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#284 - Know Who You Are

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 07/11/2019

"Watches are like the weatherman.” – Coach Robbie 

FTP Tests, Heart Race, Pace . . . do you look at them honestly, or lean toward the perfect answer? Today we talk about how to be smart (and realistic) when you look at data and maybe why you shouldn’t look at all. We’ve said it before, Long Course racing isn’t about who’s fastest, it’s about who slows down the least. Is this how you race?


  • Adapting to the weather
  • Knowing who you are
  • The “heat of the moment”
  • Warning Signs to be aware of in heat
  • The impact of dew point 
  • PR conditions by perceptions 
  • When to "skip it”
  • FTP Obsession
  • Understanding your power
  • The problems with standard FTP tests
  • Power vs. Poor Pacing
  • Vanity FTP
  • Your Power Portfolio
  • Gadgets are tools to inform not dictate
  • Blindly believing your watch
  • How would you drive with 3 gallons of gas?
  • Who are you today?

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