XrCEL Blog

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

Managing Your Race Day – How to Adapt and Adjust When Things Don’t Go As Planned

By Patrick Evoe, Professional Triathlete and Coach In any race, but especially the longer distances like a full or half Ironman, your job as an athlete is to manage your day as it comes to you. Rarely does anyone have a perfect day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good race. You have … Continue reading Managing Your Race Day – How to Adapt and Adjust When Things Don’t Go As Planned

5 Pitfalls to Avoid when Communicating with your Coach

By Jocelyn McCauley, Professional Triathlete and Ironman Mallorca Champion I’ve had three coaches, four if you count self-coaching. Because of this, I have learned a great deal about the importance of athlete-coach communication. Here are some of the ways you can cross wires when communicating with your coach: 1. You believe the schedule he/she gives … Continue reading 5 Pitfalls to Avoid when Communicating with your Coach

7 Essentials to Maintain a Fit and Healthy Pregnancy

By Laura DeMeo As an athlete staying fit has always been very important to me.  Growing up I competed in gymnastics which kept me in shape and flexible.  I continued to stay fit by going to the gym and running recreationally before finding a true passion for triathlon in my late 20’s. Since that time … Continue reading 7 Essentials to Maintain a Fit and Healthy Pregnancy