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Crushing Iron is an age grouper and his coach talking and learning about triathlon. Together they explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual side of training and racing everything from a Sprint to an Ironman. Great for beginners and intermediates triathletes. Released every Monday and Th…

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    Creative Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 58:55

    Today we look at how things in the modern world affect training and more specifically our schedules. Working at home can create more time, but it adds challenges. The traditional Monday through Sunday training schedule can be flipped upside down. We'll look at how adjustments can and should be made to make your life and training easier, but also more effective. We also get into the murky territory of over-training and how that is usually the number one reason for slow race times and DNFs.  Topics: What's a good bib number? Who's the boss? Keeping Ironman memorabilia  Being Flexible  1. Don't try to fit a square peg into a round hole 2. If the usual schedule does not fit for you, find a new one.  3. Maximize time and efficiency (give examples)  4. Work in microcycles that also fit the big picture  5. Understand your limitations, then maximize your availability and align with expectations 6.. Don't be afraid of doing something different.   Set yourself up for stress or success? Look for pockets of success  Ever changing schedules  Stacking bikes and runs  Stacking bikes and swims  Make the pool trips worth your while  It's your life How is this benefiting me, and why? Why people are slower and DNF more often It's being appropriately trained  Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com  www.c26triathlon.com   

    Finding Your Sweet Spot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 63:02

    We're back from Nashville Camp and have a lot of observations. We get into growth, courage, and confidence, specifically as it comes to getting out of your comfort zone. We talk about challenges and how they can be the key to happiness. We also get into some of our personal struggles. Mike and Robbie talk about how they have a tendency to waste their potential as athletes. We also look at how finding a groove in your least favorite of the 3 disciplines can be the catalyst in making you a stronger athlete. We all need to have courage and face risks in training. We need to take things day to day and roll with the unexpected.  Topics: The trips back from Nashville Camp Driver's Education Happy & Healthy Mental and Emotional Health Finding your sweet spot Apprehension and anxiety No magic formula Being around other people The trouble with isolation Using external energy Our psychological observations from camp It takes courage and risk Being with friends and family Safety vs. Protecting ego Sophomore Slump Healthy fear Perfection leading to paralyzation  The illusion of perfection Confidence grows through challenge Upper body strength Favorite sport of the 3  When do you enjoy training the most? Tired arms equals tired legs  It's all about energy expenditure When will you stop wasting your ability? Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com www.c26triathlon.com  

    Listener Questions - Open Water Swim Focus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 49:26

    Today is mostly about swimming in open water, specifically how to be faster. How do you deal with the elements? Are you swimming straight, making micro adjustments too much? Sometimes you just need to have a solid stroke and swim. We also discuss the possibilities of new Camps in Wisconsin, tri bike vs. road bike adjustments, and why you shouldn't be so literal in your training.  Topics:  Almost a full month's worth of podcasts Your number one job is to be healthy Being Hurd vs. Being injured Z2 running made simple Why am I slower in open water? Swimming soft The wall push Bad seeding Elements, chop, wind, current, people Sighting in open water Swimming straight Wisconsin Camps in the Future? What if Ironman was run, bike, swim? Tri bike vs. road bike Fitness is fitness Don't be so literal in training Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com  www.c26triathlon.com  

    Listener Q&A 6_20_22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 51:11

    Great questions today from our listeners, but we start with attitude is a choice and how to gives ourselves little adjustments. Then we get into bike nutrition and how to approach aid stations. Robbie talks about challenges of training in the summer as a parent. Mike talks about his move to Wisconsin and finding new races, experiences. We also get into cycling strength and power with a hill/big gear workout discussion. And if you're training for Ironman how you work in Olympics and Sprints along the way while keeping Volume. Finally, should you go into Ironman with a Walk/Run strategy? Topics: Air Conditioning vs. The Heat Attitude is a Choice What if I drop a Bottle of Nutrition? Ironman On Course Nutrition training? Balancing being a parent with summer training “Soft” on your left 80/20 Diet  We are way too hard on ourselves Mike reflects on the move and looks for new local experiences in Wisconsin Big Gear and Hill workouts Long rides after our Olympic and/or Sprint? Intentionally using walk/run strategy Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com  www.c26triathlon.com 

    Be Flexible on the F*ckaround

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 54:28

    All the algorithms in the world won't help if you don't do the work. And you must LOVE the work. When it comes to lang haul training, we need to minimize the risks, find joy and invest in your ability to be fit. What is fitness if it's not feeling good? Many triathletes are all in or all out, but today we talk about staying baseline ready and doing things that feel right. “Brand new” usually isn't the answer. Today, we're here to tell you, the simple things still work.  Topics: Asking dumb questions is a good thing Triathlon is complicated, which is why you should make it simple How to simplify your training theory  Centering to find your flow Taking too many training risks Swimming for three sport fitness  It's hot and getting hotter, but you will adapt In the chains of the pandemic In heat, up the intensity of the bike and swim, inside We don't get extra points for being stupid The goal is to be fit What is fitness? Turbulent and volatile Baseline level of motivation and commitment  The best thing you can do is take care of yourself Invest in your ability to be fit Life is full of choices Are you repeating the same cycle? Major life challenges Stress, guilt and shame Be flexible and find your sweet spots All in or all out Be baseline ready Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com www.c26triathlon.com  

    Heat Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 56:10

    “Once you get too hot, it's too late.” Today we get into the challenges and benefits of heat training. We go into when and how to train, plus explain how getting outside when it's hot is a win. We also look at the parallels between heat training and racing. What you can learn from giving yourself time to check your system and why that is everything in racing. Dehydration, cold showers, and negative split mentality. Racing is all about connecting the links in the chain and we'll explain how the lower paces in heat will help you do better down the road when it matters.  Topics:  Mike's 2/3 rule  DesMoines Heat How to acclimate How and when to train It's all about how little you slow down Fatigue resistance  Shelve Your Expectations Dew Point Impact Swimming Outside Hydration Running Loops, cooling down Checking the Box of Time Feel good about the strength Fatigue masks fitness Connecting the mind and body Extreme conditions explain your body It takes time to build a reality check Give yourself a buffer Heat Exhaustion in 5ks and 10ks Eat slowly to know if you're full Ironman run start simulation Give your cooling system a chance to start working Heat acclimation is exposure Teaching your body to adapt Do “Intensity by Feel” and mostly inside It's about the links in the chain Negative split mentality Perfection ends poorly Shelled and Dehydrated There's a win waiting outside Once you get too hot, it's too late  Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com www.C26triathlon.com 

    Modern Tech Meets Old School Ways

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 63:00

    We catch some flack for giving Data a hard time, but the reality is, we like data, especially when it's practical. We also love RPE and effort training. Today we look at how they can merge to make you stronger, faster, and . . . happier with your training and racing. We love open water training, but we also love the pool…. Open road… and trainer… treadmill and trails. It all combines in this beautiful mixture of satisfaction and better training. How do we mix the modern tech with old school ways?   Topics:    Rocky 2 and Old School Ways Distractions When everyone's an expert Swim Skins & Wetsuits Dress for Success Bike Weight and ceramic derailleurs  Dependency Mindset of a grinder “I'm all about the data”  Obsessed with numbers The workout still counts without your watch The Marriage of RPE and Data Consistency is the cake How much open water vs. the pool Training Peak comments that are most effective  Meeting in the middle of RPE & Data The power in being a little reckless  Is it pain or are you tired/weak? Blowing up on the bike Micro managing your training and races Race prep rides Race more and figure things out Practical feedback Do you have that extra gear? Don't stare at your watch or bike computer Making our own decisions The importance of understanding your “all day pace” Learn about yourself and connect with other people MIKE TARROLLY - CRUSHINGIRON@GMAIL.COM ROBBIE BRUCE - C26COACH@GMAIL.COM

    Make Your Minutes Count

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 53:08

    Mike and Robbie have settled in their new locations and focus on creating routine in the middle of chaos. They get into the concepts of simplicity, rigidity and how to make the most of your current situation. They also look at subtle ways to train the mind for racing demands, letting go of responsibilities while you train, and why boring routes can be an advantage in training. Don't be fooled by perfection, do it now.  Topics: Stress is Stress is Stress New Locations Hayden out of school for the summer Zero Control Routine building in chaos The wisdom of simplicity Pliable rigidity  Old school training Post race emotional recovery Huge mental tasks Planning for something you haven't planned for  Do it now Summer is hard Letting go of responsibilities for a bit You don't have to be perfect 50 minutes or an hour How many minutes do you have? Boring Ride and Run routes Fooled by perfection Expectations Do something The subtle mind builders Intentional Training Transitional periods Sometimes freedom is a crutch Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com  

    As We Move On – Listener Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 45:59

    Topics: Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends . . .  Ozark & Peaky Blinders  How to pick out a coach Navigating Aid Stations Coming back from a big injury Small increments are the way to win Evolution of C26 from here . . .  More C26 Hubs? C26 Convention?  When we said no . . . Team Race in Europe?  Body types and racing Ironman Diet and performance Give us your ideas on how you'd like to see us move forward Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Listener Questions – Memorial Day 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 49:38

    Topics:  What's your sign? Millionaires and Billionaires Committing to the simple things Motivation Graph Relying on Consistency Just Show Up Is moving a detriment to C26? Is Mike Hollywood on the scene? Track work Run mechanics 9 out of 10 injuries are from running When to re-evaluated your priorities Your goals are 6 months behind reality Holding on to what we were  Zen thoughts . . .  Triathlon diet What can we take from our first IM and apply to the 2nd? What makes a good coach? Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Do Hard Things

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 58:23

    “You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.” – Charles Bukowski We start with thoughts about an Ironman finish line and the emotions that run through people in that moment.  It's really a magical place and you can see that “I overcame life in that moment” on people's faces. Then we dive into how to affect change in this world and why it starts with yourself. We look at our personal battles and being proactive at being better. It's not about new bikes and gear, but how we can renew ourselves. It's easy to blame the world, but we can fold the cards we have and ask for a new deck at anytime. Be committed to yourself and let triathlon enhance your human experience.  Topics:  The Ironman Finish Line  Raw emotions burst through  The feeling of “we beat life” for that moment Race when we're able  Stress, grief, trauma Training Peaks and life stories  Taking things way too seriously Being proactive in turning your life around  It's easy to blame the world  Be fed up with something  Stop talking and do it  Changing the World  The new definition of selfish  Get yourself better  Throw in the deck for a new hand of cards How we cling to the wrong things  Re-channeling emotions Being committed to Yourself  Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Chatt 70.3 Recap (2022)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 55:13

    We had a great weekend here in Chattanooga with over 50 athletes racing. Today, we look back on the event and give you some insight into why you may have had a good or a bad race. We talk about our first experience as Ironman vendors, the water temperature flux, the heat, hills, and winds, etc… But we really get into HOW TO RACE a 70.3. We look at what it means to burn your biscuits vs. just toasting them a little. Also, how you can gauge your process and learn from mistakes. We also talk about fueling, why it is so tricky in a 70.3 and how to better simulate racing conditions before you race. Lots of great stuff in here about the inner workings of a 70.3 race. Thanks for stopping by our booth. It was great to meet everyone!  Topics: Vender Expo Experience  Water temp.  Long time for athletes to get into the water Average Chatt 70.3 temps.  Bike course fast? Overbiking for your limits  Did you get into the water early? Swim got crowded Getting clean space in a race  Bike for show Toasting Biscuits vs. Burning them  The longer you're in the oven . . .  If you're truly racing, it's gonna burn  Ironman is a crock pot, 70.3 is an air fryer  Mastering a 70.3 then the full You either got it or you don't on race day  Stay cool before you get hot!  Pacing too high to accommodate fueling Lots of us haven't raced enough the last two years Do you do tough training rides to simulate races? Training for Surges Are you a gamer? Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Chatt 70.3 Part 2 – Don't Overthink It

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 54:25

      Note: Be sure to stop by the C26 Tent at the Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 expo.   Today is sort of part 2 for Chattanooga 70.3 with a heavy emphasis on swimming, including breathing, rhythm, cadence, and finding your stroke. Also lots of thoughts on the race along with proper training for YOUR body. We look at why most injuries happen, how to work on your balance, and most importantly, how to not overthink what you're doing in the pool, on the bike, or while running. So much of this sport is being in the moment and by the time you “think” to do something, it's probably too late. Good luck everyone!    Topics:   Stop by the C26 tent at Ironman Village before you race Chatt 70.3. We'll have tons of gear and will be having a huge sale!  Robbie's story about running into a couple Pros at the pool. More on the strong pro field at Chattanooga 70.3 Swimming tips - it's the little things Finding your best swim rhythm Breathing Clunky swimming? Try this. Similarities between the swim stroke, the bike stroke, and the run stride. Playing games to stay engaged Heat too low? 25s and 50s to find your love of swimming Overthinking your swim stroke Zen in the Art of Archery Why most injuries happen Thinking vs. Reacting Cross country skiing  Biathlon shooting and breath  Trying to be someone you're not Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 - PREVIEW

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 57:39

    First note, if you're racing here, please stop by and say hi at our booth in the Ironman Expo Friday and Saturday. Mike and Robbie will be there. We have over 50 athletes racing this weekend in Chattanooga and today, we go step by step through the course and offer strategies on pacing, fueling, and the mental game for success. We begin with the Swim Start, including when to get there and how to fuel as you position yourself in the massive field of athletes. Then to the “fast but fair” bike course. We break it out by section and look at where to push and when to hold off for your best bike split. Onto the run where it can either be fast or eat your lunch. There's not much truly flat here, so racing smart, understanding the terrain, and staying cool with a lower HR could make the difference.  Topics: Come by our C26 Booth at the Ironman Expo on Friday and Saturday!!  Last Minute Larry Water Temp  Swim is long . . . how to handle it Swimming with current tips What time to expect for your swim When you should get in line to start swim Chatt has a good Pro Field Bike course can be fast . . . but . . .  First 10 miles The stretch on the loop before Andrew's  Where to hold back and where to make speed Rough road sections . . . be prepared Run course can be fast . . . but  You have about .5 miles before your first hill How to deal with early hills. Running on the highway with rollers in heat The greenway out and back section Battery Hill . . . when it really starts The drop out onto Veterans bridge  Where to use the course for speed Dealing with the climb on the pedestrian bridge The second loop The quad buster sections  Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Anatomy of a Tough Race – St. George Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 56:28

    We dig a little deeper into St. George, and today's focus is on the Age Group Athlete experience. We break down the bike, the wind, the heat, and the death march of a run. We also discuss the idea of going into a race that you know you won't PR. How does that impact your mindset, how can you learn, and how will it make you a better athlete? We also get into the post race emotion of such a tough race and the challenge of getting through the Ironman Rut.  Topics: It's all about effort Coaching and parental instincts St. George bike course/times Pros and swim anxiety Perils of starting late in the swim  The day got worse as it went Props for St. George for organization and hosting Heat and humidity vs. Dry Heat  May Race - Limited chance to train for conditions This was a tough one Walking into a race knowing you won't PR Always wanting PRs  Freedom of tough races The fitness Boost from Ironman How to move forward after a rough race Tail winds on the climb might “seem” nice Not having the same terrain to train on Post Ironman rut Validation and revenge Working through post-race emotions The beauty of tough races like this  Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Anatomy of Tough Race – St. George Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 52:37

    We had a great time and learned a lot watching the Ironman World Championship at St. George and have a lot to talk about. Today we look at the overall conditions, body shaming, break down the pro men and women, and look at how tough of a day it was for everyone. We also look at how DNS's effected the pro field and how this was a great teaser for a potentially captivating race at Kona. Coaching trust and staying with your plan always wins.  Topics: Overview of a tough day at St. George IM World Championships Predicting a rotation of IM World Championships Kristian Bumenfelt's unbelievable race Body shaming  A “triathlete's look” Getting away to find yourself Daniella Ryf  One focus for so long  The Pros that weren't there Lionel Sanders and Curie finish Things could have been drastically different  Kona Preview  Finding trust in your coach and why it can take you next level Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Ironman St. George Preview 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 58:27

    We are super pumped about Ironman World Championships in St. George. It's fresh, it's new for everyone, and the course will be a big challenge for pros and age groups alike. Today we look at some course strategy, the pro field including predictions, and why this will be such a cool race to watch. This course will be the ultimate test of patience for triathletes and you may be surprised by what type of athlete should do well. Don't burn your biscuits on the bike if you're racing. The run course could prove daunting.  Topics: Sam Long Practicing believing you suck? St. George World Championship Move Kona? It's all new to everyone!  How to view So dry and hilly The run could be carnage Pro Field - Who's not going is a story Part of winning is making it to the start line The Norwegians Lionel Sanders Cam Wurf  - Watch his bike  Alistair Brownlee and Kristian Blummenfelt Gustav Iden  Robbie's Top 3 Men Elevation profiles are not linear  Drafting  Losing the pack  Robbie's Top 3 women Hard to bet against Ryf Ann Haug Swim - Cold Water - Tips  Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Great Is The Enemy of Good

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 57:28

    Today we look at how a triathlete's approach and thought patterns affect them over the long run. Almost like getting faster without trying so hard. Triathlon training is about staying within yourself and building long stretches of “good” workouts. We look at the guilt of woulda and shoulda's and look at why we might want to feel more grateful we even have the opportunity to use training as an option. Irresponsible expectations meet the ability to accept the idea that, “that just felt good.” In reality, how fast would you have to be to be happy and content? Will there ever be contentment without realizing and accepting that things are going the way they should be?  Topics: When Dew Point smacks you in the face Grateful to have training as an option in life Swimming through problems as a meditation The distraction as your enemy Apologizing for crying Understanding guilt in training and life What would you give up for more time? Why people don't like taking personal inventory The 10 year plan . . . .  How fast would make you happy and content? Obsession and self-judgement Irresponsible expectations Fisherman Fable Not being prisoner of the moment when training Wedding Outfits  Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Tough Lessons from Ironman Texas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 60:27

    Ironman is never easy and Texas 2022 was no exception. Today we go over lessons learned and how they can be applied to any race. We look at dealing with wind, virtual training, and heat, but also get into the differences between training and exercising, how to practice patience, and overtraining. If you're racing outside you need to train outside, a lot.  Topics:  Check out the C26 Chatt 70.3 Expo Booth Athlete Observation from Texas  The Heat Relativity  “Hardest Race Ever” Virtual “riding on the course” Get outside 90% Above the Chin Light vs strong The key to wind riding Relative wind feel Sacrificing performance for comfort Exercising vs. Training Overtraining and recovery 1% overtrained Knowing when you're training too much 70.3 training good enough for Ironman? Driving analogy Hydrating on the bike in wind Rattle Snake running Apple Cider Vinegar  It's so hard Do it again and again and again Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches:Â https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Being Vulnerable – A Tribute to Kona

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 54:57

    This was a tough one to do as Coach Robbie says goodbye to his best buddy, Kona. The bond between a man and his dog runs deep, and today Robbie shares his heartbreak, struggles and vulnerability. Ultimately it's a story of sweet girl who stood by through the highest highs and lowest lows -- always with unconditional love.  Topics: We are simply humans on this planet This podcast is about life Wake up calls Difficulty accepting love  Not taking things for granted  The power in Vulnerability Letting others in  When we're too hard on ourselves  Self Sabotage circle  Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com  

    Ironman Texas 2022 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 50:14

    Today we focus on Ironman Texas strategy, but this podcast is great for anyone racing an Ironman, especially when it's hot. We always talk about not obsessing about the weather, but when you know it might be hot, it's smart to prepare. We look at all kinds of hot racing strategies, talk about why Texas is a sneaky challenging course, and why you will want to prepare to suffer. This is a C26 Team race, so be sure to say hi out on the course.    Topics: Mushy Open Wetsuit legal? Swim strategy Prepare for a slower swim Red to Orange buoy transition Spectator's paradise T-1 Concrete Bike - windy and flat 1st outdoor ride? Ice bottles before the swim Core temperature Cooling on the bike  Fueling on the bike Coming off the bike Walking early aid stations It's gonna Hurt Tough Love Find a mantra Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com

    Energy Efficient Racing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 52:31

    We start by looking at our “big” training weekends and what we learned. It turns into an interesting discussion about energy expenditure during a race and when to cash in your energy chips. We look at how digging deep teaches you to be a better racer, how to measure and understand your run economy, and how most people spend money (energy) on the bike that they don't have.  Topics: IMTX - The Heat is On Mike and Robbie's big training weekends  Burnt Biscuits for Robbie Mike's “longest” ride since IMCHATT Do we lose strength or aerobic? Energy expenditure The double edged sword of coaching Inside Burn Out Strides, High Cadence, Big Gear More energy to go to the same pace Run Economy You have finite energy to burn in a race What drains the battery faster? Understanding the size of your tank Knowing the effort you can hold Training Experiment  What are we getting in return for the effort? Cashing your race out slowly Choosing when to spend energy Bankrupt by the run Put your Ego Aside Spending bike money you don't have Buy C26 Gear Here: https://c26triathlon.com/c26-store/ Check out our coaches: https://c26triathlon.com/meet-the-coaches/ Mike Tarrolly: CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce: C26Coach@gmail.com  

    More Listener Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 58:10

    Peaking, Burning Matches, Taper, Open Water Swimming. More great questions from listeners, including how close together can an athlete burn matches on races? We look at peak training, what it means and what it should feel like going into taper. A deeper look into the theory of taper and if you need less or more. Older athlete discussion involving strength and speed vs. endurance. We also dive deep into open water swimming and how to prepare for the conditions in a pool.  Topics:  Coaching collides with training Old Man Kickball  Burning matches back to back? Wet matches don't burn as hot 6-10 weeks of peak training per year Simmer to Boil What exactly is Peaking? Peak drag  Taper theory Don't remove intensity in taper Aging up strategies Older athletes - Strength and speed vs. Endurance Prepping for an ocean swim without an ocean Lake swims vs. ocean What strong swimming means Open water vs. the pool and how to compensate Stay straighter in open water Anaerobic benefits of swimming  Swim and Bike impact on the run Swimming is mandatory! Mike Tarrolly - CrushingIron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - C26Coach@gmail.com  

    Listener Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 62:37

    Back in Chattanooga with some great questions from the listeners. Fueling for Ironman bike, Heart Rate variability in sleep, HR testing, how much and when, Bike cleat fits, riding in wind, compact chain rings, prep vs. build, how to run the IM marathon, and playing mind games with yourself. Topics: Getting deeper sleep HR Variability while asleep Stress on the down low The Gap and the Gain List the accomplishments not failures Bike fueling for Ironman (or a Century Ride) HR formula Average vs. Max HR RPE When and how often do HR tests Re-adjusting Zones Using a Sprint or an Olympic to test IMTX - Be prepared Dealing with the wind The mental drain of riding outside Cleat placement is overlooked Bike fits and run problems How much should you PUSH? Prep vs. Build phase Compact vs. standard chain rings How to run the entire IM marathon Playing mind games with yourself

    Welcome To Panic Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 54:16

    Race Season is here and it's easy to get caught up in the things you didn't do, but we're here to tell you, you've done hard work and what matters is what you do with it next. Well, that and having fun in a sport that we PAY to do. We look at “PR Mentality” and how it can hurt your training and racing. We get into comparing courses year to year. And we also get into the “Gallon of Gas” analogy that simplifies strategy and may be all you need on race day. Topics: What are we already worried about maybes? Clamoring for being back to normal the traveling toll the pr trap everyone wants a return on your investment the point is to get the very best of themselves 20 hour Jim vs. 8 hour Gary i think i have more to squeeze out of me early season races Comparing year to year Turning the race into a Fun Day It's not about a time expectations gone while The goal on race day is to get everything you have out of you The Gallon of gas analogy that could be all you need for your race Focus on the positive Deal with problems after the race Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - c26Coach@gmail.com

    Finding Your Race Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 56:21

    Races can unfold as a series of flight or fight episodes, so how will you deal? Not giving too much, but not giving too little is a fine line, so it's good to know your body, mind, and understand effort. Today, we look at how to approach a race, how training should line up, and how you can mentally approach the day for your best performance. Did you really give it your all . . . or did you back down? Topics: Oceanside prediction re-cap Jackson Laundry chipping away - you never really know race differences the difficulty of early season races we forget how hard racing is how do you know what your best performance is? dusting the rust off going to the hurt locker not the best biker or runner.. the best triathlete patience is confidence the race is the whole package it's easy to feel confident if you don't have to prove it seized up in the moment where's the edge? not too much not too little Are you proud of yourself when you finish? Did you really give it your all or back down? Going for 80% and being 100% at that Only YOU know how much you have left Not going for it when you feel great Mike Tarrolly - crushingiron@gmail.com Robbie Bruce - c26coach@gmail.com 

    Training Is Trajectory

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 58:12

    "I am not interested in how much somebody is doing? I am very interested in how they're doing it because that's what changes the quality of who we are." - Sadhguru Topics:  vacation training let it fit in your life the mirage of control how long is your ride? sitting is stress how do you react to life? prisoner of the moment lightning in a bottle how are you doing it? yoga as a training mentality don't try to hit winners  sending positive messages to yourself fitness interest  stay the course texas 70.3 riding with wind oceanside 70.3 pros predictions watch on tv

    #568 – The Training Roller Coaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 54:55

    A lot of triathletes seem to be more comfortable climbing out of holes versus climbing the actual mountain. Why do we set traps and get caught in short term excitement? Today we look at mental strategies to stay in the moment while focused on the long term. We also look at heat acclimation techniques, including why many athletes sacrifice fitness to “be ready” for the heat. Training so you can train like you need to train. And approaching today to set up tomorrow.  Topics: Texas and Oceanside 70.3 Spring Break for Robbie Rotation of Ironman World Championship? Climbing out of holes vs. Mountains Magnetized by the Rush Patience and how it impacts your day to day Doing things the right way Rushing Fitness Train so you can train like you need to train Too much time on the roller coaster Embracing Z1-Z2 Heat acclimation Being honest about the work we Didn't Do! Being objective in your planning The fittest person is going to win Saunas and heat acclimation Sacrificing fitness for heat acclimation Longer recoveries Stop looking at progression as seasonal “My Bike's on eBay” Looking forward to tomorrow Organic Fitness 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

    #567 – Follow Your Heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 57:16

    Whether it's a workout, race, or big life decision, following your heart is usually a good rule of thumb. Doing what makes you happy is the key to feeling free, training free, and racing free. Today, Mike and Robbie talk about their big news to pull up stakes in Chattanooga. They look back at what was a great decision, but didn't quite check all the boxes.  They look at why they are excited for the new chapter how they believe it will be even better for the C26 Community.  Topics: Chuck Cuts The Courage to find your happiness The big C26 News You always have a choice Master common sense before the science C26 will be exactly the same moving forward New discoveries, new journeys  Taking chances Being home 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

    #566 – The Biggest Enemy Is In Our Head

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 56:19

    Anyone can come up with an excuse, but people who thrive in life figure out ways to get things done. Triathlon comes down to being a strong, durable and resilient athlete. That doesn't happen overnight or one spur of the moment 50 mile ultra. It takes the ability to be satisfied and happy with a lot of "average" days. How do we find the energy to be motivated for today and looking forward to tomorrow? Topics: Eating Crow  Game/Race Speed Consistent Effort Strong, Durable, Resilient  Keep moving forward Noosing a way to find resolve The biggest enemy is in our head You can always find an excuse  We never look for the opposite belief Control freaks Do what's in front of you Clean Your Bowl Not much we can trust Impulse - Prisoner of the moment Body & Mind in sync  The first thoughts are wrong No watch experiment The conversations we have in our head Benefits tied to extremes Great days synonymous with spectacular There's no middle anymore Falling through he branches Keeping epic energy Being mediocre as F*ck Great is the enemy of good 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

    #565 – Confident and Comfortable on Race Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 53:00

    Sometimes athletes have higher ceilings, but potential for lower bottoms. The most successful athletes stay in the middle. Today is about staying on YOUR course and racing with the horse you trained on. Being comfortable and building confidence have massive implications for racing well. Maximize your strengths but don't neglect your weaknesses.  Topics: Kentucky No Fear Success is from the  Don't take it for granted Sophomore Slump Doing it out of fear Nothing to Lose Your number one goal is to finish Free, flexible, go with the moment 10/80/10 Highs and Lows - Stay in the Middle Breathing in the moment Ride with it Slow investments in yourself  Know who you are and be that person Race with the horse you trained on Maximize your strengths Don't neglect your weaknesses Being comfortable in the swim and bike Pressure and confidence Things happen around you, not to you When things bleed into your life You choose to be offended Nothing is defined by a few minutes of your life Stay the Course 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

    #564 – Racing Is Pacing

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 54:02

    Pacing is an art and we can all get better. Today, we get into changing and acclimating to the conditions and learning more from your workouts. We talk about being paralyzed by the numbers on the fly and why it's best to react later. Real world environments. Training inside vs. Outside. Breath and Rhythm, along with a little March Madness and Clash Miami.  Topics: Tennessee rolls, Wisconsin falls Brady makes Hayden happy Pop Tarts Dusted on the Trails Clash Miami - A bummer? Avoidance Means Stagnation Let your body catch up to the conditions Why you have to get outside Wind Nothing is Isolated Fatigue is fatigue Nutrition intake when it's cold Strength work on the fly Practicing in a real world environment Effort and Conditions What's Alarming When you get inside your head Breath and Rhythm Writing with eyes closed Learn the lesson afterwards Just be who you are today Paralyzed by the numbers “I ran slower than I thought I would today.” More effective when we're focused 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

    #563 – Trust The Process

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 53:30

    The truth is, you don't want to lose your race in the training. Today we look at the correlation between over-training and under-recovering. We get into the life stress connection and how low-level problems can carry a heavy load. We look at running shoes, changing your vibration, training warning signs, how to pull back or dig in, alcohol, food, water, and training with HR AND Power. Topics: Triathlon Dreams/Nightmares What Trusting the Process means Dose Control How we think about/apply stress  Life stress effect on physical stress The alcohol analogy Compounding low-level stresses Heart Rate and Power together Big problems or little problems? The culmination of small problems Niggles that add up Changing your vibration Ignoring things that need to be done  Overtraining vs. Under-Recovering Ignoring the warning signs Shoe companies changing good shoes. Why? The right shoes for you Losing weight  Procrastination habits Intentional course correction The shoe “wake up moment” Light and Fit Light and durable Signs that we're soft It's called fast food for a reason Don't lose your race in the training 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

    #562 – Nothing To Lose

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 54:57

    Imagine if, like basketball in March Madness, this race might be the last triathlon of your life. How would you handle the pressure? Would you have a nothing to lose mentality filled with grace, or would you be uptight and stressed. Today, we look at the many different ways we can clear our mind, respect the moment, and take advantage of our ability. There are no guarantees in life, it's up to us to let go of fear, be in the moment, and explore our opportunities.  Topics:  The purest time in sport Lack of confidence vs. nothing to lose You can't Freeze  The Pressure Age Groupers put on themselves We Pay to do this You might never do this again Race Morning Chill There are no guarantees  At the core of it all is grace  Nothing to lose mentality Fear of things that never happen What are you meant to do? The triathlon relationships Take your breaks off  We have to take advantage of the opportunities Go out and explore your race Losing weight  Just relax: in the pool, on the bike, and on the run How and why we hold tension Quit THINKING about your stroke Ditching devices How not to be nervous 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

    #561 – A Deeper Dive Into Your "Why"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 51:53

    The reasons we do triathlon tends to change and it's good to explore the questions. What makes you happy and feel good? Today, we look at how our why evolves, and how a clear understanding of the process can make training and life more enjoyable. Do you want to keep doing triathlon or is it a phase? Does your “why” put too much pressure on you. How under training can make you a better athlete. And how to not be irresponsible with yourself.   Topics: Back to your “why” Being more intentional Doing this for yourself Long Lines of Addiction Weight Loss “why” Mike and Robbie's initial “Whys” How things have changed Your decisions are your choice The “why” Am I doing this? Base level why: As Long as possible Own that you're okay for making time for other things It's about where you're going NOW Worry about the approach You're still who you thought you were Unhealthy and Irresponsible behavior/training 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

    #560– Paper Tigers and The Seasons Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 55:23

    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

    #559 – Work Hard To Make It Easier

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 51:54

    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  

    #558 – Strong and Durable Equals Faster

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 53:42

    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  --------------- 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

    #557 – Engage With Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 54:34

    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 --------------- 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

    #556 – Don't Be Soft - Confident, Strong, Satisfied

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 56:47

    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?  --------------- 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

    #555 – The Guilt of Missing Workouts or Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 54:58

    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? --------------- 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

    You Just Gotta Do It Once

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 56:02

    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  --------------- 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  

    #553 – Your Intrinsic Zone

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 53:34

    “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  --------------- 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    

    #552 – Holding Pace and Effort

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 56:15

    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 

    #551 – The Stuff That Matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 57:22

    Do you have a clear understanding of your goals? How will 20 extra minutes today matter 4 months from now? Today is about the ability to enjoy your training while keeping the structural integrity. The power of the mind and doing self checks before looking at the numbers. We talk about the distractions we all face and why it's up to us to limit them and focus more on the middle way. Distraction equals stress and the person with the least amount of stress wins.      Topics: Hair Gate OG in town What's the point of our sport? The importance of context  Structural integrity of training Just Keep Loving It What's your “fun level” in training? It's about your ability to perform when it matters Exercise Randomness Preparing for that time later in the season Putting too much stock in your watch Do a self check Plus or minus 3 margin of error Infatuation with numbers Diminishing marginal returns Do you know what the numbers mean? Courage to go with your gut The person with the least stress wins The Middle Way Distraction equals stress It's up to the coach to know the athlete Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com  --------------- 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

    #550 – How Training Mistakes Add Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 53:06

    It may seem like a simple mistake, but it can snowball if you don't stop it in its tracks. Today, we look at knowing and accepting our tendencies. We also talk about routines, mindsets, and chronic states of living. We look at the self love/punishment fence of triathletes. We talk about our “why” and what real, attainable, and lasting goals look like. We get into taking care of the body and ridiculous goals. Topics: Crazy NFL Recap Training mistakes that cost you Off Balance Diets Knowing who you are and current fitness What are your tendencies when things go wrong? One mistake connected to the next It's not about being perfect Intent  Routines and mindsets Accepting the outcome Mindfulness The Self Love/Punishment Fence Better to be undertrained Maximizing your ability to feel better  Should you take today off? Chronic Living Maintaining Health Taking care of your body The goal is to be your healthiest A “stay hard” mistake Attainable and in the ballpark Ridiculous Goals Minimal Effective Does vs. Too Much Play with the cards you're dealt  Making up for Mistakes Take time to right the ship Don't let one bad decision ruin your week Work hard/Play Hard? Realigning in training Treat yourself like you would treat others Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com  --------------- 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

    #449 – Solutions over Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 53:15

    Be your biggest fan. Let out the problem, but find the solution. This sport is all about momentum and having today set the stage for tomorrow. Stop putting life in a box and flow with progress. Build on today and give yourself a chance. Find a groove, know your audience, and figure out how to make things work.  Topics:  Control what's in front of you Figure out how to make things work Problem, or solution? Dealing with change Normalizing Excuse Culture Limit and know your audience Pressure of Perfection “Periodization” Train to compliment your life It's not about where you were Finding the groove  You should be your biggest fan It's all about momentum Stop shooting for the moon Little wins Sliding scales Give yourself wiggle room and a chance Act line you've been there Aim Low Mike & Robbie rate today's podcast  Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com  --------------- 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

    #548 – Listener Questions 3.0 PART 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 53:40

    Back to the listeners for some more GREAT questions. We talk about appropriate soreness and fatigue, the Rules of 20, Zone Blending, and how to stay out of a hole. Also, weight gain and injuries, the best way to build a good base, driving from the hips in swimming. If that weren't enough, we also talk strength workouts for swim, recovery weeks, and how to stay crisp during a taper. We end with stories about how we created our dream business. Topics: Early morning drivers  Australia and Canada Appropriate Fatigue and Soreness Back in the Swing? Rules of 20 Stale Legs Flushing out  Hydration Knowing your whole system Blending within Z1 - Z5 Real time decisions to stay out of a deep hole Space it and Pace it Weight gain and injury TSS Overreach? Recovery weeks Staying crisp during taper Racing IMWI with dad, should I beat him? Swim focused strength workout instead of a swim? Driving from the hips in swimming, explained Generic training plan without specific races The story of creating our dream business Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com  --------------- 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

    #547 – Listener Q&A 3.0

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 58:31

    This might be the best group of questions we've had. Strategy for adding extra races. Racing yourself into shape. Going longer than planned workouts. Recognizing and anticipating stress. Understanding warm up and cool down. Racing a month after Ironman. Time training vs. Mileage for slower runners. The best time to schedule vacation during a race season. Go-to snacks.  Topics: What's the strategy for peppering in races between your A, B and C races? Racing for pacing Racing yourself into shape Is consistently adding more time and distance to your planned workouts a good thing? Can we toss in bonus rides? Calories in, calories out Stress in, stress out  Anticipate your stress Favorite go-to snacks Find a routine with your food How would coaching benefit me for my 3rd Ironman?  The coaching relationship How important is the warm up and cool down? How long should I strength train into the season? How to tackle another race right after an Ironman? Will Ironman Texas happen? Is “time” still the best way to train if I'm a slower runner, or do I need more mileage? The problem with mileage training When's the best time to schedule vacations during race season? Off week after build blocks is a good time The most overused word ---------- Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com  --------------- 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

    #546 – Do It Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 57:31

    The little decisions we make each day set the tone for our lives. Happy and Healthy are the goals and depend on which way those decisions fall. Training can always be put off, but if you think of it, do it now. Don't be a robot in search of perfection because it's not going to come. Embrace imperfection AS perfection. Take responsibility for yourself, as we are what we consistently do. And by all means, be selfish with what makes you healthy.  *** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out! Topics:  Race Cuts 10 Year Challenge  Do it now Adapt or die You don't need the gear  Perfect Pats  We don't know what the future will bring  Take responsibility We try to buy our way into motivation Built-in Excess Prisoner of the moment You are what you consistently do “There's Plenty of time” Make time for it Peel the onion slowly Don't feel like a robot Overly structured and refined  Outline - Yes, Freedom - Yes Responsible for yourself A time and place for being careful No week is perfect You gotta check all the boxes  Healthy is King Be selfish with what makes you healthy  ---------- Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com  --------------- 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

    #545 – Prisoners of the Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 57:15

    Ever feel the pressure of too much going on? That anxious feeling is getting out of the moment. Today, we look at how that affects training and how we THINK about training. It's easy to get caught up on race day when it's 5 months away, but today is all that matters. Do something. Let it go. And get in touch with your body and the moment. *** Time is running out to sign up for THE C26 CLUB PROGRAM FOR 2022!  Check it out! Topics: Life Keeps Going Time to get back to work Sore feet Wired to go . . . .  How am I gonna get everything done? Feeling defeated Hardest thing to do Prisoner of the Future Flipping the switch The things we CAN control Attachment to perfection Hire someone else to be in control of your life What's your baseline of self-acceptance  Though of Quitting Raining at the Lab Are we good enough? Everything is amazing and no one is happy Get in tune with your body When your training fights itself ---------- Looking for a Customized Swim analysis in our C26 Hub? Contact Somer: C26Operations@gmail.com  --------------- 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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