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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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    • 4.8, 432 Ratings

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.

    #377 - Heat Training and Acclimation

    #377 - Heat Training and Acclimation

    Heat hits quick, your pace crumbles . . . and we always seem to forget the dew point, our ability to fuel better, and slow down make a huge difference in our long term health and recovery. Today we look at what's going on when Spring turns to Summer and our body wants to protect itself. Good stuff in here about acclimating to heat, hydration, why body weight and body fat matter, and why your "easy runs" may be the long term culprit. 

    • 59 min
    #376 - Fitness over Speed

    #376 - Fitness over Speed

    Do you get caught up in the numbers or look at the body of work? Athletes have to understand that fatigue masks fitness and shooting for numbers or speed on every workout is a losing proposition when it comes to racing. Today we talk about training in heat, preparing for specific courses and why understanding accumulated stress is the secret to racing. Your race isn't today, so what are you doing to get better?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #375 - The Return to Racing and "Winning"

    #375 - The Return to Racing and "Winning"

    Thanks for listening to our podcasts. Today, we look at winning and how that means different things to different people. We talk about ways to reframe your definition of winning, and how we confuse sacrifices with making choices. Some of this is focused on "The Last Dance" documentary with Michael Jordan and how he shaped competition and winning. Most of us can learn from that, but . . . it's also important to realize we are not Michael Jordan. There's also stuff on how to make faster transitions. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #374 - Stay Focused on You

    #374 - Stay Focused on You

    This is different for everyone and definitely a "control the controllables" situation. It's important to take lean toward the positive because misery loves company. We all want to race and want them to be safe. Race directors are making tough decisions. It may seem naive to be optimistic, but you'll never regret hoping for the best and the gains you made along the way. Triathlon is a never-ending challenge. Find what inspires you today and let that be your motivation. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #373 - The Reason You're Not Progressing . . . is because you're not progressing

    #373 - The Reason You're Not Progressing . . . is because you're not progressing

    Do you understand the purpose behind your training blocks? Do you recognize progression even when your numbers don't show it? Today, the physiology of getting stronger and faster and how it's all baked into your training plan. How to balance intensity with volume, and how training blocks should seamlessly overlap along with the psychology of repeating the same workout and why it's so good for your training.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #372 - The Catch-22 of Stress

    #372 - The Catch-22 of Stress

    Are you selling your ability short based on past experience? What if you detached from digital results that can contain you? Today, the stresses under the surface, plus, how to approach your return to the pool. Also, aligning your confidence with your potential the power of chipping away at goals. 

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
432 Ratings

432 Ratings

bstamps12 ,

Favorite triathlon/endurance podcast

I started listening to the podcast for the triathlon advice but now I look forward to the back-and-forth chats Mike & Robbie have about life too. Their advice sometimes forces you to take a hard look at why you do certain things in training. When I’ve implemented their tactics, I’ve seen great results even though my gut reaction disagreed with it. This is the only podcast I actually focus on when I’m listening rather than vaguely listen to it as background noise. Keep it up Mike & Robbie!

dfalcon01 ,

one stop shop!

everything you want to hear even if you don’t want to hear it! the hard truths, keeping running ‘fun’ and most important what it takes to toe the line healthy and happy. it’s like learning to build that great ice cream cone base and robbie teaching you patience how to put the cherry on the top! this podcast has it all so enjoy the ride.

MegMG375 ,

Love the show, but fix the CONSTANT audio cutting out!

Today’s episode is unlistenable. But regardless love the content!! Just can’t listen to any more of today’s....it’s driving me nuts.

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