Andrew Raynor Dover
I’ve always thought triathlon is a good metaphor for life. The highs, the lows, the successes and struggles. The perpetual, and complicated grind that makes us understand simplicity and inclusiveness is usually the best strategy.
It occurred to me this analogy also applies to blogs and podcasts about triathlon. They begin with a youthful energy and a hope that someone actually cares about what you’re saying. But for true evolution, at some point that process has to include the community.
I started this blog in 2013 on way to my first Ironman at 50-years-old. Nearly 1,000 personal posts and videos about that journey can be found on these pages.
Last year, Coach Robbie and I launched the Crushing Iron podcast and now have over 30 episodes. The podcast is much more about “you” in the sense that we’re tapping Robbie’s coaching experience and a lot of the more informal things I’ve learned as a triathlete.
Both the blog and podcast will continue, but we understand the importance of community energy and ideas. We encourage input, questions, and feedback, but want to make sure this is genuinely a two-way street.
So, I guess what I’m saying is we will always drum up topics, but want to put more of the focus on you. Building more podcasts and blog posts based on your questions, philosophies, and ideas.
We’d also like to share your stories.
That’s the thing, right? I think if triathletes have one common character trait, it’s the insatiable need to evolve. What is so powerful that it makes you change your life?
There are no wrong answers. Email us: CrushingIron@gmail.com
All 32 Crushing Iron podcasts can be found here or subscribe on iTunes.