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#322 - How To Not Suck At Cycling - Part 3

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 11/18/2019

#342 - Love The Sport show art #342 - Love The Sport

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Many of us get into triathlon to figure out who we really are and that process is more effective and enjoyable if we love the sport. Today, we reflect on Kobe Bryant’s life and his passion for, not only the game, but everything he did, and tie it into our daily approach with triathlon. Kobe’s death is a painful reminder that life is fragile and triathlon is much more than just the numbers. Find your sweet spots in training and appreciating the little things to make net gains.

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#341 - How Our Insecurities Affect Our Training show art #341 - How Our Insecurities Affect Our Training

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We get into the sport to grow and become more confident, but . . . what do we do in those weak moments? The best athletes (and people) are always learning. Today, we look at a lot of examples we experience in coaching and how we approach insecurities that pop up in training. The stress of missing workouts, injuries, worry about not being ready, judging ourselves too harshly, etc. Training should be a way to become more whole. Learn your limits and how to approach them in a positive way.

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#340 - Race Weight - Go With Your Gut show art #340 - Race Weight - Go With Your Gut

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We are by no means experts, but today we take an open look at the never ending debate over weight loss and proper race weight. Everything is on the table including body image, guilt, shame, binge eating, and strength vs. optimum weight. Triathlon is often a road to weight loss, but changing a lifestyle comes with a lot of stress and cutting calories is a slippery slope. We talk about finding your race weight and when to be at it. So many diets, so many choices, but what works best for you?

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#339 - Embrace the Chaos show art #339 - Embrace the Chaos

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We start with a little podcast reflection about what this community means to us, then head into managing training amongst the chaos of life. We talk about the things like the source of anxiety, how to race "free," and why training means nothing if you don't have a handle on your life. Robbie talks about his biggest role as a coach, Mike hits on longevity and easing the fear after his father's death. 

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#338 - Managing Race Pace and Pain show art #338 - Managing Race Pace and Pain

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There's not much like the mind games you play with yourself at the end of a race. We call it "internal bargaining." Whether it a half or full Ironman or Marathon, it usually comes back to effort and execution. Today we look at how that breaks out within a marathon and the strategies you can use to talk yourself through the pain while keeping your pace.

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#337 - Be Better at Indoor Training show art #337 - Be Better at Indoor Training

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It's tough keeping indoor trainer rides and treadmill runs interesting, but today was look at simple methods that not only keep you engaged, but give you really solid workouts. Plus, Robbie checks in from his first day at the Dopey Challenge with a strategy plan for the rest of his weekend. Also, hot tea and energy, pitfalls of virtual training, execution based goals and long-term body balance. 

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#336 - How To Not Suck at Running - Part 2 show art #336 - How To Not Suck at Running - Part 2

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To be a good runner, you have build in a way that makes sense. In Part 2 of our How To Not Suck at Running (part one is episode #317) Coach Robbie talks about how to work in tempo and negative split mentality in a way that tests adaptation, but doesn't beat you down when adding more swim and bike volume. In triathlon, you "get faster" by being able to exert more energy late in the run. As we've said a million times, it's not about going faster as much as it is, who slows down the least. 

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#335 - Lean Into It show art #335 - Lean Into It

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Most times the best response to fear, pain, and suffering is to simply Lean Into It. Life throws a lot of curveballs overthinking can be a curse. Today, Mike talks about a difficult start to his new year and how he's been reminded the best solution is often just accepting and sitting at peace in the moment. The guys talk about how that applies directly to training and racing. 

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#334 - What Coach Robbie and Mike Learned as Athletes in 2019 show art #334 - What Coach Robbie and Mike Learned as Athletes in 2019

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Coach Robbie and Mike get into athlete mode and discuss some of the biggest things they learned in 2019. Where they found inspiration, what mistakes they made on the course, and some of the smartest things they did while racing and training. Listening to your life situation and being okay with that. Making your strength an advantage on the course. What makes you tick? How do you focus on that and use it to your benefit. Lots of good thought to help you prepare for your best 2020.

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#333 - Redefining Quality Workouts show art #333 - Redefining Quality Workouts

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Most of us think of quality sessions as our “long run” or tough intervals on the trainer. We’re here to tell you that way of thinking is a myth. Just because something is harder doesn’t make it more important. Today we look at the concept of quality training and what that means for a short run, a recovery swim or an easy spin on the trainer. Become more in tune with each workout by adjusting the mindset of your training.

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More Episodes

How do we get better at cycling while retaining a strong run? Today we look at how your FTP can be misleading and taking you down the wrong road. We also look at key training sessions that make the difference in long distance racing. Better testing, cycling's body punches, and how every session is connected. 

Topics:

  • Challenges of Northern Weather
  • Godfather of polarized training
  • Cross country skiing
  • Keeping cycling simple
  • The 80/20 principle in cycling?
  • Managing time
  • 3 kinds of cyclist categories
  • Sweet Spot training
  • Is the 95% FTP rule accurate?
  • What happens when your FTP is wrongly high
  • The hard pill for cyclists to swallow
  • Are you gambling with your fitness?
  • Swift and Trainer Road
  • FTP Inside vs. Outside
  • Testing to get better at testing
  • Testing + Body of Work Equals . . . .
  • How do you know if you had a good or bad day?
  • Every training session is a “test”
  • The most underutilized bike session
  • Building Deep Cycling Strength
  • Preparing for the body punches
  • The most efficient use of limited time
  • Extended intervals or shortened with raised intensity?
  • Monitor the 22 hours of the day
  • Every session is connected

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