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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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Jul 9, 2021

Improvement comes when we’re least stressed but the pressure to be green in training peaks or perfect leading up to a race can take over our mindset, and take away the fun. Today… we look at what it looks like to “try” and to “not try.” Going from mentally weak to strong. We talk about unhealthy obsessions, what a “successful” race looks like. And skewed views of perfection. This is your journey and you should assign your own value to success in training, racing, and life. 

Topics:

  • Coaching and Learning 
  • Becoming a different person over the year
  • This is YOUR Journey
  • Reward systems in life
  • Our Endless Pool blew a gasket 
  • Kids and Courage
  • It’s about Trying
  • The value assigned to everything
  • How to understand racing 
  • The numbers vs. the effort
  • Doing positive things as a person
  • What does “Good work” feel like?
  • Skewed views of perfection
  • Life stress and improving 
  • Who have you turned me into?
  • Mentally weak to strong
  • Disappointed by COLORS in Training Peaks
  • Overheating mentality
  • Unhealthy obsession
  • The best training week for you looks like . . . 
  • Too many cooks in the kitchen
  • Enjoy the game for what it is
  • The small margin of error between success and unhappiness
  • Feeling successful
  • Racing with House Money
  • If it’s not fun, why are you doing it?

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 7, 2021

There’s a lot of beauty in bad days. They can remind us that we’re in the ballpark, we still need work, or help us realize patience. We always have work to do and successful triathletes don’t get too high or too low depending on the day. So much of this sport is mental and if you can focus on controlling how you look at things, you will be in a better place to race. Just because a gadget is out there doesn’t mean you need it. Some of the best athletes train by feel and effort. Also.. how bike training helps your run, how to adjust mindsets, and letting go of “easy.” And… How to tell when your training is going well.  

Topics:

  • From a training plan to coaching
  • Negative split for the year
  • Mike’s wake-up call
  • The concept of easy
  • The beauty of Shit Shows
  • The quick fix lifestyle 
  • The Hardest Ironman Training Plan on the Planet
  • We always have work to do
  • Always be hungry
  • Ticket gate vs. crossing the turnstile 
  • Are you where you “think” you should be?
  • Behind on Swimming?
  • Improving three sports at a time 
  • Patience with the come back
  • You can’t defer life
  • How to tell when training is going well
  • Impatience and perfection
  • Running to enjoy it
  • Smart devices vs. Chrono
  • You don’t need to buy everything
  • Bike to be a stronger runner
  • Outthinking yourself
  • No lead-up is ever going to be perfect

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 2, 2021

The nuances can make or break your race. Today, we get into what to look for, how to think about it, and fix it, often times on the fly. We look at why Ironman is such a difficult race to perfect from an effort and nutritional perspective. We look at how recognize warning signs, how to adjust, and how to come back to baseline before our race goes to hell.

Topics:

  • Ironman Coeur d'Alene was tough for AG’s and Pros
  • Lionel Sanders and Sam Long at it again
  • 70.3 vs. Ironman
  • Nutrition in a Full
  • Plan A, B and C
  • Making Mistakes and Correcting them in race
  • Fitness vs. Nutrition
  • How to Practice Nutrition correctly
  • Why Races can go wrong
  • Building Up for your Race
  • What to do when you can’t run
  • Expecting and knowing that bad things will happen
  • Adjusting on the fly
  • Zone 4 Lungs and Zone 2 Legs
  • You’d better know what heat feels like
  • When HR is jumping out of your chest
  • The 5 minute bike test
  • Swim Fitness
  • Paying attention to how you feel
  • In Race Recovery
  • Dumb Trainers vs. Smart Trainers
  • Don’t force feed power or effort

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jun 29, 2021

It was a Wild weekend of Racing and C26 Triathlon Camping and we get into it all. Plus, we really look at why we might do such a tough sport and what keeps driving people to the finish line. We contend that you must do hard things to improve in life and they create a Ripple Effect across everything you do. Race energy, training breakthroughs, and building confidence. 

Topics:

- Why do we do this?
- Beginnings and Endings
- Feeling accomplished
- The power of people 
- Isolation and the difficulty of sport
- Perfection in a bubble 
- Race Energy 
- Breakthroughs in training
- Growing through sport 
- Breaking through our limits 
- That sense of accomplishment 
- Confidence to do whatever it is 
- The Ripple Effect
- "It wasn't that bad"
- The Ego
- Question Everything 
- Choosing to Underachieve 

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jun 24, 2021

This is an energized cast inspired by you. Some great open water training/workout ideas. We talk double-transition strategy and give insight for spectators. We look at how to race your 70.3 if your A-Race is a full. Swallow water in the swim? We have some thoughts on that. What about running a marathon during your triathlon training? Smart trainer vs. Dumb trainer and the power meter combination. Aero helmets vs. Road helmets if you have a hot race. Worth the trade off? This one is caffeinated. 

Topics:

  • Hub/Condo Combo pricing goes up July 15
  • Our podcast legacy slot
  • Dual Transition preparation
  • Open Water Swim workouts
  • Swim-a-ghetti 
  • Fall A-Race Full IM Training . . . how do you handle your 70.3?
  • The pandemic gave me too many races… what should be priority?
  • Marathons in the middle of training
  • Tour de France prediction
  • Core temp return on investment
  • Don’t blow past your systems check 
  • Aero Helmet vs Road Helmet hot races
  • Open water bloating solutions
  • How to not swallow water in the swim
  • Shaved legs?
  • Sprints and Olys year round?
  • Smart trainers and power meters
  • Cycling groups - Are they a good way to train?

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jun 22, 2021

This podcast was inspired by a vulnerable post about body image in our closed Facebook group. We touch on that, then get into healthy approaches to training, including eating enough to sustain our training, not feeling obligated to impress your coach, and why we should leave room for growth from mistakes. We get into how coaches can and should remove the burdens from your busy life. YOU are ultimately in charge of your training and only you know the intended outcome. You have the power to make decisions along the way that enhance your health and happiness. 

Topics:

  • Hub/Condo Deal Ending July 15
  • Des Moines 70.3 Thoughts
  • Formula One Lessons with Coach Robbie
  • New Tires for your Big Race?
  • Body Image
  • Eating and Health
  • Are you eating Enough?
  • Training shouldn’t be punishment
  • Unhealthy Relationships with training
  • The strength in vulnerability 
  • Our training plans are in pencil
  • You are in charge of your training
  • “Day off and don’t argue with me”
  • Soviet gymnasts
  • Burden Removal
  • Bobby Knight, Nick Saban, Phil Jackson
  • How we approach coaching
  • Allowing room for mistakes and growth
  • Athlete/Person love
  • School teachers and kids

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

  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jun 18, 2021

How do we find happiness in the process? A lot of triathletes have “the worst day ever” or “I’m ready for the podium” workouts, but how can we gravitate more towards the middle? How do we leave our brain behind and have fun and satisfaction from doing the work? Today, we dive into training to get better without focusing on the end results and numbers. We’re all putting together a puzzle and there’s a lot of power in seeing the beauty in a new picture every day, even if it isn’t quite finished. Also, when to ramp up load, putting on blinders, and when you should skip workouts. 

Topics:

  • Possibility Training
  • 4100 for 41
  • Endless Pool - Swimming Comparison
  • Finding your nugget
  • How do you engage with what you’re doing?
  • Appropriately Challenging
  • 100 Days of Running
  • Load me up Coach 
  • Having Restraint
  • Small Ball in Triathlon Training
  • A Chronic Problem for Triathletes
  • When you should ramp up Load
  • The signs of Good Training
  • How do you really work at getting better?
  • Progress Equals Happiness
  • Time Lapse Puzzle Analogy
  • All the pieces matter
  • Every day is an exciting new picture
  • The joy in discovery
  • “I like where this is headed”
  • Don’t go on vacation from your goals
  • Put your blinders on
  • “The best trainer I’ve ever had”
  • Leave your brain at home
  • Crappy and Great days are the outliers
  • This is about having fun with your life
  • Do you HAVE TO get your workout in?
  • Skip a workout! 
  • Training lessons from Yelp! 

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

  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jun 15, 2021

Are you training for goals or the Possibilities. It’s an interesting distinction, but when you leave it open ended there’s less “what do I do next” and more discovery. This is one them from today’s cast, the other is, in order to reach the heights we know we can reach, we have to do the work. We talk about the Olympic Swim Trials and how swimmers don’t get caught up in gadgets, but focus on how to get better and train for the possibilities. We also talk about how to get faster on the bike and why the best way to get better in this sport is by keeping things simple. 

Topics:

  • 41 in 36
  • Base Nutrition as a hair care product
  • The overload of deceptive information in triathlon
  • How to keep training simple
  • Optimism and Hope
  • Turning inward to be more consistent
  • What if you fail to reach your expectations?
  • What’s wrong with trying to feel good every day in training?
  • US Swim Trials
  • It’s all about the sweat equity
  • How Spiritual connection lines up with training
  • Distracted lives
  • Doing the work can be boring and monotonous
  • Swimmers and Hyper Focus
  • What it takes for long term consistency
  • Do you want it right now or Right?
  • What if you get behind in training?
  • How to get faster on the bike
  • It takes TIME to get better 
  • The Work to Buy Ratio in triathlon
  • The “not knowing” as the fun part
  • Possibility Training vs. Certainty Training

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

  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Jun 10, 2021

If you don’t like hair cut stories, skip to 10 minute mark. After that it’s all about how to handle the heat, humidity and dew point. How you should train in it, when you should not train in it. We look at how pace, RPE, and recovery are effected by heat and especially Dew Point. We discuss what is too hard in heat and how best to prepare for training in heat and hot races. Can you tame your ego enough to run outside when it’s hot? We get into the purpose of bricks and good heat volume tactics. 

Topics:

  • Mike and Robbie’s Hair Cut delirium 
  • Heat, Humidity, Dew Point overview (starts at 10 minutes)
  • Heat acclimation
  • Heart Rate too high?
  • RPE and Recovery are different
  • Are you “losing fitness or speed?”
  • What are you doing BEFORE you run in heat?
  • The Dew Point crushes people
  • Pushing too hard in heat . . . how you’ll know
  • Weight Loss and Heat 
  • The best way to run yourself into the ground
  • Managing stress 
  • Taming your ego
  • The problem with “throwing in” a Sprint or Oly 
  • Crushing Yourself doesn’t make you better or faster
  • The main objective of training 
  • Getting wrecked in heat doesn’t make you faster
  • Why Sprints and Olys can be more dangerous
  • The Garmin “Heat Acclimation” function
  • Rekindling your spirit to train when it’s hot
  • When you get off the the bike in a race . . . 
  • Running off the bike Mentality
  • Having Patience in the heat 

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

 

Jun 7, 2021

It started with a simple question: How do swimmers get a better feel for the water? Then it went all on into how and why triathletes should approach swimming. We talk about the importance of speed work, how to get the best catch and explain early vertical forearm. We also look at breaking the pull buoy addiction and the key to keeping legs high in the water. Kicking is always a hot button and we’ll explain why it actually slows many triathletes down. And finally, we give you practical approach for picking the most valuable tactics for making you a better swimmer. 

Topics:

 

  • Hub visit recap
  • Blue Ridge - Heat and Hills
  • Eagleman this weekend
  • Michael Phelps
  • Feel for the water
  • Finding Your Bike Gear Happy Place
  • Swimming dexterity and flexibility
  • Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow as levers 
  • Early vertical forearm explained 
  • Grabbing the stillest water
  • Swim intervals and pain 
  • Hypoxic Breathing 
  • Understanding balance in the water
  • Kicking . . . 
  • Most underrated body part when it comes to swimming
  • When kicking slows you down
  • Pull Buoy addiction
  • Anterior Pelvic Tilt issues
  • Sinking legs and how to beat it
  • Propelling through the water 
  • Find two things you can practically address 
  • Why do triathletes neglect the swim
  • Building your Cadillac Swim Engine 
  • Swimming can’t win the race, but it can lose it
  • Use your swim time wisely
  • It’s about feel, strength, and staying high in the water 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Jun 3, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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

Jun 1, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

May 28, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

May 25, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

May 19, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

May 18, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

May 13, 2021

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

Questions/Topics: 

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

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  • Check out our new Hub Experience/Condo Combo package deal for only $475. Limited time offer! Book directly with C26operations@gmail.com 
  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season planning, recovering, taper, etc. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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May 10, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

May 6, 2021

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

May 3, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com
    Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com

Apr 29, 2021

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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

Apr 26, 2021

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

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

Apr 22, 2021

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
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    Instagram: C26_Triathlon

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Apr 19, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Apr 15, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

    Facebook: CrushingIron
    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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