Matthew Russell Chatting about Ironman Texas 2012.
Xendurance Athlete Lesley Paterson Earns 1st Place at ITU Cross-Triathlon World Championships/XTERRA Southeast Championships
From – Xtri.com
Great Britain’s Lesley Paterson came from behind with a late surge and passed Melanie McQuaid (CAN) in the final lap of the run to win gold and her first ITU world title. McQuaid, the defending champion who led for much of the race, took silver and Carla Van Huysteen (RSA), bronze.
“I feel great. Training has gone well, prep went well,” said Paterson. “I was feeling energized and ready to rumble. Everything went to plan really. I had a little mechanical on the bike. My chain came off. Everything else went pretty smooth.”
As the afternoon heat descended upon the women, they entered the water with McQuaid leading the first pack after lap 1. By the second lap, South Africa’s Van Huyssteen had overtaken the lead heading into T2 with Michelle Flipo (MEX), Suzie Snyder (USA), McQuaid, and Paterson, following close behind. Shortly into the first lap of the bike, McQuaid moved ahead and built a significant lead which put her more than two minutes ahead of her contenders by the third lap of the bike. Van Huyssteen, Snyder and Paterson remained in the second group behind McQuaid on the bike course heading into the run.
The tide began to turn on the run when Paterson got in stride and inched to 23 seconds off leader McQuaid in the first lap, creating a large margin between her and the second pack which included Van Huyssteen, Snyder and Shonny Vanlandingham. Moving well into the second lap, Paterson shot past McQuaid and never looked back to claim her first ITU World Championship.
1 Paterson, Lesley (GBR) 02:24:39
2 McQuaid, Melanie (CAN) 02:27:15
3 Van Huysteen, Carla (RSA) 02:28:34
4 Snyder, Suzanne (USA) 02:29:14
5 Vanlandingham, Shonny (USA) 02:29:15
6 Kabush, Danelle (CAN) 02:33:03
7 Flipo, Michelle (MEX) 02:33:14
8 Vaughan, Shae (USA) 02:33:27
9 Heisterman, Brandi (CAN) 02:33:50
10 Bucher, Renata (SUI) 02:34:56
Lesley uses Extreme Endurance and Xecute Daily!
by DESTROYER DOUG on MAY 18, 2012 · LEAVE A COMMENT
There is a nice list of Wattie Ink Elite Team sponsors along the left side of this page, but let me disclose we are not given these products and are in no way required to use them. Every logo on that list is there because I feel those brands are offering top-level equipment and service that I personally have chosen to help me perform my best.
I had already been taking advantage of many of these brands before hooking up with Wattie Ink, but one that I was introduced to is Extreme Endurance or xendurance. They have a line of supplements to protect an athlete’s health and immune system but their flagship product, Extreme Endurance, is designed to improve the athlete’s performance by improving aerobic threshold and lactate threshold. As it says on their website, their goal is to encourage the athlete to “Do More”.
With every product I use I always do my homework first, but this is especially important for anything that I’m putting into my body. The first thing I noticed is that the product was based on science and has been fully tested for both its drug-free cleanliness and its scientific claims. In fact, it’s the only product in the world that has a Gold-Standard, third-party, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study – that has been published. They aren’t even letting their own scientists or partner companies do the testing! You can read more about that here and see that the results showed a 15% reduction in lactic acid and a double-digit increase in aerobic threshold.
I recently heard a podcast interview with Extreme Endurance president Sandy Kellin where he says they only state it as a “double-digit” increase in aerobic threshold because the number was actually 41% and no one would believe it! The interview has some great success stories and info about the product and how to best use it. You can listen here.
I tried to do some research outside of the company’s website and found a few forum posts about people having good results, but everything seemed real hush-hush. I decided to give Extreme Endurance a go and can now personally say that this stuff is legit! Few people are publicly talking about it because it really does work so well that you don’t want your competitors to know. After just three days of taking the recommended three pills in the morning, three in the evening, I noticed that my sleep quality improved. That alone was awesome because, as we know, sleep is the number 1 recovery tool. Taking three of these things may seem like a lot, but I was happy to see they’re small and thin, similar to the Smarties candy.
As I stated in a earlier post, I’ve been putting on a heart rate monitor and starting to build an aerobic base for Ironman Arizona. I’ve done that for just over a month now, which in heart rate time should show some improvement, but not much. I would have expected to take a few seconds off my pace at the same heart rate, but check out this data. First we’ll look at a Wednesday morning run (Garmin Connect link) that was two weeks into my heart rate training, so I had some time to figure out my goals and limits. I ran an out and back route along some rolling hills averaging an 8:47 min/mile pace with a pretty steady 153bpm heart rate. Two weeks later, four weeks into taking Extreme Endurance, I hit the same route for a Friday morning run and averaged an even 8:00 min/mile with an average heart rate just 3 beat higher at 156, still well within my target range.
In the first week of heart rate training I was struggling to be in the 9:00 min/mile range at heart rate and now, one month and one bottle of Extreme Endurance later, I literally rest easy knowing that my HR pace is in the high 7:00 min/miles and will continue to improve. I can’t wait to get into the thick of training to take full advantage of the lactic buffering benefits provided by Extreme Endurance. I highly recommend checking out their website to get the full run down on the what it is is, why it works, and how it was tested. Whatever you do though, don’t share this info with any M25-29ers racing Ironman Arizona.
New Xendurance commercial shot at Faster in Scottsdale, AZ.
Xendurance Sponsores Spencer Hendel, one of the fittest men on earth.
Top CrossFit athlete Spencer Hendel uses Xendurance products to improve performance, recover, and remain healthy year round. We look forward to helping him take his fitness and results to the next level.
Follow his training here. http://spencerhendel.blogspot.com/2012/05/thursday-5-3-2012.html?spref=fb
Lactate is actually a fuel. Muscles make it deliberately, producing it from glucose and it is burned to obtain energy. Lactate is taken up by the cell’s mitochondria which is the energy factories in muscle cells. This lactate is then used in the same tissues as energy. The heart slow twitch muscle fibers and breathing muscles prefer lactate as fuel during exercise. Lactate is a very fast fuel and can be used to an athlete’s advantage during exercise. Having lactate as part of a fuel replacement drink provides fuel that can help provide energy during intense exercise. Since the body breaks down so much of the dietary carbohydrates to lactate anyway, why not start with lactate in the first place. Lactate in a drink can be used rapidly by most tissues in the body and serves as readily available building blocks for restoring liver glycogen during recovery. Lactate is an important fuel for the body during rest and exercise as it is used to synthesize liver glycogen and is one of the most important energy sources.
XECUTE energy & recovery formula also has 20 grams of Whey Protein Isolate, Casseinate to protect against muscle breakdown and give you a continuing energy source. Whey Protein Isolate provides superior bioavailability so the body will absorb virtually every gram.
XECUTE has added vitamins B6, B12, vitamin D, and electrolytes to make XECUTE the preferred energy and recovery formula for athletes.
Xendurance sponsored athlete Spencer Hendel takes us through one of his more challenging sessions. He also talks about the importance of lower body strength.
Clean, 1 rep
Bench press, 1 rep
Overhead squat, 1 rep
Clean is from the ground, power or squat.
Spencer Hendel: clean 352, bench 281, OHS 341 = 974lbs.
Spencer uses Extreme Endurance, Xecute, and Immune boost during his daily training.
Lactate to Fuel your muscles
Protein to Rebuild and protect against muscle breakdown
Taking XECUTE 70-90 minutes before exercise allows the lactic blood concentration to rise. This allows muscles to utilize lactate as an energy fuel earlier and helps raise the lactic threshold. By using lactate as a fuel energy source, the blood plasma becomes more alkalizing and helps the body lower its acid pH, thereby raising the lactic acid threshold, which translates into less muscle burn and less muscle soreness.
- 20G of Protein; Providing Superior Bioavailability • 1500 mg Lactate
- Lowers Exercise Induced Body Acid (H+)
- Greater Muscle Recovery and Repair
- Provides Continuing Energy Source
- Decrease Muscle Burn
- With Added Vitamins B6, B12, Vitamin D and Electrolytes • Great Taste!