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Feature Story: Ultimate Top Ten holiday gifts for that special athlete (Part Two)

Posted Nov 26 2008 10:08am


Today we continue with our Ultimate Top Ten Gift Guide for that special athlete in your life. This Top Ten List is arranged by expense. You'll find the part one of this story listed under yesterday's features and/or HERE.

6) Coaching: the triathlon gift that keeps on giving. How about getting that special triathlete in your life a coach? Person coaching can get a bit pricey but you can purchase online training plans or monthly training plans. We really like We know Mark personally and you won’t go wrong with him or his partner in coaching Luis Vargas.

Between the two of them they have decades of experience and one of the deepest and longest winning histories in the sport of triathlon. Click HERE to sign-up online for their program or to just learn more about what makes their program the first choice of many amateur athletes around the world.

Zeal 7)You can’t help but notice that all the best athletes wear Zeal Optics sunglasses. So if want your buddy to be hip with the coolest sun glasses you have to go with Zeal Optics. We like the Lift model as it is light and great on both the bike and the run. *Cost $110. Check out the complete line of Zeal Sunglasses on their web site.

FYI: When youvisit Zeal Optics and use the Discount code "everymanzeal" and save 20 percent immediately.

8) Every triathlete will at some point in his or her race development need a wet suit. A wet suit can be a bit tricky to buy for your tri buddy as it must fit correctly. But you can buy a gift certificate so that your buddy can get it for himself or herself. We like 2XU *Cost $250 to $500


9)We had a terrific year of racing  thanks to the great folks at Colorado Multisport. Not only did Tim and his helper elves get us the perfect bike fits, but their shop is just a virtual endurance paradise of everything you would ever need to train and race. Plus a tri-specific bike is always very high on any triathletes holiday wish list.

For that ultimate gift we would go to Colorado Multisport. They’ve have the best tri bikes and bike fits, and sell the most popular triathlon bike brands. * Cost $1200 to $10,000.

10) Polar RS800CX Multi:

Polarrs For the triathlete who has everything we would suggest the Polar RS800CX Multi with Heart Rate Monitor and GPS. This is the ultimate toy for those who love to train and crunch numbers. Ideal for cross-terrain sports like running, cycling, Nordic skiing, in-line skating, and kayaking, this is an essential addition to your training.

Not only can you see how far you’ve run or biked, and at what pace, and in what heart rate zone, but you can download all that info into your computer when you get home.

Plus you can wear it everyday as a great looking and stylish watch. You can learn all about it at. Check out all of the watches specifications HERE.

LizsteinBonus Gift Idea:

Why not give one of the best gifts of all---Heath and Wellness. We suggest Liz Stein (our holistic nutrition partner). Liz is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor who specializes in working with endurance athletes.

Please visit her web site for some great nutritional programs for amateur endurance athletes.


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