patterns you can start now to put you in a better place to deal with the holidays and be in a better place for the new year. Your number one goal should be health, fitness and wellness. What does that take? We look at dealing with sugar and social media, along with the repercussions of being tired and hungry. Teach your body to crave doing something good for itself. 

Topics:

  • C26 Training Plans for 2023 **ON SALE NOW** https://c26triathlon.com/2023-training-plans/
  • Sometimes we need to be selfish
  • Halloween can be very serious
  • St. George deserves some serious status
  • The cities that embrace our sport
  • Follow your bliss
  • Bite off small chunks
  • Setting boundaries 
  • Dealing with sugar
  • That “feeling rushed” lifestyle
  • Getting ahead “can feel like” focusing too much on other people
  • Start off the day with a win
  • Commit to “exercising frequently”
  • Health and fitness and wellness is the #1 Goal
  • Exercise is supposed to give you energy, not take it away
  • The hardest work we do is on ourselves
  • When your body craves doing something good for itself
  • Our ease of being “influenced”
  • When your brain is no longer your own
  • Making yourself a priority
  • Repercussions of tired and hungry
  • Building human capital 
  • Endless loops of the same thing . . . 
  • Hitting the start line of a new year at our weakest
  • Learning the skill of winning in your training 

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

www.crushingiron.com

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