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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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Jan 14, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 11, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 7, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 4, 2021

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 31, 2020

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 29, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 24, 2020

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

Questions Answered: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 21, 2020

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 18, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 14, 2020

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

Topics: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Dec 10, 2020

The ultimate questions: How much is too much, or is that enough? Today we walk through understanding the body and how you make gains or create losses in fitness based on minimal effective dose. We talk about the difference between Ironman and 70.3 training and how different athletes need different volumes. We also look at how best to approach Zone 2 workouts along with when you should make a decision to smash your legs. All in the them of why understanding your body outside of the numbers is the ultimate path to confident racing. 

Topics:

  • Don't forget about the 2021 C26 Club, the training plan that lays out a full year of workouts around your races. 
  • Mike and Robbie Rock n Roll Memory Lane
  • Understanding MINIMAL EFFECTIVE DOSE
  • Planning Races and Hopes for Accomplishments
  • The secret of NOT putting in volume
  • Moving up distance and hours to put in
  • The addiction of MORE
  • How you overtrain or hurt yourself
  • When your workouts are a negative
  • Getting the most out of the least
  • Burnout
  • Short Ironman Blocks
  • What if we plateau?
  • Are you training or just getting more tired?
  • Finding the mental and physical balance
  • What’s too much, what’s too often?
  • How to get your best daily response
  • Training volume for 70.3 vs. Ironman training
  • Managing stress appropriately
  • Why total training miles varies so much between athletes
  • Training is about loading stress
  • When sleep is better than a workout
  • Finding net positives vs net negatives
  • When you should push past prescribed volume
  • What to do when your body says “I’ve got more in me”
  • How to recognize when to quit a workout
  • Connecting perceived effort to your body and brain
  • Will an extra 30 minutes make you better or just “feel” better
  • Is what you’re doing necessary??
  • How to make the best in-race decisions
  • Believing that deep down we have the ability
  • “If you come into Ironman with no doubts and are totally confident, you’re overtrained.” - Sebastian Kienle
  • You should be confident enough that you don’t need to see it until you see it
  • Only a few matches to burn
  • Do you need to see it, or KNOW it?
  • Each training day should make sense
  • How you should approach Zone 2 rides
  • Recognizing “if you have it” today
  • Numbers and HR don’t matter unless you understand your body
  • How to CONTROL your race
  • Understanding Zone Range Average

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Dec 7, 2020

Challenge Daytona was awesome with an absolutely loaded field and we learned a lot from what was pretty much a flawless broadcast. We loved the format, the level of competition, and frankly seeing athletes out on the course. We talk about their swim, bike and run strategies. What paid off, what didn’t. We look at penalties, bike splits, and the potential for Challenge to focus changing the landscape of 70.3 racing in the US.

Topics:

  • Don’t forget about the C26 Club for 2021
  • The commentators for Challenge Daytona
  • Ridiculous bike power numbers
  • Bike for show, run for dough
  • Gustav Iden
  • Should they have covered the Age Group race as well??
  • Building a bridge between pros and age groupers
  • Can we push the envelope on Age Group coverage?
  • How do we make pro triathletes more popular?
  • Paula Findlay and Anne Haug
  • Flat tire? :)
  • Positive experience for our athletes
  • The timing of Daytona and what it could mean for the sport
  • Re-creating a chance for age groupers to race against the best
  • Is Indianapolis another opportunity?
  • Can we create more “loop” races like this?
  • Calculated decisions on the race course
  • Increasing spectators and learning experiences
  • ITU vs. What we saw in Daytona
  • Racing in downtowns?
  • The concept of spectator friendly
  • Daytona was like picking your March Madness Bracket
  • It’s ALL about the run
  • TWO big penalties and the subjectivity of handing them out
  • Nobody knew what to expect out there, including the pros
  • Dealing with self-doubt, even on the perfect day
  • The difference between the flat course vs. having some elevation
  • No brakes, no turns, no sitting up . . . how it took its toll
  • Run your best race, or test the ego?
  • The number one goal for our athletes at Daytona
  • The pressure on one big race
  • How hard is it to maintain 20 meters for the whole race?
  • Was it easier to just set the pace?
  • Training for races on the trainer only?
  • Lionel Sanders effort
  • Swim strategy and how strung out it got in the water
  • How 70.3 is turning into a short course
  • Patience and restraint to reach the top level
  • Different courses for different horses
  • Mashing the big ring
  • Link to interview with former Pro and C26 Coach Jessica Jacobs

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Dec 3, 2020

You have permission to believe. Today, we talk about coaching and how we approach coaching, both with athletes and ourselves. We also talk about our business model, which we’re sure a lot of people will question. In essence, we believe in going with our gut, even if (sometimes especially if) that means we’re bucking the trends. Plus, previews and predictions for Challenge Daytona.

Topics:

  • Don’t forget to check out our C26 Club Program where we plan your entire 2021 Race Season for $349.
  • Mike is attempting to be an athlete again
  • Ups and downs of training cycles
  • Wade in slowly and do what feels right
  • Getting back to the basics
  • The intersection of mental and physical energy
  • There’s only so much you can do
  • When your mind is in 100% overdrive
  • "Genius is the person who can most truly be who they are."
  • Mike’s road from athlete to artist to musician back to athlete
  • No one cares as much as you care
  • Our job is to help them become happy with what they do
  • Your workouts are for you, not us
  • The rah rah is at a minimum
  • When our goals start to pinball
  • Don’t get distracted and stay true to your principles
  • Investing in our athletes for the best experience possible
  • Following our gut instincts 
  • Inspiration that comes naturally 
  • Changing the world with memes? 
  • Following your own lead and building that confidence
  • When you’re in the Zone, everyone knows it
  • Local people think our gym is a big flop
  • Why it’s important to lose fitness sometimes
  • An athlete’s addiction to driving themselves into the ground
  • Addicted to training or Getting Better??
  • We have to have confidence to take rest
  • Why athletes get injured
  • Why CHALLENGE DAYTONA is a MUST WATCH
  • Coach Robbie’s prediction for the podium at Challenge Daytona
  • Check out the C26 Club Program for 2021!

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. 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 30, 2020

More naps, coffee with friends, hikes with your dog, days off? What’s it gonna take? December has always been a tricky month, and this year, maybe more than ever. Today, we talk about a list of things Coach Robbie sent to our athletes about how to best “attack” December. The biggest things is to keep the train rolling, be strong, recover, and connect. A new season is looming and what you do this month can put you in a great position to train like you want to train for next year’s races.

Topics:

  • Keeping the Momentum
  • Thank YOU for the support
  • Empowering each other
  • Truly understanding how you FEEL
  • The skill of flexibility
  • Feeling good but not smashed
  • Why coach Robbie is “pumped”
  • What sounds fun to you
  • Take More Naps (at the right time)
  • Athletes who NEVER race
  • Learning from addictive personalities
  • Willpower or Burnout?
  • The most important skill an athlete can have
  • Making decisions with confidence
  • Coaches shouldn’t be your ultimate decision maker
  • Who has your back?
  • Ramp ups, down weeks, and DOWN PERIODS
  • If you’re hungry, eat
  • Is it being lazy or genuinely tired?
  • The rebellion of “skipping workouts”
  • Are you obligated to the race or yourself?
  • Putting yourself in the best position possible
  • The best athletes in the world race by feel
  • The full tank of gas analogy
  • It’s okay to stop when you’re ahead
  • The “slow cook” workouts
  • Giving your heart exactly what it craves
  • Seasonal depression
  • Required days off in December
  • What a “day off” means
  • Round off your personality
  • Rediscover your true desires outside of triathlon
  • Staying on the track while looking around
  • Living and breathing triathlon
  • Build your community connection

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. 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 27, 2020

Do you feel like you’re on the roller coaster at times? Going with the same plan that doesn’t quite hit the spot? Today we talk about training plans, recovery, re-charging, and figuring out how to hit your best potential as an athlete and person. Adjusting workouts, days off, diet, sleep, etc. You know you can do it, but doing it the right way FOR YOU is one of the biggest challenges in triathlon.

Topics: 

  • Re-charging the body and mind
  • The “do whatever you want” mode
  • Managing mental and physical toll
  • Hyper-structured Type A
  • Recovering from RACE BUILD, not just the race
  • The long term effects of Ironman
  • The mental tug of war for days off
  • Being empowered to make good choices
  • Coaching is not a dictatorship
  • The Links in the Chain
  • Workouts are there for you to mold
  • Showing yourself grace as an athlete
  • Everything we do is done in pencil
  • Pushing the emotional needle too far
  • The Final Exam
  • Having hunger vs anxiety
  • Seasonal depression
  • Setting yourself up for success
  • If you want to go far, go together

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. 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 24, 2020

Are you moving the right direction? This is the toughest time of a really tough year for all of us. Today, we talk about how "The Standard is The Standard" and no matter what we all have to figure out what's really important and stay on that course. Coach Robbie shows us his reaction to having Texas 70.3 cancelled and explains how he changed his mindset and made it a positive. Sometimes life gives us what we really need and it's up to us to get our minds right. 

Topics:

  • Coach Robbie talks about Texas 70.3 cancelled
  • Don't Forget Your Original Goals
  • When the atmosphere is ripped away?
  • Why did you really get into the sport?
  • Life gives you what you really need
  • can you dig to race depth without a race?
  • The mentality shift of a race cancel
  • Waking up with “leg pop”
  • Turning mind into gratitude mindsets
  • Fueling in a mental way
  • Finding that discomfort level on bike
  • Reconciling the “buts” and “what ifs”
  • Racing alone demons
  • Finding that negative split
  • Are you “waiting” because you don’t have it or it will be painful?
  • Embracing the suck
  • Only a 5K to go……….
  • Changing the length of your taper?
  • Mentality of not shaking out the day before
  • Learning from this race to apply in the next
  • Being happy with what you did on the course
  • The Standard is the Standard
  • Are you going the right direction?
  • Discipline to turn off the noise
  • Stay Steady . . . Stay The Course

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. 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!

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Nov 18, 2020

We recorded the day before Coach Robbie was leaving for Texas 70.3, but he found out the race was canceled during his drive. The podcast is about his race prep, taper, and strategy. the guys talk about the importance race week sharpening and the ability to control your gears during the race. And, mostly, it's about being able to control your racing gears. We make thousands of decisions while racing and we give you the best way to make sure your'e making the right one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov 16, 2020

This year is all about controlling what we can to race and train at our best. With Ironman Arizona yanked away, we look at the emotion racing stirs and how to focus on what matters. We talk about the best ways to approach training and races. We compare cancelled races to post-Ironman blues and look at how to keep our minds in the game. We explain why yellow can be better than green in Training Peaks, the trouble with perfectionism, listening to your body, and why facing fear is the best way to grow. And Coach Robbie preps for Texas 70.3

Topics:

  • The Ironman Arizona Gut Shot
  • Just keep going . . . 
  • The mental and physical rigidity of structure
  • Unpredictable days and 30 minute runs
  • Wear out the opponent by taking body shots well
  • Racing and the outlet of freeing yourself 
  • Training and stabilizing emotions
  • When it feels insurmountable 
  • Evening out the pain with pressure
  • Cancelled Race vs. Ironman Depression. What’s worse?
  • When “graduation day” is stripped away
  • What we learned from Chris Nikic 
  • We need the excitement 
  • Balancing the highs and lows
  • Life as a monk 
  • People want “the feeling” of the race
  • Digital “production” doesn’t fill our voids
  • The pain of the fall after high expectations
  • Coach Robbie’s Excitement/Nerves for Texas 70.3
  • What truly CHANGES who we are 
  • “The Obstacle Is The Way” - Ryan Holiday 
  • Taking on new challenges for growth
  • Facing fear is harder when we’re passive
  • Channeling Gratitude during a race
  • A great way to start the SWIM in a race
  • Being in the moment with your Race
  • Understanding 100% of 70-80% 
  • The trouble with perfectionism personality
  • Hayden calls out coach Robbie for missing a workout
  • Leaving happiness and success on the table
  • When Yellow is Better than Green in Training Peaks
  • Understanding and LISTENING to your body
Nov 12, 2020

Today we look at Ironman changes/new racing rules and why they could make you slower if not in the right mindset. The swim set up, transitions, spectators, and maybe most importantly — a pretty big change to run aid stations. We’ll look at several ways to make sure you are on top of your mental and physical game in the new Ironman environment. We also get into why cycling in cold is harder and why it’s important to be flexible with your nutrition. 

Topics:

  • The exaggerations of triathletes 
  • How long did you “really” ride today? :)
  • The guys didn’t sleep much last night
  • Endurance sports and growing as people
  • What we learned from recent Ironman races
  • Lots of races coming up 
  • You can never compare a race to a race
  • Some athletes like some race changes
  • Pre-Race meetings now on YouTube
  • Why your times are apt to be a little slower
  • Transition changes and set ups 
  • How much should you carry with you on bike and run?
  • A major change in run aid stations
  • Dressing right for the bike
  • Better to be safe than sorry
  • Why it’s so hard to bike in the cold
  • Swim start differences at Ironman
  • How to line up for the swim
  • Why your swim preparation and nutrition will be different
  • Wetsuit and Heart Rate increase
  • Swim anxiety
  • How we’re spoiled by the volunteers
  • Raising your core temp when it’s cold
  • Excess peeing on the bike 
  • Why we’re so cold when we finish a race
  • Outside assistance and spectators 
  • Another argument for mass starts
  • Stacking the odds against swim anxiety
  • How taking your time early pays off later
  • Now, it’s better to take more than you’ll need
  • ANOTHER reason to hold back on the bike??
  • Working 2 or 3 aid stations ahead
  • Don’t let nutrition get behind
  • Remember to “top off”
  • Finding your GRATITUDE no matter what
  • Don’t set yourself up for a bad experience
  • Look at this year’s racing as a “free play”

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  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Former Professional triathlete, Jessica Jacobs is now coaching for C26 Triathlon. Check out her bio and contact information at our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov 10, 2020

The rewards comes from effort. It may not be visible but it always shows up. Today, looking at what effort means, both in training and the race. We talk about race demons and how to not let them take over. Also, we break down the mindset of racing Ironman and how to turn a rough start into a great race. Ironman Florida is also covered in this podcast. 

Topics

  • Our Run Camp Lessons
  • Can You Be a Kid Again
  • Everyone seems so serious . . . 
  • Intimidation of new environments
  • The Confidence Equation
  • The most important thing in life and sport
  • The person who works the hardest gets the rewards
  • Getting faster when you’re close to your peak
  • Pushing yourself past plateaus 
  • Committing to what it takes
  • It’s always easier in the beginning
  • Initial Gains are Huge, but then . . . 
  • When Return on investment isn’t what you want
  • Ironman Florida - Our Athlete’s success
  • The Emotions of Ironman
  • How you can finish worse but have a better race
  • It’s not always about the PR
  • How Do You know You had a good race?
  • Expectations that are irrelevant 
  • In Race Demons
  • Can you run through the suck?
  • Goal: The Best You Can Get Out of Yourself, Today
  • Were you happy or disappointed with the effort?
  • The Pride that comes from Pushing
  • Racing smart to delay the pain
  • In training: When Enough is Enough
  • Feeling good? Maybe pull back
  • How long is your wick for the day??
  • When do you light it?
  • Walking the first mile of Ironman??
  • Ironman Florida Race summary of one of our athletes
  • The trouble with using POWER in a race

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  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • 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!

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Nov 6, 2020

Today we talk about the benefits of running trails, the trouble with speed work, and why Ironman is not about going fast, but "who slows down the least." We dive into understanding zones, intervals, and solving the complex combination of swim, bike, run that is triathlon. When in doubt, treat yourself with kindness. 

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  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • 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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Nov 2, 2020

“It was too windy.” “Too hot or too cold.” “Too many people in my lane.” What do you do when facing inconvenience? Today we talk about how to turn training obstacles into racing lessons. We also look at subconscious thoughts and how they can affect our moods. We talk about race goal setting and how it can be good and bad. And finally, give some last minute thoughts on how to race Ironman Florida. 

Topics:

  • Congrats to everyone about to Race. You’ve already been rewarded.
  • How people have been finding their way and growth
  • Building on expectations
  • Being letdown in our hope
  • Races as Graduation Days
  • How feelings change throughout a race
  • Embracing opportunity of a crappy day
  • Remembering the feeling of rough days
  • Building your mental tool box for race day
  • Owning your space
  • How do your respond to being “off” 
  • Robbies attempt at 100 windy miles in a cold Lab
  • Shifting your perspective to work through things
  • It’s for me not for you
  • When your friend jabs you with a little inspiration
  • Can you be satisfied with a letdown?
  • When we’re in a bad place “for no reason” 
  • Letting go can be the hardest part
  • When our minds need to catch up with our bodies  
  • Taking responsibility for your life is healthy
  • Don’t get too full of yourself
  • Robbie waxes poetic (for him)
  • The biggest thing isn’t the result, it’s the release
  • There’s always something to pick apart, but look for the positives.
  • Why it’s harder to ride in the cold
  • We’re all about Happy & Healthy, but think about FAST a lot too
  • How good can we get??
  • The problem with forecasting your future and races
  • Obsessed with the result
  • Giving yourself time to figure out “who you are” on race day . . . or training days for that matter.
  • Should coaches give you a run pace target in Ironman?
  • Re-evaluating and adjusting in the middle of a race 
  • Why you should FEEL things before you feel them in a race 
  • Ironman Florida Strategies 

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  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • 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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Oct 29, 2020

This is a great guide for RACE RUNNING and how to train for it. We focus on Ironman, but the same holds true for 70.3, Olympics, and Sprints. For one, we want to strengthen our chassis so we don’t have to walk. And, if we don’t handle the swim and bike right, none of this really matters. It’s a pretty deep dive into accumulated fatigue, accumulated fitness, how to know when you’re in good shape, and why bricks and your long runs might be disrupting your progress. 

Topics: 

  • Walk/run vs. Run
  • Brick Running Overrated??
  • Your body doesn’t care what’s stressing it
  • Running is Running 
  • How to practice running on tired legs
  • You don’t get extra points for running off the bike
  • *When running off the bike makes sense
  • Why you should run before you ride
  • Don’t practice bad running form
  • Run on the “freshest” legs
  • Running off the bike feels weird, but . . . 
  • Do you focus on Swim/Bike bricks??
  • How the swim cascades into your run 
  • Energy expenditure at Ironman
  • What your purpose should be on the swim
  • Does your bike feel like a warm up for the run?
  • Ironman doesn’t “start” until mile 80 of the bike
  • Or . . . Mile 20 of the run.
  • “I crushed the bike . . .” 
  • Bike for Show, Run for Doe
  • There’s no such thing as a good bike split followed by a bad run split. 
  • Volume Running 
  • Do you keep making your long run longer and longer and longer?
  • We have to be consistent with volume
  • You CAN make time for more short runs
  • You shouldn’t feel WRECKED from running
  • How we OVER-DAMAGE our body
  • What’s wrong with thinking “I have to do the distance”
  • Accumulated Fatigue
  • Accumulated Fitness 
  • Don’t let the swim crush you before you start 
  • Spreading out the Volume
  • How to know when you’re getting into good shape
  • Why your long runs might be counterproductive 
  • Don’t burn your matches in training, wait till races
  • Is “Faster” really the training goal??
  • Don’t add extra salt tonight cause you forgot it yesterday

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. 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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Oct 26, 2020

How do you respond to change? Ironman Arizona shortens the bike leg and reactions are mixed. What was Robbie's reaction as a coach? How did Mike handle the news as a rebellious-year-older man? Today the guys dive into change and how to deal with it. How to pace a shortened race. Negative head space and punches to the gut. Framing a different experience. The World Series and more. Please check out our new C26 Club Coaching program for 2021 now priced at only $349! 

Topics:

  • Love/Hate relationships with birthdays 
  • Ironman Arizona shortens the bike
  • Florida ups Prize Purse for Pros 
  • Coach Robbie’s first concern when he heard Arizona was shortened
  • Adjusting your attitude for race changes
  • How do you pace a shortened Ironman bike?
  • Either way, you’d better be ready
  • The Seahawk that never gave up
  • Changes in Arizona bike course and how they affect you
  • Going in with your best effort to compete with yourself 
  • Recovering from a punch to the gut
  • Why do we obsess over “the distance?”
  • Robbie’s first race after sobriety 
  • Something will always disrupt “your perfect day”
  • What you can control in races
  • Should there be a way to find 40 more miles??
  • Why Mike things immaturity keeps him young
  • Is it easier to cancel rather than figure it out?
  • Ironman, the Business
  • How politics impacts Ironman
  • What if they shortened the swim vs. bike? 
  • Is this World Series legit or come with an asterisk?
  • Doing everything you can do to prepare for the race in front of you
  • Negative head space and self sabatoge 
  • When we hedge our bet as a built in excuse 
  • Mike admits his age shows at times
  • How the Arizona bike course is more difficult
  • It’s gonna come down to pacing 
  • Framing as a different experience 
  • People will obsess over fast bike splits, but . . . 
  • Arizona is a Marathon with a swim and bike 
  • Why variability index will likely be high at Arizona
  • What if Arizona LENGTHENED the bike??
  • Keeping childhood rebellion 
  • Managing emotions on race day
  • Responding to mechanicals with flexibility 
  • The more rigid, the less opportunities

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  • Registration is now open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your 2021 season. 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

Oct 22, 2020

There’s a time and place for being serious, but most of us tend to train and race better when we’re relaxed and coming from a place of gratitude. Today we talk about how to race and train “free.” We look at the difference between intensity and focus, and ways to embrace the unknown. Have you ever found your happy place on the run? Can you get off the bike with a fuller tank? Also, what setting A, B, and C goals for your race looks like. 

 

  • Finding a love to explore 
  • Why laughter may be the key to your training
  • Does LOL on text really mean you’re laughing out loud?
  • Laughter as a mood shifter
  • The impact of our isolation on training
  • When life is hard, people need people
  • Taking ourselves too seriously
  • Drawbacks of perfectionism
  • Lack of nuance in communication
  • Loops of seriousness and training baggage 
  • The weight of the world 
  • Added intensity means added stress
  • Focus vs. Intensity 
  • Do your expectations include being healthy?
  • Perfectly adhering to the plan even if it’s misery
  • This is supposed to be something you LOVE
  • Addiction to the outcome of your favorite team
  • What do you WANT right now
  • Stop while you’re ahead mentality
  • Today isn’t race day
  • Falling in the same traps
  • Taking your perspective seriously
  • Too much internalization with training
  • Days off that turn into months
  • Embracing the unknown
  • Are your goals selling yourself short?
  • Detaching from numbers 
  • Would you rather know or not know your race result in advance?
  • Overanalyzing the steps
  • Setting A, B, and C goals for the same race
  • The power in the mystery of not comparing
  • Being committed to loving and doing it . . . 
  • What still bugs Robbie about his racing
  • Also, why Robbie is insanely grateful
  • Getting off the bike with a fuller tank
  • Can you find happiness on the run?
  • What you should be thinking 5 minutes into the swim
  • Practicing enjoyment and happiness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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