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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. Two coaches, 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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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

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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

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