By Marty Rosenthal
There are a final few shopping days before the holidays and I always find myself at a loss of words when people ask me what I’d like for the holidays. So, with the help of the 303 Triathlon Community, I reached out to a few fellow triathletes of all abilities and asked……What gift would you want for the holidays both in the reasonably priced category and in the worlds the limit category? This is some of what I got……
Elizabeth West – Age Grouper / Vixxen Racing
Pearl Izumi Lobster Gloves
Bill Plock – Age Grouper and 303er
1. Take your kid to the craft center at the YMCA in Winter Park and forget about triathlons and relax for a while….
2. Ventum One
Kenny Withrow – Age Grouper / 5280 Elite
The Kool Tool from Bison Designs
Erin Carson – Ager Grouper / ECFIT / Rally Sport
1. Siri Lindley’s Book – Surfacing
2. Training Camp in a warm place over the winter months
Jen Findley – Ager Grouper / 303er
I would love the time and $ for 2 sessions/week with Erin Carson. I have thought highly of her for more than 15 years and my body needs some basic attention.
Dana Willett – Ager Grouper / 303er
1. Toe Juice – Anti Fungal splash for after masters! Great stocking stuffer.
2. Biking Wine Tour in NZ
Eric Kenney – Age Grouper / EK Endurance Coaching
Gift Certificate for training, gym membership, 1 on 1 swimming sessions.
At the end of the day, most conversations with fellow Triathletes, I find for a large or bigger gift the majority of us seem to want the trip to some far off exotic land to race and of course the perennial fastest, lightest, brand newest bike out there. Another item that repeats itself over and over again is help with training. Be it swim lessons, Tri Coaching, personal fitness or nutritional help. Rounding off high on the list was recovery items such as massages and recovery boots.
I don’t know, I still have trouble, thinking about just what would be that perfect gift for me. We’ve been given a lot of great ideas in this article. But for me I guess and I am not sure how to wrap it, I would want for myself and to be able to give to other triathletes a season that is injury free and finding a simple reason to smile while we are out there training and racing. Happy Holidays!