303 Holiday Gift Guide

Not sure what to get your favorite triathlete for the holidays? The staff and ambassadors at 303 have picked out their favorites, and hopefully these goodies will make it under the tree or the stocking of a lucky recipient!

Make sure you check out 303Triathlon.com in the days to come for product reviews on these amazing items!

Stryd Power Meter

If you are looking to stir up some excitement for your tech-lover- athlete this holiday season, Stryd is more powerful than mistletoe.

Footbeat: A New Way to Recover

Meet Footbeat: a pair of moccasins that house an insole that houses a little engine-driven bubble, which compresses your arch which then increases circulation and therefore removes metabolic waste – including lactate, which is also known as: the reason your legs feel like crap. Tiny little engine, big freakin’ deal..

OTTOLock

End all your bike commuting woes with the OTTOLock. Their patent-pending multi-layered steel and Kevlar® band design will keep your ride secured and safe from potential bike thieves.

 

The Modular Gym Bag

Coined as “The Last Gym Bag You’ll Ever Buy”, The Modular Gym & Tri Bagfeatures 2 zippered storage bags that Velcro to the inside of the bag for easy organization. From using super tough ballistic-grade nylon as the bag material, the clever use of removable storage bags for easy organization, to having the shoe compartment convert into a changing mat, they really have made this the last gym bag you’ll need purchase.

 

LumaGlo Crossbelt

The LumaGlo Crossbelt is the next generation of wearable safety gear. Its multi-colored, moving patterns hold the ultimate attention-grabbing power in even the heaviest traffic and most inclement weather conditions.

 

The Four Pillars of Triathlon

Written by Colorado Triathlon Coaches Will Murray and Craig Howie, The Four Pillars of Triathlon is a new book that features 26 specific, step-by-step techniques for mental conditioning to enhance your triathlon performance and enjoyment.

Ravemen CR900 Front Light and TR20 Rear Light

One light – every possible scenario covered. Need a daytime running light for really, really long rides on country roads? Check. Need a super bright flood light for nighttime bike commuting? Check. Need to change the brightness of your light on the fly as the sun rises? CHECK!

Marty’s Holiday Gift List!

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……

Stephan FryeAge grouper
1. 30 min swim stroke lesson with Amy Webb, nothing’s helped me more for my weakest part of tri.
2. Cervelo P5x

Cervelo P5x

Elizabeth West – Age Grouper / Vixxen Racing
Pearl Izumi Lobster Gloves

Pearl Izumi Gloves
Keep the hands toasty warm in cold temps!

Bill PlockAge 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

Ventum One

Kenny WithrowAge Grouper / 5280 Elite
The Kool Tool from Bison Designs

Erin CarsonAger Grouper / ECFIT / Rally Sport
1. Siri Lindley’s Book – Surfacing
2. Training Camp in a warm place over the winter months

Siri Lindley's book Surfacing

 

Jen FindleyAger 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 WillettAger Grouper / 303er
1. Toe Juice – Anti Fungal splash for after masters! Great stocking stuffer.
2. Biking Wine Tour in NZ

Eric KenneyAge 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!