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Crushing Iron is an age grouper and his coach talking and learning about triathlon. Together they explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual side of training and racing everything from a Sprint to an Ironman. Great for beginners and intermediates triathletes. Released every Monday and Thursday.

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Crushing Iron is an age grouper and his coach talking and learning about triathlon. Together they explore the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual side of training and racing everything from a Sprint to an Ironman. Great for beginners and intermediates triathletes. Released every Monday and Thursday.

    #361 The Pulse of Our Community

    #361 The Pulse of Our Community

    Today we turned things over to athletes from our Facebook group to guide our discussion. They asked us about maintaining base fitness and mental stability. Live Zoom podcasts. Too much core work? Emerging from this as better humans. Virtual racing. Ethical debates of training outside. Time based vs. Distance training. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #360 - Positive Reinforcement Therapy

    #360 - Positive Reinforcement Therapy

    How are you talking to yourself these days? Does the body buy in with the mind's strategy? Today, we continue to look at the positive and what's going on in our own backyards. We talk about the accumulated fatigue of life, the future of endurance sports, having a true understanding of Zone 2 (and why it's so important), heart rate comparison between cycling and running, when and how to test heart rate and FTP, and most importantly, are you enjoying yourself? 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #359 - Athlete Questions

    #359 - Athlete Questions

    Today we open the podcast to Athlete/Listener Questions from our Facebook Group. We hit on how to adjust when your race is canceled, swimming challenges and open water training, and hit on one of Coach's rants about over-dependence on Training Peak graphs and numbers. Meditation. Yoga. Critical thinking.

    • 59 min
    #358 - Small Wins

    #358 - Small Wins

    Often our biggest breakthroughs come at a time when we're about to throw in the towel. Now is a great time to learn about yourself and build experience for later. Today we talk about building little wins that pay off down the road and help you become better athletes and humans. There is opportunity in all situations.

    • 54 min
    #357 - The Endurance Mindset – We've Been Training for This

    #357 - The Endurance Mindset – We've Been Training for This

    So much is unpredictable right now, but as triathletes, we've been training for this. We have solved thousands of little problems through training and racing and those are valuable lessons. The human survival loop goes like this: Trigger, behavior, and reward. If that goes Fear, worry, anxiety, we need to figure out how to break the pattern. Today, we get into going from fear ----> productive/positive behaviors that are usually short term sacrifices that create long term gains. 

    • 58 min
    #356 - Tune Your Heart to the Right Channel

    #356 - Tune Your Heart to the Right Channel

    The best laid plans coming apart at the seams, so now what? Race cancelled? Should you ramp up or cut back? It's a stressful time, but also one for opportunity to evolve, grow and transform. Working at home, eating better, no pool, rejuvenating. Today we look at how broken routines can be a great opportunity with the right approach. 

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

mark plymouth uk ,

My go to podcast

I’ve been lucky enough to find these guys early in my triathlon career. My training and attitude to triathlon has already changed for the better - instead of making my life triathlon I am working on integrating triathlon into my life.

Couch to Ironman was my first listen and am working through all of them from #1 to current #283?)

I find mike and Robbie very relatable, informative, honest and easy to listen to.

physiorob ,

70.3

Been listening to you guys for a month or so and all I can say is thank you! You have made my last 70.3 so much more enjoyable! I now have the right attitude to both training and racing and having that right balance! I am no professional but a mid race athlete but what you discuss helps and puts into perspective that this is only my hobby
Yesterday was my best race to date all thanks to you guys
Keep up with these podcasts
Rob - uk

Bunceee ,

Love these guys

My go to triathlon podcast. As a busy family man and passionate triathlete I love listening to the ramblings of Robbie and Mike. The podcasts helps me keep my triathlon goals in perspective, keeping me motivated to compete without becoming obsessed with the sport. Keep up the good work guys

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