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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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Now displaying: July, 2023
Jul 26, 2023

We’ve been watching the World Swim Championships for the last couple days and it has ignited a ton of thoughts on, not only how to get faster in the water, but on the bike and run as well. We go deep into technique and pacing and how all of that translates from swims into longer course racing in general. We talk about mindset of seeking improvement and how to accept little gains as huge wins. We also look at your personality types and how that should affect the way you go after races. We talk about tweaking form vs. counterproductive habits. We also get into how tension can have a huge impact on your speed and look at ways to relax and build better economy.

Topics:

  • Swim Championships
  • Katy Ledecky
  • The mindset to stay with something
  • Swimming and Rhythm
  • Even splits
  • Arm Speed and turnover
  • Technique
  • Making things Easier
  • Making it fun so you actually like it
  • Run form and Economy
  • Tensing up on the bike
  • Going too fast or too slow
  • Counterproductive habits
  • Trying to be someone you’re not
  • Once you start to crumble . . . . . . .
  • Form isn’t coming back
  • Don’t force - let it come out
  • First lap of the marathon
  • What is too slow??
  • What type of person are you?
  • Fly and Die
  • There’s always something to tweak
  • Experiment with your pace

 

Coaching Inquiries

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jul 20, 2023

What if you made “getting into the pain” your priority? Today we look at finding joy in the struggle and growth process. Most of us seek endurance sports because we want to change something in our lives. It’s important to remember that and realize success and confidence come from experience. We are literally changing who we are and it’s not always easy. . . But, it’s easy to chase easy. Today is about figuring out a way to get it done and why some of our worst/most challenging experiences are the real fuel for better racing. Don’t be trapped in “can’t” or feeling “not good enough.” There’s no time for a march of excuses. Chase the cobblestones. Find reward in the challenge of getting it done.

Topics:

  • Big race weekend!
  • Control your effort and execution
  • Chasing the pain
  • Turning life around
  • Most people seek out endurance sports
  • Making this your life list
  • Courtney Dauwalter
  • Individual Goals
  • Chase the cobblestones
  • Doing things because they are hard
  • It’s easy to chase easy
  • Where growth is not
  • Finding a way to get it done
  • Dealing with demons of the past
  • Trapped in “can’t”
  • Feeling “not good enough”
  • We are what we expose ourselves to
  • Fear of affirmation
  • Look in the mirror
  • You can’t be great at everything
  • Literally changing who you are
  • Forging steel
  • Quiet confidence
  • The March of Excuses
  • Confidence comes from experience
  • The spoon fed grind of the century

Coaching Inquiries

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jul 18, 2023

You probably know we’re not much for fanfare, so today’s podcast is more about humility, reflection, and appreciating what we have. We certainly realize we would be nothing without you, so we thank you for giving us your time and helping us build such a positive community. Today, we talk about not being obsessed with what we “don’t” have and finding ways to find motivation in what we have NOW. Today is always "day one" and with the right focus and not-overthinking, we have a lot to be excited about. We look at why sometimes we have to figure out what not to do and be okay with that. We also talk about how state of mind is a choice and how it really boils down to how you approach training and racing mentally. Don’t “look” too hard for improvement and remember that fatigue masks fitness. Close your circle and always ask yourself, why not me?

Topics: 

  • 700 podcasts, but is one missing?
  • 4-8 weeks out from a race
  • What not to do
  • Obsessed with what we don’t have
  • It’s awesome to feel good
  • Your state of mind is a choice
  • Try to hit some singles
  • No one is coming to save you
  • Do you need this or want it?
  • Pay attention to the small things
  • How can you enjoy everything?
  • Looking too hard for improvement
  • Fatigue masks fitness
  • Take metrics out that cause you doubt
  • Close your circle
  • How do you get faster?
  • Don’t wait, fix it when you can
  • Why not you?
  • Future tripping
  • Strike the match but don’t burn it up
  • Stay focused but don’t overthink it
  • Unexpected wins and PRs
  • Fitness takes care of itself

 

Coaching Inquiries

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jul 13, 2023

Every triathlete should listen to this podcast. We go deep into hydration and fueling and keep the solutions simple. We look at why most triathletes don’t take in enough sodium. We look at traditional sports drinks and explain why they likely need to be supplemented. We talk about too much peeing, hypoglycemia, and extreme thirst and what they indicate. We get into solid foods vs. gels and explain what might be best for you. We talk about fueling on race morning and why you could be setting yourself up for disaster as early as the swim. We also get into how you can dial in your nutrition for different types of workouts. We talk about the root cause of cramping, some myths about high blood pressure, and how our traditional fueling may be at the root of why so many triathletes have a hard time losing weight.

Topics:

  • Saturday Morning Fueling App
  • Solving the fueling mystery
  • How much sodium?
  • How many carbs?
  • Is there bad sodium?
  • Under-hydration
  • Over-hydration
  • Blood/sodium concentration
  • Most sports drinks aren’t designed for Ironman
  • Extreme thirst
  • Morning of the race
  • Too much peeing
  • How much sodium per liter?
  • It doesn’t have to be so complex
  • Solid foods vs. Gels
  • The best thing for your gut
  • A hydrated gut functions the best
  • Fueling by listening to your body
  • Placebo effect
  • Slower digesting carbs vs. fast carbs
  • How many carbs?
  • Training your gut
  • Dialing in your nutrition on every workout
  • Fueling the bike AFTER a swim
  • Possible cause of swim anxiety
  • What causes cramping?
  • Blood pressure and sodium
  • Should your blood pressure be higher?
  • Fueling and weight loss for triathletes
  • Serving sizes
  • Too much water?

Contact Dr. Alex Harrison - support@saturdaymorning.fit

Saturday Morning Fueling App - Search Saturday Morning Fuel in App Store

www.saturdaymorning.fit

 

Coaching Inquiries

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jul 11, 2023

This is one of the toughest times of the year. A lot of us are in huge blocks and the grind is real. Today we talk about how toe make that process more enjoyable. How to explore within workouts, how to find more energy for training, and how to get your mind wrapped around the long-range goals. Every workout can seem SO IMPORTANT but we’re here to tell you, they are not. Knowing how to adjust and when to take a well-timed day off are huge when it comes to maintaining your love for this sport. Age is just a number and we’re all trying to feel younger as we get older. It’s not about being soft, know your body and learn how to be strong, resilient, and race ready.

Topics:

  • Life on the road
  • Moving pains
  • 2024 Camp Link
  • Age is just a number
  • He’s 83 and still racing
  • Let loose and have fun
  • Try something that pushes you
  • High expectations
  • It seems “so important”
  • Burned out mentally before physically
  • Explore within the workouts
  • Race plans
  • No one can predict an “A-Day”
  • If you dread it, tread it
  • When you should stay inside
  • It’s not about being soft
  • Knowing your body
  • Being tough
  • Understanding your weaknesses
  • Having PERMISSION
  • Most athletes leave their race in training
  • Tipping the confidence scale
  • The power of a well-timed day off

Coaching Inquiries
Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com
Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

Jul 4, 2023

More awesome questions from the listeners. We start by talking about what we think are the best tri-kits and what to think about before getting yours. We look at injuries and why some people tend to be more injury prone than others. We talk about getting more comfortable on your bike from being clipped in to climbing and descending. We ask each other which race we’d do the rest of our lives if we only had one choice. There’s a good discussion on nutrition including our standard approaches to how we eat on the daily. On your left etiquette in training and racing. How to keep your hunger at bay, and is it ever a good idea to just take a week off in the middle of the season?

Topics - 

  • Dogs and 4th of July
  • Finding the right Tri-Kit
  • Sleeves/Sleeveless?
  • Suck at running?
  • Hate running?
  • Bad habits
  • You shouldn’t be injury prone
  • Terrified of clipping in on the bike
  • What makes a great event
  • What race would Mike and Robbie do for the rest of their lives if they didn’t have a choice
  • Variety is for the weak
  • Be obsessed with the puzzle
  • Dumb questions
  • Friction between local tri clubs?
  • Nutrition in general
  • Napping
  • Water
  • Hungry or bored or thirsty?
  • On your left etiquette
  • Trying to be perfect
  • Keeping your hunger at bay
  • Take a week off??
  • Get your life together
  • Enjoy and appreciate your freedom

Coaching Inquiries

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

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