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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: February, 2022
Feb 28, 2022

Racing should feel like “business” as usual so it's up to us to create race situations ahead of time. Today we get into the differences between training indoors and outdoors, why swimming matters for the bike, and responding to race adversity. Triathlon is about energy expenditure and so many little things go into your race, including stress, and upper body fatigue. Paper Tigers tend to roll over when faced with unexpected challenges.The way we respond to life and racing is ultimately on us. 

Topics:

  • Training in the North
  • Hysteria and nonsense in Social Media Race Groups
  • A million answers for the same question
  • Is Billy really a carpenter?
  • Panic Rooms
  • Seasons Change
  • Our best shape of the year
  • The impact weather conditions have on training
  • Lower watts indoors 
  • Not all power is created equally
  • First outdoor ride
  • “I’m Done. I’m over it.”
  • The difference between trainer and outdoors
  • Why swimming matters for your cycling
  • Upper body fatigue
  • Arms and Cycling
  • Upper body tension
  • It’s all about energy expenditure
  • Stress is Stress
  • Energy expenditure is energy expenditure
  • Racing should feel like business as usual
  • Responding to adversity
  • The way we respond is on US! 
  • 1/2 aero
  • Broken Aero bars 

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Feb 25, 2022

Training is about working harder to make the race easier. Today we look at how to work on things that matter so you can race on the offensive. We also get into turning your eye inward instead of on endless distractions. We're feeling the race season closing in. Today is a good push to help you find your groove.

Topics:

  • Race Season Closes In
  • Dubai 
  • St. George nerves
  • Assuming you’ll get better over time
  • Creatures of Comfort
  • The things that make us uneasy
  • Polarization and Pyramidal
  • Following Influencers
  • Our quest to make things easier
  • Our eyes are turned outward
  • Affirmations
  • Work on the Hard Stuff to make this easier
  • Decision Making
  • Oh The Offensive
  • New Years Resolution?
  • Endless distraction
  • Are you Race Driven?
  • Red Shirt Athlete 
  • Shoved in with your jeans on
  • Gun Shy 
  • Shit Burger
  • Mike and Robbie racing IMWI?

  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 
Feb 22, 2022

Can we get our old speed back? And is that even the right way to think about faster racing? Today, we look at how to think about racing and what being fast really means in triathlon. We look at the concept of slowing down the least, how pacing plays into speed, and how sometimes going faster simply means letting go. We look at being “good sore” and how going faster can feel “easier” but comes with a catch. 

Topics:

  • Jessie Diggins
  • Oatmeal Sandwich
  • Can you build Raw Speed?
  • Speed as in not slowing down
  • Unwinding bad habits and damage through the years
  • Understanding pacing
  • Tempo work as a limiter 
  • Going faster is “easier”
  • Building chassis for strength
  • V02 Max work as the gasoline
  • Volume and intensity
  • Letting go to run faster
  • Quantity before quality
  • People obsess with being “the nail”
  • “But did you die?”
  • What is “good sore?”
  • Triathlon is combining THREE sports
  • What it takes to complete all three successfully
  • The mindset of a smart racer 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Feb 17, 2022

Do you feel rigid or low-key anxiety about life, training, or your job? Is it hard to “go off script” and just let go? Today, we get into why the drive for perfectionism can make things worse and how getting out of your comfort zone can make you a better athlete. We get into Mike’s college frat and constant fear of getting fired along Robbie’s table waiting and rehab days. All focused on how extracurricular activity makes you a more well rounded triathlete. 

Topics:

  • Sit back and relax
  • Keto?
  • Identification with sub-cultures
  • Fear of exploring
  • Trail running
  • What do you “call” yourself?
  • Freedom of movement 
  • Fitness translates
  • Perfectionism
  • Chill or search for pain?
  • Sum of Life Experiences
  • Coaching Certification
  • Waiting tables and Rehab
  • Right, Left, Middle
  • Do you have a “team?”
  • Low key anxiety about getting fired
  • The lure of the cult
  • Vulnerability 
  • Defending your tribe and all costs
  • Embracing freedom
  • Stealing candy

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Feb 15, 2022

Sometimes we have to have tough conversations with ourselves. Are we being too soft? Or do we have to dig deeper and figure out what the real problem is? Today, we look at race excitement, how we can thrive, and making the best decisions for our own satisfaction. We can’t optimize everything, so we have tough choices. Often it’s better to remove something than add more to your life. Marketing to insecurities and the power of ignorance. 

Topics:

  • Fake it till you make it
  • How tough is your life?
  • The onslaught of numbers
  • We need energy for motivation
  • The “old me”
  • Optimizing everything about everything
  • It all goes back to having fun
  • Ironman Depression
  • The race is the light going out
  • Nils Vanderpoel - Simplicity
  • The same person is making plans for someone we’re not
  • Ignorance is bliss
  • Am I making plans for someone else?
  • Confidence
  • Marketing to insecure
  • Why do we make decisions
  • What are you doing as a person to remedy problems?
  • Ironman won’t fix your life
  • What do yew need to remove from our lives?
  • 24 Hour satisfaction. What’s it take?
  • Lol or Ha? 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Feb 10, 2022
Ohhhhh the guilt. Let’s get this shit taken care of once and for all…..Do we miss a workout, or miss fun with our family and friends? The triathlete’s dilemma. Today, we go deep into how our decisions. How they effect our training, racing, and lives. We get into the rivalries in our heads, not feeling good enough, and being hard on ourselves. You can’t do it all, but you can do what’s right for you and makes you more whole as a person.  Topics:
  • Favorite #5
  • Coaching Time Allocations
  • Training Peaks is a confessional
  • You Can’t Do It All
  • The guilt of missing out on life/training
  • Having someone to troubleshoot with
  • Workouts that bring you to tears
  • Triathletes are hard on themselves
  • Internal struggles and childhood
  • There’s not really a wrong
  • How do you make yourself whole?
  • Constantly behind the 8-Ball
  • Denial of emotional and mental turmoil
  • Rivalries in your head
  • Burt Biscuit Cafe
  • We don’t feel like we’re good enough
  • Stimulation of Crowds
  • Get rid of the clutter
  • Be cool with who you are
  • Reframe your Sentence - I want to be . . . 
  • You are not a triathlete first
  • What sacrifices are you willing to make?
  • What’s it take to be the best?

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

Feb 8, 2022
Off a great, but tough weekend at Run Camp, we reflect on how and when to push and why it’s important to have fun in your life and training. We talk about your big race is “Just One Day” and how it’s better to be undertrained than burned out. Also, the little signs in your training will let you know you’re ready before you race. We look at burning physical and emotional matches, finding your pain threshold in each sport and when are the right times to dig deep. You’re the main character and author, it’s up to you to find more fun. 

Topics:

  • Relaxation
  • The “Watts Game”
  • How we locate the ego inside of us
  • How stress impacts your life and training
  • Pushing yourself when appropriate
  • It’s your responsibility to have fun in life
  • We’re in a world of leisure 
  • Escaping your life
  • Venting about training
  • Faster, stronger, and on and on and on
  • The ability (and right time) to dig deep
  • Sometimes we need to go rogue 
  • Inherent feeling about what we should accomplish in life
  • Letting go of limits
  • You only have to do it once
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Undertrained 
  • You’re the main character and author of your story
  • Break through the “I cant’s” 
  • You should be chomping at the bit on race day
  • Burning physical and mental matches
  • Fit, fast, and fresh
  • What’s your most comfortable level of pain?
  • How long can you withstand pain?
  • High Pain/Shorter Distance or Lower Pain for longer?
  • Understanding your pain level scale
  • What’s your training temperment?

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 
Feb 3, 2022

“Flipping that switch” gets harder over time, so today we look at how you can more consistently be in your "intrinsic zone" so things feel right. We talk about ways to keep wasted time from snowballing along with finding passion and motivation outside of speed or a race time. We get better and faster by truly finding joy in the process. And by simple things like improvement and alleviating weaknesses. Today, we get into how that all ties together to find contentment and reward in this sport for a long time. 

Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com 

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  • Coach Mike is accepting full-time athletes. Please check out the benefits of Customized Weekly Coaching here or contact Mike directly at: CrushingIron@gmail.com 
  • Registration is still open for the C26 Club Training Program. Take the worry and stress out of your next year of planning, recovering, taper, etc. The Club membership is good for 12 months from sign up. For more information, please visit www.C26Triathlon.com/the-c26-club
  • Looking for a swim analysis, personalized zones for training, and an awesome experience? Check out our New C26 Hub Training Center in Chattanooga. 
  • C26 Gear is now available (for a limited time) at www.c26triathlon.com/c26-store  A great way to support the podcast! 
  • Looking for an awesome coach? Check out our team of awesome coaches on our Coaching Page on C26Triathlon.com 

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

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

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

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

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

    Please subscribe and rate Crushing Iron on YouTube and iTunes.

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

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

    www.c26triathlon.com

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

 
 
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