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#426 - Racing Free

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 11/16/2020

#444 – Swimming Fast and Fresh show art #444 – Swimming Fast and Fresh

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Do you feel stalled in your swim progress? We're sure there's a nugget or two in here that will help you get faster while staying fresh. We look at the pull buoy dilemma and how to break the habit, turnover and the difference between fast and efficient. We also talk about mechanics including hand entry, how to get there, and what to do next. Break the bad habits and start using the water to get where you want to go. 

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#443 – Listener Questions 1_14_21 show art #443 – Listener Questions 1_14_21

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Today we turn the podcast over to listener questions from our closed Facebook Group (Search Crushing Iron Group). We get into swim training without a pool, how to run more frequently when you’re trying to get better on the bike, too. How athletes with more muscle can get faster. Liquid vs. solid nutrition. Running slow vs. Running easy. Periodization in your training plan. Activating your lats in the pool. Don’t forget to check out our C26 Club Program at c26triathlon.com 

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#442 – Perfectionism, Building Volume, and Training That Fits Your Personality show art #442 – Perfectionism, Building Volume, and Training That Fits Your Personality

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Are you putting yourself in situations help you succeed? Today, we look at perils of chasing perfectionism, the secrets to building volume, and how to train in ways that fit your body type and personality. We look at why Zone 2 running is so important in the big scheme of things, understanding why “appropriately challenging” is what you want to find, and why workouts should rarely feel “epic.” The C26 Club Program is open through the end of January for only $349.

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#441 – Can't We Just Have Fun? show art #441 – Can't We Just Have Fun?

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On average, kids laugh so much more than adults… probably 10:1 . . .and triathletes are notorious for being “super serious.” Today, we talk about being flexible, on call for life, and having availability for fun as an athlete. Doing it for the love of doing it is often the easiest secret to success. We also get into craving experience over things, how to allow yourself to be free and express where you’re going. Fall in love with everything triathlon creates in your life.

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#440 – Let's Start Small show art #440 – Let's Start Small

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Is life happening TO YOU or around you? The little things add up to tackle the hard things. Spend time and effort on things that are your choice. New habits, new patterns. Is anything wrong RIGHT NOW? Be in this moment and not in a problem that doesn’t exist. What are you choosing to lose as a person by not accepting daily challenges? Facing the invisible enemy head on, even when it’s in your mind. **The Club Package is still available for for a few more weeks.  

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#439 - In 2021 . . . Why Not? show art #439 - In 2021 . . . Why Not?

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Instead of asking why, start saying Why Not? Today we explore the power of moving forward without fear and how that clears the deck for each day. What if there were no New Years and days just kept counting up? We get into the mental aspects of training and the excitement that racing brings and how much we miss it. Robbie talks about being a parent. Mike remembers losing his father one year ago today and how it stripped away many fears. "What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”*

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#438 – Learning To Love The Work show art #438 – Learning To Love The Work

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From the great pyramids to tennis to softball to yes, triathlon . . . Today, we talk about ways to fall in love with little wins in training, find consistency, and look at your life in 10 minute segments. The power of hills and building strength. How to embrace “boring” and how to break outside stimulation. Modern day thought vs. Old School. And getting rid of rabbit holes in your life. The Club Plan is still available at c26triathlon.com

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#437 – Listener Questions and Answers . . . on a Cozy Christmas Eve show art #437 – Listener Questions and Answers . . . on a Cozy Christmas Eve

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Back to the Crushing Iron Facebook Group (Search Crushing Iron Group) for listener questions and we got some good ones! Favorite bike workouts, changing bike cassettes for different courses, our bikes of choice, superstitions, adjusting power and HR numbers for races, how the podcast has changed our approach, and how we coach athletes that struggle with consistency. Questions are below and we had a great time! 

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#436 – Our Thoughts on 2020 – Plus A Recap of Our Team Trail Race show art #436 – Our Thoughts on 2020 – Plus A Recap of Our Team Trail Race

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The team was in for a trail race this weekend and we talk about running 50 miles in the dark. After that, we talk 2020 and how it related to us and our sport. The good, the bad, the ugly. This year has been mentally tough on a lot of our athletes. We look at the power of connection and the pain of isolation. How we connect as coaches and people to not only our athletes, but people we meet who may need it most. 

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#435 – Don't Buy It, Build It show art #435 – Don't Buy It, Build It

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We all “know” the process is what matters, but how do we stay at peace with the progress? Micro goals vs. macro. Clearing the head and heart. How to recognize progress in the little things. Chasing memorable rides, runs, and races. Success in the learning and building of our bodies. 

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More Episodes

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, the trouble with perfectionism, listening to your body, and why facing fear is the best way to grow. And Coach Robbie preps for Texas 70.3

Topics:

  • The Ironman Arizona Gut Shot
  • Just keep going . . . 
  • The mental and physical rigidity of structure
  • Unpredictable days and 30 minute runs
  • Wear out the opponent by taking body shots well
  • Racing and the outlet of freeing yourself 
  • Training and stabilizing emotions
  • When it feels insurmountable 
  • Evening out the pain with pressure
  • Cancelled Race vs. Ironman Depression. What’s worse?
  • When “graduation day” is stripped away
  • What we learned from Chris Nikic 
  • We need the excitement 
  • Balancing the highs and lows
  • Life as a monk 
  • People want “the feeling” of the race
  • Digital “production” doesn’t fill our voids
  • The pain of the fall after high expectations
  • Coach Robbie’s Excitement/Nerves for Texas 70.3
  • What truly CHANGES who we are 
  • “The Obstacle Is The Way” - Ryan Holiday 
  • Taking on new challenges for growth
  • Facing fear is harder when we’re passive
  • Channeling Gratitude during a race
  • A great way to start the SWIM in a race
  • Being in the moment with your Race
  • Understanding 100% of 70-80% 
  • The trouble with perfectionism personality
  • Hayden calls out coach Robbie for missing a workout
  • Leaving happiness and success on the table
  • When Yellow is Better than Green in Training Peaks
  • Understanding and LISTENING to your body