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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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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 30, 2020

How do you prioritize Endurance, Strength and Speed training for different courses and races? It should be a balance, but not always in even proportions. We look at priority and periodization based on goals. Why big gears aren't just strength work. Overusing muscles. Return on your swim stroke investment. Why you get sore arms while swimming and sore legs on transition runs. Connecting endurance, strength and speed training. 

Topics:

  • Mike says, “Yeah, man”
  • Do you prefer a race on the calendar?
  • Getting consistent
  • What sparked Mike to get going?
  • Prioritizing and periodizing based on goal
  • Big Gear work - not just strength work
  • Building pathways of better communication
  • Balancing strength work
  • Hamstrings on bike and run
  • Overuse of muscles
  • Stretching and discomfort
  • Where to look if you have pain
  • Cycle stroke compared to swim stroke
  • Swimming with the water vs. through it
  • Why you need to finish your swim stroke
  • Getting return on your stroke investment
  • Why your arms hurt in the beginning of swims
  • Why legs hurt on transition runs
  • Connecting it all
  • 3 different sports that all have similarities
  • Connecting by disconnecting

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

Jan 27, 2020

Many of us get into triathlon to figure out who we really are and that process is more effective and enjoyable if we love the sport. And loving the sport is a process. Today, we reflect on Kobe Bryant’s life and his passion for, not only the game, but everything he did, and tie it into our daily approach with triathlon. Kobe’s death is a painful reminder that life is fragile and triathlon is much more than just the numbers – it’s about community, connection and helping others. Today is about finding your sweet spots in training and appreciating the little things to make net gains.

Topics:

  • The power of a little break
  • Goaded by peer pressure
  • Kobe Bryant’s impact on us
  • Painful reminders of how fragile life is
  • Overcomplicating what matters
  • Life is hard enough without complicating it
  • Combining love for the sport with wanting to be the best we can be
  • Burnout rate
  • Type-A Celebration
  • Becoming your best, not “the” best
  • Is Triathlon a “net gain” for you?
  • Slowing down the least
  • Chasing PRs
  • Figuring out who you are as a person
  • Breaking up the rocks - uncovering your the truth is often painful
  • Love what you love

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

Jan 23, 2020

We get into the sport to grow and become more confident, but . . . what do we do in those weak moments? The best athletes (and people) are always learning. Today, we look at a lot of examples we experience in coaching and how we approach insecurities that pop up in training. The stress of missing workouts, injuries, worry about not being ready, judging ourselves too harshly, etc. Training should be a way to become more whole and not judge ourselves by comparison. Learn your limits and how to approach them in a positive way.

Topics:

  • Do you think you’ll be ready?
  • The obsession with wanting to know and predict
  • Adding “judgements to our plate”
  • Do you need to do MORE?
  • Making up missed workouts
  • Does not getting a PR mean you’re slower?
  • Was this session good enough?
  • Who are you letting down?
  • Do you think that race is a good idea?
  • The endless puzzle
  • You just don’t know
  • Are you where you thought you’d be?
  • Over-judging yourself
  • Sitting with yourself
  • You shouldn’t be stressed about something that gives you joy
  • The ability to take days off
  • The three P’s of stress
  • Training to heal or be whole
  • Learning from overtraining
  • Leaving wiggle room for life
  • Depression and anxiety

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

Jan 20, 2020

We are by no means experts, but today we take an open look at the never ending debate over weight loss and proper race weight. Everything is on the table including body image, guilt, shame, binge eating, strength vs. optimum weight, and power per kilo. Triathlon is often a road to weight loss, but changing a lifestyle comes with a lot of stress and cutting calories is a slippery slope. We talk about finding your race weight and when to be at it. So many diets, so many choices, but what works best for you?

Topics: 

  • Go too hard too soon
  • Proving yourself in practice 
  • Weight Control
  • Body image
  • Strength vs Weight
  • Power per kilos
  • Comparing to other people
  • Binge eating
  • Hydration and diet
  • Stress and pounding and weight
  • Periodizing your training
  • “Perfect” Race Weight
  • Giving the body time to adjust
  • Changing too much at once
  • Societal categories
  • Intuitive eating
  • What’s best for you?

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 16, 2020

We start with a little podcast reflection about what this community means to us, then head into managing training amongst the chaos of life. We talk about the things like the source of anxiety, how to race "free," and why training means nothing if you don't have a handle on your life. Robbie talks about his biggest role as a coach, Mike hits on longevity and easing the fear after his father's death. 

  • What is this podcast about?
  • The similarities we all have
  • Feeling good and connected
  • Importance of community
  • Underneath the Magic Kingdom
  • Are you Into the icing or the cake?
  • How, when and why to train
  • We all have access
  • A coach's most important role
  • The challenge of good stress
  • What’s better than someone you can trust with anything?
  • Science made us forget the big picture
  • The origin of anxiety
  • The comfort level with your coach
  • What the hell does training even matter
  • Easy is easy because how you feel that day
  • Life is the hardest work
  • How to be free on the course
  • Why do we make it harder?
  • What empowers you?
  • Thinking about longevity

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 13, 2020

There's not much like the mind games you play with yourself at the end of a race. We call it "internal bargaining." Whether it a half or full Ironman or Marathon, it usually comes back to effort and execution. Today we look at how that breaks out within a marathon and the strategies you can use to talk yourself through the pain while keeping your pace.

Topics:

  • Hydrating for more than a one day event
  • Execution when things are out of control
  • Execution vs. Time goals
  • Breaking down the Dopey Challenge
  • How do you define racing?
  • Run form variation with pace
  • Stride rate and turnover
  • In-race recovery
  • Relaxing within the stride
  • Changing stride to mix it up
  • 2:10 wake up call??
  • Is the marathon the hardest event?
  • Back to back compensation sessions
  • Internal race bargaining
  • Biting things in small pieces

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 9, 2020

It's tough keeping indoor trainer rides and treadmill runs interesting, but today was look at simple methods that not only keep you engaged, but give you really solid workouts. Plus, Robbie checks in from his first day at the Dopey Challenge with a strategy plan for the rest of his weekend. Also, hot tea and energy, pitfalls of virtual training, execution based goals and long-term body balance. 

Topics:

  • Master What You Have
  • Hot Tea Guy
  • Dopey Challenge Strategy
  • Taking your attention back
  • Riding outside vs. Trainer
  • Making Indoor Workouts Entertaining
  • Virtual Riding Programs
  • Traps within virtual riding
  • Zwift, Trainer Road
  • Meditative workouts
  • Pacing Games on Treadmill
  • Zone 1/Zone 2 Ride HR ideas
  • Commercial Sprints
  • Long term body imbalance
  • Using your watch differently
  • Execution based goals

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 6, 2020

To be a good runner, you have build in a way that makes sense. In Part 2 of our How To Not Suck at Running (part one is episode #317) Coach Robbie talks about how to work in tempo and negative split mentality in a way that tests adaptation, but doesn't beat you down when adding more swim and bike volume. In triathlon, you "get faster" by being able to exert more energy late in the run. As we've said a million times, it's not about going faster as much as it is, who slows down the least. 

Topics:

  • One size fits all in training?
  • Do it more and do it smarter
  • How do we make running more enjoyable?
  • Alleviating injuries
  • Finding the time to balance running and triathlon
  • Light a fire, don’t burn it all down 
  • Phase 1 - 6 runs a week
  • Phase 2 - Build/Race Specific
  • Adding a Zone 3/Half Marathon Effort
  • Turn a medium run into a tempo run
    • Duration will vary among athletes
    • Be careful adding intensity
  • Beware the dangerous Pace Game
    • Learn to run by effort
    • Picking a pace is like picking watts
  • Mileage vs. Time
  • Intensify or Extend?
  • What about track workouts??
  • How to implement your Tempo Run
  • The delay of fatigue
  • The Negative Split Long Run
  • Mastering the mentality of not obsessing about the overall workout number
  • Always go with effort
  • Fatigue increase and need for more warm up
  • Understanding effort build and hold
  • Raising effort to hold a pace
  • Patience, pacing, and execution

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. Find out more on our Camps Page

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

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

Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

www.c26triathlon.com

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

Jan 3, 2020

Most times the best solution for fear, pain, and suffering is to simply Lean Into It. Life throws a lot of curveballs overthinking can be a curse. Today, Mike talks about a difficult start to his new year and how he's been reminded the best solution is often just accepting and sitting at peace in the moment. The guys talk about how that applies directly to training and racing. 

Topics:

  • Play triathlon - it’s a game
  • Too much thinking
  • A rough start to Mike’s New Year 
  • Just because it’s familiar doesn’t mean necessary
  • Slow down to be faster
  • Trim away the fat
  • Get rid of the noise
  • That’s Not Very “Disney” of them
  • A very, very long day
  • There’s “wins” in everything we do
  • How to figure out if you’re in tune with your body
  • When to re assess the session
  • Don’t ignore the signs of your body

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/

Also a big thanks to Tom Stewart and Ross Kaffenberger for their technical support as we went through the process of launching the new site!

Also Somer Scandridge, Sam Browning, Jenny Machlin, and Scott Donald for their input. And of course, Stuart Rogers for his incredibly DETAILED reports regarding layout and copy. Love you guys!

Registration is NOW OPEN for 2020 C26 Camps. 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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