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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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Feb 28, 2023

Are you burying yourself to hit the ranges? Today, we look at Zones for Swim, Bike, and Run. Understanding these, along with your effort will make you a better triathlete. But, don’t obsess. The most important part of this is understanding your body. We look at when and how to test, along with the key elements to understand before you test. Also, why understanding intensity is best for times of restraint. Is your FTP too high? Likely… and we’ll tell you why. Why “guessing” your power or pace is a powerful exercise. Taking a deep look at the mystery of Swim Zones and why they are similar to your run. Which tests are good. Which tests don’t tell you anything. We look at the difference between you and pros and bike testing. And we’ll explain why going too hard is all too common.

Topics:

  • First workouts in warm weather 
  • Mood swings within one workout
  • Before you grade yourself . . . 
  • Why do you need so much from this one workout?
  • It’s all about building
  • Is the story you’re telling yourself true?
  • Just get it done
  • Zones - 1-5 
  • Before you test and apply Zones…
  • Know your body and what feels right
  • Guess at pace and or power
  • Why RPE is so important to understand
  • Having confidence to go with the flow
  • Intensity is best for times of restraint
  • What actually feels hard today?
  • Pace Zones
  • Swimming technique and Pace/Zones
  • Roll with it
  • How do I swim faster, easier?
  • Cycling - The hardest to Zone Properly
  • Drumming analogy of zones
  • 4 DP Test
  • Ramp Tests
  • HR-Friel Zones
  • Difference between Pros and you and bike testing
  • Saving up for your testing
  • Burying yourself to hit the range
  • Running Zones
  • Going too hard is all too common
  • Treating Run zones like the swim
  • Less isn’t more, it’s enough

Coaching Inquiries:

Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com

Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com

www.c26triathlon.com

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