XrCEL Blog

How to Look at Injuries as Opportunities to Improve

By Scott DeFilippis, Pro Triathlete, Coach and XRCEL Sponsored Athlete Most Injuries are not a result of too much training or not enough stretching!  It is my observation that they are the result of poor decisions by athletes. I don’t need to look any further than myself.  Earlier this year I gave myself a stress … Continue reading How to Look at Injuries as Opportunities to Improve

Evoe Races His Personal Best in 2017 Ironman Brazil Championships

Patrick Evoe, Professional Triathlete The longer you race, the harder new PB (personal best) times are to achieve. This is my 10th year racing as a professional triathlete, having raced around 35 full Ironmans. With that background and the fact that I recently accomplished a new Ironman PB a month before my 40th birthday is pretty amazing. … Continue reading Evoe Races His Personal Best in 2017 Ironman Brazil Championships

A Beginners Guide to Power Meters and Cycling with Power

By Patrick Evoe, Professional Triathlete If you are around serious cyclists, inevitably at some point you will hear them talk about their “power” or “watts”. What are they talking about and is this something you can use in your training and racing? Power meters are technological tools that have become common place amongst serious cyclists … Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Power Meters and Cycling with Power

Wasserman Twins Share ISRAMAN 2017 1st & 2nd Place Win Experience

Listen to XRCEL’s Laura DeMeo as she catches up with Pro Triathletes Laurel & Rebeccah Wassner and they recount their story of traveling to and ultimately winning ISRAMAN 2017, one of the most grueling Iron distance courses in the world. Learn how they overcame travel woes, endured weather extremes, and still managed to come out in … Continue reading Wasserman Twins Share ISRAMAN 2017 1st & 2nd Place Win Experience

Making It All Work – Balancing Family, Work, and Racing

By Brian Norling, Elite Jersey Shore Cyclist/Triathlete Winter is becoming a distant memory at this point for most of us in the northeast and race season is quickly approaching. Or some of you may have started early and travelled to a warmer climate to start the season. For me, getting away to race is tough. … Continue reading Making It All Work – Balancing Family, Work, and Racing

Taking the Win- First Event of the Castelli Race Series

By Stephan P. Dioslaki, Cycles 54/ Metra/ XRCEL Elite Team My teammate Adam Pantastico and I raced the first event of the Castelli series race last weekend (on April 15 2017) in Prospect Park (Brooklyn NY). It was a good day for us with Adam taking 7th and me taking…well…read on. There were 92 pre-registered so … Continue reading Taking the Win- First Event of the Castelli Race Series

The Great 8: Helping Endurance Athletes Stay Fit with Fats

By: Megan Evoe For a period of time, the “non-fat” epidemic had many athletes running scared of any fatty foods, in fear that they would gain weight. Today, it’s time to turn your shopping carts around and head to your favorite fat sources to not only help you stay full, maintain focus and healthy brain … Continue reading The Great 8: Helping Endurance Athletes Stay Fit with Fats

Willpower Week

By Scott DeFillipis – Professional Triathlete and Coach There are two types of athletes I get the most joy out of coaching…First are the first timers, those that simply want to complete an Iron distance triathlon. This is something that should not go unnoticed!  It is the toughest one day event in the world that … Continue reading Willpower Week

3 Tips for a Successful Race Season

By Carrie Lester (Professional Triathlete) One of the most important things I have learned in the last few years of professional triathlon racing is the need to be flexible. We need to be flexible in our training schedules due to such things as injury, illness, weather, social/family/work commitments, and because sometimes life just gets in … Continue reading 3 Tips for a Successful Race Season

Wassner Twins Start Triathlon Season with a Double Podium Finish

– Laurel Wassner on Israman 2017 Triathlon has brought me to some spectacular places and served up some serious challenges along the way.  Yet, nothing has been quite as unique as the Israman Triathlon.  The race takes place in Eilat, Israel, which is a 4 hour drive south of Tel Aviv through the Negev Desert.  It … Continue reading Wassner Twins Start Triathlon Season with a Double Podium Finish