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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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Oct 20, 2020

Today we look at the ways healthy optimism can enhance your training, racing, and life. It’s the little things and they are usually easy to address. Mike talks about his road back from injury and how it’s helped him re-define “feeling good” while training, which he ultimately believes will make him faster. Also, how Coach Robbie has gotten into his best shape in 4 years. When do you push, when should you pull back? Why you should adapt workouts based on your mood. And, the absolutely simplest way to approach your workouts. 

Topics:

  • Have you checked out the C26 Club? Take away stress, confusion and feel great with a full-on 2021 Training Plan!
  • Staying Positive and flexible 
  • IRONMAN gets a race off in the US
  • By all accounts Arizona 70.3 went smooth
  • Cutting out loops and “out and backs?”
  • How much safety can IM put into races??
  • Our Mass Start “bitterness” 
  • Our Mass Start suggestion revisited
  • Dolphin Diving at Ironman Florida
  • Did we defer because we stopped training?
  • “Nobody is gonna race this year” debunked
  • Scaling back (and up) mentally for races
  • Mike’s injury and why he thinks it was mostly mental
  • Having inspiration to re-kindle positivity
  • Positive Peer Pressure
  • “Coming back to shape” the right way
  • Forced to go slow as a positive healing step
  • Successful athletes are optimistic
  • Feeling good is the way
  • The fragility of who we are 
  • When do you push or pull back?
  • The group adrenaline
  • Training without defining “getting faster”
  • Prisoner of the moment?
  • Most workouts should be average and not exciting
  • Craving the panic mode 
  • Easing into your workouts
  • Changing workouts based on your mentality of the day
  • Taking your bad day out on your workouts (or on yourself)
  • Stress is Stress
  • The simplest way to look at workouts
  • 100% undertrained is better than 1% overtrained
  • The ONE DAY that made this athlete’s Ironman race 

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  • 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! 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • 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

Oct 15, 2020

Endurance training offers so many opportunities but why are some are pulled toward further and others to faster? Are you training for something that is your real strength? Is it Ironman, 70.3, Olympics, sprints . . .? What we could be best at isn’t always our preference, but it's easy to think the things we enjoy most are our strengths. Today we hunt for ways to challenge yourself and find your true potential. Finding love in something you don’t enjoy. And, why you should balance indoor and outdoor training.

Topics:

  • Age and comebacks
  • Mike and Robbie’s age gap
  • How our background shapes training perspective
  • The Pull to go Farther . . .
  • C26 Trail Camp weekend
  • 14 x Mountain Peaks in under 45 hours
  • Building your belief system
  • The opportunities for different people in endurance
  • You want to go further or faster?
  • Do you get “flaily?”
  • What’s your best race distance?
  • The difference in training for 70.3 vs. Ironman
  • Why your fastest distance might not be your best distance
  • Endurance is all about discovery and growth
  • Save Up Sammy
  • Is your childhood perception still accurate?
  • Which workouts do you tend to cut short?
  • How to create a love for something you don’t enjoy
  • Mike’s new strategy for waking up earlier
  • The problem with extremes
  • Why you should balance indoor and outdoor training
  • Don’t limit your ability to do what you love
  • The power of being flexible in diet, training, and habits
  • Our tendency to perfect what we’re comfortable with
  • Choose the challenging route
  • The good and bad of group training
  • “Big things have small beginnings” - Check out the new video about our C26 Hub Training Center
  • What’s really real?

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  • 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! 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • 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

 

Oct 12, 2020

Is triathlon on the decline or upswing?? Ending the comparison trap. We look into Heart Rate Variability and how it relates to fatigue. The best swim sets with limited pool time. Progressing while dealing with an injury. We also look into YOUR WHY . . . what’s it mean and why sometimes it’s better to ask WHY NOT. This one stirred up some great topics! 

Topics:

  • Shout out to Drake
  • What is “elite?”
  • Our C26 “70.3” this weekend
  • Ironman 70.3 Arizona . . . this weekend
  • Congratulate yourself for hanging tough
  • IM Louisville and Kona weekend bummer
  • Get out of memory lane
  • The power in mental flexibility
  • Is triathlon on the decline?
  • How you advise athletes from falling into the comparison trap?
  • Not settling for your old self
  • Focus on doing a “genuinely better job”
  • The one area you should be selfish
  • Prisoners of the moment
  • The age of over-thinking, copycat and plagiarism
  • Finding individuality in our own path
  • Fatigue always masks fitness
  • Random “PRs”
  • Dealing with a run injury while getting better?
  • The beauty triathlon and three sports
  • Fitness Comes Back!
  • Setting up swim sets with limited pool availability?
  • Going hard in the pool… what’s it really mean?
  • When interrupted swim sets are better than continuous
  • HRV - Understanding heart rate as it relates to how you feel?
  • The best question you can ask yourself each day
  • Understanding your own fatigue and power
  • Life fatigue vs leg fatigue
  • How to figure out your WHY?
  • Sometimes “it feels good” is enough
  • One of Mike’s secrets to gauge age
  • Ask yourself WHY NOT?

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  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • 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

 

Oct 8, 2020

Great questions from the listeners! Today we tackle core work; how much, how often. Also, recognizing and improving your weaknesses in the correct way. We get into bike fit and why it might be even more important for your run. Finding challenges to alleviate boredom. Also, if you’ve thought about coaching we get into what it really means and things you should be focused on. Finally, long swim layoffs and how to be a better and more purposeful swimmer next season.

Topics:

  • The C26 Club is back! A Complete 2021 Training plan and much more for only $349. Visit https://c26triathlon.com/the-c26-club/ for more info.
  • Living forever . . . ?
  • Mike, The Club Manager 
  • Mail truck on fire
  • Optimum amount of core work for triathlon?
  • Recognizing and improving specific weaknesses
  • What’s the difference in a bike fit for short course vs. long course racing?
  • How should I plan a race season?
  • I’m bored, how to I find a challenge?
  • What’s the first step for aspiring coaches?
  • Experience vs. Coaching Certificates?
  • Zoom Calls for social club?
  • How important are intervals and hill work when running?
  • Or, is it more important to just go slow and long?
  • I haven’t swam in 6 months . . . now what?
  • When is it time to get back to structured swim workouts?

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club

    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

Oct 5, 2020

This year has thrown a lot at us! The triathlon universe has been in flux. The only thing to do is keep chipping away. Create your own race within workouts and realize that today is the only thing we control. Mike talks about his rough year and Robbie takes you back to rehab in an effort to keep our training and moods on pace.

Topics:

  • The C26 Club is back! A Complete 2021 Training plan and much more for only $349. Visit https://c26triathlon.com/the-c26-club/ for more info.
  • A little college football talk is back!
  • We’re optimistic about races again!
  • The Saturday 70.3/Sunday 140.6 idea
  • Being a race driven athlete
  • Thriving under the pressure
  • How athletes run away from life
  • Races are selling out
  • The changing landscape
  • Societal awakening?
  • Transitions in life
  • When “newness” wears off
  • It’s a long time to focus
  • Robbie’s Recovery - 30, 60, 90 days
  • The longer you stay, the better your chance
  • What you need vs. want
  • The pain of this year being your first Ironman
  • Post-Ironman downers
  • Combining too many things at once
  • When to walk away
  • Finding Happiness in the Mundane
  • Unfair comparisons to make with yourself
  • Cobra Kai

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club

    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

Oct 1, 2020

Comfort zones are made to leave, but do we push ourselves out so much that it restricts genuine growth? Today we look at how pulling back to let things soak in will make you a stronger, smarter, and more resilient athlete. Also, we take a deep dive into addiction and obsession from the perspective of turning them into positive fuel for growth.

Topics:

  • Crossover Sports
  • Roller Girls
  • Addiction Lessons from an Olympic Cyclist (Dotsie Bausch)
  • What’s your addiction?
  • The phone dilemma
  • The layers of addiction
  • Are you trying “not to feel?”
  • Relationships with moderation
  • Dax Shepard on relapse
  • Obsession with the sport
  • Ironman Depression
  • Physical Pain/Emotional High
  • Finding your fuel
  • Taking the edge off your triggers
  • Acknowledging the pain
  • Do we look for obsessions?
  • Where we find our fixes
  • Our “why’s” fluctuate
  • A “more is better” world
  • The pressure of “one-upping” yesterday
  • What’s success to you?
  • The moments that stick with us
  • The Happy and Healthy commitment
  • Appreciating what we have right now
  • Is the one-way media wearing us out?
  • Money is never enough
  • Impacting others
  • The hardest questions athletes have to answer
  • Do you take out frustrations on your run?
  • Swimmer flexibility
  • How slowing down makes you stronger
  • Ironman is aerobic!
  • What drumming can teach us about triathlon
  • Creating different speeds in the water
  • Letting go of impressions learned as kids
  • Don’t crush yourself in every workout

Dotsie Bausch Interview

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 29, 2020

What we do is hard, and that’s why we do it, but do you find the edges of your limits? We had a three day event in Chattanooga and were reminded why we love to test ourselves. Today, we look at ways to approach and push through the pain and discomfort. Also, why that matters in life and why it’s important to get out of your head, move things around in your body, and not quit.

Topics:

  • Our Ironman Weekend Event in Chattanooga
  • Races opening up around the world
  • Swimming 2.4 in an Endless Pool
  • Challenging Bike Course
  • Flipping Your Switch
  • When race excitement is removed
  • Envious of the pain?
  • Your celebration can look however you want it
  • Rediscovering something you’ve lost
  • Looking for connection
  • Using race energy
  • True grit experience
  • One person can make a difference
  • Finding a feeling of belief
  • The keys to beating negativity and self-doubt
  • Leaning into your thoughts of fear
  • Long runs more for the mind than body?
  • Isolation forces you to recognize strength
  • What to expect in an Ironman marathon
  • The ease of being distracted
  • It would be easy to quit
  • Yoga and leaning into it
  • Don’t believe how you feel
  • Mike’s first mountain bike race
  • Why is it so terrifying to fail in training?
  • Do you tap the potential when the lights come on?
  • What’s your body capable of?
  • What is pain?
  • Approaching danger zones
  • Attempting to Swim the English Channel
  • Mike and the Park Ranger

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 24, 2020

Train with an empty cup, always looking to learn. The questions never end and athletes with a mind open to improvement find the most enjoyment. Finding that passion is what keeps you engaged and having the most fun in a sport that can be demoralizing if you let it. Don’t try to impress your coach, spouse, arch rival, or kids, impress yourself. The races are coming and there are no failures, only opportunities to learn.

Topics:

  • Questions never end in this sport
  • Inspire Your Own Journey
  • Burn out rate
  • There’s no finish line
  • Never giving up on athletes
  • Coaches don’t “make” athletes be ready
  • “Learned” coaching as kids
  • Flipping your own switch
  • Who are you looking to for approval?
  • Have you disappointed your coach?
  • Where do you set your bar?
  • Put less pressure on yourself
  • React to losing like the pros
  • The collectors after Mike
  • What upsets Coach Robbie
  • When people force their reality on others
  • Don’t live in other people’s misery
  • The races are coming
  • A C26 Athlete Set to Swim the English Channel
  • Find ways to continue to push yourself
  • You grow or you don’t
  • It’s been really easy to be negative, don’t be
  • There’s never a better time to get up and do what you want
  • It doesn’t have to be perfection, start something . . .
  • Monks and the key to happiness
  • Following your passion and be productive
  • What upsets Mike

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 21, 2020

We're back in Chattanooga at the C26 Hub and optimistic about a lot of things. The weather, the racing, the possibilities. Today, we look at cutting through the clutter and finding the simplest ways to feel good and perform your best. Coach Robbie talks his coaching philosophy and how it's changed over nearly 20 years. Mike explores his inner monk. 

Topics:

  • Back in the C26 Hub in Chattanooga
  • The weather is making a difference
  • Similarities in endurance sports
  • Our podcast philosophy
  • How Robbie’s coaching has changed since the start
  • Covering the Gray Areas
  • Danger of complacency
  • Guiding principles of endurance
  • Ignore the short cuts
  • High Volume Responder?
  • Coach’s big value discovery
  • New and exciting all it’s cut out to be?
  • When new is really old
  • Collagen is now the thing
  • How do you simplify training/life?
  • Trying to get better and feeling good
  • The hard part of trying to follow Pro triathletes
  • Paying attention to the little things as a coach
  • The best laid plans . . .
  • Is training really “that” complex?
  • Not being so rigid
  • The Body/Car analogy
  • The Tri-Calc math
  • Yes, you can
  • Finding that drive
  • This SHOULD be IRONMAN Chattanooga week
  • Missing that excitement
  • Running etiquette

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 17, 2020

One more podcast from the road before being back in the studio. Today, Mike & Robbie talk about the complexities of life colliding with the complexities of triathlon. How to "create your own race" in the sense of a short term goal. Motivation to get better and not use race day as an ending. They also talk about building a 3-sport engine and what you should be working on most with regard to your strengths and weaknesses. Also why tests don't tell the whole story. 

Topics:

  • Triathlon redshirt
  • How has this year changed us?
  • The C26 Weekend Ironman
  • Races can be whatever you want it to be
  • No race is the same
  • Race lead ups are never the same
  • What to do when you don’t have a race
  • Do you look beyond the race at hand?
  • It’s easy to get lost in long term planning
  • Zen . . . race as enlightenment
  • No absolutes
  • Understanding sacrifices
  • It's incredibly complex
  • Are you up for a 2-3 year plan?
  • Robbie’s fresh perspective on training
  • What’s your natural sport of the 3?
  • Can you get that back quicker than others
  • Why tests don’t tell the story
  • The power of adding an hour of cycling a week
  • Building a 3-Sport Engine

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 15, 2020

We spent last weekend on a C26 Outreach Tour to our athletes in Houston, Madison, and Indianapolis. Today we talk about the experience along with how when life gives you lemons . . . We doing actually use that phrase, but it's certainly been a year of making the best of what we have. We swam, biked, and ran with our athletes on location, but maybe more importantly connected over meals and great conversation. 

Topics:

  • C26 Outreach tour
  • All about community
  • Mike’s Recap of Madison
  • Robbie talks Houston trip
  • Feeling bits of excitement
  • Feeling connected
  • The IMWI “faux finish”
  • Seasonal EPO
  • What do you have to lose
  • Figure out a way
  • Staying on the road
  • Are you all in or all out?
  • Staying in the 70-80% range is HUGE
  • The power of chipping away
  • Workouts are all connected
  • Don’t look at small sample sizes
  • Find the fun and the energy from your workouts
  • You’re always changing

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 10, 2020

This should be peak season for the full Ironman races we cover, but alas, there will be no pretty medals. So, now what? Today, we grab our lunch pails to stay strong and positive about what's coming down the road. We also look at the biggest mistakes runners make and break down "go easy" and Zone 2 depending on your life situations. Unhinge the intensity and flow.

TOPICS:

  • Staying positive about races
  • Optimism about what’s down the road
  • Committing to connection with people
  • A lifelong pursuit
  • The lunch bucket workouts
  • I wanna show myself that I can
  • Keep proving to yourself that you can in the future
  • Building blocks of behavior
  • David Goggins’ mindset changers
  • When your motivator is taken away . . . now what?
  • The feeling you get from working hard
  • Are you proud of yourself or disappointed
  • Mike’s endless pool PTSD
  • The Number 1 Mistake Runner’s Make
  • Do you run Enough??
  • Do you run too fast too often?
  • Knowing what’s too hard or too easy
  • Has Coach Robbie ever had to fire an athlete?
  • If so, why?
  • How to adjust your effort to meet the workout
  • Go easy? Go Z2? What does that mean to you?
  • Zones vary depending on life stresses
  • American Gladiator analogy with running
  • Being able to “let go” when you run
  • Running easy vs. digging in and pushing off as hard as you can
  • Unhinge the intensity and flow

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 7, 2020

Triathlon training is not one size fits all. Today we look at the psychology and physiology behind different training methods. We talk about the value in things like walk/run or total immersion swimming, but also look at ways to move beyond them into running and swimming with more purpose. We also get into riding and running hills while understanding power, ROI, and effort in your training and racing.

Topics:

  • Square Peg into a Circle Training Plan
  • Facing Fear of the bike
  • Walk/Run/Walk Programs
  • Galloway Method
  • Total Immersion Swimming plus side
  • Picturing yourself as a runner
  • Injury prone?
  • Are you getting too comfortable walking?
  • Finding belief in your running
  • Mike’s infamous “don’t walk” statement
  • Confidence vs. Comfortable
  • Turning walk/run into all run
  • Cycling intervals outside in long rides
  • Hitting power targets on rolling hills
  • Consistent effort or power?
  • Breaking rides into segment averages
  • 1, 3, 10 second power average vs. lap avg.
  • Go with the flow on the integrity of the workout
  • Calibrating your internal power meter
  • Riding through the hill
  • The ROI on downhills is rarely there
  • Managing terrain during races bike & run
  • Effort on uphills and downhills
  • Importance of Big Gear Work
  • Withstanding relentless terrain
  • When you go above threshold
  • Practicing max aerobic power for short bursts
  • Climbing hills with good rhythm
  • How and when to attack downhills
  • How long to hold back on the run
  • Coast or pedal?
  • Ironman Wisconsin hills

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Sep 3, 2020

What are the most important parts of swimming, cycling, and running for you? Figure it out, and master those first. Today, we discuss an athlete visit to our Hub and how we broke things down into actionable steps that will help him be better without being overwhelmed. We also look into how we go about resetting our diet and nutrition when it starts taking a murky turn. First episode of listener voice call-ins.

Topics:

  • He Fell Asleep Racing the Bike
  • Sleeping & Eating
  • Nothing is ever finished in coaching
  • Confusing is NOT enjoyable
  • Unlocking your key layers
  • The simple steps for teaching swimming
  • Removing fear, intimidation, anxiety in the water
  • Unlearning swim complexity
  • Why the swim is so important
  • Morning swim emotion
  • Working so hard to go nowhere in the water
  • Body position return on investment
  • The pursuit to figure it out
  • Nutrition Reset
  • Simplifying food
  • Slowing down
  • Better sleep for better diets
  • The basics of what works
  • Junk Food basics
  • Better diet momentum
  • Stretching, foam rolling, massages

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Sep 1, 2020

The “gray area” of life (and training) is the most confusing. Do you go where you want to go, or look for someone else to tell you the right way? You should try to understand the black & white, but own the gray. How do you feel about skipping a workout? The way to learn is to push the boundaries . . . and remember that everything is connected. As always, we connect training to difficult decisions in life and today, we look at making decisions on the go. Whether it workouts, work, parenting, etc. . . lessons are learned by experience. And accepting that experience. Do you beat yourself up for “Wrong decisions?” It’s time to stop doing that, and work through them with people that matter.

TOPICS:

  • The Gumby 5k
  • It’s a great time to be flexible
  • Encouraging ownership of flexibility
  • Get it done, and do it right
  • Ridding the guilt with you, friends, family
  • Disappointed “future self?”
  • When a coach alleviates stress
  • Keeping “within the spirit” of your workouts
  • People that can encourage your individuality
  • Our realities are different and relative
  • Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way
  • We need people to empower our decisions
  • Links of a chain . . .
  • Working intervals into long rides
  • The maturity level of knowing when to break a streak
  • The addictive nature of endurance
  • We all have the ability to get addicted to something
  • The frustrations of thing not going your way…
  • When people choose you to take out their frustration
  • Turn training into “me time” first
  • 45 minutes to yourself to be me and feel me
  • Accumulated life fatigue from not taking time to yourself
  • The social media feed of angst
  • When we stew in our own muck
  • How do you handle skipping workouts?
  • Coaches should want athletes to KNOW THEMSELVES
  • This journey is for YOU
  • You missing the race or the journey?
  • “A man who isn’t his own doctor is a fool.”
  • Building layers of confidence on yourself
  • Letting go to the lesson
  • When you “own it” it’s more valuable
  • There is no copy and paste life

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

 

Aug 27, 2020

It always feels like we should be doing MORE. More attention to work, the kids, training, learning . . . but time is finite and to do all those things better, we need to be connected with ourselves. Today, we look at minimal effective dose when training, along with how life's distractions are piling layers of stress on us. We look at the best ways to connect the mind and body along with using watches, power meters, and other gadgets in a way that gives you better control over them and your body.

Topics:

  • Little bits of struggle add up
  • Maintaining connection
  • Sit down with a purpose and get focused
  • It’s not your fault races aren’t happening
  • A forced period of transition
  • Good and bad stress
  • We need little wins
  • The difficulty of finding escapes
  • What to do with limited energy
  • Reconnecting with yourself
  • “Performing” in life
  • Why we can’t hold back
  • Little ways to feel better
  • Understanding Minimal Effective Dose
  • Appropriately Challenging
  • Accumulated Fatigue
  • Addictive Nature of Triathletes
  • Stress fatigues you and Stress masks fitness
  • Moving pea gravel vs. boulders
  • Looking at where you came from
  • Learning calculus takes time
  • Your body learns differently
  • You can’t fast track your body
  • Would you choose to know your race result in 10 months?
  • Your growth in the sport should never be done
  • Using your power meter for command
  • Letting go of the data
  • Satisfied with being able to participate
  • To feel good and perform at your best ability

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

 

Aug 24, 2020

You don’t have to be in mid-season form right now, but now is the time to engage a process for a successful 2021 season. Hitting January in shape to train like you want to train is a massive advantage. No more looking back. Even if you're only 10% better than you normally are in January. Now is the time to use 2020, not let it use you. 

Topics:

  • Evolution of Robbie’s Coaching History
  • Our weekend hosting a Sprint and Olympic
  • Mike’s brief stint as a tennis coach
  • Robbie’s classroom philosophy back in the day
  • It’s been too long for all of us . . .
  • Nothing to hang our hats on . . .
  • Why athletes are bagging on training
  • Reaping the rewards from your work
  • How other sports translate into triathlon
  • Long-distance mentality
  • Tennis equals focus and endurance
  • Just keep hitting back
  • Patients gets rewards
  • Are You Using 2020 or is It Using You?
  • He drove from Massachusetts to race a Sprint
  • 2021 Races will sell out quick
  • Hitting January 10% better than usual
  • You don’t need to be in mid season form
  • Flip The Switch Now
  • The fitness formula
  • The gift of extra time
  • Training Availability is Fleeting
  • Mike’s back against the wall strategy
  • Staying young as you get older
  • Flipping a “dark picture” switch in races
  • Believing your best races are yet to come
  • Coach Robbie’s drinking pain
  • Drunk before Swim The Suck
  • How To Truly Determine if you need a day off

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

 

Aug 22, 2020

Coach Robbie tells a story about how he got up every day for three years to walk and go through a meditation. He said he felt like it was the right thing to do but it must be more than that, right? How do we find solid and long term motivation. Mike and Robbie talk about age differences and hair cuts, plus Mike gets highly frustrated by the alarm guy

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

 

Aug 17, 2020

It’s been a wild ride, and in this 400th Crushing Iron podcast we look a toward the future with hope and talk about how we can re-enter into the race season in a smart way. We also get into what it means to power through rough spots, not only in training and racing, but this year that is 2020. Thank you for all your support along the way, we really appreciate you supporting C26 and the Crushing Iron Podcast.

Topics:

  • The Obstacle is The Way and why Mike hasn’t read it yet.
  • The Year of the Philosopher
  • It’s hard to spend too much time on your base
  • Major Life Changes during the pandemic
  • When racing comes back
  • Navigating deferral options
  • Individually built for different courses
  • Don’t schedule races for stressful times of the year
  • Planning ahead for next year’s racing
  • The lure of racing everything in 2021
  • Reflecting and appreciating
  • An entire year of training! Wow.
  • Remembering the “end of race feeling”
  • Training in ways to create race intensity
  • Effective emotional energy
  • The back half of the IM marathon
  • “Finishing races” during training
  • This time of year feels like the second loop of the marathon
  • Practice being that finisher

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

Aug 13, 2020

Today we open up with the frustrations of everything going on and address how we are moving forward as athletes, coaches, and business owners. Frustration and anger hits everyone, but what do they mean at the core? How do we react and reframe challenges. It’s not as simple as “glass-half-full” but it’s definitely not a blame game either. How do we wake up and pursue something that builds deeper roots for tomorrow?

Topics:

  • Triathlon/Life both are a little dicey these days
  • The frustrations and removal of stresses
  • It’s HOW we’re dealing with everything
  • When Robbie and Mike deal with tough days
  • When you’re in a boxing ring taking body shots
  • Are you gonna say F-It or keep getting up
  • The stress of kids and school
  • Systems Checks
  • When we don’t know how long the fight is
  • We’re used to chasing a carrot . . .
  • Is your glass half-full?
  • It’s easy to get angry now
  • What about the 1st time racers mindset?
  • Decisions when the race gets canceled
  • The mad dash to put your chips back on the table
  • When you need to pick up your poker chips and break
  • Questioning your anger
  • We all come from a different place
  • Frustrations with big decisions
  • When things don’t look like you envision them
  • Do you create problems or solutions?
  • Opportunities are always there
  • Instant engagement and fixes
  • Isolation troubles
  • Comfort food in need
  • The need to escape
  • Grounding ourself without stable future?
  • Meditation and accepting things as they are
  • Long-term simple habits
  • When things we assume will happen, don’t . . .
  • We should be our biggest cheerleaders
  • Is the world against you?
  • Feeling Good As You Are

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

Aug 10, 2020

This is the perfect time to learn and understand the power of competing with yourself. Competition without pressure is a great time to build your ability to compete at your highest level. We will set expectations and often not even give ourselves a “win-credit” when we hit them. Be in the moment, do the quiet work, be consistent and accept and acknowledge the fact that you are getting better. We definitely negative split this podcast.

Topics:

  • We don’t have all the answers
  • Giving you something positive
  • New audio game
  • The Speed Cubing Championships (https://www.netflix.com/title/81092143)
  • Having fun and making fun of each other
  • The power of mentoring
  • Teaching your enemies
  • Internal competition
  • Impacting others in sports
  • Social and emotional confidence
  • The impact sports has on us
  • The impact you can have on others
  • Is there such a thing as training “secrets?”
  • This is the perfect time for . . .
  • Living in the moment
  • The energy of first-time families at Ironman
  • Finding little wins in training
  • Trading pressure for pursuit
  • Recognizing growth
  • Expectations are future resentments
  • Is hitting expectations a “win?”
  • When the fitness just “shows up” in workouts
  • Reducing pressure on ourselves
  • Test days tend to be more about losses
  • Don’t fail to appreciate just how healthy you are!
  • When success comes from holding back
  • You’re doing things most people can’t do 

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

Aug 6, 2020

A lot of people look at what you're doing and think it's risky, but you have to do it for your soul. It's your passion and you have to follow that direction. Today, we talk about taking risks in triathlon and life, including opening our new training center during a pandemic. We talk about the polar opinions in the world and how it's time to carve your own path to reach your potential. This is also our first video podcast which will soon be available in the online hub at C26Triathlon.com. 

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

Aug 3, 2020

Today, we go inside the coach/athlete relationship and show how it's much deeper than training and racing. We look at the importance of a clear mind so you can recalibrate during the day (or race) and create your own finish line. We also look at racing and how you can just see the anxiety in some people's eyes race morning. Where does it come from and how to find your pre-race calm.

Topics:

  • “Athlete A” and “Weight of Gold” Documentaries
  • Coaching Obligations
  • Once it’s gone, then what’s left?
  • Emotional health of coaches
  • The level of communication we have
  • Get someone to help you sort it out
  • Being empowered on your own
  • Intellectual property of coaching?
  • Making your own great race ending
  • Mike’s first finish at IMWI with Coach 
  • Coach’s Rules for Spectating race day
  • Pre-Race jitters and calm
  • Nerves on the bike
  • Timing mats misplaced
  • Being calm on race day
  • Why next year could put MORE pressures on you
  • 365 extra days to practice Tri-calc
  • We all have the same chapter in our books
  • Next year will be magnified
  • Paralyze by fear with everything to lose

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

Jul 30, 2020

"I always thought, I'm just a swimmer and not a human being." That's the quote from Michael Phelps that drove this podcast. Even thought we're amateurs our identity can get tangled and out of balance with the sport. We talk about using triathlon in a way that can truly change your life . . . if you're not running away from other problems. And we look at the idea that breakthroughs usually happen when things are getting the hardest. 

Topics:

  • Increased Unrelated banter through first 10 minutes
  • Podcast on video?
  • Mike and Robbie’s fashion input
  • Michael Phelps Documentary talk starts at 10:00 mark
  • The relative comparison between us and Olympians
  • Race day comparison and self-flogging
  • How we compare things that aren’t the same
  • “Life is just straight up hard” 17:00
  • Are you neglecting you for the triathlete?
  • Healthy Escapes
  • Are you running away or Chasing?
  • Thankful for this podcast
  • Using triathlon to alleviated anxiety and depression
  • Breakthrough times are the hardest
  • Never missing a workout (or a mortgage payment)
  • Using training as visualization of an experience
  • Emotional Releases
  • Unpredictable, stressful, crazy…
  • When training breakthroughs happen
  • Going through it all makes us stronger

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    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

Jul 27, 2020

Have you ever purposefully tried to “blow up” in a race? Maybe this is the time. Are you faster and stronger than you think? Today it’s all about understanding your body/effort vs. pace. Navigating the terrain between smart and free to understand how we get better. The mental and emotional pieces of getting to know your body. Also, the concept of coloring outside the lines while training. This is how we learn and get faster by being free and understanding gratitude for the experience.

Topics:

  • The power of “blowing up” in a race
  • The experience in discussion
  • Triathlon doesn’t have “clean answers”
  • You never know.
  • Finding your OWN way
  • The Ebb and Flow of this season
  • There is no “end”
  • Where do we shave off 5 minutes in 5 hours?
  • Dramatic shifts in approach to racing
  • The Gratitude Perspective
  • Racing is a Privilege
  • Totally Free on the Course
  • The dilemma between Smart vs. Free
  • Maybe you’re faster and stronger than you think
  • How to find your top-end potential
  • Color Outside the Lines
  • Pain and Danger are different animals
  • Embracing the blow up
  • Are you digging deep enough in your workouts?
  • It’s about stimulus AND emotional and physical fatigue
  • This is the year to take those chances!
  • How Long Can you hold effort vs. pace?
  • Training is Practice
  • The belief and emotional re-wiring
  • You have to challenge yourself “accomplish anything”

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  • The C26 Online Hub is now open to the public! Click here to learn more about what's in the Hub and take advantage of our "Pay What You Want" for a limited time.

    Looking for an awesome coach this season? 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 

    If you're looking for a great custom coaching plan, please check out the new C26 Systems Plan for 2020 at the new c26triathlon.com. Coach Robbie will lay out your entire season (from 12-40 weeks) culminating at your A-Race. Take the confusion out of your entire year for only $499. The package includes team events, access to our online hub resource library, priority camp registration and more. 

    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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