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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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Sep 15, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 10, 2020

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

TOPICS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Sep 7, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Sep 3, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Sep 1, 2020

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

TOPICS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Aug 27, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Aug 24, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Aug 22, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Aug 17, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Aug 13, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

Aug 10, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Aug 6, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Aug 3, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 30, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 27, 2020

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

Topics:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 23, 2020

There's something really special about knowing your friends and family are waiting for you out on the course. It's a feeling of excitement and belonging that's difficult to replicate. Today, we look at ways to find similar moments in training while most races are off the board. We also challenge you to ask if you're wasting time and finding excuses. Plus, will Ironman offer better races under new ownership?

Topics:

  • Reminded of how important the sport is to us
  • The trouble with chasing “balanced”
  • Keep chipping away
  • Living in the present but being aware of what’s coming
  • When priorities shift
  • Complimenting Life with Sport
  • The feeling that takes us back to racing
  • How it feels to see loved ones on the race course
  • These are the good old days
  • How to appreciate TODAY
  • We have no idea when we’re gonna see the finish line
  • Why it’s so hard right now
  • It’s the suffering that brings us together
  • No finish line has been set up
  • It feels like the old Louisville Run Course
  • “I never would have done this on my own”
  • How others raise our game
  • Are we wasting time and finding excuses
  • Is Mike Tarrolly reaching his potential
  • Wake up with the intent to get better?
  • You Can’t Take a Pause In This Journey
  • Ironman changes Hands
  • Will Ironman be better with the new Ownership?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 20, 2020

Chronic pains and fighting through injury don't have to be a way of life. Today we walk through all the little things that could be a big deal regarding your triathlon health, including the single most underrated part of healthy running. We get into flexibility, the bike's impact on your run, sleeping position, counter balance exercise, and noticing when you compensate. All of this aimed at helping you be the best and healthiest triathlete you can be moving forward. 

Topics:

  • Happy Birthday Hayden
  • Mike’s Plantar Fasciitis getting better?
  • No rushing back from setbacks
  • The Bike’s Relation to the Run
  • Are you “always hurt?”
  • Taking a step back and addressing injuries
  • Running injuries from bad bike fits
  • Fitness takes time to build AND go away
  • Being healthy AND Availability to be your best
  • This is the only body we have - “no just get by”
  • What’s the happy medium for not losing ground?
  • Run through it?? Usually a bad idea
  • Double check your bike fit for running
  • Addressing “niggles” in the beginning
  • The run takes the blame because it’s last
  • Triathlete’s self-adjusting bike - it’s all connected
  • Are you compensating on either side?
  • Out of balance will eventually show up in a major way
  • Chronic injuries are rarely obvious events
  • The smallest pieces of your “body watch” all have to work
  • Counter balancing sleep position
  • The problem with sitting
  • Running hills: Is steeper really better?
  • Healing and being healthy are never really over
  • The patience behind being in consistent shape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 16, 2020

The hits keep coming, the latest Chattanooga 70.3 and Full, but we keep pushing on because we see the OPPORTUNITY. Whether it's time for a change in your life, a chance to fully heal those nagging injuries, or work on your weaknesses, now is the time. We get frustrated too, but life is so much easier when you create your own finish line and see light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully you find something in here to spin a string of negative events into positive.

Topics:

  • The next phase of this year 
  • Will the kids be back in school 
  • More “body shots” in Chattanooga 
  • It’s easy to find problems . . . 
  • Don’t bring problems, bring solutions
  • When I was a kid, we didn’t race . . . we made shit up
  • Being a kid again 
  • Saving a year of triathlon expenses 
  • This year is about finding a net gain 
  • This year is also like the back half of an IM marathon 
  • The “good news” in cancelled races for athletes
  • There is a danger in “turning it off” 
  • Are you really happy with your reality?
  • What if your Final Exam in your college got postponed? 
  • Now we’re just looking at ourselves in the mirror
  • The massive opportunity to build a bigger cake
  • Swim, bike, and run “cakes”
  • Fighting back from injury 
  • Happier and Healthier than before 
  • “You can’t do that when” 
  • Treat yourself with respect an HEAL
  • Living with chronic injuries 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 13, 2020

Struggling with motivation? You're not alone. If we were boxers this would be known as the Summer of Body Blows. Cancellations, adaptations, and heat have made it tough and today we acknowledge that while trying to talk ourselves into a positive space. Hopefully you can find some motivation, and get a better grip one how this bizarre little stretch of life can help us become better athletes and people. 

Topics:

  • You are not alone with struggles
  • Lack of motivation is normal right now 
  • Your number 1 goal right now should be . . . 
  • Injuries, setbacks, daily trouble shooting
  • The hardest week of a training year 
  • Everyone has a plan till they get hit in the mouth
  • The year of body shots 
  • Breaking down your objectives 
  • Vulnerability is a sign of strength
  • Open up and let it out 
  • I’m not gonna sign up until I can do this . . . 
  • The three sport “comeback dilemma” 
  • The hidden fitness we don’t lose 
  • Fitness all adds up
  • Seeing huge gains down the road 
  • The Law of 7’s 
  • Train so you can train how you need to train 
  • Is taking breaks a way to fast-forward?
  • Breaking out of your groove 
  • Challenge yourself within the consistency 
  • Triathlon depression - 
  • Healthy relationships and camaraderie with triathlon 
  • Be part of a process 
  • No one has your life - “disrespectful to yourself”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 10, 2020

Today we cover a lot of ground. Heat and humidity's impact on swimming. Best hill workouts. How to manage strength, speed, and PRs as you age. Switching gears from triathlon to ultra marathons. Popularity build of "alternative" races. Ironman brand going forward. Supplements. Hiking vs. Running. Core temp recalibration. Strength training. Going from a 70.3 to a Full. 

Questions from Athletes:

  • How is it that humidity has an impact on swimming? I mean, I’m in water... 100% humidity….
  • What are the best run workouts to fit in hills/elevation
  • Help me with the mindset around getting older and slower. When I was younger every race was a PR, shoot... every workout was a PR. (Maybe exaggerating) Now that I’m starting over every workout and every race can feel like a disappointment, regardless if I gave it hell or not.
  • If you are trained for an Ironman Race and it gets cancelled, how would you change up your training to do an 45 mile ultramarathon instead and how long would you need to get ready? Asking for a friend 😊
  • Is this the year that creates an adventure racing mindset? Swim/run, gravel rides, trail running?
  • If you have never done triathlon, how many olys before bumping to a half, and how many halfs before attempting a full. This understanding each person is different age/condition/athleticism.
  • I would love to hear you opinion on how Ironman will improve their image after refusing to be flexible with refunding athletes with every race being cancelled. Will athletes still be loyal or will the brand die?
  • How bad am I making my coach pull her hair out by adding half marathon & full marathon races in at random like 2-4 months out? Or is it really no big deal?
  • I second this question. Hey can I tuck a 50k in a few weeks before my 70.3? 🤷‍♀️
  • This time of year I can get out for sunrise swims. So peaceful.When I do i don’t have time to fit in my strength training. Should i still do some form of strength still or swim harder to keep upper body strong.
  • Where do I start with strength training? Videos, Yoga, planks/push ups? (47yo female)
  • Do you feel like you can gain all the strength necessary FOR triathlon THROUGH triathlon by focusing on hills, big gear work, pulling in the pool, etc. Or do you think it's necessary to implement outside gym sessions focused only on strength? Also, beyond what I mentioned, what are some of your favorite swim/bike/run strength sessions?  
  • What supplements do you think are important for triathlete health and what do you take on daily basis (if anything)?
  • Would it be silly to use swim paddles in OWS training ? Recent podcast one of my favs. I was there in lville 18 , will never forget my coach Robbie hug at the finish line. Lol.
  • Is there a way one can use multi-sport/triathlon training program to prepare for a marathon and improve timing? Fatigue due to higher running mileage is a limiter here.

    With all the IMs being cancelled and thus registrations getting deferred until next year, how easy do you think it will be to sign up for an IM next year?
  • Who is your favorite athlete? And what made you choose me?
  • If you’re training g consistently and in “70.3 shape”, how long is an IM build? How much time before the race would you begin a race specific build?
  • To add on to Ashley Drayer's question--when is the best time/how many times per week to do said strength training so you're not so sore for the weekend long run?
  • If your athlete gets sick during a heavy training phase, how do you ramp them back up after they’re starting to feel better?
  • What advice would you give to an athlete who believes in the run slow to run fast but consistently needs to WALK/run to keep heart rate down to an acceptable range? I’ve working at “running” since this winter and I’m not seeing much difference in heart rate or speed. Thanks!
  • Hopefully this is a fun one...when you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • How does one “find” the short course gears (speed)? When I’ve primarily been training long and strong for long course without getting injured because of adding to much intensity too fast.
  • When you push past the point of overheating your core temp (almost always on the run, amiright?) is there any way to pull it back down or are you just toast?
  • I enjoy hiking few times a month in the summer with elevation. 3-4 hr hikes with 2000 feet or greater in elevation change. How can this be done without affecting overall training. Can this be done in place of a long bike or run?
  • Can we get another dog cast? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 7, 2020

Ironman Louisville holds many special memories for us and today we look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly. We also talk about the impact of Ironman on our daily lives and how races bring out the best in total strangers. From the swim line trepidation to the electric finish line, Ironman has a contagious energy that can literally change your life. Today is a sad day, but we use it to move forward and appreciate what we have. 

Topics:

  • Sun at the end of the tunnel?
  • The Race cancelation yo-yo
  • Finding an outline to move forward
  • They’ll say it was COVID, but .  .
  • The “old” Louisville Heat
  • Did the move from August ruin Louisville?
  • Easier isn’t always better
  • Support from total random strangers boards at Louisville -  “that’s how life should be”
  • An addictive energy that’s impossible to describe
  • What if no one was there cheering?
  • Contagious energy
  • Ironman race energy in every day life
  • It’s about the experience, the perspective and what you get out of it
  • Finding presence at your race
  • It’s all about the faces in the swim line
  • Don’t take today’s opportunity for granted

IRONMAN LOUISVILLE TRIBUTE VIDEOS BY CRUSHING IRON:

2019 - https://youtu.be/98-tQj24Vww

2018 - https://youtu.be/5VYdpb-wCtc

2017 - https://youtu.be/daZVLcYC1XM

2016 - https://youtu.be/tVFcO1Yat_Y

2016 - Swim Start Walk-up - https://youtu.be/y6vXAIX0UKA

2015 - https://youtu.be/KtJwlTfaI_o

2014 - https://youtu.be/258p8OohPko

2013 - https://youtu.be/NzqanwwVonA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jul 2, 2020

Working out is essentially damaging you body so it can heal and get stronger . . . so don’t hammer so hard that you lose the nail. This is a GREAT time to find yourself and build your body for the long run. Quick fixes and hacks are popular because they don't work and we keep trying something new. Step back and be one with the process. Find the joy and love in the sport along the way to transforming your life. 

Topics:

  • The C26 Hub Training Center is looking good in Chattanooga
  • Getting lost in going big or going home
  • Don’t skip steps
  • Robbie’s first race
  • Athlete development
  • Do you need to feel shelled
  • The hidden story of going too fast
  • Working off small sample sets
  • It’s not always about getting there fast
  • The best triathletes start short
  • Fast at long distance?
  • Rejecting the impulse
  • Master small ball
  • Short story, novella, book
  • “I hope I’m ready”
  • The Ironman buzz
  • Nothing Truly Great Happens Immediately 
  • It’s time to do your inventory progression
  • This is all a great excuse to be doing base work
  • You won’t see improvement every day
  • Be where you are
  • Don’t hammer so hard you lose the nail
  • Working out essentially damages your body
  • Are you doing okay?
  • When your water is boiling all the time
  • You and your thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jun 29, 2020

We just finished our June Volume Camp and learned a lot of lessons about facing challenges and leaving our comfort zones. Today, we talk about how pushing yourself into unfamiliar situations can be can help you be a better triathlete, grow in life and get closer to the person you want to become. Normalizing discomfort can be how we get better. 

Topics:

  • The things that matter
  • A do or die high
  • Re charging your life
  • Trying to control the narrative around comfort levels
  • How action meets accountability
  • Why work so hard with no races?
  • Growth opportunities in Triathlon
  • Familiarity and comfort
  • Varying courses and challenges
  • Being totally comfortable is active recovery
  • Taking pain and discomfort as danger
  • Perceived and real fear feel the exact same
  • Growing with uncomfortable situations
  • “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”
  • Are you progressing or regressing?
  • Comfortable being fine?
  • What challenges do for us
  • Possibilities are unique to ourselves
  • “We barely scratch the surface” - you’re truly never done
  • Our experiences are everything
  • Isolation and anxiety
  • Our responsibility to build connection right now
    • They need some Muncie Volunteers, especially the day before the race in the Athlete Registration (Athlete Check in). So if you’re racing or have family going, they’d love your help and it’s a great way to help this race get things going in the right direction for our season!
  • https://ironman.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=47849

     

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 

Jun 25, 2020

It's better to be undertrained than 1% over trained. Today, we talk about how fatigue and stress mask fitness and why it's often more important to get your mind and emotions straight. We get into the freedom of training "light" and why adding more isn't the answer. Are you chasing all the time, or trailing with poise? 

  • The baggage we carry
  • Stress is Stress
  • What’s a Day Off to you?
  • Fatigue Masks Fitness
  • Stress to soak in 
  • It’s hard to be objective - 9 Hours in the car shelled me - looking from the outside I have a lot of shit going on - I need to ask for help 
  • Go run with someone else
  • Take time to connect with people
  • Good stress is stress too
  • Minimal effective dose 
  • When we think more is more is more
  • Addictive personality - being “fine” with feeling “fine” - getting used to feeling Juiced . . .
  • Burn your matches on Race Day
  • When your mind blows before your body
  • “I didn’t have it today” - athletes say that on 1 hour runs
  • The mental and emotional weighs you down
  • It’s better to be undertrained than 1% overtrained
  • What are we chasing?
  • Just because someone’s doing it doesn’t mean it’s right 
  • More isn’t always better
  • Are you an over-achiever or over-doer
  • Chase under control
  • Does mood follow action or action follow mood?
  • Mike’s dog can sense she’s moving  . . .
  • They need some Muncie Volunteers, especially the day before the race in the Athlete Registration (Athlete Check in). So if you’re racing or have family going, they’d love your help and it’s a great way to help this race get things going in the right direction for our season!

https://ironman.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=47849

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jun 22, 2020

There are so many distractions that suck the energy out of our lives. Are you focused on what’s really important? For many, this has turned into the longest “off-season” in our triathlon careers, so how do you find that race community energy more often? Changing up workouts, focusing on little things that help you escape from the grind, be a better and happier person? Today we look at some of the traps we’ve fallen into and how to escape them.

Topics:

  • Self-supported Ironman
  • How do you handle not having a race?
  • Endurance sports let you race by yourself
  • Addicted to headlines
  • What’s REALLY important to you?
  • Spending energy vs. being busy
  • Trying to make money, arguing about sports or politics you’ll never solve
  • Obsessed with showing our work
  • The extended “off season”
  • Shifting gears to create new habits 
  • The Ironman weekend “escape”
  • It’s your chance to escape 
  • Triathlon to top off energy stores
  • Mike’s Bungee cord analogy
  • How much tension in your life?
  • Be in the moment, but get OUT of it
  • Major sports and do we care??
  • They need some Muncie Volunteers, especially the day before the race in the Athlete Registration (Athlete Check in). So if you’re racing or have family going, they’d love your help and it’s a great way to help this race get things going in the right direction for our season!

https://ironman.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=47849

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

www.c26triathlon.com

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

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