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#476 – Race Strategy and Confidence

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 05/10/2021

#498 – Ironman 70.3 OHIO Recap show art #498 – Ironman 70.3 OHIO Recap

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Another "Road Cast" as we go over everything we learned and experienced at Ohio 70.3. C26 had 30 athletes race, including Coach Robbie, and Mike (Run Relay slot). It turned out to be a much tougher day than we thought with high humidity and dew point. We talk about things we did right and things we would have done differently. The delayed start, the stories within the race and our general impressions of Ohio 70.3. 

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#497 – OHIO 70.3 Preview – LIVE From The Road show art #497 – OHIO 70.3 Preview – LIVE From The Road

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Today, we talk about Ironman 70.3 Ohio from the Road as we drive to Columbus. The double transition, swim tactics and warm up, bike course and why you should be patient, in-depth thoughts on the run course, including hills, shade, and when to be careful. Mike's Trek store troubles, missing coffee, and how to plan your next road trip.

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#496 – The Race Within The Race show art #496 – The Race Within The Race

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We open with talk of Jan Frodeno vs. Lionel Sanders in the Tri-Battle. Then it’s into ideas about how we might do a version of a unique triathlon. Then it’s onto Ironman and what makes the events so special. Families, friends, and supporters drive the sport. Then it’s onto what motivates people to race Ironman and how to sustain that motivation. We also take a look at how you should judge yourself, both in training and in race results. 

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#495 – Let Go of Your Doubts show art #495 – Let Go of Your Doubts

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Mike takes us inside his Ironman Chattanooga training with some unique admissions. Plus, why training in the heat can get in our heads so much. Reasons why you start to doubt yourself as the race gets closer and how to shift perspective. Eating, training, and losing weight as your training volume increases. Race weight. What to eat the two days before your race. Frodeno vs. Sanders in an epic clash? And Speaking of Clash…for some reason, Challenge Daytona changes their brand. 

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#494 – Racing Your Best Ironman show art #494 – Racing Your Best Ironman

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This one meanders a bit, but then gets into actionable Ironman racing strategies. When/if to turn up the bike, and how to think about your marathon. We get into training harder than you should race and how that translates into mile by mile strategy. We also talk about how to tackle your “B-Race” and why the results shouldn’t fool you. We talk about peaking at the right time, how you should feel out of the swim and off the bike, and playing the Ironman “run game.” It’s all the first 135 miles. 

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#493 – This is YOUR Journey show art #493 – This is YOUR Journey

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Improvement comes when we’re least stressed but the pressure to be green in training peaks or perfect leading up to a race can take over our mindset, and take away the fun. Today… we look at what it looks like to “try” and to “not try.” Going from mentally weak to strong. We talk about unhealthy obsessions, what a “successful” race looks like. And skewed views of perfection. This is your journey and you should assign your own value to success in training, racing, and life. 

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#492 – The Beauty of Bad Days show art #492 – The Beauty of Bad Days

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Bad days can remind us we’re in the ballpark, we still need work, or help us realize patience. Successful triathletes don’t get too high or too low depending on the day. So much of this sport is mental and if you can focus on controlling how you look at things, you will be in a better place to race. Just because a gadget is out there doesn’t mean you need it. Also.. how bike training helps your run, how to adjust mindsets, and letting go of “easy.” And… How to tell when your training is going we

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#491 – What Makes Ironman So Hard show art #491 – What Makes Ironman So Hard

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The nuances can make or break your race. Today, we get into what to look for, how to think about it, and fix it, often times on the fly. We look at why Ironman is such a difficult race to perfect from an effort and nutritional perspective. We look at how recognize warning signs, how to adjust, and how to come back to baseline before our race goes to hell.

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#490 – Do Uncomfortable Things show art #490 – Do Uncomfortable Things

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It was a Wild weekend of Racing and C26 Triathlon Camping and we get into it all. Plus, we really look at why we might do such a tough sport and what keeps driving people to the finish line. We contend that you must do hard things to improve in life and they create a Ripple Effect across everything you do. Race energy, training breakthroughs, and building confidence. 

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#489 – Listener Questions - Open water swim workouts, marathons during training, smart trainers, core temp, better cycling show art #489 – Listener Questions - Open water swim workouts, marathons during training, smart trainers, core temp, better cycling

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This is an energized cast inspired by you. Some great open water training/workout ideas. We talk double-transition strategy and give insight for spectators. We look at how to race your 70.3 if your A-Race is a full. Swallow water in the swim? We have some thoughts on that. What about running a marathon during your triathlon training? Smart trainer vs. Dumb trainer and the power meter combination. Aero helmets vs. Road helmets if you have a hot race. Worth the trade off? This one is caffeinated. 

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The best athletes don’t worry about bad breaks or rough weather conditions, they prepare for them. Today starts with Coach Robbie professing his new interest in Formula One Racing and how the strategy applies to the run in triathlon. We go through different ways to take anxiety out of your preparations so you can focus on problem solving. We get into several common scenarios and how you can learn to “adjust and correct” on the fly when your race isn’t going as planned. Races always bring pain and challenges, how are you going to plan and adjust?

Topics:

  • Chattanooga 70.3 - Hot or Cold?
  • Come by the C26 Grand Opening at Chattanooga 70.3
  • Mikes Ironman Chattanooga training begins
  • Our coaches camp
  • Formula One Racing??
  • It’s not about where you start, but where you end up
  • It’s all about the back half of the run
  • Giving up time on the bike to gain more on the run
  • Panic and paying overnight shipping
  • Racing in a sea of athletes but thinking independently 
  • It’s like playing in our Super Bowl
  • Don’t focus on other people or things you can’t control
  • How to quit worrying about the weather
  • Play chess, not checkers
  • Can you grind through “less than perfect?”
  • How to make every decision in a race
  • Taking chances in training
  • Can you rally when something goes wrong?
  • Going all out . . . then settling in during training
  • Gather yourself WHILE MOVING
  • How do you fix it?
  • Trouble shooting on the fly
  • It’s not about the start of a race 

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