XrCEL Blog

An Athlete Looks at 40: An Aging Athlete’s Tips for Success

by Patrick Evoe Jimmy Buffett has a good song titled “A Pirate Looks at 40.” In my eleventh year racing as a professional triathlete, I too had to look at turning 40. Even though I’m still 23 in my head, I know the realities of advancing age versus athletic performance. After over 15 years in the … Continue reading An Athlete Looks at 40: An Aging Athlete’s Tips for Success

Don’t Sabotage Your Race: Tips to Get Race-ready

By Brian Norling The winter season finally loosened its stranglehold in New Jersey. Peak triathlon race season is drawing closer.  Now is the perfect time to get your gear out and check it out. Most likely some of the gear you race with hasn’t seen daylight since your last race. I was at the pool … Continue reading Don’t Sabotage Your Race: Tips to Get Race-ready

How to Transition like a Pro

By Laurel Wassner, Pro Triathlete Most people know of triathlon as a combination of swimming, biking and running.  Knowing how to switch from one sport to the next is a crucial part of the race.  These transitions may be a small percentage of the overall time, but they can be the difference between winning or losing, or … Continue reading How to Transition like a Pro

KIS Athletes in Full Bloom at Wildflower Triathlon

It was a “wild” weekend of triathlon racing for the KIS Coaching athletes as they took on the iconic Wildflower Triathlon. Located in Central California’s beautiful Monterey, our XRCEL-sponsored KIS athletes came up roses as they turned in some superb individual performances, while showing off some early season fitness. Leading the way for the KIS … Continue reading KIS Athletes in Full Bloom at Wildflower Triathlon

Performance Nutrition Basics – Leg Three

Protein: Really the superstar? Most Americans eat more protein than they need each day.  Intake beyond the body’s needs is unnecessary & can possibly have negative effects.  The big question is, what are the body’s needs?  Obviously, each person’s protein needs are different, and those needs depend on many factors.  Here are some guidelines: Average … Continue reading Performance Nutrition Basics – Leg Three

5 Real life signs of overtraining or a need for a rest day

By Carrie Lester, Pro Triathlete and Coach I am not a doctor, an exercise scientist, or any other scholar when it comes to identifying signs of overtraining or when we as athletes are simply in need of a few easy days. I am, however a coach and an athlete, and have years of experience racing … Continue reading 5 Real life signs of overtraining or a need for a rest day

9 Ways to Stay Injury-Free this Triathlon Season

By Patrick Evoe      If you’re a triathlete, you’re now moving from winter off season towards racing season. Your fitness is probably coming around and you’re really starting to turn the screws in training. Nothing will derail your progress faster than an injury. If you want to have a successful racing season, staying injury-free … Continue reading 9 Ways to Stay Injury-Free this Triathlon Season

Prevent Burnout: 5 Self-Care tips for Triathletes

By Rebeccah Wassner, Pro Triathlete and Mother of 3 Consistency is the key in building strength, fitness, and endurance in the sport of triathlon. The athletes who perform the best are the ones who can put in the hard work day in and day out. But how do these athletes manage to stick to the … Continue reading Prevent Burnout: 5 Self-Care tips for Triathletes

How to Prepare For Hot Races

By Scott Defillipis, Pro Triathlete & Coach Racing a triathlon in extreme heat (90 degrees Fahrenheit or above) is something that some human beings can handle naturally. These are generally smaller athletes with low sweat rates, athletes that live in warm climates and never have to go through a winter, or very efficient athletes (Miranda … Continue reading How to Prepare For Hot Races

Performance Nutrition Basics, Leg Two

Demystifying Fats Over the decades, the public’s opinion of dietary fat has gone from one end of the spectrum to the other & back again.  Fat is important for many of the body’s functions and components.  The confusion stems from the fact that some fats are healthy and some are not as much.  The healthiest … Continue reading Performance Nutrition Basics, Leg Two