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Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Find out why thousands of beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes are improving their training and racing with accessible, functional and genuine conversation about triathlon. Two coaches, who aren't afraid to laugh at themselves, look for smart and enjoyable solutions in a sport that's often dumb and painful. Mike Tarrolly and Robbie Bruce explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual side of training and racing everything from Ironman to a Sprint. on Monday and Thursday.
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Feb 15, 2022

Sometimes we have to have tough conversations with ourselves. Are we being too soft? Or do we have to dig deeper and figure out what the real problem is? Today, we look at race excitement, how we can thrive, and making the best decisions for our own satisfaction. We can’t optimize everything, so we have tough choices. Often it’s better to remove something than add more to your life. Marketing to insecurities and the power of ignorance. 

Topics:

  • Fake it till you make it
  • How tough is your life?
  • The onslaught of numbers
  • We need energy for motivation
  • The “old me”
  • Optimizing everything about everything
  • It all goes back to having fun
  • Ironman Depression
  • The race is the light going out
  • Nils Vanderpoel - Simplicity
  • The same person is making plans for someone we’re not
  • Ignorance is bliss
  • Am I making plans for someone else?
  • Confidence
  • Marketing to insecure
  • Why do we make decisions
  • What are you doing as a person to remedy problems?
  • Ironman won’t fix your life
  • What do yew need to remove from our lives?
  • 24 Hour satisfaction. What’s it take?
  • Lol or Ha? 

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Feb 10, 2022
Ohhhhh the guilt. Let’s get this shit taken care of once and for all…..Do we miss a workout, or miss fun with our family and friends? The triathlete’s dilemma. Today, we go deep into how our decisions. How they effect our training, racing, and lives. We get into the rivalries in our heads, not feeling good enough, and being hard on ourselves. You can’t do it all, but you can do what’s right for you and makes you more whole as a person.  Topics:
  • Favorite #5
  • Coaching Time Allocations
  • Training Peaks is a confessional
  • You Can’t Do It All
  • The guilt of missing out on life/training
  • Having someone to troubleshoot with
  • Workouts that bring you to tears
  • Triathletes are hard on themselves
  • Internal struggles and childhood
  • There’s not really a wrong
  • How do you make yourself whole?
  • Constantly behind the 8-Ball
  • Denial of emotional and mental turmoil
  • Rivalries in your head
  • Burt Biscuit Cafe
  • We don’t feel like we’re good enough
  • Stimulation of Crowds
  • Get rid of the clutter
  • Be cool with who you are
  • Reframe your Sentence - I want to be . . . 
  • You are not a triathlete first
  • What sacrifices are you willing to make?
  • What’s it take to be the best?

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Feb 8, 2022
Off a great, but tough weekend at Run Camp, we reflect on how and when to push and why it’s important to have fun in your life and training. We talk about your big race is “Just One Day” and how it’s better to be undertrained than burned out. Also, the little signs in your training will let you know you’re ready before you race. We look at burning physical and emotional matches, finding your pain threshold in each sport and when are the right times to dig deep. You’re the main character and author, it’s up to you to find more fun. 

Topics:

  • Relaxation
  • The “Watts Game”
  • How we locate the ego inside of us
  • How stress impacts your life and training
  • Pushing yourself when appropriate
  • It’s your responsibility to have fun in life
  • We’re in a world of leisure 
  • Escaping your life
  • Venting about training
  • Faster, stronger, and on and on and on
  • The ability (and right time) to dig deep
  • Sometimes we need to go rogue 
  • Inherent feeling about what we should accomplish in life
  • Letting go of limits
  • You only have to do it once
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Undertrained 
  • You’re the main character and author of your story
  • Break through the “I cant’s” 
  • You should be chomping at the bit on race day
  • Burning physical and mental matches
  • Fit, fast, and fresh
  • What’s your most comfortable level of pain?
  • How long can you withstand pain?
  • High Pain/Shorter Distance or Lower Pain for longer?
  • Understanding your pain level scale
  • What’s your training temperment?

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 
Feb 3, 2022

“Flipping that switch” gets harder over time, so today we look at how you can more consistently be in your "intrinsic zone" so things feel right. We talk about ways to keep wasted time from snowballing along with finding passion and motivation outside of speed or a race time. We get better and faster by truly finding joy in the process. And by simple things like improvement and alleviating weaknesses. Today, we get into how that all ties together to find contentment and reward in this sport for a long time. 

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 
 
Jan 31, 2022

Holding pace and effort are probably one of the greatest skills you can master in triathlon. Today, we look at how that correlates to your bike power, run training, and swim effort. We start with FTP (Functional Threshold Power) tests, including: how you should use them, when are the best times to do them, and how to interpret results in a way that helps you train better. It’s an understandable approach to bike power along with some great thoughts to help your swimming. 

Topics:

  • Good Ole Fashioned Sarcasm
  • FTP Tests (Functional Threshold Power)
  • Best way to get accurate power numbers
  • We have a “new” FTP Test
  • When and why should you test on the bike
  • How do you know if you’re ready for an FTP test?
  • Why you should want your FTP a little low
  • Aerobic base neglected
  • Intake and outtake without proper chassis
  • Ego and FTP
  • Intensity Factor in Cycling
  • What percentage can you HOLD?
  • Golf handicaps and FTP analogy
  • Women vs. Men regarding ability to hold intensity
  • How long can you hold effort and pace?
  • Testing anxiety 
  • Pass/Fail Pressure
  • Swim Turnover
  • Pool times vs. Open Water
  • 25 yards to a 50 meter pool differences
  • Percentage of Fade
  • Amount of bleed on the backend of the race
  • A swimming thought process you need to use
  • Don’t be reckless, be efficient
  • Arm flail vs. Power 
Jan 27, 2022

Do you have a clear understanding of your goals? How will 20 extra minutes today matter 4 months from now? Today is about the ability to enjoy your training while keeping the structural integrity. The power of the mind and doing self checks before looking at the numbers. We talk about the distractions we all face and why it’s up to us to limit them and focus more on the middle way. Distraction equals stress and the person with the least amount of stress wins. 

 

 

Topics:

  • Hair Gate
  • OG in town
  • What’s the point of our sport?
  • The importance of context 
  • Structural integrity of training
  • Just Keep Loving It
  • What’s your “fun level” in training?
  • It’s about your ability to perform when it matters
  • Exercise Randomness
  • Preparing for that time later in the season
  • Putting too much stock in your watch
  • Do a self check
  • Plus or minus 3 margin of error
  • Infatuation with numbers
  • Diminishing marginal returns
  • Do you know what the numbers mean?
  • Courage to go with your gut
  • The person with the least stress wins
  • The Middle Way
  • Distraction equals stress
  • It’s up to the coach to know the athlete

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 24, 2022

It may seem like a simple mistake, but it can snowball if you don’t stop it in its tracks. Today, we look at knowing and accepting our tendencies. We also talk about routines, mindsets, and chronic states of living. We look at the self love/punishment fence of triathletes. We talk about our “why” and what real, attainable, and lasting goals look like. We get into taking care of the body and ridiculous goals.

Topics:

  • Crazy NFL Recap
  • Training mistakes that cost you
  • Off Balance Diets
  • Knowing who you are and current fitness
  • What are your tendencies when things go wrong?
  • One mistake connected to the next
  • It’s not about being perfect
  • Intent 
  • Routines and mindsets
  • Accepting the outcome
  • Mindfulness
  • The Self Love/Punishment Fence
  • Better to be undertrained
  • Maximizing your ability to feel better 
  • Should you take today off?
  • Chronic Living
  • Maintaining Health
  • Taking care of your body
  • The goal is to be your healthiest
  • A “stay hard” mistake
  • Attainable and in the ballpark
  • Ridiculous Goals
  • Minimal Effective Does vs. Too Much
  • Play with the cards you’re dealt 
  • Making up for Mistakes
  • Take time to right the ship
  • Don’t let one bad decision ruin your week
  • Work hard/Play Hard?
  • Realigning in training
  • Treat yourself like you would treat others

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 20, 2022
Be your biggest fan. Let out the problem, but find the solution. This sport is all about momentum and having today set the stage for tomorrow. Stop putting life in a box and flow with progress. Build on today and give yourself a chance. Find a groove, know your audience, and figure out how to make things work. 

Topics: 

  • Control what’s in front of you
  • Figure out how to make things work
  • Problem, or solution?
  • Dealing with change
  • Normalizing Excuse Culture
  • Limit and know your audience
  • Pressure of Perfection
  • “Periodization”
  • Train to compliment your life
  • It’s not about where you were
  • Finding the groove 
  • You should be your biggest fan
  • It’s all about momentum
  • Stop shooting for the moon
  • Little wins
  • Sliding scales
  • Give yourself wiggle room and a chance
  • Act line you’ve been there
  • Aim Low
  • Mike & Robbie rate today’s podcast 

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 18, 2022

Back to the listeners for some more GREAT questions. We talk about appropriate soreness and fatigue, the Rules of 20, Zone Blending, and how to stay out of a hole. Also, weight gain and injuries, the best way to build a good base, driving from the hips in swimming. If that weren’t enough, we also talk strength workouts for swim, recovery weeks, and how to stay crisp during a taper. We end with stories about how we created our dream business.

Topics:

  • Early morning drivers 
  • Australia and Canada
  • Appropriate Fatigue and Soreness
  • Back in the Swing?
  • Rules of 20
  • Stale Legs
  • Flushing out 
  • Hydration
  • Knowing your whole system
  • Blending within Z1 - Z5
  • Real time decisions to stay out of a deep hole
  • Space it and Pace it
  • Weight gain and injury
  • TSS Overreach?
  • Recovery weeks
  • Staying crisp during taper
  • Racing IMWI with dad, should I beat him?
  • Swim focused strength workout instead of a swim?
  • Driving from the hips in swimming, explained
  • Generic training plan without specific races
  • The story of creating our dream business

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 14, 2022

This might be the best group of questions we’ve had. Strategy for adding extra races. Racing yourself into shape. Going longer than planned workouts. Recognizing and anticipating stress. Understanding warm up and cool down. Racing a month after Ironman. Time training vs. Mileage for slower runners. The best time to schedule vacation during a race season. Go-to snacks. 

Topics:

  • What’s the strategy for peppering in races between your A, B and C races?
  • Racing for pacing
  • Racing yourself into shape
  • Is consistently adding more time and distance to your planned workouts a good thing?
  • Can we toss in bonus rides?
  • Calories in, calories out
  • Stress in, stress out 
  • Anticipate your stress
  • Favorite go-to snacks
  • Find a routine with your food
  • How would coaching benefit me for my 3rd Ironman? 
  • The coaching relationship
  • How important is the warm up and cool down?
  • How long should I strength train into the season?
  • How to tackle another race right after an Ironman?
  • Will Ironman Texas happen?
  • Is “time” still the best way to train if I’m a slower runner, or do I need more mileage?
  • The problem with mileage training
  • When’s the best time to schedule vacations during race season?
  • Off week after build blocks is a good time
  • The most overused word

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
    YouTube: Crushing Iron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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

Jan 12, 2022

The little decisions we make each day set the tone for our lives. Happy and Healthy are the goals and depend on which way those decisions fall. Training can always be put off, but if you think of it, do it now. Don’t be a robot in search of perfection because it’s not going to come. Embrace imperfection AS perfection. Take responsibility for yourself, as we are what we consistently do. And by all means, be selfish with what makes you healthy. 

*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

Topics: 

  • Race Cuts
  • 10 Year Challenge 
  • Do it now
  • Adapt or die
  • You don’t need the gear 
  • Perfect Pats 
  • We don’t know what the future will bring 
  • Take responsibility
  • We try to buy our way into motivation
  • Built-in Excess
  • Prisoner of the moment
  • You are what you consistently do
  • “There’s Plenty of time”
  • Make time for it
  • Peel the onion slowly
  • Don’t feel like a robot
  • Overly structured and refined 
  • Outline - Yes, Freedom - Yes
  • Responsible for yourself
  • A time and place for being careful
  • No week is perfect
  • You gotta check all the boxes 
  • Healthy is King
  • Be selfish with what makes you healthy 

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
    YouTube: Crushing Iron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 7, 2022

Ever feel the pressure of too much going on? That anxious feeling is getting out of the moment. Today, we look at how that affects training and how we THINK about training. It's easy to get caught up on race day when it's 5 months away, but today is all that matters. Do something. Let it go. And get in touch with your body and the moment.

*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

Topics:

  • Life Keeps Going
  • Time to get back to work
  • Sore feet
  • Wired to go . . . . 
  • How am I gonna get everything done?
  • Feeling defeated
  • Hardest thing to do
  • Prisoner of the Future
  • Flipping the switch
  • The things we CAN control
  • Attachment to perfection
  • Hire someone else to be in control of your life
  • What’s your baseline of self-acceptance 
  • Though of Quitting
  • Raining at the Lab
  • Are we good enough?
  • Everything is amazing and no one is happy
  • Get in tune with your body
  • When your training fights itself

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 5, 2022

Today is a little pat on the back or kick in the ass, depending on how you look at it. It's basically about not living in problems that don't exist. It's easy to get trapped in the "what ifs" or negativity of the world, but today is about looking in the mirror and moving forward with what's best for you. It's too early in the year to throw in the towel, buckle up and get it done. 

Topics:

  • Buckle Up
  • Toughen Up
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Doormat Syndrome
  • How do you react to things?
  • Paralyzed with anxiety?
  • The “what ifs” 
  • Is anything wrong RIGHT NOW?
  • Suck it up
  • Pat on Back or Kick in the Pants?
  • Even Keel
  • Keep showing up
  • Podcast change the world?
  • Look in the mirror
  • March 20th, the real new year
  • Sun and clouds
  • Aim Low
  • You can’t mess with Nature
  • Morning papers
  • The power of TP yellow
  • Dealing with yourself
  • Being Vulnerable is the ultimate power

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*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 31, 2021

Happy New Year! Today, we look at creating a path for success. We talk about why we thrive on routine, why energy is everything, and creating momentum. We get into breaking habits, keeping change simple, and finding complimentary pieces that move you in the direction that’s right for your life. Thank you for listening and have a happy and safe new year!

Topics:

  • Club Membership is still Open
  • Break some habits
  • Get back going
  • Training Structure Benefits
  • Thrive on Routine
  • Don’t Let a Race accelerate Training
  • Remembering WHY you got in this
  • Consistent = Happy, Healthy, Motivated
  • Allocating your energy
  • Being sedentary kills you
  • Seeing the brighter side of things
  • It takes a lot of energy to be negative
  • Don’t fret about a problem that doesn’t exist
  • Creating momentum
  • Find small complimentary pieces
  • Don’t bank on one thing
  • Clear a path to be successful
  • Just try to make contact
  • Analytics
  • Drunk on numbers
  • Do a session  - - - and move on
  • Calibrate your body and mind
  • It’s okay not to know

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*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 29, 2021

The truth is, success in triathlon is up to you. Today we talk about transitioning from a long holiday season into 2022 with a no excuses attitude. We look at prisoner of the moment syndrome, creating healthy pressure, and knowing when to push harder. Commit to saying yes and getting out the door, feel like a winner, but don't go zero to sixty.

Topics:

  • So many excuses
  • Do SOMETHING
  • Great habits get harder
  • Jump starting your training with spending
  • Early season races are closing in
  • Less margin for error
  • It’s up to you!
  • Let it go
  • Knowing Who You Are
  • Knowing Who You Are Not
  • Crash diets
  • Your weaknesses
  • Prisoner of the moment syndrome
  • I need to quit
  • I need to do it ALL
  • Dipping your toe in for a minute
  • Creating your own pressure
  • You just have to get it done
  • 4 week block targets
  • Take off the pressure
  • Practice not making excuses
  • No as a favorite word
  • When to be committed to yes
  • Taking pressure out of your day
  • Feeling like a winner
  • From Zero to Sixty
  • Know your Body

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*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 23, 2021

A great race season starts with a smart and reasonable plan. Today, we go through 5 ways to start thinking about January and how it will help you stay with your plan and peak at the right time for your big races in 2022. We get into planning and the psychology of accepting your build without judgement. How aiming low helps you reach higher levels. 

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*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 20, 2021

You want to hit the next level, but what should you put more work into, swim, bike, or run? Today we look at ways to figure out where you should invest your time to reach the most potential. It’s not always obvious and we tell you why. We look at time invested vs. improvement. How fatigue plays in. And why your race strategy could be tapping your run reservoir. Training 3 sports as one is complex, but we will help you find your weaknesses to overcome them to train and race with more purpose. 

Topics:

  • 5 Golden Rings
  • Planning Ahead for training and racing
  • Hitting the Next Level
  • Training for 3 sports vs. 1. 
  • Vying for the podium?
  • Limiting effects from swimming and cycling
  • The puzzle of all three sports
  • Dedicating time proportionately
  • What do you consider your weakness?
  • Time invested vs. improvement
  • Fatigue masks fitness
  • Can’t win in the swim but you can lose
  • Don’t swim so hard that you can’t use your weapons 
  • Triathlon is a run race after a hard swim and long bike
  • Saving energy for your run reservoir 
  • Starting your run on the defensive
  • Triathletes like the complexity of this sport
  • Overcoming weaknesses to get better

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*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 16, 2021

How do you get off the Hamster Wheel of training? Best workouts for traveling. How often should you get a bike fit? The most overlooked thing in triathlon. Training with a newborn. Building early, going hard late. Training when sick, Norwegian athletes, beating burnout, and much more! 

Topics: 

  • The Hamster Wheel of Training
  • Take a New Class
  • Workouts when traveling?
  • How often should you get a bike fit?
  • Most overlooked thing in triathlon
  • Training with a newborn
  • Building Early - Going Hard Late
  • Sharpening Your Sword
  • Layering Polarized Training
  • Training indoor with a chest cold
  • What’s up with the Norwegian athletes?
  • Testing Lactate on the daily
  • Training in cold weather
  • Beating Burnout

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*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 13, 2021

You drive the podcast today with questions from our Facebook Group. How do you balance aging with a PR mindset? Winter running. Total Immersion Swimming. Competitive Swimming or Running and how it translates to Triathlon. How to find joy in the treadmill. TT vs. Road bike and much more! 

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*** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out!

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 9, 2021

Getting faster, stronger, and more comfortable in the water are some of the biggest challenges for triathletes. Today, we go through a ton of ways for you to work on things now that will make you better when it counts. We talk about a method for linking together all the stroke mechanics, how to drive from the hips, and one simple change you can make with your entry that helps pull your stroke together. We go through the best way to build up your strength and create more swimmer flexibility over time all while getting you out of your head.

Topics:

  • Triathlon as a Vessel 
  • Communication is a lost art
  • Yeet 
  • Common Denominator of Triathletes
  • Swimming is complex, but doesn’t have to be
  • A lot of advice out there
  • A simple wrist bend can change things
  • Where to aim with your entry
  • Swimming is really about this one thing
  • Driving from the hips
  • Drills aren’t “working” 
  • Swim FITNESS is underrated 
  • Tired means weaker
  • The best way to build swim fitness
  • Putting the pieces of your stroke together
  • Stairs vs. The Escalator analogy (with your pull)
  • Why it’s so hard to be faster
  • Ask questions at masters 
  • What if the swim was the last event??
  • Stop thinking so much
  • The death march in the swim
  • The importance of feel 

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 6, 2021

We all know the mind plays a big part in training and racing, so it’s really up to us to get the negative voices out of our heads. Today, we look at great accomplishments as we get older and how age is being re-defined. We talk about how people and news can pollute our belief system, and ways to get past our limiters. We look at why so many people put off the next phase in pursuit of perfection, but why it’s so important to dive in and go now. Fill your voids with the right fuel. Also, a CLASH Daytona recap. 

Topics: 

  • Training Mistakes? 
  • Going too hard vs. too far
  • 5k vs. Marathon
  • Commit to a walk
  • Walk/Run alternative
  • Strength Building
  • When we hurt ourselves on purpose
  • Filling a Void
  • CLASH Daytona
  • Indian Wells
  • Next Year will be an exciting Pro Season
  • Human Optimization for the Metaverse 
  • It’s not too late
  • Age is a Mindset
  • Committed to live vs. Accepting the Dying Process
  • Unsolicited Advice 
  • Doctor Speak 
  • It’s all up to YOU
  • People Dragging your into their world
  • Plow your own path
  • Surrounding ourselves with the right people
  • The inner circle
  • The year of excuses 
  • Seasonal Depression

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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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 still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 3, 2021

We hear it all the time, “Coach, I’m not getting faster.” Tracking your improvement isn’t always easy because process can drag on, but you shouldn’t have to use a complex formula. So, today, we get into the simple ways to know you’re getting better/faster and why consistency is your biggest asset in the long-term. We talk about how guilt drives us and how those rebounds create deeper problems. Why “easy” training is so important and how you can make those sessions more enjoyable and functional for your success. 

Topics:

  • Summer in December
  • Ready for a Hub Visit?
  • Coaching from Rehab
  • Consistency over Complexity
  • Too Many Instructions
  • “I Just Want to Run”
  • Excitement as a Drug
  • Guilt & Rebounds
  • “Enter-Training”
  • Making and Keeping Habits
  • Re-creating old excitement
  • Simple vs. Lazy
  • Looking past today’s workout
  • Effortless IS improvement
  • Crawl, walk, run
  • Hurry Slowly
  • Great is the enemy of good
  • When ego gets too high
  • The Training Peaks comments that mean improvement
  • “I really had fun”
  • The smaller the improvement . . . . 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Nov 29, 2021

December is the time to set up the next year. The Year of You. What kind of micro decisions can we make to stay on the right track? How do we handle days off, eating too much, and the guilt that comes with it all. Is this a time for maintenance or getting faster? We look at creating boundaries in life and training, along with feeling empowered to be yourself during a holiday season filled with temptation. We also get into triathlete’s relationship with food . . . what’s healthy, what’s not? 

Topics:

  • How did you handle the flex week of Thanksgiving?
  • Weight loss and tying it to training
  • Depression and being overweight
  • Bad relationships with ourselves 
  • Injuries and not fueling for the level of activity
  • “Feeling” Healthy 
  • Overdoing it one way or the other
  • Food guilt
  • Maintenance periods
  • Trying to be perfect year round 
  • A positive relationship with yourself
  • Micro decisions
  • Eating slow
  • Over-training and the consequences
  • When we get too close to the fire
  • Slow down and learn your body mechanics
  • Creating boundaries with life and training
  • Feeling empowered to take a day off

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Nov 25, 2021

Train so you can train like you need to train. Today, we look at the "toughest" training month of the year, December. We want all our athletes to do whatever it takes to stay in the game, but use December as a month to re-charge. There should be a lot in here that helps you keep the end of your training year on track and motivated to kick off 2022 on the right foot. 

Topics:

  • Naps
  • Sleeping in
  • Walks and Hikes
  • Days Off 
  • Connecting with old friends
  • Reading books
  • Stupid Ideas
  • Self Reflection
  • Swimming Extra 
  • Riding extra
  • Running extra
  • Open Ended Whatevers 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? 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

 

Nov 23, 2021

For some, training is a grind, but others seem to enjoy every minute of it. What's the differentiator? Today, we look at what Coach Robbie has learned in his 8 years of sobriety, and the parallels with training, attitude, and his journey with Mike through 8 Ironman. We go deep into how the little things should make the process more enjoyable and how to ground yourself in the moment for more happiness in triathlon and life. 

*** CHECK OUT THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022! 

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

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? 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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