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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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Jun 3, 2021

We start with discussion on the Iron Cowboy’s 100 straight days of Iron Distance triathlons. Then we get into creating your desired lifestyle in and around triathlon. How anything is possible when we define what fuels us. We look at balancing our days with workouts and where to cut training to find more fulfillment in the process. How do you truly reach your potential? We openly discuss the toughest and most rewarding parts of coaching and how we relate to athletes. 

Topics:

  • Reaction to Iron Cowboy’s 100 Straight Days
  • Mental/Emotional Focus of Racing
  • Power of support/people 
  • 100 Days of Anything 
  • What Fuels You?
  • 70.3 Shape is Ironman Shape?
  • Creating Your Own Lifestyle
  • Setting Boundaries 
  • Community in a Modern World . . . What is it?
  • Balancing a demanding life
  • The most valuable commodity in triathlon
  • 15 Minutes for You Every day
  • Navigating Daily Issues and Training
  • The Coaching Life
  • Reaching Your Potential
  • Motivation is up to YOU
  • What makes this all fulfilling?
  • What’s the hardest part of coaching

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

Jun 1, 2021

It’s easy to do things we’re good at, but triathlon weaknesses usually set the race tone. Today we talk about how we’ve been pushing each other to work on the weak links in our game. We also explain how strengths can turn weakness because we “think we got it.” We look at training “trouble signs” and finding ways to enjoy disciples we may not like or neglect. It’s hard to race well when you have a glaring weakness…. Progress, not perfection is the name of the game in triathlon. Roll when it's hot. 

Topics:

  • C26 on Tik Tok?
  • Double Rides on the Weekend
  • We’re both addressing our weaknesses 
  • When Cycling is your weakness . . . even if you don’t think it is
  • It can all come back to swimming
  • What it takes to commit to overall improvement
  • It’s all about energy expenditure
  • How do we improve?
  • Your weakness may actually be consistency (Mike)
  • When we get into training trouble
  • When strengths become your weaknesses
  • Don’t run when you should ride 
  • When you don’t have time for Volume
  • Wheelbarrows full of bricks 
  • The best way to get there is . . . to get there
  • Making starting your workouts easier
  • We can always seem to find an excuse
  • How to recognize the fastest swimmers at the race
  • What was clicking when you were in your best shape?
  • Great as the enemy of good
  • Progress not perfection
  • Paralyzed by perfect 
  • Fortune cookie podcast

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

May 28, 2021

Are you at peace with your training/racing efforts, or is something holding you back? Today, we get into flirting with the fringe to explore your limits. We talk about real ways to get faster in this sport and where that process starts. We talk about tempo and interval work and how to understand your effort from Z2 through 100% and why it’s so important to push yourself in the swim and bike. We explain accumulated fatigue, how it feels and why it’s working. And finally, we explore delusional contentment. 

Topics:

  • Chattanooga cools off
  • “We’re back” to training
  • Digging Deep
  • When we forget this sport is hard
  • Long Grinding Swims, Bikes, or Runs
  • Uncomfortable tempo workouts
  • Most athletes under train the swim 
  • Recognizing your pitfalls, weaknesses and fears
  • Just keep spinning
  • Mixing cadence on the bike
  • How to build speed and power on the bike
  • Understanding 100% vs. 70 or 80% effort
  • Obsession with day to day or week to week improvement
  • Accumulated Fatigue and how it works
  • The intent is to Do Your Best
  • Why are you so afraid to bonk?
  • Fear of being uncomfortable
  • Walking on the run
  • How life translates to pushing it in races
  • What’s a real obstacle and what’s not?
  • When racing is our escape
  • Ignoring vs. Obsessing
  • Thinking things into being worse
  • Taper Phantom Pains
  • Re-directing thought patterns
  • Don’t Think About It
  • What is Contentment? 
  • Are you at peace with your training or racing effort?

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

May 25, 2021

It was a massive weekend in Chattanooga and at the C26 Hub. We had fifty people racing and hundreds stopped in to say hi. Today, we reflect on Chattanooga 70.3 with a pretty intense reminder of how tough racing can be. We critique the swim start a bit and discuss how unfortunate it was to have the first cyclist in and last cyclist out so close together. We look at racing mistakes and how to work on them. And generally get into the principle of how race day means being ready to dig deep. 

Topics:

  • We’re out of “spectator shape”
  • This race felt back to normal
  • Swim start critique 
  • Did you underestimate the swim?
  • Were you diligent in cooling yourself all day?
  • When nutrition is overrated
  • Making smart decisions on the move
  • The number one way to beat the heat 
  • Shout out to the chill people race morning and the volunteers
  • We knew it was a slow swim as soon as we saw the water
  • People forget how hard triathlon is
  • Good wake up call race
  • We need to practice digging deep
  • When you should try to “blow up”
  • How cycling training translates to the race
  • Don’t assume anything . . . racing is unpredictable
  • Are you sure you over-biked?
  • It’s all about your mindset
  • What if you had to use a new bike on race day?
  • Learn from your race and practice 

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

May 19, 2021

We live in Chattanooga and have done this race many times. This weekend, especially with the heat, it’s all about pacing and fueling. Overdoing the bike could cost you dearly on the run. We get into fueling and cooling strategy, how to know if and when you’re ready to push the bike/run. We talk about the hills, the flats, how to approach a downstream “long” swim, and critical run information that could make or break your race. Can’t wait to see you all in Chattanooga! 

Topics:

  • Follow us on Instagram: C26_Triathlon
  • Come see us at the C26 Hub in Chattanooga
  • Whatever happens, stick with it 
  • Swim Start Walk - What to pay attention to 
  • Fueling Pre-swim 
  • When to put on your wetsuit 
  • Strategy for Swim 
  • When and where to strip wetsuit 
  • T1 - Long-ish Run. Be purposeful but patient
  • Bike mounting tips 
  • Watch your water bottles
  • First 5 miles of bike course can be rough
  • First 25 mile strategy 
  • The “Big” hill
  • Last 25 miles
  • Climb at Mile 45 and fast descent 
  • When to push the bike 
  • Pacing and fueling the bike and run
  • Always know where your effort level is 
  • Aid station chaos and why you may want to carry
  • First big hill out of T2
  • Rolling hot roads
  • Greenway thoughts
  • Bridge number one
  • Pedestrian bridge
  • When to Let it Rip on the run

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

  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

May 18, 2021

We can’t get faster every day. There has to be an unloading process to recover. Today we look at the point of taper, the importance of taking days off, and down weeks. We talk about heat and altitude acclimation, and how training should relieve stress. Sometimes you just don’t have it and there could be a simple reason: because you’re tired. As coaches we often look at a red in training peaks and see a green because it means your body needed it. Pressure equals force and all stress creates pressure. Identify what your body needs. What would you do if you had a choice day tomorrow?

Topics:

  • Taper Analogies 
  • Facebook group input
  • Follow C26 Triathlon on Instagram
  • Sometimes You’re Just Tired
  • Life Affects Your Body 
  • Heat Acclimation
  • Altitude Acclimation
  • Water temp and pace 
  • Mike’s teaching water aerobics?
  • Cookie Guilt
  • Job, relationship, life stress matters 
  • Control what you can
  • Triathlon should RELIEVE stress
  • Save the “gritting through it” for race day
  • I just didn’t have it today
  • When Red in Training Peaks is a Green
  • You have to unload
  • There’s no such thing as always going up
  • What would you do if you had a choice day?
  • The most exhausting days are mental
  • Pressure equals Force 
  • Embracing the Unknown

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

  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

May 13, 2021

Today we opened up to athletes in our Crushing Iron Facebook Group. Some great questions, including: How to look at and manage taper, including diet. Power in aero vs. standing up and what to look for. Understanding Effort over Pace in swim, bike, and run. Training in Gray Zones. How to progress through a 70.3. Improving speed over the years. Balancing power, pace, and the course. And beating burnout. 

Questions/Topics: 

  • C26 Hub Grand Opening at Chattanooga 70.3
  • Ironman Chattanooga Training Weekend
  • Talk about the Taper
  • Looking at taper as peaking
  • Aero position on the bike
  • Power difference between sitting up and aero
  • Why to train aero on hills
  • Training at 1/2 marathon pace
  • Pace vs. Effort
  • Training in the Gray Zone
  • Zone 2, 3, and 4
  • Tattoo Analogy
  • Progression through a 70.3
  • Racing on an “effort scale”
  • How to run the Ironman Marathon
  • Racing when undertrained
  • Bike cleats and power??
  • Improving speed over the years
  • Being blindsided by improvements
  • Belief . . . and getting your mind out of the way
  • Swim PACE expectations
  • Planning and race selection
  • Balancing power with pace and course
  • How do you comeback from burnout?

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

  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

May 10, 2021

The best athletes don’t worry about bad breaks or rough weather conditions, they prepare for them. Today starts with Coach Robbie professing his new interest in Formula One Racing and how the strategy applies to the run in triathlon. We go through different ways to take anxiety out of your preparations so you can focus on problem solving. We get into several common scenarios and how you can learn to “adjust and correct” on the fly when your race isn’t going as planned. Races always bring pain and challenges, how are you going to plan and adjust?

Topics:

  • Chattanooga 70.3 - Hot or Cold?
  • Come by the C26 Grand Opening at Chattanooga 70.3
  • Mikes Ironman Chattanooga training begins
  • Our coaches camp
  • Formula One Racing??
  • It’s not about where you start, but where you end up
  • It’s all about the back half of the run
  • Giving up time on the bike to gain more on the run
  • Panic and paying overnight shipping
  • Racing in a sea of athletes but thinking independently 
  • It’s like playing in our Super Bowl
  • Don’t focus on other people or things you can’t control
  • How to quit worrying about the weather
  • Play chess, not checkers
  • Can you grind through “less than perfect?”
  • How to make every decision in a race
  • Taking chances in training
  • Can you rally when something goes wrong?
  • Going all out . . . then settling in during training
  • Gather yourself WHILE MOVING
  • How do you fix it?
  • Trouble shooting on the fly
  • It’s not about the start of a race 

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

  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

May 6, 2021

A lot of us use this sport as a vehicle to be better people and athletes but do you feel “free” or are you holding guilt, regret, and fear? Today we talk about common situations in triathlon that can impact your joy in the sport and life. We talk about changing baseline stress, hanging around till you’re ready, and 60 minutes of “something.” You’re an adult and you can be whoever you want to be. Are you taking that seriously? Are you facing fears? Are you carrying shame? Are you living, training, and racing free? 

Topics: 

  • C26 Hub Grand Opening - Chattanooga 70.3 Weekend
  • Sticking with this sport for a tough year
  • When our baseline of stress changes
  • Being all about doing the best you can
  • When triathlon is a life saver
  • Some “turned off” during the pandemic
  • When your race becomes a goal
  • 100 Day Run Streaks
  • “Hanging around” until you’re ready
  • When all three sports start to click
  • When you’re late to your own party
  • Re-thinking your training priority 
  • Living the dream
  • You can be whoever you want to be 
  • You’re an adult . . . do you
  • Finding the groove again with “60 minutes of something”
  • Carrying guilt and shame 
  • Forgiveness 
  • The pain in hypocrisy 
  • Show grace to people when they can’t for themselves 
  • What self-care looks like 
  • Face your fear 

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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 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

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

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May 3, 2021

We start with Ironman 70.3 St. George talk and the Lionel Sanders/Sam Long battle. Also, talk Danielle Ryf and her self-awareness. Then we shift into racing free and letting it rip. The feeling, the mindset, and ability to love that place. We look at finding true joy in the journey of triathlon. Understanding small gains and the ability to truly care about yourself while using training and racing as a way to grow as a person. Turning inward and cutting off the need to reach for external energy. Filing away positives from good workouts and how to recognize lessons from “bad” workouts instead of carrying their burden. 

Topics:

  • This Year is Flying
  • Shoe and Watch Talk
  • Chattanooga 70.3 Events at C26
  • St. George 70.3 Coverage
  • Unbelievable scenery
  • Lionel Sanders puts hammer down
  • Bike for Show Run for Dough 
  • Sam Long - Strategic Mistakes?
  • Letting go and just running
  • Daniela Ryf and self-awareness 
  • Racing Free and Happy
  • Belief shifts Biology 
  • Is your desire slowing dying?
  • Do you get too close to the Flame?
  • Calm down 
  • Using Training and Racing to Grow as a person
  • Triathlon as a filler in life?
  • Constantly reaching for external energy  
  • What do YOU get from your workouts?
  • Carry lessons learned not the burden 
  • What was the REASON for a good workout?
  • You save the world one person at a time
  • Doing things a lot makes you better at them 

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • 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 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

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Apr 29, 2021

What if you could have that "new to triathlon" excitement all the time? Today we look at sort of creating a re-birth in the sport while using the experience you’ve built. The "old you" meets the "new you" and how that can be so powerful. Also...understanding effort, power, and pace ranges on a deep level so you can execute in a race. We get into diet flux, and the guilt, falling off wagons and shame and how to start over when it seems like you’ve blown the comeback.  

Topics: 

  • We’re not immune to mistakes
  • Our wide range of athletes
  • Falling into a great race
  • Don’t put limits on your attitude
  • Trying to be the OLD YOU 
  • Why its so fun when we start
  • Having a “re-birth” in triathlon
  • Not giving yourself a limit
  • Race Free, Train Free
  • Knowing your Ranges
  • Understanding and executing swim efforts
  • Unlocking your next gear/level
  • Long rids vs. short efforts
  • Fluid Form and faster
  • Understanding your tool box and how to use it
  • Do you really need a new shiny tool?
  • Hold off on the Jackhammer 
  • Guilt, Shame, of falling off a good habit
  • Diet fluxes 
  • Setting up positive life trends
  • Going bankrupt
  • What are we gonna lose if we start over?
  • Finding excitement - re-discovering expectations 
  • Are you a step closer today?

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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 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

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Apr 26, 2021

Are you racing smart or chasing your ego? Early season races bring all the elements and today we talk about how to handle them along with when smart overcomes fast, which is often. Tri-Calc and predicting your race times can have an adverse affect on your performance. Unrealistic goals and not paying attention to the conditions can distort in-race decision making and ruin a race. Lots of St. George talk and being your best in all race conditions. Also, check out our newly offered Ironman Chattanooga Training weekend. 

Topics: 

  • Ironman Chattanooga Training Weekend - Click here for details
  • St. George 
  • “What if” IMTX?
  • Dealing with wild weather
  • Body adapting to weather early in season
  • Chattanooga races bookend the change of seasons
  • Racing in the rain
  • Temperature Sweet Spot Range
  • Body working harder to cool AND to heat up
  • Dew point, heat index, and how you adapt
  • Tri-Calc Dangers 
  • Comparing your results to the field
  • How you can ruin your race day
  • Confidence in your body of work?
  • In-Race adjustments
  • Being Smart vs. Fast 
  • How smart can you be on Race Day?
  • Hold Back from the get go
  • Fast thoughts and anxiety
  • Triathlete Rigidity
  • Chasing your ego
  • Going on feel/Effort 
  • When Plan B becomes Plan A 
  • What does success look like to you?
  • When time is irrelevant 
  • Races are won at the end 

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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 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

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Apr 22, 2021

Do you have a tendency to look at training as an obligation or something that excites you? Today, we get into this often destructive habit and talk about how to really find what motivates you and excites you about training. We look at what makes a net positive workout and why it’s so hard to stop when we’re ahead. Transitions in your daily life may be the secret to feeling good and maintaining energy. Why do we always feel like we HAVE TO do more?? Do you really know what makes you happy? Training in a way that keeps you healthy. 

Topics: 

  • Check out our Hub/Condo Combo Experience  
  • Ironman Chattanooga Training Weekend
  • Tired legs when we start, feeling good at the end
  • Does training Excite you?
  • Ironman doesn’t always have to be a grind
  • Don’t make training an obligation
  • Tough schedules/routines
  • What are you trying to fulfill?
  • Net positive workouts
  • Why do we feel like we HAVE TO or SHOULD do more?
  • Workout mode or in the moment?
  • Burnout — triathlon as coping
  • Too much??
  • Long term patterns
  • Addictive natures
  • What excites you in general?
  • Serial Dieters 
  • How to top when we’re ahead
  • Searching for answers without the right question
  • Triathlon —- why we do it?
  • Do you really know what makes you happy?
  • Crafting the ability to stop at the right time
  • Creating transitions in daily life
  • Enough is enough
  • Stretching too thin is how we break\

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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 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

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Apr 19, 2021

We tend to forget how tough early season races are, and after a big layoff the conditions can really get in our heads. We judge our results too hard and forget who we really are. Today we talk about how to approach your race from the morning through the end of the run. We get into heat, core temp, and a concept called “racing on the defensive.” We also talk about metrics and data obsession and how it can lead you into a dark place. What are you searching for in this sport? Is your fastest race still in you?

Topics:

  • New swim start for Chattanoogas 70.3 
  • Chatt 70.3 participant list around 3,000
  • Ironman loading up the races
  • Crowded courses
  • Racing is just like training, but . . . 
  • Staying “in the middle” after racing 
  • Being hot on the run starts when you wake up
  • Once you get overheated, it’s over 
  • TSS score myths
  • Core temperature and RPE on hot days
  • Trying to get “cold” on the course
  • Chill before the run
  • You have to have the energy and rest before you can be resilient 
  • How tough are you?
  • Is your fastest race still in you?
  • Racing on the Defensive 
  • Obsessing about metrics and data 
  • What are you searching for?
  • Mentally opening the door to pain

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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 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
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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Apr 15, 2021

Strategy for attacking a 70.3 has changed a bit over the years with more and more people “racing” it from the opening gun. Today we look at the “strategy within the strategy” to give you the best chance at nailing your next 70.3. We look at race week, pre-race warm up, and everything in race. When to lay back and when to get on the offensive. How to handle your custom taper. Smooth and uneventful transitions. And especially, how to not come out too hot on the run. 

Topics:

  • Do you “over-rest” before your 70.3?
  • 70.3 vs. 140.6 mentality 
  • Seconds and minutes matter in a 70.3 
  • Racing 70.3s is relative based on your experience
  • How your taper should line up with the overall amount of training
  • The pace at which we shed fatigue
  • Taper doesn’t mean everything should be easy
  • Ultimately the day-to-day of taper is up to you
  • Race week eating 
  • Stick with what you know
  • Get in the water before the race
  • Ride your bike to make sure it’s working
  • Di2 issues 
  • Feel all three sports on site if possible
  • Where you should practice swim as it relates to the course
  • Race morning - get the HR up 
  • When to put on your wetsuit 
  • Swim your potential, bike smart, run like hell
  • Swimming on the offensive
  • Exiting the water 
  • Transitions: Smooth is Fast
  • Getting on the bike 
  • Important tips for T2 
  • How to start the run
  • Coming out too hot and how to prevent that            

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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 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
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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

Apr 13, 2021

A huge turnout for Ironman Texas 70.3 gives us a lot to be excited about. Today, we look at the tough swim, the windy bike, and a run that heated up under the sun. We also talk about Ironman and how they approached this race from a protocols perspective. We were surprised that, for the most part the race was pretty normal. We get into the pros a little, including how cool it is to have them on the course. We also look at Coach Robbie’s tough day. 

Topics:

  • Racing is Back and we're confident it's to stay 
  • Bike Check In 
  • Athlete Check in QR codes
  • Transition appointments
  • Timing mats, new docks, timed waves
  • Transition didn’t “close” race morning
  • Bike Rack changes?
  • Rough Swim 
  • Swimming in sea chop
  • Wetsuit strippers?
  • Sighting, swimming on feet
  • Bike out 
  • Tailwind going out
  • Slow coming back
  • Dealing with swallowing salt water
  • Pros race
  • Run heat, no shade, no wind
  • Close pro finish
  • Volunteers and aid stations
  • Grateful, happy, racing

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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 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

Apr 8, 2021

Today we look at all that is the Texas 70.3 race course. The open water swim and how to handle the currents. Why your transitions will likely be slower than normal. The usually windy bike Course and how to adjust effort and power with and against the wind. How fueling could change on the bike. The run Course is super spectator friendly, but has a ton of turns. We’ll look at how to approach the 3 loops, plus explain why staying Cool is the name of the game. Smile. Have fun. Good luck if you’re racing! 

Topics:

  • We have a National Champion
  • Analogy of Baylor Basketball with Ironman
  • Texas Pre-Race Travel
  • Texas and Florida open 
  • Flat course myths
  • You never know what you’re gonna get at TX
  • It will likely feel HOT
  • Saltwater/Wetsuit Swim
  • How to Jump off the Pier
  • Early morning current
  • Swimming with and against current
  • Pre-Race anxiety
  • WARM UP before Swim
  • T1 thoughts
  • Biking with and against a tailwind
  • Adjusting power
  • Straight shot out and back
  • How to fuel differently with a lot of wind
  • Watch riders in front of you for clues
  • T2 Thoughts
  • Coffee Review - Milwaukee Rockstar 
  • Run Course is like a miniature golf course
  • Very Spectator friendly run
  • Sharp turns
  • Slowing down to turn and keeping momentum
  • Staying COOL is the name of the game
  • Does Coach Robbie feel race pressure?
  • Will we see a lot of faster times with this layoff?

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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 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

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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Apr 5, 2021

Ironman Texas 70.3 almost here and Coach Robbie talks about his mental approach to Race Week. We get into what not to do during your race week, how to look at nerves and anxiety, and what it means to race after such a long time off. We look at race strategy, setting A, B, and C goals. How to tackle the swim, adjust your in-race decisions, and the most important question you can ask yourself throughout the race. We also look at gratitude for racing and how wind, heat, and other variables should affect your decision making process. 

Topics:

  • Being grateful for where we are 
  • The 3 week training/life cycle
  • 100% confident Texas 70.3 will happen
  • What does “Nervous” mean to you?
  • Race week anxiety
  • Facebook Race Groups
  • When is it time to pull the plug on a workout?
  • Setting A, B & C Race Goals
  • Have fun, breathe, rip it 
  • Race week training
  • Put your face in the water and say “Ahh”
  • “I felt sluggish for 3 miles, then . . . “
  • Racing Free 
  • Remembering your good training days
  • The first few miles are very important
  • “Fall into Pace”
  • Making the In-Race Decisions
  • Tailwind, heat, humidity, cold . . . 
  • How the bike can ruin your run
  • Let go . . . trust the universe
  • Don’t blow a good hand on race day
  • In-Race flexibility and modifying your plan
  • The big question: How will this decision impact the last 5 miles of the run?

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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 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

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

Apr 1, 2021

Let's face it, we all need some Race Energy. Texas and Florida 70.3 wait in the wings and we couldn't be more excited. How will the dynamics change? How will people race when training for 12-18 months? That competitive "first time" feeling. Will C_vid drive growth in triathlon? How many will be in the fields? Remembering why we go into the sport. Robbie's secret training. And when our "why" changes.

Topics:

  • Sweet 16 talk 
  • Robbie’s bold prediction for 2021 races
  • Ironman first timers 
  • Growth of the sport coming after C_vid?
  • Demand for Ironman
  • Everyone has changed the last year
  • Alcohol sales down for the first time in pandemic?
  • Deferrals 
  • 1,000-1,500 per race?
  • Texas 70.3 protocol
  • Ironman Tier System 
  • Chattanooga 
  • Kona 2021 
  • Dusting off the cobwebs
  • Just like riding a bike?
  • Robbie’s Secret training
  • Working on transitions
  • Socks or no sox on the run?
  • How easily we forget why we got into the sport
  • Why did YOU do your first Ironman?
  • When our why changes
  • Lend a hand to new triathletes
  • Chattanooga nightlife on fire, says Mike
  • Tupelo Honey vs State of Confusion vs. Publix

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

Mar 29, 2021

Today we start with a discussion of riding in the wind vs. hills; how they compare and how to deal with each. We dig into Training Peaks and explain TSS Score and IF. We look at the difference between pool training and open water, along with anxiety, and mentality. We look at running time vs. mileage, run/walks, and stroke rate vs. long, strong, and fluid. 

Topics:

  • Coffee Reviews - “Smooth Operator” - www.crusader coffees.com 
  • Meditations in the Hub?
  • Wind as a substitute for hills?
  • Fitness is the name of the game
  • TSS Score and IF in Training Peaks
  • Rowing for Swimming
  • Pool training vs. Open Water
  • Run/Walk build strategy
  • Stroke Rate vs. Long, strong, and fluid

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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 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

 

Mar 25, 2021

“Nearly all runners do their slow runs too fast, and their fast runs too slow." – Born To Run 

We start with a very detailed discussion about Zone 2 workouts, including what it means, why it works, and how to do it. We also get into allergies, HIIT workouts, and cross-training as it applies to triathlon. We also take a close look at power meters for running. Do they work? How do they work? Are they necessary? 

Topics:

  • Allergy face
  • Zone 2 Running and everything you need to know to understand and execute it
  • HIIT Classes/Workouts
  • Power Meters for Running - are they a useful tool?
  • Learning your Outputs before adding more inputs
  • Rowing as a supplement 
  • Triathlon specific cross-training
  • Tips for staying in Zone 2 

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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 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

Mar 22, 2021

Last week we said, “this isn’t rocket science,” and today we take it further with talk about how you should train to be resilient, smart, and strong. We talk about athletes who “out-think” the competition. We get into the psychology of “letting someone go” on the race course. How your body should lead the way in training. Fatigue masks your actual fitness. A simple overall race strategy that will set you up for success. The purpose of “bricks” and a reaction coming out of T2 that shows us you’re set up for a solid finish. 

Topics:

  • Chattanooga is hopping
  • Bell Biv Devoe 
  • Re-Live-In-Person-Races
  • Outsmarting the competition 
  • Ultimate control and confidence
  • Hot out of the gate
  • Excited and taking chances
  • When you want to be predictable
  • The purpose of bricks
  • Your range of of race projections 
  • The goal is Total Time
  • Rolling starts kind of blow 
  • The patience to “let someone go”
  • The temptation is to goooooo 
  • I KNOW I can hold this 
  • The fear of sticking with a pace
  • Accepting how you feel
  • Self-love and acceptance when training
  • “Trying” to make yourself feel better 
  • Energy expenditure starts when you hit the water
  • Resilient, smart, and strong
  • Fatigue masks fitness 
  • VO2 Max and long races
  • Practice making race decisions
  • Coaches aren’t dictators - you race alone
  • The best reaction you can make out of T2

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

Mar 18, 2021

This is NOT the “top ten things to be fast.” This cast is about simplicity and why it works in training and our lives. Everyone’s life and training is different, but there are proven formulas for success. If you’re not healthy, energized, and happy with your life, there’s a good chance your training is not on the right path. We explore the idea of “why so many of us want to feel smashed” and why that flies in the face of being comfortable in our own skin. We also address the postponement of Ironman Texas (again) and ask . . . why?

Topics:

  • Load me up, Coach
  • Ironman Texas Postponed Again (this is towards the end)
  • March Madness Brackets and Picking Homers 
  • We are not experts 
  • Knowing Yourself and What You Really Need
  • Youthful energy and the ability to be surprised
  • Shifting perspectives 
  • Coaching is not in a vacuum
  • Variety in training
  • How we all become addicts
  • “Things are going great, so I thought I’d do this . . . “
  • It’s not that complicated
  • Why do we want to feel smashed?
  • The point is to come back tomorrow and be ready
  • Goal: Comfort in your own skin
  • The simplest principles and why they work
  • We innately know what is best for us
  • When something is “new” we don’t know how it will work
  • What’s your best long-term plan
  • County lines and the logistics of Ironman racing 

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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 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
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    Twitter: CrushingIron
    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Mar 15, 2021

How should we approach our first race back? We suggest looking at it like a controlled scrimmage or dress rehearsal. In other words, a spring board to a great season. If you watched Challenge Miami you probably saw that even the Pro triathletes were a bit rusty. As races come into view it may be time to step back and recalibrate your approach. That doesn’t mean you have to be slower, but your early races after a long time off should probably be setting you up for something later. Find your own perfection without the pressure. 

Topics:

  • Daylight Savings Time
  • Sleep 
  • Challenge Miami Re-cap
  • Pro Triathletes Rusty in Transition
  • Robbie got Goosebumps/ Mike Forgot
  • Transitioning to living/racing after 2020
  • Rusty Racing — Like an organized scrimmage
  • It’s time to step out into the world of racing
  • Races and safety protocol 
  • Spectators??
  • It won’t “feel” like a practice game
  • Aim Low and finish high
  • Ease into each segment 
  • Racing as a dress rehearsal 
  • Perfection without the pressure
  • Virtual Racing Pitfalls
  • Game day speed
  • Bike comfort in a race after living on a trainer 
  • Getting outside
  • The Number 1 Goal You Should have with your first race back 

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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 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

Mar 11, 2021

Racing is back, so how will the sport look in 2021? We preview Challenge Miami and explore the question of whether Challenge can cut into Ironman 70.3’s customer base. We talk about making courses more enjoyable to race, upping the tracker game, and finding unique race location. We also get into tough experience racing, why that means so us to us and how to find more satisfaction in the challenges. How can races be more fun? Beat adversity in training and racing. A Challenge Miami preview. And Learning from tough memories. 

Topics:

  • Consistency is king, even in podcasting
  • We’re still trying to find our way
  • Challenge Miami preview
  • Pro field at Challenge Miami and who to watch
  • Televised triathlon
  • Revisiting Challenge Daytona and what it meant
  • Building the sport of triathlon
  • What makes races popular
  • Challenge Miami as the early season Kona bookend?
  • Opportunities at the 70.3 distance
  • Challenge vs. Ironman brand
  • Smaller races, more loops, more exclusive?
  • Making races more spectator friendly and why that matters
  • There’s nothing wrong with hard courses
  • Embracing our toughest memories
  • Wisconsin, Louisville, Chattanooga
  • Mass swim starts
  • Excitement for the season
  • What makes a course hard for you?
  • Beating Adversity
  • Searching for answers and moving on with races

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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 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

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