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#420 - Ironman Arizona Shortens Bike - Responding To Change

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 10/26/2020

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Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Do you feel like you’re on the roller coaster at times? Going with the same plan that doesn’t quite hit the spot? Today we talk about training plans, recovery, re-charging, and figuring out how to hit your best potential as an athlete and person. Adjusting workouts, days off, diet, sleep, etc. You know you can do it, but doing it the right way FOR YOU is one of the biggest challenges in triathlon.

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Are you moving the right direction? This is the toughest time of a really tough year for all of us. Today, we talk about how "The Standard is The Standard" and no matter what we all have to figure out what's really important and stay on that course. Coach Robbie shows us his reaction to having Texas 70.3 cancelled and explains how he changed his mindset and made it a positive. Sometimes life gives us what we really need and it's up to us to get our minds right. 

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We recorded the day before Coach Robbie was leaving for Texas 70.3, but he found out the race was canceled during his drive. The podcast is about his race prep, taper, and strategy. the guys talk about the importance race week sharpening and the ability to control your gears during the race. And, mostly, it's about being able to control your racing gears. We make thousands of decisions while racing and we give you the best way to make sure your'e making the right one.

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This year is all about controlling what we can to race and train at our best. With Ironman Arizona yanked away, we look at the emotion racing stirs and how to focus on what matters. We talk about the best ways to approach training and races. We compare cancelled races to post-Ironman blues and look at how to keep our minds in the game. We explain why yellow can be better than green in Training Peaks, listening to your body, and why facing fear is the best way to grow. And Coach Robbie preps for Texas 70.3

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#425 - #425 - "Race Ready" for Ironman Changes/New Rules

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Today we look at Ironman changes/new racing rules and why they could make you slower if not in the right mindset. The swim set up, transitions, spectators, and maybe most importantly — a pretty big change to run aid stations. We’ll look at several ways to make sure you are on top of your mental and physical game in the new Ironman environment. We also get into why cycling in cold is harder and why it’s important to be flexible with your nutrition. 

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Today, looking at what effort means, both in training and the race. What that means to beginners and veterans who struggle to get faster. We talk about race demons and how to not let them take over. We break down the mindset of racing Ironman and how to turn a rough start into a great race. Also, how do you get faster once you plateau? Ironman Florida is also covered in this podcast. 

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Today we talk about the benefits of running trails, the trouble with speed work, and why Ironman is not about going fast, but "who slows down the least." We dive into understanding zones, intervals, and solving the complex combination of swim, bike, run that is triathlon. When in doubt, treat yourself with kindness. 

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“It was too windy.” “Too hot or too cold.” “Too many people in my lane.” What do you do when facing inconvenience? Today we talk about how to turn training obstacles into racing lessons. We also look at subconscious thoughts and how they can affect our moods. We talk about race goal setting and how it can be good and bad. And finally, give some last minute thoughts on how to race Ironman Florida. 

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This is a great guide for RACE RUNNING and how to train for it. We focus on Ironman, but the same holds true for 70.3, Olympics, and Sprints. For one, we want to strengthen our chassis so we don’t have to walk. And, if we don’t handle the swim and bike right, none of this really matters. It’s a pretty deep dive into accumulated fatigue, accumulated fitness, how to know when you’re in good shape, and why bricks and your long runs might be disrupting your progress. 

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How do you respond to change? Ironman Arizona shortens the bike leg and reactions are mixed. What was Robbie's reaction as a coach? How did Mike handle the news as a rebellious-year-older man? Today the guys dive into change and how to deal with it. How to pace a shortened race. Negative head space and punches to the gut. Framing a different experience. The World Series and more. Please check out our new C26 Club Coaching program for 2021 now priced at only $349! 

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How do you respond to change? Ironman Arizona shortens the bike leg and reactions are mixed. What was Robbie's reaction as a coach? How did Mike handle the news as a rebellious-year-older man? Today the guys dive into change and how to deal with it. How to pace a shortened race. Negative head space and punches to the gut. Framing a different experience. The World Series and more. Please check out our new C26 Club Coaching program for 2021 now priced at only $349! 

Topics:

  • Love/Hate relationships with birthdays 
  • Ironman Arizona shortens the bike
  • Florida ups Prize Purse for Pros 
  • Coach Robbie’s first concern when he heard Arizona was shortened
  • Adjusting your attitude for race changes
  • How do you pace a shortened Ironman bike?
  • Either way, you’d better be ready
  • The Seahawk that never gave up
  • Changes in Arizona bike course and how they affect you
  • Going in with your best effort to compete with yourself 
  • Recovering from a punch to the gut
  • Why do we obsess over “the distance?”
  • Robbie’s first race after sobriety 
  • Something will always disrupt “your perfect day”
  • What you can control in races
  • Should there be a way to find 40 more miles??
  • Why Mike things immaturity keeps him young
  • Is it easier to cancel rather than figure it out?
  • Ironman, the Business
  • How politics impacts Ironman
  • What if they shortened the swim vs. bike? 
  • Is this World Series legit or come with an asterisk?
  • Doing everything you can do to prepare for the race in front of you
  • Negative head space and self sabatoge 
  • When we hedge our bet as a built in excuse 
  • Mike admits his age shows at times
  • How the Arizona bike course is more difficult
  • It’s gonna come down to pacing 
  • Framing as a different experience 
  • People will obsess over fast bike splits, but . . . 
  • Arizona is a Marathon with a swim and bike 
  • Why variability index will likely be high at Arizona
  • What if Arizona LENGTHENED the bike??
  • Keeping childhood rebellion 
  • Managing emotions on race day
  • Responding to mechanicals with flexibility 
  • The more rigid, the less opportunities

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