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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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Jun 18, 2020

Most of us get into this sport to change something in our lives, and that process can make things more uncomfortable. Sometimes we lean in for upper cuts instead of managing the body blows. Today, we talk about learning what we truly want and how training should help that process vs. digging a deeper hole. We also look at how Ironman is used as a mask or shield and how to let that go by showing yourself grace. 

Topics:

  • Robbie hits a new age group
  • Mike is a beacon of hope in his 50’s
  • Camp is coming
  • Normalizing discomfort
  • People come to triathlon because they “want something”
  • Craving more training to alleviate the discomfort
  • What is so impactful that it can change the way you live
  • Changing pain thresholds
  • You can’t train your way into being happy
  • Taking body blows vs. upper cuts
  • Are you jazzed to wake up to an average day?
  • Triathlon as a band aid vs. true healing
  • Ironman depression
  • The quest to be happy
  • Using Ironman as a mask or Shield
  • Looking at the past to justify
  • What’s important to us is always changing
  • Robbie talks about getting crushed in his trail race
  • And how he responded to not racing his race

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 15, 2020

There are many racing questions out there, so we brought on Race Director, Ken Hammond (Race Director of Ohio 70.3 and Musselman) for an in-depth conversation on how he, his staff, and Ironman have been approaching a race season hampered by a pandemic. He talks about the current state of racing, registration trends for upcoming races, and what changes might stick in the sport. He also gives us insight into a lot of challenges they've faced that most of us don't think about, like why Muncie 70.3 is on, but Ohio 70.3 isn't. 

Topics: 

  • What’s a race director do without racing?
  • how did he deal with the final cancellation of his races?
  • Race directors relationship to Ironman
  • Protocols with cities
  • Ironman’s mindset from the beginning of Pandemic
  • How open are cities to changing dates?
  • How does he mentally handle losing TWO races?
  • How they’re figuring out what actually works and makes
  • Why some cities are racing, some are not
  • Muncie is going, why can’t Ohio?
  • Discussion points for possibly localizing races
  • Medical support and volunteer hesitation
  • Return to racing initiative
  • Self-support racing
  • What possible changes he thinks will stick?
  • His thoughts about racing progression right now
  • Proposed changes to limit contact in expo, transitions, etc
  • Looking at the new finish line
  • His biggest worry through all of this
  • Will this pandemic actually grow the sport?
  • Will people be more active or just work more?
  • Race registration trends for 2021
  • Will late season racing be open if you want them?
  • Race Director’s perspective to negative Facebook groups
  • What it was like losing an athlete at Ohio 70.3
  • Where to find the grumpiest people on race day
  • The communication channel between athletes and Ironman

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 11, 2020

No racing, camps, and limited group functions can really play with our minds. It makes an "isolated sport" even trickier. Today, we talk about the power of people and the group. How racing and camps and group training can get us out of our heads, funks, or lack of belief patterns. It's up to us to keep this sport going in a positive way. If you love triathlon and want it to come back better than ever, dive in. 

Topics: 

  • Big guest next week
  • Race Directors manage the Ironman franchise
  • It’s not always their fault
  • Extreme opinions
  • The truth is somewhere in the middle
  • Misery loves company
  • Connection
  • The New Routine
  • Easing back into tri-lifestyle
  • Letting go of control
  • Variety vs. Routine
  • Multiple choice or True/False
  • Coaching is Advocacy
  • I might not know anyway (out)
  • Injury vs. slight discomfort
  • Get caught up in positive energy
  • Other people take you out of your loop
  • Trapped in your own mind
  • The challenges of training solo
  • the power of the group
  • negative impact or positive impact (out)
  • it’s the group … it’s the people . . .

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 8, 2020

Do you wonder why you blow up in certain races? Do you struggle with pacing? You make hundreds of decisions throughout a race and they all matter. Saving 10 seconds now could cost you 2 minutes, or more later. Today we discuss those decisions and race day mentality. It's all about the back half of the run, but what happens along the way will determine how that goes. It's playing a game of chess with yourself and today we look at the best moves. 

Topics:

  • FOMO
  • Social media reinforcement of habit
  • Step back and think it through
  • 10k Test
  • 10k is a tough distance
  • Questioning your training in the Pandemic
  • Challenges and restrictions
  • Why did I blow up?
  • The Mentality of race day isn’t predictable
  • When too much taper can backfire
  • When you should try to fail
  • How to understand EFFORT
  • Matching physical threshold to mental ability
  • Feeling out your run
  • Mountain biking and threshold
  • Talking about terrain and conditions
  • Pacing on hilly courses
  • How to keep a reserve
  • Blasting a hill bites you later
  • The non expectation coach
  • In this for the long haul
  • are you willing to give up seconds?
  • How is that going to impact my run -
  • Patience coach … do your own race… it’s playing chess with yourself

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 4, 2020

We start with MTV unplugged and Cubs baseball and end with some great discussion of how to be positive and embrace changes in racing no matter what they might be. We cover how racing may “look” in 2020 and how to be ready. We also explain the new C26 Community Hub in Chattanooga and why it would be a great getaway for anyone who loves this sport and wants to build their community.

Topics:

  • What the C26 Hub is all about
  • No strangers
  • Getaway “camps”
  • One on one
  • Home away from home
  • Triathletes and bike shops
  • Racing Positivity
  • Racing is happening - Lubbock is on
  • Brand New Experience for everyone
  • Minimizing touch points
  • Transition & Course Changes
  • Be thankful even if it’s not perfect
  • We can’t take this for granted
  • How can it not be exciting?
  • The Woodstock of Triathlon
  • General Lesson - It’s What You Make of it
  • Be grateful for the opportunity to be there 36:00
  • Embrace “surprises”
  • Free yourself from “expectations”
  • The Experience is what it is
  • Change is constant
  • Deciding your passion

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 1, 2020

This is a positive look at pursuing YOUR life and dreams. The pandemic has done a lot of things, but today we look at how it may have eased us into a comfort zone that makes it harder for us to make that transition back to training, racing, and life. How maybe we have built in excuses to procrastinate, rationalize, and not do the work. None of us knows how this will play out, but we are in control of our of our passion, desire, and dreams. Today is the day.

  • IRONMAN CEO Message
  • If the city says come, they are coming
  • A child’s re-entry into Daycare
  • Fear of the unknown
  • We’re going back to school and work
  • Living in a bubble
  • We have to take chances
  • Are you rationalizing your way out of things?
  • Community is king
  • You’re becoming so comfortable in your home . .
  • Friends and families as enemies
  • Be empowered to be your own person living YOUR life
  • Are you seeing a negative pattern?
  • Are we blurring Comfort with Safety?
  • People working hard and being aggressive are the anomaly
  • What’s your response to the obstacles?
  • Feeding who you are and starving who you want to be?
  • Are you working your resilience?
  • Freedom vs. Safety
  • What are you doing for your dream?
  • “You can’t just dream your way… you have to put in the work”

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

May 28, 2020

Heat hits quick, your pace crumbles . . . and we always seem to forget the dew point, our ability to fuel better, and slow down make a huge difference in our long term health and recovery. Today we look at what's going on when Spring turns to Summer and our body wants to protect itself. Good stuff in here about acclimating to heat, hydration, why body weight and body fat matter, and why your "easy runs" may be the long term culprit. 

Topics:

  • Overnight habit changes?
  • Deceptive mornings
  • Wrapping your mind around Dew Point
  • Digging massive holes (two ways)
  • Getting in shape and acclimating at once
  • Chasing paces
  • “I’m losing my fitness”
  • Humidity and Dew Point affect your breathing
  • So much water in air it’s harder to get oxygen
  • Cooling effect of sweating is negated
  • Keeping ego in check
  • Your pace could be 1:30 slower!
  • How your body protects itself
  • Heat affects people differently
  • Why Starky probably won’t win Kona
  • Body type matters
  • Body weight, fat, and heat
  • How to be a better athlete in the heat
  • Core temp and acclimation
  • Benefits of training in the heat
  • What you should do BEFORE a hot run
  • Perceived exertion while carrying fuel
  • Fueling days in advance
  • How going rogue makes you pay
  • What to eat and drink after you run, especially in heat

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

May 25, 2020

Do you get caught up in the numbers or look at the body of work? Athletes have to understand that fatigue masks fitness and shooting for numbers or speed on every workout is a losing proposition when it comes to racing. Today we talk about training in heat, preparing for specific courses and why understanding accumulated stress is the secret to racing. Your race isn't today, so what are you doing to get better?

Topics:

  • Podcasting future
  • Losers on Netflix
  • The Heat is on . . . did you just get slower?
  • Judging fitness in a vacuum
  • General fitness vs. Performance Fitness
  • It’s how your body handles stress
  • Do you recover well after intervals?
  • Can you replicate intervals?
  • You can’t always chase a speed or a number
  • We become our own reality of who we think we are
  • Your fastest days could be more about conditions
  • Creating fitness for Wisconsin or Florida?
  • You hit it in training but not the race
  • Training for specific race courses
  • Fitness is about ability to bounce back
  • Time running vs. distance
  • Stress score points
  • Tired legs and accumulated fatigue
  • Fatigue masks fitness
  • What are you trying to build?
  • What are you trying to become?
  • When you’re too tired to show off your engine
  • Expressing current fitness vs. Durability
  • Today is not the race, so what are you doing?

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

May 21, 2020

We love you all! Thanks for listening to our podcasts. Today, we look at winning and how that means different things to different people. We talk about ways to reframe your definition of winning, and how we confuse sacrifices with making choices. Some of this is focused on "The Last Dance" documentary with Michael Jordan and how he shaped competition and winning. Most of us can learn from that, but . . . it's also important to realize we are not Michael Jordan. There's also stuff on how to make faster transitions. 

Topics:

  • How racing may look different this year
  • You need to become self-sufficient at races
  • Being faster in transition -
    • Walk the swim to transition path
    • Count and landmark your bike
    • Towels aren’t just for kids
    • Helmet on bike shoes
    • Walk the bike-in
    • Keep it lean
    • Leaving transition with ice
    • Pick up your water bottle if you drop it 
    • In-race is not the time to wing it
  • What is winning?
  • Michael Jordan’s Last Dance Discussion
  • Winning is relative
  • Michael Phelps struggles
  • The mental side of winning
  • How much are you willing to sacrifice?
  • Sacrifice vs. Choice
  • Can you be the best without being an ass?
  • Life changes in an instant
  • Why aren’t you enjoying this?
  • Motivation for winning
  • Prove something to yourself
  • Do you see yourself as success or failure?
  • Mind games athletes need to play
  • Virtual Medals and Podiums

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

May 18, 2020

This is different for everyone and definitely a "control the controllables" situation. It's important to take lean toward the positive because misery loves company. We all want to race and want them to be safe. Race directors are making tough decisions. It may seem naive to be optimistic, but you'll never regret hoping for the best and the gains you made along the way. Triathlon is a never-ending challenge. Find what inspires you today and let that be your motivation. 

Topics:

  • Ironman used to be like getting tickets for a concert
  • Is Muncie ready to set the tone?
  • It’s important to support the sport however you can
  • Race management companies trying to find a way
  • There’s gonna be some changes
  • Race Directors and tough decisions
  • The most important thing for your life right now
  • This is tough for EVERYONE
  • Take care of yourself first but don’t judge anyone else
  • Different ways we handle stress
  • Reseting your brain after a race is cancelled
  • Misery loves company
  • Races are now like pop quizzes
  • Stepping out of the comfort zone
  • How giving up gets rid of pressure
  • Siding with your optimistic voice
  • The “I told you so” mindset
  • You’re not going to regret the benefits
  • This is bigger than all of us
  • Ignorance is bliss
  • Post a picture of your dog
  • Do you feel like you’re being robbed?
  • Finding a different “end goal”
  • Stay focused on the athlete you’re trying to become
  • Don’t forget the things you’ve learned
  • Triathlon is never-ending and it’s never the same

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

May 14, 2020

Do you understand the purpose behind your training blocks? Do you recognize progression even when your numbers don't show it? Today, the physiology of getting stronger and faster and how it's all baked into your training plan. How to balance intensity with volume, and how training blocks should seamlessly overlap along with the psychology of repeating the same workout and why it's so good for your training.

Topics:

  • Chattanooga 70.3 and heat
  • Happy and Healthy Baseline
  • Base Phase and Build Phase
  • Addressing specific parts of a discipline
  • Specific Stimulus
  • How Running and Cycling Blocks should mesh together
  • Training Shouldn’t Start over each year
  • How most athletes stunt their development
  • Looking at your total athlete profile
  • Why Ironman over-books entries
  • It’s really fun to get faster
  • It’s not just about training more
  • Reality vs. Best interests of the athletes
  • Hot, cold, hilly, flat?
  • It’s all about where you start
  • The tight rope of racing vs. non-racing
  • Allocating Stress in training
  • When to lower volume and up intensity
  • Creative workouts may mean “random”
  • The psychology of repeating the same workouts
  • Athletes crave familiarity
  • Why you shouldn’t “always” see improvements
  • How to know if your legs are adapting
  • Applying appropriate load is the number one job
  • How to recognize your improvement when it’s not obvious
  • When you need a workout smoothie

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

May 12, 2020

Are you selling your ability short based on past experience? What if you detached from digital results that can contain you? Today, the stresses under the surface, plus, how to approach your return to the pool. Also, aligning your confidence with your potential the power of chipping away at goals. 

Topics:

  • Block training explained
  • How to get back into the pool
  • How to kill 2 birds with one stone in swimming
  • Swimming is upper body
  • You don’t have to be in shape before you go
  • Different types of athletes
  • Varying reasons for racing
  • Don’t let your mind say you can’t do something
  • When you open new doors
  • You don’t fast-forward through the training
  • The beauty of chiseling away
  • I’m so much better than I thought I was . . .
  • Sometimes you just have to see it
  • Are you faster than you think you are?
  • Detach from digital recaps that “define” you
  • Redefining your “why”
  • Why holding back can be stress
  • How we sneak in performance accomplishments
  • When confidence doesn’t align with the effort
  • The “Oh, I can do that” syndrome
  • “I’m just not good enough”
  • When we become comfortable in self-loathing

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

May 7, 2020

Races are not expiration dates. This is about a never ending journey to be and get better. Today we look at some of the things that wedge their way into consistency with training. Whether it the Devil and Angel on your shoulder, or biting off more than you can chew because you feel good one day. We talk training outlines, recovery, and general perspectives on how you can find a groove and stay in it. 

Topics:

  • Discoveries can be in the mystery
  • Where do you gravitate?
  • We are on a never ending journey
  • We race on the same course as the pros
  • Do you simply enjoy Being and Getting Better?
  • Does this sport compliment and supplement your life?
  • We all came from a place
  • Were you looking for something or needing something?
  • The march forward should still be going on
  • The Devil and Angel
  • Snowball effect
  • Transitions in life . . .
  • A race isn’t an expiration date
  • Building patterns and behaviors
  • The toughest weeks for consistent athletes
  • Taking your foot off the gas for recovery
  • Responding to a Day Off
  • Coach Robbie’s legit fear
  • boy is it easy to get off track
  • Being consistent in not being consistent
  • We get used to one way that works
  • Do you study all semester or cram for the race?

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

May 5, 2020

This title comes from two things: The strategy behind days off and cherishing the ability to do what you do before you can't anymore. How good perspective can minimize stress and increase enjoyability. There's also TONS of cycling talk, including power, cadence and riding against the wind, and how to taper/prepare for two races that might wind up close together. Toward the end we discuss an awesome post from an athlete who described his "when" as his why. How being grateful for what you are able to do can be a genuine motivator to enjoy the possibilities of each day. 

Topics: 

  • The power of flexibility
  • Being comfortable if things don’t work out on time
  • Doing things the right way instead of having to do it
  • Minimizing current stress and minimize future stress
  • Riding into the wind
  • Cadence talk on the bike
  • Finding your most powerful pedal stroke
  • Pedal stroke explained
  • Single Leg drills
  • How dead spots add up
  • Knowing your limitations
  • Run cadence and load
  • Mastering effort between the zones
  • High turn over in the swim
  • Managing watts into and against the wind
  • Race spacing - How much time do you need between
  • The longer the taper . . . the . . .
  • Races are a HUGE stimulus boost
  • Fitness bumps from races
  • “My when is my why” - Patrick Gill
  • Do your days off really make sense??
  • You can’t get time back

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

Apr 30, 2020

Are you being too hard on yourself right now? We start with a look at adjusting your workouts for success. Then get into why FTP tests may be the most overrated thing for long course racing. Can you get away with doing your own bike fit? Bike injuries that affect your run. Unsupported races. The most useless things in triathlon. And how to ride intervals when you're outside. 

Topics: 

  • Too hard on yourself?
  • What are you reading?
  • Our life is the toughest to navigate
  • People will find a way
  • Do we have faith in where this is going?
  • Are we getting stronger?
  • What’s the best thing we’ve seen during all of this?
  • The small things are what matters
  • Selfish or Selfless?
  • How often should I retest my FTP?
  • Why FTP tests are overrated
  • How most athletes RUIN their race
  • Which Race would Mike and Robbie Relive?
  • Which one would you do over?
  • Do you carry too much on the run/bike?
  • Self fit a bike or bike shop fit? Save money or no for first true road bike. New to biking.
  • I’m finally getting the hang of pushing intervals on the trainer. How do I best translate this to outside...seems harder to control effort.
  • What is your insight and advice for athletes participating in or adding their own virtual run/bike races during this time and what can we learn from these results?
  • Lots of talk about unsupported (i.e. bring your own hydration/nutrition) races. Thoughts? Is it even possible for a FULL IM?
  • What’s the most useless thing triathletes often try to force into their training?
  • Would you be open to regional training camps? How many people do you need for it to make sense?
  • Can you get stronger without a trainer? How often should recovery work - stretching, foam rolling, etc be incorporated & when? Like shortly after a workout? Later in the day? Before?

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

Apr 27, 2020

Remember that time when you got done with a workout and said, "I suck?" Get out of that place. Today, we look at a never ending positive process. We talk about the challenges of social distancing and isolation for triathletes. Depression and the immune system. How do you respond to challenges and turn them into race and life wins? 

Topics: 

  • We’re all carrying a bigger weight than we know
  • The problem with social distancing
  • When your process is disrupted
  • How we respond to things matters most
  • Rolling through different states of consciousness
  • When we look for answers that support us no matter what
  • Know who your friends really are
  • Two perspectives on race cancellations
  • A never ending process
  • Bad workouts as opportunities
  • Remember the GOOD stuff
  • At the core, we just want to feel goooood …….
  • You didn’t suck as a person
  • You may have sucked at self care
  • How we just simply bypass our environment
  • Triathlon vanity dreams
  • Don’t try to marry your training on the best day
  • There will always be battles
  • You can’t always look for the easy . . .

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

 

Apr 23, 2020

This is the story behind the podcast . . . the community . . . and how Crushing Iron almost didn't happen because of a bad hangover. Mike and Robbie talk about the early days of their athlete/coach relationship all the way through a humble morning in a Nashville coffee shop that laid the groundwork for what would become the Crushing Iron podcast. Alcohol recovery, healthy career changes, and an epic bike ride that changed everything.

Topics:

  • The podcast that almost never happened
  • The Biker and the Alcoholic
  • The epic ride that brought them together
  • The drunk summer
  • "What's a podcast?"
  • The coffee shop morning that laid the groundwork
  • The first podcasts
  • Awkward camp beginnings
  • Parallels between the podcast evolution, triathlon, and life
  • Follow your passion
  • Don’t waiver
  • Don’t care what people think

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

Apr 20, 2020

Communicating the right messages to athletes. Dealing with tough questions and situations. Today, Coach shares what he's talking about with his athletes during this time and gives his perspective on how to find optimism. We look at why races shouldn't matter. What's most important. And dealing with the voice inside trying to talk you out of it. When life throws you a curveball, sit back, wait, and drive it into the gap.

Topics:

  • Weirdness of isolation and going to the grocery store
  • Optimism about races soon?
  • What cities look with giving the okay to race
  • Where does the negative outweigh positive
  • Internal negotiations and talking yourself out of it
  • This should be your number one goal
  • Can’t find motivation, try thinking like this . . .
  • Dealing with Life’s Curveballs
  • The process of hitting a curveball by Mike
  • Races shouldn’t change your attitude
  • Fitness is essential for most of us . . .
  • Time to be flexible… and stay on task (19:00)
  • Our prediction for Muncie 70.3 race status
  • Jumping from 70.3 to Ironman analogy
  • Durability in time vs. distance
  • Frequent, but dispersed volume
  • Being prepared is what matters . . . no matter what
  • Day by day . . .
  • Use today to prepare for tomorrow . . . not 3 months from now
  • The Sun is Vitamin D
  • We have to do the best with what we have . . . every day
  • It’s not the race, it’s who you become along the way
  • Don’t waste this time, you don’t get it back
  • We all need wins 53:26 get out the door… quick fix

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

Apr 16, 2020

You work so hard, but can't seem to find that speed you want in the water. You’re still dragging, gasping, and not seeing much return from your investments. It's time to use the water and not let use you.

Swimming doesn't have to be so hard. Today we break it down in the simplest terms and make the swim stroke easy. We dive into the reach/entry, catch along with early vertical forearm, a solid pull, and powerful finish. Have your mind ready when you get back in the pool!

  • Hand into the water, it needs to be preparing to work.
  • Reach as far as you possibly can
  • When you enter the water early and tvhink about a high elbow out of the water, it forces you to shorten stroke
  • Why swimming is so difficult . . . we’re not used to it.
  • Early vertical forearm
  • Swimming is simple: Swimming square and staying in your box
  • What your arm should look like out of the water?
  • 3 Different parts of the box - the stroke
  • The front part, the middle, the back
  • Body position and staying high in the water
  • The cycle of a stroke
  • Where the stroke breaks down and gives you nothing .. .
  • Pressure on forearms
  • How to build REAL swim fitness . . .
  • Most of us swim the “easiest way” and taking the path of easiest resistance
  • Pressure and fatigue means you’re working
  • Developing different gears in the water
  • Building your Swim Cake
  • How to not go anaerobic in a race
  • Why your kick could be slowing you down
  • The competitor in you . . . be excited to jump in … game’s on
  • Fitness in swimming is a domino effect
  • What do do when you finally get back in the water
  • Work your system harder with 25s and 50s . . .
  • The dead spots in your stroke
  • Just because your arm is in the water doesn’t mean it’s doing anything
  • You can work so hard . . . and get nowhere. Sinking… gasping… swimming slow.

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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

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Apr 13, 2020

Today's guest is The Voice of Ironman, Mike Reilly. Like everyone else, he's just waiting and anxious to share more special red carpet moments and say, "You Are and Ironman." Mike has seen it all and shares his patient wisdom about our current situation, along with his optimism for the future. He also talks about the finish line and what it's like to be a part of so many life changing moments. 

Topics: 

• How many days is he on the road
• The unwritten rule between him and Ironman
• His emotions at the finish line . . .
• What it’s like when he steps on the red carpet near midnight
• His awesome story about Frank Farrar
• 3 Young Girls Crying at the Finish Line
• Will he back at the first return Ironman?
• Will he share his favorite Ironman?
• Where would he like to see another Ironman?
• His morning of the race routine
• His philosophy on race day morning
• Crazy weather scenario from IMWI
• His Race Wisdom . . .
• Why he wrote and self-published his book
• What he thinks of when you says “You are an Ironman”
• His perspective on how some positives may come out of the pandemic
• Coping, staying fit, working out and the stress relief
• It’s a new game every morning
• What IRONMAN means to him

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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

 

Apr 9, 2020

Are you quick to pull the "relief plug?" Training for long course triathlon (and living in uncertain times) demands the ability to "stay with the pain" and go through it. Life, and triathlon are saddled with "uncomfortable moments" and the best way to remove the sting is to go through them with control and confidence. As David Goggins said, "Build calluses on the brain." How all this applies to life, training, and racing.

  • Ultimate test of patience
  • Have you ever wanted to quit a race?
  • Dealing with the uncomfortable
  • How quick are we gonna pull the “relief plug”
  • Pain is relative
  • Being “just comfortable enough”
  • Un comfortability vs. Pain
  • Recruiting slow twitch fibers
  • Callusing your brain
  • Negative split the pandemic
  • Perceived stress
  • How to set yourself up for the end of Shelter in Place
  • Max uncomfortable state -
  • It’s okay to not like the way that you’re feeling
  • Anxiety is living in the future fear is living in the past
  • Alleviate the suffering
  • Practice being calm
  • Just don’t think about it . . .
  • Meditation. Deep breathing.
  • Yoga - Staying with the pain
  • Mastering your thoughts

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

Apr 6, 2020

We've all seen the fan get upset with the coach in the first quarter, only to see the team slowly dismantle the opponent over the long haul of the game. It's that mentality, that strategy, that patience that we all have to focus on now. Smart triathletes are managing their body and mind for the long game because no one really knows when racing will start again. What are you doing now that will pay off when that day finally comes?

Topics:

  • Time management
  • When will we be racing
  • Do you have a since of relief?
  • Virtual Ironman racing
  • Why power is so relative
  • Watts per kilogram
  • Every power meter is different
  • How to read power meters that are “off”
  • No one knows . . .
  • There doesn’t feel like an end game
  • The mysterious caldron
  • Life’s pause and time to catch up
  • The Triathlon Rain Delay
  • When momentum turns
  • We want what we can’t have
  • Rekindled love for the sport?
  • Mom and Dad took away the bat and ball
  • The Swim Effect on future races
  • Being tired doesn’t mean you’re more fit
  • The Long term benefits of all this
  • Things we can’t control
  • High fives at future races?
  • Social response when races begin again
  • Connection is medicine 
  • Self service aid stations?
  • What’s your takeaway?

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

 

Apr 3, 2020

Today we turned things over to athletes from our Facebook group to guide our discussion. They asked us about maintaining base fitness and mental stability. Live Zoom podcasts. Too much core work? Emerging from this as better humans. Virtual racing. Ethical debates of training outside. Time based vs. Distance training. 

Topics:

  • The Pulse of our community
  • It was race season, now it’s like holiday season again
  • Why peaks and valleys are good
  • Racing to validate yourself
  • What was your reaction to a race cancellation
  • Tempering race expectations

Athlete Questions:

Arin ChristensenWhat does it mean to maintain a good level of base fitness and mental stability in these strange times?

Somer Scandrge Would you and Mike consider doing a live podcast on Zoom while we’re all on there for our weekly meeting??

Kevin Taylor Indoor trainer rides suck 😂

Brad Creamer How to “ramp down” training after your late May IM got postponed?

Ioanna Aslanidou Is there such a thing as too much core strengthening? If you don’t do heavy weights and allow your body time to recover can you have an approach like the one you suggested for how to not suck at running? 

Jacque Wegner I love when you two get all philosophical, so...What about who we are becoming during this time? I'm trying to emerge as a better person than I went into SSAH. Better habits, better mindset, more courageous, better "human".....

Garry Crosby Is it safe, fair or even a good idea that athletes could potentially qualify for 70.3 World championships by Virtual racing

Dorice Hankemeier Your thoughts on the ethical debate of riding bikes outside right now. Getting outdoors is paramount for mental health, but in hard hit areas is a the risk of potential accident worth the risk/strain on the healthcare system. 

Joshua Venis Can you reiterate time based vs distance based training? I always love Robbie’s perspective on this. 

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

 

Mar 30, 2020

How are you talking to yourself these days? Does the body buy in with the mind's strategy? Today, we continue to look at the positive and what's going on in our own backyards. We talk about the accumulated fatigue of life, the future of endurance sports, having a true understanding of Zone 2 (and why it's so important), heart rate comparison between cycling and running, when and how to test heart rate and FTP, and most importantly, are you enjoying yourself? 

Topics:

  • Looking in our own back yard
  • Positive thinking
  • A common human thread
  • Optimism and Realism
  • Who has nothing to gain?
  • An endurance boom in 6 months?
  • Bike shops getting a shot in the arm
  • Ozark
  • How does Mental therapy exercise and fit into a plan?
  • Accumulated fatigue of life
  • Walking, Hiking, and Easy Spinning - Net Gains
  • Mental and Emotional Health > Workouts
  • Training should give you energy not take it
  • Positive Reenforcement Activity
  • Understanding Zone 2
  • Let your mind and body have a conversation
  • Owning your negative split
  • Difference in Run and Bike Zones
  • How do YOU define max heart rate?
  • When you get heart rate “numbers” from a race
  • Comparing cycling to running effort
  • How many zones do you use?
  • The 4 minute test
  • The 20 minute test
  • When you test on a bad day
  • Should you rest for a test?
  • Why to run before you ride
  • One Benefit we’ve found from Social Distancing
  • Are you enjoying yourself?

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

 

Mar 26, 2020

Today we open the podcast to Athlete/Listener Questions from our Facebook Group. We hit on how to adjust when your race is canceled, swimming challenges and open water training, and hit on one of Coach's rants about over-dependence on Training Peak graphs and numbers. Meditation. Yoga. Critical thinking. Questions covered below. 

Topics:

  • You Know your body better than anyone
  • Ask yourself these questions
  • Critical thinking
  • The most overrated graph in Training Peaks
  • The biggest thing you need to wrap around your mind
  • Reframe your mindset
  • In order to peak, you have to shed
  • Stop letting Training Peaks drive your life
  •  Is there a swim workout that can be done in open water or is the workout to just swim. Like 500m easy 500m hard.  – Arin Christiensen
  • Joshua - what is core work we can do?
  • Feel for the water
  • What’s an acceptable lake temperature for swimming?
  •  When your next race has been postponed until the fall. How do you maintain your current gains in fitness until it’s time for the hard work to start leading up to that race? – Erni Quezada
  • This is my question also. I went straight from a 70.3 to Doing Disney’s Dopey challenge and then a month later did 2 half marathons that were each a PR within 7 days...... and now, nothing until October is on the calendar... I don’t want to lose my fitness. – Julia Mayhew
  • What is the biggest challenge that you think athletes are facing right now - staying motivated? under training? overtraining? Nutrition? - and how best to stay on top of it? – Samual “Arthur” Browning
  • You bought a training plan, now what??
  • Nutrition: right now is the time.
  • Ironman is sold?
  • Ironman virtual races for Kona slots?
  • What's an acceptable lake temperature with wet suit, no gloves or boots...
  • This is a question for Mike Tarrolly...you’re a big advocate for yoga and meditation...i could sure use some guidance for diverting my mental and physical energy away from my hospital right now...so is there a particular individual or app that you’d recommend for a beginner looking to incorporate more yoga or meditation to help reduce stress? Thank you 🙏

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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