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#268 - Racing Is An Opportunity

Crushing Iron Triathlon Podcast

Release Date: 05/16/2019

Do you prepare to let go in a race if it feels right? Fears, expectations, and anxiety can hold us back, but having confidence to look at a race as an opportunity can be the biggest secret to performance. Today we look at staying in the moment and making solid decisions on the course. Do you truly trust the training?


  • Taper Tantrums
  • Pre-race jitters
  • Worst-Case-Scenario-ville
  • Triathlete’s ritual/routine
  • How to deal with free time
  • What to do with all the energy
  • What effort level should you race at for 70.3?
  • Golf and Tennis analogies
  • Unforced Errors on the course
  • Making a million decisions
  • Staying Engaged and Present in a Race
  • Competing against yourself, others, and the day
  • The ONE thing you should do in a HOT race
  • Staying AHEAD of the day
    • Nutrition
    • Heat
  • How to use the bike to prepare for the run
  • Don’t be reactionary and defensive
  • Coaching instills calmness
  • Answering questions you don’t have yet
  • How Robbie feels about coaching 40+ racers
  • Do you think of this race as Digital Tombstone?
  • Come See Us in Chattanooga

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