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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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Jan 31, 2022

Holding pace and effort are probably one of the greatest skills you can master in triathlon. Today, we look at how that correlates to your bike power, run training, and swim effort. We start with FTP (Functional Threshold Power) tests, including: how you should use them, when are the best times to do them, and how to interpret results in a way that helps you train better. It’s an understandable approach to bike power along with some great thoughts to help your swimming. 

Topics:

  • Good Ole Fashioned Sarcasm
  • FTP Tests (Functional Threshold Power)
  • Best way to get accurate power numbers
  • We have a “new” FTP Test
  • When and why should you test on the bike
  • How do you know if you’re ready for an FTP test?
  • Why you should want your FTP a little low
  • Aerobic base neglected
  • Intake and outtake without proper chassis
  • Ego and FTP
  • Intensity Factor in Cycling
  • What percentage can you HOLD?
  • Golf handicaps and FTP analogy
  • Women vs. Men regarding ability to hold intensity
  • How long can you hold effort and pace?
  • Testing anxiety 
  • Pass/Fail Pressure
  • Swim Turnover
  • Pool times vs. Open Water
  • 25 yards to a 50 meter pool differences
  • Percentage of Fade
  • Amount of bleed on the backend of the race
  • A swimming thought process you need to use
  • Don’t be reckless, be efficient
  • Arm flail vs. Power 
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