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#277 - Are You Properly Fatigued or Run Down?

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 06/17/2019

Fatigue is one of the most misunderstood concepts in triathlon. We usually want to carry fatigue, but we don't want to be tired. But how do you know the difference? Today, we look at training fatigue and how to embrace it without getting sick or tired. We also take a deep look into the concept of negative split and how it should play a role in training. 


  • Age is a Number
  • Heat and dew points
  • Gauging Muscular fatigue vs. Tired
  • Training to stay tired
  • A Great Sign of Fitness
  • Signs of being over tired
  • The Swim is a great barometer of tired
  • You shouldn’t be totally exhausted! 
  • Mile one should be your slowest
  • Motivation takes ENERGY
  • What "grumpy" says
  • Food as an indicator of mindset 
  • Short term feel goods
  • Healthy, Sick, or Getting Better
  • The Negative Split Mentality 
  • Fatigue is the product of consistency
  • Waking up with a stranger
  • Taking time off INSIDE a workout
  • The fewest mistakes usually wins
  • The lonely sailboat analogy

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