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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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Mar 8, 2021

Triathlon can seem like a recipe for aches and pains, but is it the sport or something else you’re doing? Today, we look at active healing and moving therapy. We also look at why your metrics may be holding you back and look at the powerful logic of racing without your watch. There’s nothing better than “controlling” your race and being one with the energy. Fatigue, volume, pain, living on the edge of injury and racing free. It’s all here.

Topics:

  • Race Tracking is back!! 
  • Emoji Etiquette
  • Being on the edge of injury
  • Are we ever 100%?
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • The mystery of shoulder pain
  • Movement therapy
  • When a week off feels like forever
  • Shit catches up with us . . . 
  • Work your way backwards to figure out the real problem
  • How did I get into this situation?
  • Active recovery, healing and the taper analogy 
  • Run warm up . . . 
  • Fatigue/volume/pain
  • “I didn’t feel good at first”
  • The first 2-400 meters of the swim
  • Running off the bike
  • Reminding yourself what racing feels like 
  • No bike computer in your race?
  • Racing without a watch… 
  • Controlling your race
  • Too many metrics?
  • Your watch is like a backseat driver 

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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 4, 2021

Holding patterns are starting to break and Race Energy is in the air. Most of us will be “rusty” so it may mean shifting your approach on race day. We give you different ways to think about your race if you haven’t raced in a while. We talk about what makes the perfect execution, and how you should train to create struggle you might face on race day. How much can the body handle? We get into addiction, life, self-sabotage, and how to approach a fast build up for Ironman or a 70.3. 

Topics:

  • C26 Hub Experience including C26 Condo Stay - Swim analysis, setting your baselines, and a stay in our new on-site condo! 
  • Texas is Open for Business 
  • Coaching Calls increase as Races get Real
  • Every workout is a test
  • Mike is accepting athletes 
  • Is now the time to go “all in?”
  • Dust off the rust and have fun
  • Things just speed up in races
  • Heart Rate on Race Day
  • Looking at different race strategies if you haven’t raced in a long time
  • Don’t take a race for granted
  • Your body doesn’t know it’s race day
  • Why do we have “perfect days?”
  • What it means to be mentally ready
  • Looking for opportunities to struggle in training
  • Training harder than you race
  • What does it mean?
  • When we have the perfect race day
  • Addiction, life, and training,
  • Building resilience 
  • A long life of self-sabotage 
  • Does your DNA history matter?
  • What does your body have in it today?
  • Race Day is like Graduation Day

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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 1, 2021

Isn’t all this about feeling good and having more energy? Today, we look at self-judgement, what makes for successful training, and how you should judge effort. We look at good stress, finding consistent energy and removing guilt. Don’t tell me, show me. The cramming mentality. Spreading ourselves too thin. Judging yourself and making everything a competition. Most often it’s just best to ask, “What do I need to do for my soul today?”

Topics:

  • When will be our last podcast?? 
  • Mike and Robbie both share massage stories
  • Race previews on the horizon??
  • Atlanta Marathon
  • How do we judge effort
  • Being successful in your life
  • Dusting off the rust
  • Energy is all that really matters
  • Balancing everything in your day
  • What’s best for your mood?
  • Good stress is stress
  • When we spread ourselves too thin
  • Knowing your body and what’s best for you today
  • A coach’s main job
  • Removing guilt and anxiety
  • Every day is not a competition
  • What do you need to do for your soul today?
  • Cold turkey quits 
  • Cheat days
  • Don’t tell me you’re back, show me
  • The beauty of “yellow” in Training Peaks
  • Setting up for success
  • The Cramming Mentality
  • The first 10 minutes of anything . . . 
  • If you’re ready to crush something . . . check yourself. 

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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

Feb 25, 2021

The last year has put us in “cancelled” mode, but now we’re seeing races sneak up on us and a lot of athletes feel “behind.” How do you build confidence when the clock is ticking? Today, we look at how to get the most out of what may seem like limited time. We also talk about smart training strategy for all races. What you should focus on as strengths, weaknesses, and how use the energy of race day. We also look at how Type A athletes can benefit from being more Type B and vice versa. 

Topics:

  • How do we build race confidence if we feel undertrained?
  • We’re feeling good about upcoming races
  • Coffee submissions - Send in your local coffee 
  • February . . . 
  • How do you find your “elusive” zone?
  • It’s time to get over things
  • The gigantic mistake we all make in training
  • Study the course and train for that
  • Focus on your confidence
  • Countdown clocks are exhausting 
  • When a Bad Week is a Good Week
  • When Type A athletes need to be more Type B and vice versa
  • What’s your first thought when you see 8 weeks until Race Day?
  • “Load me up coach”
  • How life chips away at you
  • Are you obsessed with making up missed workouts? 
  • How to stop worrying about what you haven’t done
  • Race Day Energy - Do you harness it or let it take you out of yourself?
  • Stress is different for everyone 
  • Do what you can, when you can
  • You Can’t Play Catch Up to Race Day
  • Peeing uphill on the bike?
  • The end is so far away
  • Don’t try to be perfect on Day One 
  • Just showing up to a race is a win
  • Thin your daily stress herd 

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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

Feb 22, 2021

What happens if we don’t train for a week, or two, or three? Are you more worried about losing fitness . . . or confidence? February has sucked for a lot of us, and many are training for a race they chose two years ago, but it’s okay to not be “feeling it” right now. Today we talk expectations, goals, and why we should lead with intention instead of ultimatums. Sometimes treading water is enough if it keeps you in the game. Also, short Ironman builds, resentments, and adjusting your benchmarks on the fly. 

Topics:

  • Why February might be the toughest month
  • It’s 100% okay to be struggling right now
  • Gigantic shelf life for motivation
  • We change, our motivation changes
  • What if racing becomes an obligation??
  • What makes you happiest right now?
  • Taking expectations off our races 
  • Insomnia and vitamin D
  • Shorter Ironman builds
  • Emotional peaking way too early 
  • Why do we always want a “countdown?”
  • The toughest races to train for based on time of year
  • The pressure of ONE DAY
  • The race as the release
  • The pressure to prove that we are somebody
  • Squeezing the most out of today
  • College basketball, athletes, and no fans 
  • Spectator energy
  • Treading water . . . 
  • Are you worried about losing fitness or confidence?
  • Life doesn’t care 
  • Don’t spend time being resentful
  • Adjusting Benchmarks  

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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

Feb 18, 2021

GREAT QUESTIONS today from our closed Facebook Group. We talk favorite coaches and coaching philosophy. We also go extensively on RPE (Rate of perceived exertion) and why it may be the key to being your best. We look at when it’s best to train solo or with a group. Should you work on getting better at FTP testing? Also, what about the mental side of dealing with injuries or when you should empty the tank in training? And finally, a reaction to the message from Ironman’s Andrew Messick on the state of upcoming races.  

Questions: 

  • Which coaches (from all sports) do you and Mike draw the most inspiration & insight from and why?
  • Opinions on training with RPE?? Using HR and or power as a secondary indicator of how hard u r working.
  • Thoughts on the FTP builder workouts in Zwift?
  • From where you guys are, is there any correlation between successful athletes and whether they tend to do most of their training by themselves or with other people?
  • Exploring “Emptying the tank’
  • Dealing with the mental side of injury.
  • Thoughts on Ironman delaying race cancellations and pushing so many races into the fall? Athletes want to race, but does Ironman’s refund policy (i.e., they don’t) mean we stop signing up until races are more certain to happen?

Other Topics Spawned from Athlete Questions:

  • Learning through analogy
  • Why GPS is like a weather forecast
  • Who cares if you blow up?
  • Feel better? Wait two more days
  • You can’t un-postpone a race

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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

Feb 16, 2021

How can this sport be used as a extra tool to feel better and put yourself back together, and not be worn out or tired? Today, we talk about personal experiences and how we’ve leaned into pain, backed off when needed, and used fear as our compass. It’s easy to get lost in our heads, especially when forced inside and staring at a screen all day. We turn more into robots than someone in touch with nature or our natural energy sources. Mike meditates in sleet and Robbie grieves the loss of a good friend. 

Topics:

  • Changing up your running shoes
  • Mike has Mouse Shoulder?
  • Bad posture impact
  • C26 Coaching Workshop
  • Robbie loses a close friend
  • Extrovert/Introvert?
  • S, B, R to put yourself back together
  • Control vs Letting Go
  • We’re turning into robots
  • Leaning into pain
  • Endurance as a way to grieve 
  • We can’t be afraid
  • Skipping fun because you’re worried about a race
  • What feels best for you right NOW
  • Letting down your guard
  • Fear as our compass
  • Crying is good, even on a run
  • Take control of your workouts
  • Be smart, but let go
  • Mike’s sitting in the sleet 
  • How we fill our voids in a proportional way
  • Do this sport to feel good
  • Convince yourself that it’s going to be a good day

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

  • 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

Feb 11, 2021

Did you leave it all on the course? Did you push that interval enough? Did you have more in you? Today, we get into the concept of training tp push through fear and pain. How building experience with digging deeper pays off over time. Sometimes we’re afraid of finding our limits, but what if we’re only living at 80%? Building confidence in knowing you CAN do more. Sometimes we have to let go and just be with what is. Let go of the discomfort and learn the skill of reaching the next level. 

Topics:

  • It’s straight up cold in some places
  • Hat Maintenance with Mike & Robbie
  • Are you Going Hard Enough?
  • The most painful moments of your life
  • Trying to figure out things about ourselves
  • We Choose to Quit
  • You probably have more in you
  • Experience not being in control 
  • Settle in with your breath
  • Commit beyond the fear
  • Terrified of finding our limits
  • Long interval struggles
  • Keep spinning
  • You have to SEE it
  • One hour FTP tests
  • 5 minutes at a time, next mailbox, next aid station
  • LEARNING to keep going
  • Pushing is a learned skill
  • Overheating in 5ks 
  • Going into the daily fire
  • Your relationship to digging deep into pain
  • Finding pressure pints
  • Confidence in knowing you CAN do more

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

  • 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

Feb 9, 2021

Run Camp once again taught and reminded us of the importance of committing to getting better by “racing yourself.” Today we look at how to motivate ourselves with or without racing. We look at why strong is better than fast even if you want to go fast. Also, positive peer pressure, making hills our best friends and out-executing the competition. We talk about turning nervous energy into a positive, letting down your guard, and becoming obsessed with feeling strong and durable. 

Topics:

  • How do we judge “better?” 
  • Letting down your guard
  • Stressed and anxious? 
  • Motivation to push ourselves
  • Positive peer pressure
  • What happens when we don’t think?
  • Hills are our best friends
  • Nervous energy as a positive
  • They ran further than ever at run camp
  • Racing Yourself
  • Why endurance sports are great for development
  • How do you want to challenge yourself?
  • Molding challenges into daily life
  • Strong vs. Fast . . . what’s it feel like?
  • Not letting distraction into your run
  • Learning and embracing growth
  • Speed vs. Efficiency
  • Racing smart and why it matters
  • Out-executing your competition
  • Obsessed with feeling strong and durable
  • In-Race Recovery
  • Knowing who you are as an athlete
  • Making your last mile the fastest 
  • Quick vs. Fast
  • Holding on at the End of 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

Feb 4, 2021

This is our second version of “Fraud or For Real” and we answer questions from our closed Facebook group. We look at drafting on the run, carb loading, training through bad diets. Also, goggle fog, are shoes faster than others, optimum weight for racing, road bikes vs. tri bikes. And what about disc wheels? Do they make that much difference? Is there a comfortable saddle? Do shorter cranks help triathletes? And . . . what’s the perfect taper? 

Topics:

  • You can Draft While Running?
  • Is there such a thing as “Carb Loading”
  • You can “out-train” a bad diet
  • The Nike ZoomX Vaporfly will take minutes off my run?
  • The best way to avoid goggle fog is spitting?
  • The less I weigh, the faster I will be?
  • If you don’t complete a set of Tarzan drills coach will give you the same drills twice in the same week?
  • The perfect taper doesn’t exist?
  • If you don’t eat the right balance of protein and carbs right after a workout, you are not maximizing the benefits of the workout?
  • Disk wheel or no disk? Really that important for a Sprint or Oly?
  • I will one day find a saddle that my tushie finds comfortable?
  • Shorter cranks are in general better for triathletes?
  • The more “stuff” I have, the better I’ll get?
  • My road bike can smoke your trip bike on any course that is not totally flat. So I’m better off saving 4k?
  • A fan is super important for cooling during bike workouts?

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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

 

Feb 1, 2021

Triathlon can beat up the body, but some train without chronic aches, pains, and stress. Today, we look at some of the reasons and how you can have a healthier training lifestyle. We talk about the concepts of: carrying mental weight, obsessing over niggles, and why gadgets could be part of your problem. Rarely is the problem THEE problem. Don't continually search for answers when they are right under your nose. 

Topics:

  • Back to baseline 
  • Runner’s Shoulder
  • Constant, chronic, pain
  • North/South movement of triathlon
  • Injury free long term training
  • Why do we get aches, pains, strains?
  • Stress and its impact on injuries
  • Carrying physical AND mental weight
  • The simplest answer is usually best
  • Cortisol levels
  • Bad workout followed by great workout?
  • Back tracking to figure out the problem
  • Using people energy
  • Medication effect
  • When we don’t eat enough
  • Do you blame your race on the run?
  • Too much focus = obsession
  • Constantly searching for answers
  • Why do we want complex solutions?
  • Infatuated with NEW
  • Time off? Or do we press through it?
  • Obsessing on pain
  • Links in a chain for our bodies
  • We tend to look for solutions we WANT
  • Does Mike have Gadget Addiction?
  • Rarely is the problem THEE problem

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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

Jan 28, 2021

We go on a run or ride and just don’t have it. What next? Do we push it or pull back further than normal? How do we understand when it’s time to lay back vs. push? Today, we look at the variables involved, how you should make your decision, and how to know if it’s time to push or lay back. We also talk creating resiliency and race environments. De-hydration, coffee, and why you should always keep an eye on your next 48 hours. Time for a rest day? 

Topics:

  • Losing touch with your body
  • When to take rest days
  • Taking advantage of the heat and cold weather
  • Feeling Strong vs. Fast
  • When you’re feeing “off”
  • “I don’t feel that awesome”
  • Heart Rate correlation to feel
  • What are you trying to prove to yourself today?
  • The beauty of being okay with flexibility in workout days
  • When we “want” beyond our skill
  • Pushing the bike is different than the run
  • It takes a while for the legs to wake up
  • Think about your next 48 HOURS
  • Unreal expectations
  • Where do you want to be in 3 days?
  • Setting your body up for a Zone 2 Ride/Run
  • Creating a Race Environment
  • Riding outside vs. Inside
  • You must create resiliency 
  • Stay Mentally Engaged in workouts
  • Being acclimated to Reacting during a race
  • Hydration and chronic de-hydration
  • Treadmill or Outside?
  • ERG Mode???
  • Create and solve problems
  • Know what things “feel” like 

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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

Jan 25, 2021

We all want to see progress, but what about progress within the mastery of where you are? But there’s more to improvement than simply going faster. What about the workout that becomes “easy” to you? It’s not as glamorous, but that is real progress. Once we master where we are, we’re much better suited to climb up the next rung of the ladder. We look at appropriately challenging workouts, recovery days, moving workouts in your schedule, and how things all stack together to make you stronger and faster in the long run.

Topics:

  • Past - Present - Future
  • Go big or go home???
  • Mental and Emotional Stress vs. Physical Stress
  • When workouts turn into mental stress
  • How training compares to cooking
  • It’s a Day To Day thing
  • Why boring workouts are exciting
  • Keeping your tank topped off
  • Chores, responsibilities, have-to’s
  • Workouts in daily life, moving, yard work, etc.
  • When should or shouldn’t you MOVE WORKOUTS
  • Consistency IS Momentum
  • The perils of rigid training
  • Why you should get outside more
  • True recognition of recovery weeks
  • Turning One Rest Day into Two
  • Same workouts week after week
  • Why a 3 week build is really only two weeks
  • The right time of the day to workout
  • When expectations get too high
  • Is Mike turning into a gadget guy???

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 21, 2021

What puts our mind and body in a groove? Today we explore our own recent experiences with finding the zone. We look at the challenges of holding back. The goal of simply feeling good and how that seems to take care of the rest. The challenges of replacing bad habits with good ones and the easiest way to do it. We look at finding daily wins, beating short term cravings, and getting rid of forced expectations.  

Don't forget to check out the C26 Club Program. We lay out your entire year for only $349. 

Today's Topics:

  • Ups and downs of training
  • How does it click?
  • How the podcast is like training
  • Geting in a Zone
  • Turning Inward first
  • What feeling in shape means
  • Being in the Zone, but only 1 and 2
  • Without a race on the calendar
  • Swinging at piñatas 
  • Getting the ball rolling
  • When nothing can stop you
  • Feeling Good is the Goal
  • Appropriately challenging
  • Finding the easiest win today
  • Laughter as medicine
  • Mike and Robbie’s allegiance to sports . . . 
  • Moving goal posts 
  • We are what we expose ourselves to
  • Embrace YOUR TRUTH
  • It’s okay not to race
  • Don’t be someone else’s training plan
  • Forced expectations 
  • The subtle creep of good habits
  • Drinking water instead of eating sugar

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 19, 2021

Do you feel stalled in your swim progress? We're sure there's a nugget or two in here that will help you get faster while staying fresh. We look at the pull buoy dilemma and how to break the habit, turnover and the difference between fast and efficient. We also talk about mechanics including hand entry, how to get there, and what to do next. Break the bad habits and start using the water to get where you want to go. 

Don't forget to check out the C26 Club Program. We lay out your entire year for only $349. 

Topics:

  • It’s not about being in a hurry
  • It’s simpler than you think
  • So many ways to teach swimming
  • Bad habits and fall backs
  • When you’re not getting faster
  • Stalled? Repressed?
  • What we say to those who say “The swim doesn’t matter”
  • The Pull Buoy Dilemma
  • Making Swimming Easier
  • Narrowing your focus
  • Combining the Pull Buoy with Bands
  • The importance of lengthening from the hips
  • Similarities between swimming and cycling
  • Water as a means to getting where you want to go
  • Even if the mechanics are perfect . . .
  • Swimming over a barrel
  • How to enter the water properly
  • The purpose and benefit of paddles
  • Shoulder, elbow, hand
  • Turnover - Fast or Efficient? What’s the difference?
  • Can you keep the same turnover and be faster?
  • Effort and Return on Investment

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 14, 2021

Today we turn the podcast over to listener questions from our closed Facebook Group (Search Crushing Iron Group). We get into swim training without a pool, how to run more frequently when you’re trying to get better on the bike, too. How athletes with more muscle can get faster. Liquid vs. solid nutrition. Running slow vs. Running easy. Periodization in your training plan. Activating your lats in the pool. Don’t forget to check out our C26 Club Program at c26triathlon.com 

Topics:

  • Hypothetical 70.3 vs. Full Training/Racing Question . . . who would win?
  • What’s the Best approach to train for the swim without swimming?
  • How does everyone fit in the 6 run sessions (How to not suck at running) along with everything else swim, bike, strength?
  • Do you ever wish you started Ironman training earlier in life?
  • What’s the best way for athletes that carry more muscle to train?
  • I understand run frequency is important this time of year, but what do you do if your biking is also a limiter? Is there an approach to address both?
  • Does the running phenomena of “junk miles” really exist?
  • Liquid nutrition on the bike over solid, what are your views?
  • What are each of your favorite podcasts? Least favorites?
  • How can I do a better job activating my lats when I swim?
  • Slow running vs. Easy running and shouldn’t I be seeing myself getting faster?
  • What’s your view on periodization? Prep/base/build/peak/taper structure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 11, 2021

Are you putting yourself in situations help you succeed? Today, we look at perils of chasing perfectionism, the secrets to building volume, and how to train in ways that fit your body type and personality. We look at why Zone 2 running is so important in the big scheme of things, understanding why “appropriately challenging” is what you want to find, and why workouts should rarely feel “epic.” The C26 Club Program is open through the end of January, click here to learn how we will plan your entire year for only $349. 

Topics:

  • Inching your way towards goals
  • A flow of people stopping by the Hub in Chattanooga
  • Are you still paying for Bally’s Fitness?
  • The Perils of Perfection
  • The over-shooting “mind virus” 
  • Mike’s on the treadmill??
  • Creating genuine excitement about workouts
  • Embracing the moment, but not being a prisoner of it
  • “Let’s do a volume check”
  • When Coach Robbie lets you drive the train 
  • Show me you can, don’t tell me
  • Finding “appropriately challenging”
  • Being purposeful, but relaxed
  • It doesn’t have to feel EPIC
  • What do you WANT to do today?
  • Facing all the expectations . . . and pressures
  • Training for speed in the pool and on the bike first
  • Finding love of the bike
  • What’s your Z2 Sweet spot?
  • You are what you do consistently
  • Born to Run 
  • Lance Armstrong and high cadence
  • Michael Phelps wannabe 
  • Working with, and embracing the body type you have

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 7, 2021

On average, kids laugh so much more than adults… probably 10:1 . . .and triathletes are notorious for being “super serious.” Today, we talk about being flexible, on call for life, and having availability for fun as an athlete. Doing it for the love of doing it is often the easiest secret to success. We also get into craving experience over things, how to allow yourself to be free and express where you’re going. Fall in love with everything triathlon creates in your life. Check out the C26 Club Program at c26triathlon.com 

Topics:

  • The C26 Hub Experience
  • Being “on call” with life
  • Racing as a “one off”
  • Our perspective on 2021 Races
  • When we don’t know what we want to do
  • Always being available as an athlete
  • Sacrificing experience to be by yourself
  • What the Real Goal of all this is
  • When we pile the pressure on ourselves
  • The greatness of flexibility
  • The best you can always be changing
  • Trending the right direction
  • Craving Experiences
  • In shape for 2 hours and riding 4??
  • When should you take a risk??
  • Don’t be the originator of the bad ideas . . .
  • Master’s Swims and Group rides??
  • What do you NEED this year?
  • Swim with good swimmers
  • Ride with good riders
  • Run with good runners
  • Living like a kid
  • Manufactured grown-up-ness 
  • It’s okay to color outside the lines
  • Triathlon inspired lifestyle changes
  • Kids laugh 100 times a day, adults laugh 5
  • Everything is so serious
  • Putting ourselves into rigid holes
  • How other people impact our energy frequencies
  • Enjoying the process creates better results
  • Parenting yourself and letting the child free
  • Yes weeks and healthy exploration
  • The things we remember most over the years
  • The people, the intent, the memory, and experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 4, 2021

Is life happening TO YOU or around you? The little things add up to tackle the hard things. Spend time and effort on things that are your choice. New habits, new patterns. Is anything wrong RIGHT NOW? Be in this moment and not in a problem that doesn’t exist. What are you choosing to lose as a person by not accepting daily challenges? Facing the invisible enemy head on, even when it’s in your mind. **The Club Package is still available for for a few more weeks. More info here:  

Topics:

  • Lessons from Chris Nikic, the first Down syndrome Ironman Finisher
  • The power of partners, guidance and community
  • When Ignorance (to the right things) is bliss
  • “When we feel secure and supported the way in which we see the world changes”
  • A surprise C26 meeting 
  • Creating your own little world in the world
  • When you’re at your best others benefit
  • When to tune out
  • The spotlight is on health . . . what’s next?
  • How are anxieties change and what they do for us
  • We’re not immune to morphing emotions
  • Bing in moments that don’t exist
  • Living in the “what ifs”
  • Facing fears and walking through them to grow
  • Finding peace in things that scare you
  • What’s the whole point??
  • The invisible opponent
  • Sedentary and scared
  • Building up those in your corner
  • The daily wins
  • We need to have a challenger
  • The difference between simple and simplistic and why it matters
  • The trap of “easy means doing nothing”
  • The older we get, the less we know?
  • Sometimes we just need to FEEL it 
  • Doing what’s in front of you instead of being distracted 
  • Filling the little holes every day
  • What’s gained in the early parts of a challenging process
  • New habits, new patterns
  • When impossible days become less impossible 
  • Doing things without a second thought
  • The “impossible” 90 days of Robbie’s life
  • How the easy things add up to tackle the hard things
  • Changing the perception of problems
  • Reducing the overwhelming 
  • Remind yourself of the new feeling
  • The goal is to find new hills
  • How the mind makes you faster
  • Retaining confidence 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 31, 2020

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 29, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 24, 2020

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

Questions Answered: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 21, 2020

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 18, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 14, 2020

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

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