Garmin Forerunner 110 Giveaway

I think it’s that time of the month again.

The time to give something away.

Well, ok, giving away stuff could occur anytime of the month – but I’ve got good reason to give stuff away this time of the month.

My little blog continues to grow – thanks to all your amazing comments and links from around the world – and for that I’m really appreciative!  It’s growing so much, that for the first month ever, I crossed the 100,000 page views in a single month mark.  And because of that – the month of June was officially the biggest month evah around these parts!

And guess what?  It’s only going to get more awesome over the summer!  I have nearly 40 posts already planned with great content from a guest post on how to take photos in a triathlon, to a post from The Girl, to how to pace with a power meter.  All incredible stuff.
But…the real point of this post…is the free stuff.  And free stuff you will get!

I’m giving away a brand new, never used Garmin Forerunner 110.  I’m wrapping up my Forerunner 110 In Depth Review, so I figured I’d give away a FR110.  Logical, right?  You get to pick between the men’s or women’s version (or generic w/o HR) – which will be sent straight to your doorstep.  And, it includes the ANT+ heart rate strap as well.

Like my last giveaway, there are no restrictions on where the goods go to – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send to you.  In fact, the last giveaway winner went to someone outside the US.
I’m going about this like a random raffle drawing, except that you can get multiple ‘entries’.  Here’s how:

One Entry: Simply place a comment below on this page, that’s it!  No lyrics to create, or poems to make.  No stories to tell, or anything complex.  Only comments on this page count (nope, comments from 2 years ago don’t count).
Two Entries: Three different ways to double up here.  In addition to the comment below, just put a link on your blog (if you have one) to this contest page.  Or the second option is adding your Twitter account as a and retweeting the contest announcement.  By simply spreading the word, ya get an extra entry.  (Note: If you’re already a follower, simply re-tweet and you get credit!).  The final third option for non-Twitter/Blog peeps is to Share this on FaceBook instead. Surely you have FaceBook, right?  There’s a handy button below the post for doing it automagically.
Three Entries: Triple-time baby!  This is easy – just do all three of the above!  Twitter (or FaceBook), Blog/Site, and Comment.  Ya max out at three entries though…no quadruple dipping here!

See, that’s pretty painless, right?

Please let me know in your comment below how many entries you’ve qualified for if more than one, as it’s super-difficult for me to lineup a Twitter account named “AwesomeRunner28” to a blog named “RunnerGuy” to a comment listed from “RunningCowTippers!”, and I certainly want you to get all your entries.  I don’t need to know your account names, just how many entries.  Also, if ya have technical questions/thoughts/comments/diatribes/poems regarding the FR110 specifically, use that post page for those writings.

Now go out and enjoy your (safe) long 4th of July weekend (for those in the US), and for everyone else…hope your weekend is enjoyable as well!

The contest will run until Wednesday July 7th, 2010 at 11:59PM Eastern Time when I’ll close the entry period.  I’ll announce the winner the following day

For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets.  Thanks all!

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  1. Found this blog a few days ago and already love it. Thanks for being so detailed in your writings and dedication. I will be sharing this with all my peeps on Facebook, for a 2nd entry, and because it’s great info.


  2. Oooh, how very kind of you. I’m dropping off a comment in hopes that I can win the watch.
    Keep on being awesome. 😀

  3. Another great freebie, cheers mate!

  4. Want this for my first marathon in September 🙂

  5. Sweet blog man. Fingers cross for the watch!

  6. Great Blog DC, you have a terrific knack for getting across the real practicalities these complicated little gadgets, the stuff that’s never writen in the user manuals.

  7. Nice blog, I’ve bought my Edge 500 because of your review!

  8. Gideon

    Appreciate all the work you put into this blog… I’ve certainly learned a lot from your posts as I venture into the triathlon lifestyle. I’ll qualify for one giveaway entry as I don’t have a blog, Twitter or Facebook account… Thanks, again!

  9. Awesome blog. I really appreciate your in-depth reviews – they’ve been very helpful in my decisions on which training equipment to invest in.

    The only thing I dislike is the fact that you are so much taller than me, hence, so much faster than me in all disciplines.

    Short triathletes unite!


  10. JoBa818

    Hi Ray,
    Put me down for 2 entries – one here, one facebook.

    Great blog – been following for about a year now. Keep up the good work!

  11. Always nice with a giveaway 😉

  12. 2 entries (facebook + comment).
    This is an awesome giveaway!

  13. Keep up the good work!

  14. Where I put my adress? 🙂

    Very nice blog man. Thanks a lot.

    Leo Binda


  15. Excellent – one entry

  16. Another give away?
    My wife got me the 310xt after a great review from yourself. And i love it! but the 110 is alot more easy on the eye on your wrist.
    Twitted @sjmm account tick
    commented tick
    blogged tick

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  18. I’m tweeting, facebooking, blogging and commenting…I know the double dip doesn’t count but sign me up for 3 entries!

    Love the blog and have religiously been following you for months. The addition of contests is icing on the cake.

  19. Fantastic blog! Hope to get lucky! =)

  20. I’ve been intrigued by your Garmin reviews as well as your blog posts! Count me in this contest!!!

  21. O-oh, time to leave a comment (for on entry)!
    Very – very, very – nice blog DC. Great job, great features, tips, photos … keep going! Thanks for all these great posts.

    -Stéphane en route for the Hardrock Hundred Mile Run, Silverton CO :o)

  22. Paul Bunyar

    I love reading your blog and I am now checking it several times a week. In fact, it was your blog that convinced me to purchase a Garmin 305. I am so glad I did. Though I am simply a runner at this point, your blog has inspired thoughts of someday doing a tri of some sort. Thanks and here’s hoping for a men’s 110.

  23. I’m a winner! (ok, probably not).

  24. Love reading your blog!

  25. this would be great for my tri training! thanks for the chance!

  26. RRRRRRRRRRoling the dice!!

  27. love your blog! love Garmin watches…

  28. Quesiton on the 110 – will it connect to a footpod so it can be used on a treadmill? i thought i read that it would not, and thought that was a mistake. Thanks for the info and a great blog. Would love to win the watch for my wife! Thanks.

    -Andy E.

  29. G

    Awesome. I came across your blog a few months ago while researching different watches. Your reviews have quickly become indispensable.

  30. I got my 310XT off the back of your review. Hopefully the lady friend can follow (sort of).

  31. two entries, check!

  32. My day is already compete – count me in for two entries..

  33. Thanks for all the inspiration, hoping for the watch as well, 🙂

  34. Love the blog, would love another Garmin watch.

  35. put me down for all 3 please DC!

  36. found this blog through my brother in law! Would love the watch!!! Thanks!


  37. I’d love a shot at this, thanks!

  38. Kurt

    Keep up the great work, love to read your blog. Please put me down for 3 entries.

  39. I’m loving these giveaways! I have gear envy when I read your reviews!


  40. Here’s to hoping to own my first Garmin HRM!

  41. I just love your reviews.
    Now i’ve post it on facebook also. 🙂

  42. Count me in for 2 points, thanks! (male)

  43. Nice job, glad your blog is doing well.

  44. Nice job, glad your blog is doing so well.

  45. Given your review, I could def be coaxed away from Timex. Great Blog… I am good for 2 entries here. Thanks Ray!


  46. Count me in for one entry…my girl would love it!

  47. Just when my HRM stops working I get the chance of an offer like yours It MUST be FATE!. Two entries please DC 🙂

  48. MCWoody1

    I need this watch to measure how far I would run to read more from this blog.

  49. Love this Blog!! Anxiously await new content every morning.

    Also shared page on Facebook.

  50. Alan B.

    Put me down for three entries, one here, one from twitter and one from facebook.

  51. Count me in – 1 entry

  52. Cool. You can never have too many Garmins! I’ll link on my blog soon!

  53. This page is amazing, i love it. One entrie. I hope to win the watch. Jorge

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  55. Keep up the great blog, always look forward to your new posts. Put me down for all 3 entries. Thanks!

  56. Chris

    Great blog!! My favorite are the GPS photos of your training and the product reviews. Thanks for the insight!

  57. Put me down for one! Your biggest fan.

  58. Posty post post.

    Looking forward to more from the elusive girl character.

  59. Love hearing about how your blog is growing in popularity! Cheers!

  60. I can’t thank you enough for your detailed reviews and instruction type manuals. So helpful!

  61. Looking forward to the busy season of posting you have in store for us.


  62. A fantastic blog page, great reviews AND you are giving stuff away!? Ray Rules!

    I’ll post on facebook and tweet but no blog for me. Entry count = 2. Thanks Rainmaker!


    HI! I want the watch for my first marathon in October, one entrie.

  64. @realmarkcanlas

    This is awesome, thanks for all the posts the reviews and info. Count me in for a comment post, now on to Twitter

  65. Woot. I train too hard, and am worried my heart might a-splode if I don’t get an HRM soon. Hope I win. Comment, RT and posted on FB.

  66. Awesome! I’d love to win!

  67. Three entries for me, please! I’ve shared on FB, I’ve linked on my blog, and I’m commenting here.

    Gina from Virginia!

  68. Love the blog – and I could use this for the MCM in Oct. 2 entries – twitter and comment.

  69. Thanks again Ray.

    Put me down for 2, here and twitter. I will also give a free shout out on my girlfriend’s FB (I don’t have one).

    I have been looking at this watch, I hope I win this time. Keep up the good work.

  70. Another sweet giveaway! Put me down for 3 chances…comment, blog (link to, and retweet. Thanks, Ray!

  71. sign me up for the contest. Thanks for the blog

  72. Excellent! Sharing on FB as well 🙂

    – Phil

  73. That’s outstanding! How generous of you!

  74. I’m a follower, tweeted (@kovasp) and posted on my blog

  75. Great idea and very kind of you. #1

  76. Anonymous

    Thanks’ I try to read your blog once a week’ great information.

    keep on being awesome

    doron from Israel

  77. nice blog you have, keep up the good work

  78. A big fan from the other side of the world (Singapore). The very comprehensive reviews are what makes this blog unique. Got an FR60 because of this blog. Cheers! 🙂

  79. Great blog…thanks for all of your work! I posted your on Twitter (@cjg329) and Facebook. Will be posting it to my blog as well Have a great holiday weekend!


  80. Rainmaker, today is my birthday!

    Just one entry from me, trough this comment, straight from Brazil, hoping to get one more gift to my 35 year old party (tough it’ll be available only in July 7th…)!

    Keep the great work going, your site is awesome!

  81. Thanks for the chance! Three entries please. Comment, Facebook, and Twitter.

  82. Thanks, been reading since the early days. Put me down for 3 (FB, Twitter, and here).

  83. Reapie

    Keep up the great blog, Iv picked up some great information over the last while, will definitely pass the link on to my friends 🙂

  84. Great blog, sharing with facebook friends too!

  85. Hi,
    I wonna have Forerunner 110 too… Nice greatings from sunny Germany


  86. Johnny

    Great stuff, keep up the good work

  87. Another great giveaway!
    I’ve tweeted about it (@ActiveEggplant) and linked to your giveaway on my blog (! So sign me up for 3 entries.
    By the way – I agree with previous commenters – you definely have a knack for reviews & are probably responsible for MANY purchases we make!

  88. Hi Ray! Great blog as always…

    I entered three times…

    here, via my training blog at, and on facebook (Nick Wisdom).

    Thanks Ray!

  89. What a lovely giveaway. I’ll be happy to win:)

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  91. I’ve been visiting you blog for about 4 months now and enjoy all the helpfull information and stories. Enjoy your 4th!

  92. Hoping I don’t end up picked second again for this contest! Keep up with the great writing
    Total Number of Entries: 2

  93. I’ve been visiting you blog for about 4 months now and enjoy all the helpfull information and stories. Enjoy your 4th!

  94. I would love to be part of the giveaway. I also posted about it on Twitter.

  95. I’ve been visiting you blog for about 4 months now and enjoy all the helpfull information and stories. Enjoy your 4th!

  96. Nice! I posted to FB, for two entries.

  97. I always did like free stuff. Put me down for 1. Best of luck with the paper cutting of entries – me thinks The Girl won’t be sucked into it this time 🙂

  98. Great blog! Keep up the good work.
    Sign up for one entry.

  99. Love what you’re doing man, keep it up.

  100. Hey! Just became a follower – great blog! Also, I posted this on my blog ( and I posted it on Facebook. Three entries for me! 🙂

  101. 3 entries for me! I will link on my blog and hit the facebook button.

    Dude can’t wait for the triathlon pictures post… sounds awesome.

    As always great blog, keep up the awesome posts!

  102. I’ve been debated for the past couple weeks over whether to buy a 110 or 310xt…last night I went with the 310xt. So it’d be sweet to have them both!

    Also tweeted about the contest (via @davidaltmaier).

    Thanks! Looking forward to the review of the 110 and the 550.

  103. New to the blog and loving it already!

  104. Yay! Love the blog

    3 entries please: comment, blogged, tweet-ed


  105. I tweeted and commented. Oh and the tweet was auto-posted on my blog.

  106. Great blog. Thanks!

  107. I’ve tweeted and commented. Keep up the good work, by the way.

  108. count me in. for a tech guy i can’t fathom why you don’t aggregate the entries in excel and use a random number generator for the drawings. it scales much better than scissors!

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  110. 3 entries. fingeres crossed.

  111. gimme gimme gimme 🙂

  112. Thanks a lot Ray!

    3 entries for me: Twitter (and Facebook), blog, and comment.

  113. 3 Entries
    Hey Ray, Always find myself checking back on your Blog for tips and tricks for my own training. The only blog I can be bothered reading. Well done. Have Tweeted, and shared on Facebook and commented. Does that make 3?

  114. Thanks for a great blog! Count me in for 2 – retweet & comment.

  115. Alan

    Cant wait to start reading the blog

  116. That is very nice of you. Well, with the Garmin I would actually (for the first time in my life) know what exactly I am doing out there running and biking 🙂

  117. Came across your blog a few months ago when looking for product reviews and have been following it ever since. Keep up the good work.

    Also posted on Facebook for that second entry.

  118. You rock, as always! Always good to read your posts! Sometime I’d love to read a post about the balance between work/life/sport. As a lawyer/triathlete, it’s always hard to balance everything, especially IM training in the mix. I’d love to read your perspective on the same! BTW, I’ve tweeted, FB’d, and commented! 🙂

  119. You rock, as always! Always good to read your posts! Sometime I’d love to read a post about the balance between work/life/sport. As a lawyer/triathlete, it’s always hard to balance everything, especially IM training in the mix. I’d love to read your perspective on the same! BTW, I’ve tweeted, FB’d, and commented! 🙂

  120. Uploaded your giveaway to my Facebook, here is my blog: link to That should be good for 3 entries. Great blog and Thanks for doing this. Very generous.


  121. Great blog and thought that I would enter your giveaway. Even retweeted it for two entries @andy1608

  122. Put me down for all 3 entries as well.

    On another blog I read she picked a name with a Fruit Picker Random Name Picker slot machine looking thing. So you wouldn’t have to cut all those pieces of paper out again unless you like that sort of thing. Or should I say unless The Girl likes that sort of thing as I think you had her cutting them all up last time. 🙂

  123. love reading your posts (although sometimes a bit long that i have to just skim).. posted on my blog ( and on twitter (@thinktran)

  124. I want my Forerunner 110… now!!! Love Garmin! Thank you.

  125. Wanted to let you know your amazing reviews helped me choose a Garmin (310xt!), and have been helping me get the most out of it. And thanks for the tip June 29th that the Edge 500 mount works for the 310xt…I picked one up yesterday for my mountain bike. Cheers!

  126. Boru

    Hello from Singapore. =D

    I bought the 310xt because of your review, and I love it to bits!


    I have 2 entries – one on twitter and one here.

  127. Looking forward to the complete review. Also, following you on twitter.

  128. Just found your blog last week and love it. 1 entry.

  129. Excellent blog and great reviews. Keep up the good work!

    Rónan O’Shea
    Eagle AC
    Cork, Ireland

  130. I totally want one! Your reviews are always very helpful!

  131. Keep up the great blog and thanks for all the hard work you do. I regularly read your blog and always learn something

  132. Since I just bought a new 305, I am sure that means the stars are now lined up for me to win a free new Garmin.

    Mostly I just wanted to post to say I’m excited for the guest post from the mysterious cupcake genius/Girl!

  133. 3 entries; comment, retweet and link in my blog

  134. Put me down for one entry. Keep up the good work.

  135. Love the blog and yeah for freebies!

  136. Great reviews, thanks!

    2 entries, comment and retweet

  137. love the blog.

    well i have 2 entries (comment and facebook)


  138. Jenniferlt

    Wow you are popular. I am going to follow you on Twitter and retweet.

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  140. one entry for me. Thanks much and keep up the good work!

  141. Love your reviews so thanks much!

  142. Count me in for 2 please. Looking for to your summer adventures!

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  144. You should write a VBScript that just randomly pick the winner this time instead of cutting out the names and hand drawing the winner. But I guess might take away your fun! BTW, don’t count me in for a 3rd time for this 2nd comment.

  145. This would help me train for the Chicago Marathon on 10/10/10. I have done comment, facebook, and blogged it. KAG

  146. You have to love bloggy giveaways. You cited three entries, and I did you one better. Comment, check. Following on Twitter and retweet, check. Post on Facebook, check. I also added you to my Tri Blog Community page and did a little post directing people this way. If everyone who reads my page stops by, you’ll have one or two extra reads, this month. Congrats on the 100K mark.

  147. Thanks for another great giveaway 🙂

    Retweeted as well

  148. Hello, thanks for the contest. You rock!

  149. Saying howdy!

    And my blog is at link to

    Not fully sport related, but I have posts for at least every race that I run.

  150. I’m really enjoying this blog. I’m new to triathlons so I’ve enjoyed learning from your experiences.

    Tweeted at @michaelshields3

  151. Yay!! One entry please.

  152. thx for all the reviews and commentary – keeps me coming back…

    :: finger’s crossed for watch ::

  153. Anonymous

    Love to score a garmin and love your blog!


  154. Kristi

    That is awesome!!! I have wanted one of those watches for a while. I posted to Twitter and my friends on Facebook…

  155. Hey, Rainmaker,
    Sharon from Houston here. Just one entry for me. Thanks 🙂

  156. I always look forward to reading your blog whether it be your great reviews or in-depth race reports. Keep up the good work!!

  157. Great stuff as always!! 2 entries for me. Here and Twitter.

  158. Great site – love the info and have used the 305 help … keep it comming

  159. Best freebies EVER. Sign me up twice. Facebook and comment.
    Thanks Ray!

  160. Im gonna win this time – I can feel it, and my Garmin just beeped.

  161. Super giveaway! The new Garmin is sleek 🙂

  162. Very generous. Great blog!

  163. Great blog. I would like to add my name to the hat for the Forerunner 110 giveaway. Thanks.

  164. Anonymous

    Hey Rainmaker, nice give away! there is a bunch of us following your blog here in Colombia (South America)your tips have been of great help and your blog is a true inspiration.

    Cheers! Carlos Arenas from Bogota, Colombia.

  165. hi there- love your blog! single entry

  166. The best blog ever! Super impressed. Great freebie. Would love to have a garmin forerunner for IM Wisconsin!

  167. i want the watch! im gonna comment, tweet and fb share this post…so thats 3 entries for me! Great blog- keep up the good work.


  168. Cool blog you have sir. Now hook me up! Waiting on my knee to heal up after surgery and I would love a new toy when I can finally run again.

  169. i am a new follower found your blog through Kovas. 🙂

  170. i follow you on twitter and retweeted @erica_h

  171. Anonymous

    My cousin, Kendall, posted this on his FB, or twitter I couldn’t tell which. I don’t really get twitter, although I think I have an account. Anyway this is a cool thing…I’ll check back from time to time.

  172. Anonymous

    BTW I posted here and I shared on Facebook…Thanks again.

  173. Great blog! Keep up the good work!


    So I don’t know how to tell you who I am. I shared on FB and posted a comment here.

  175. Anonymous

    I found this great blog through someone retweeting and will retweet myself (@sjb92). Thanks.

    Simon in London

  176. Another awesome giveaway. Put me down for 2 entries. Comment here and retweet.

  177. one entry for me.

  178. Thanks for the interesting posts. Keep running and swimming and biking.

  179. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the info. I also shared this info on facebook.

  180. Wow what a great giveaway! And I’m glad I found my way to your blog in the process. 🙂

    3 entries for me:
    1) comment
    2) tweeted the giveaway (@jerilee40)
    3) and linking the giveaway to my blog

    Thanks again for doing such an AMAZING giveaway. 🙂

  181. Love the Blog!! Thanks for writing it

  182. I’m just getting into Running and Swimming after 1 year of cycling. I want to do the Malibu Nautica Challenge in coming up in 71 days and definitely would like to check this watch out!

    I bought the Garmin 500 + HR Prem + Cadence Sensor via your amazon links after reading your awesome review! I should have maybe bought the 310xt instead, but I’m loving it!

    I tweeted, facebook’d and here is my comment. You’re also up on my blog / ! (x3 entries)

  183. Great Blog. Sign me up for the giveaway.

  184. Ooooo sweet blog and giveaway! Been looking at getting a 110!

  185. Add me to the list please!!
    Here is my blog link
    link to
    I added a link to my blogs sidebar.
    I am a twitter follower and I retweeted your tweet!
    So all three entries for me please 🙂

  186. 3 entries! BarefootLorena (wordpress)
    Keep those great posts comin, luv it.

  187. anjeee

    did my first ever run on (up!)Hamilton Island – everyone so supportive. Came last but felt like a queen! Angie

    re comp justcommented& ‘facebooked’thanks

  188. Recently found your blog and am really enjoying it! Great info!

    I’m good for 3 entries – linked on my blog and retweeted

  189. Cliff C

    Love your blog. Thought of it when I was up at IM Wisconsin last year, and saw a business sign that said “Rainmaker Management” right on State Street in downtown Madison. Posted to my facebook page, so 2 entries for me, please! 🙂

  190. DC put me down for 3 entries. Keep up the outstanding work

  191. I never win anything, but here goes nothing.

  192. It’s worth a shot. Sign me up for 1 entry.

  193. Nice giveaway…count me in.

    –Alex Ryan

  194. Anonymous

    Great blog


  195. Hi

    Great to see another competition. Keep up the good work.


  196. Just tweeted about your giveaway @CCJade23 (2)

  197. Great site and nice giveaway (1)

  198. Great blog! I’m looking forward to reading your in depth review of the FR 110.

  199. Love your blog. Thanks for taking the time to post the best product reviews on the web. Love the giveaway idea – a great blog getting even better!

  200. Here is one and a re-tweet makes two

  201. Follow your blog and I’m down with free stuff.

  202. Put me down for two entries (one here and one on facebook) – thanks!

  203. Please put me down for two entries – one here and one on facebook. Thanks!

  204. Count me for 3 with the comment, facebook and blog, link to

  205. John Pierz

    Ray, keep up the good work. See you in NYC in 2 wks for the NYC Tri! I’m in for 2 with a retweet on Twitter.

  206. Thanks for yet another great reason to visit your blog the first thing I do every morning.

  207. oh me me! I was going to buy one of these anyway.

    For two entries, here’s my blog.

  208. Anonymous

    Wow, another giveaway! Thanks!
    I’m in for 2 (comment and twitter)


  209. Thanks for all your help Ray! Sign me up for 3…I’ll be linking on my blog and re-tweeting very shortly. –Stephan

  210. How fun. Love your blog. Added it on FB for a 2nd entry try.


  211. Good for 2 entries!
    Awesome blog!

  212. Faithful reader stories and reviews are great. Two votes post and Facebook

  213. Wowzer, there sure are a lot of people on here that think they’re going to win MY new Garmin. Twitter frightens and confuses me, but I DID put a link to you in my blog – – and Shared you on Facebook. So, put me down for 2 entries. Thanks buddy!

  214. I’ve twitted FB’d and now posted!Ride on dude!

  215. MickyC

    x2 entries (re-tweeted too).

    Keep up the great work Ray

  216. bp

    i’m in. 2 for me: here, and twitter (bpower917)

  217. Consistently entertaining and informative blog – and oh yes I’d luv the free Garmin 😉 Seriously a great blog – Thx!

  218. Consistently entertaining and informative blog – and oh yes I’d luv the free Garmin 😉 Seriously a great blog – Thx!

  219. Put me in for three…’cause I’d love to win one of these!! 🙂 You’re on my facebook and blog account!! Keep up the great reviews!

  220. Now that your review of the Timex global trainer made me decide not to get it, this would be perfect!! Great blog too…

  221. 2 entries please…1 here and 1 FB..


  222. have fun sorting through all of these names – keep up the excellent work on the blog!

  223. Mmmm, free stuff…

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  225. Dawn G

    Your product reviews rock! I have been totally wanting the women’s version of this Garmin. Pick me! Pick me!

  226. I made the full triple entry: 3 entries. After making a wrong turn in Terrible Two, I think it’s time to give the GPS thing a try.

  227. Thanks for some great posts and reviews..

  228. Thanks for some great stuff. i like your blog but i wonder how in the world do you keep in shape with all those cupcakes.

  229. Hook me up with one entry. Thanks! Erin in ND.

  230. found this on Facebook, thanks Keith. Hope I win!

  231. Great blog… pick me!

  232. Hello! Just found this site when researching garmin gps watches to help with my training. It helped out immensely and I am now a proud owner of the 310xt! Pretty excited about that =)

    Anyways, keep up the great job here! I facebooked you and tweeted as well just to spread the word!

  233. Found this blog a while ago when looking into reviews of the Garmin 500 Edge. I’m not a Tri person, but I find this interesting none the less.

  234. Can I have it please?

  235. cool contest, new garmin is a nice prize for sure

  236. Great info, enjoy reading your stories – and 2 entries for me (comment, blog) 🙂

  237. Fingers crossed…

  238. Enjoy your blog – I also shared on my Facebook page.

  239. Brian T.

    Great Blog, I read it Daily. My name is Brian, from Orange County…put me down for one entry.

  240. 3 entries here (blog, tweet and comment) – crossing fingers and toes! Keep up the good work Ray!

  241. Tweeted and posted! So two for me please :o)

    Great work on the blog.

  242. Love it that someone outside of the US can apply (I live in the Netherlands)
    I have retweeted the message on twitter so two entries for this dutch girl!

  243. Thanks for this.

    Shared on Facebook as well for a second entry!

  244. Great blog and what a great giveaway!

  245. Thanks for the awesome giveawy. I hope I win 🙂

  246. You ROCK Ray!

    twitter @albertpwu

  247. Another great giveaway. Thanks man. Hope to get it this time.

    Got 3 in:
    1. This comment
    2. Twitter (@urini)
    3. My blog (link to

    Good luck to me 🙂

  248. Three more!

  249. Love your blog (and would love a free Garmin!)

  250. Love your blog! I’m not so tech-savy and would have returned my, now beloved, 310xt without your help! 2 entries, RT by “sarahalow”.

  251. Anonymous

    Too cool, I want one…keep on blogging,,,

  252. awo

    I really enjoy your reviews. Thanks!

  253. Hey DC where do you get the energy for that schedule. I know its tech stuff you review mostly but how about doing a log of your food intake I just started my blog and find it hard to keep up the energy for training…any ideas? Got you up on my blog so living in hope for the time piece..

  254. Just found your blog the other day when I was looking for consumer reviews on the Forerunners! LOVED your practical, detailed reviews.
    Posted and linked out to you on my blog:
    Follow you and re-tweeted on Twitter: Kenj13

    Keep up the great work!

  255. I am going for all three entries…booyah!!!

  256. Love the blog! Keep on writing!

  257. Put me down for 2 entries – here plus twitter. Thanks.

  258. Twitter, Facebook and now this awesome comment =D.

  259. Cool blog, great initiative!

  260. I’m hooked on your blog – great in-depth insight.

  261. Jamie

    I’m coming back from a knee injury (super lame!) and could use a new watch. One entry. Thanks 🙂

  262. Comment and blog link completed (

    Great blog!

  263. Shane W

    Another awesome contest, thanks!

  264. Great blog. I check the RSS feed everyday.

  265. Love your blog Ray. 2 entries please (Facebook, Post). 🙂

  266. TylerS

    I used to be the Garmin running watch guru for my local running club, but since finding your blog, I bow before your mad gadget geek skills.

    Just starting to do tri’s, so really appreciate your detailed advice and creative ways of using Garmins.

    Adding you on Facebook, and I gave you a shout out on my Daily Mile site a couple of days ago. So, hope that counts for 3 entries. Could use another Garmin to critique.

  267. Great blog… great Giveaway! Hope I win!

  268. Send me that Garmin!!!

  269. I love giveaways!

  270. love your blog – 2 entries for me (twitter)

  271. Put me down for two! Here and FB.

  272. Looking forward to the resulst of the draw. Count me in for the full monty: Link on my blog/Retweet and comment. Keep up the good work.

  273. Here’s my comment for my only chance.

  274. I would love to have this watch!


  275. such an interesting blog to read, i have no problem sharing it on facebook for two entries.

    Keep up the good work.


  276. have no problem commenting, and facebooking for two entries – such a great blog, keep it going.


  277. Anonymous

    Howdy DC, my wife found your blog over a year ago and we are both avid readers especially the helpful hints on setting up GPS’s and techno reviews. Good on you for passing off some freebies.
    Cheers J

  278. Just started reading your blog recently and it’s great! I also RT your tweet. My twitter is @kpricester

  279. Thanks for holding the contest!

  280. Joe wants you to know that a friend who runs (faster than me) turned me onto your blog, and I like it!

  281. Love the blog and keeping me up with local events and news and being my motivation. Very nice of you for the contest – hope I win!

  282. Love the blog and the contest – keep me motivated! I did all three! Tweeted, FaceBook, and comment. Thanks so much.

  283. Garmin for the win.

  284. * Commented (check)
    * Retweeted as @moment_uhms (check)
    * Blogged @ Momentum (check)

    3 entries total (woot!)

  285. Wow I am late to the party, but I would LOVE LOVE a new Garmin.

  286. vperspective

    This website has been a great resource and one which I’ll continue to follow as I venture into the world of triathlons, I’m also a bit of a gadget guy 🙂

  287. 2 entries for the contest: comment + retweet (@jandercito)

    Great blog !!!

  288. Nice another giveaway 🙂

  289. I need another watch! Facebooked and blogged as well. From your bestest buddy, Tid.Mcgoon

  290. Two entries for me!

  291. I enjoy the blog

  292. Very kind! I will have two entries – this one and the tweet.

  293. I just found your blog. Looks great. And I’d love the watch.

  294. Jeremy

    2 entries (facebook + comment).

    Great Blog!

  295. Cool giveaway ! I read your article about your early morning training in San Diego and i had the same encounter with a skunk a while ago. 4:30am is my usual training time and every 4-6 months, i run against a skunk. So far, i am lucky. I guess you have to scare them real bad for them to spray you….

  296. I also posted on facebook… so that would be 2 … woo hoo!

  297. How can one resist? Love the blog and love the giveaway!

  298. Hey, one entry here!

  299. This is excellent – one entry 🙂

  300. Jake Jendusa

    2 entires, FBook and Comment…Love the Blog!!!

  301. Oh how I hope to win that Garmin!!!

  302. And I facebooked the giveaway too. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  303. 328 comments to date…this is getting ridiculous Ray! congrats on another growing year for the site!

    i’ll take 3 por favor

  304. Awesome raffle. Put me down for one. Hopefully The Girl is willing to help you out again. And if your audience gets any bigger, your going to need to consider getting a top hat for all the names.

  305. Ray. I’m in for two.

    This would be awesome, I was just looking at getting my wife one of these.

  306. Thanks for running the contest! My wife will appreciate it if I win because it will be for her and her return to running.

  307. So far I love my Edge 500, which your blog helped to make the sale. Now I’m thinking I want something just for the run and what better than a FREE Forerunner 110?

    I’m in for a shot… or three.

    (1) Comment
    (2) Re-Tweet (@akaKathyJ)
    (3) Blog Link link to

    What the heck, I’ll throw in a FB post just for fun!

    HAPPY 4th!!!!

  308. Greetings from Oz – Love the blog!

  309. Great posts & reviews!
    3 entries for me pls (webpage/tweet/comment).

  310. Martin Sanderhoff

    You just have the best blog about tri on the internet – thanks.

  311. Hi!

    Great blog.

    3 entries for me! 😉

    Twitter @pablovegatorres

    Pablo Vega

  312. Hey Ray,

    I Tweeted and Facebooked so I am in for 3 entries! One of these days I have to get over my fear of technology.

  313. Oh….I would love to win one of these for my son – he’s starting cross country this year and a HM is required…*fingers crossed*….great blog you’ve got here! Thanks for hosting

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  315. Thanks for the giveaway, please add my names three times into the hat. A post on my blog, one on twitter and my comment here!

    Have a great day and good luck to everyone!

  316. Great blog! Thanks for putting so much info out there! Sign me up for 2entries, please. I’ve linked to you on my blog!

  317. I found this blog through my coach and would really love to win this watch! I’m about to start training for my first Ironman 70.3 and have been researching Garmins to use with my training. Thanks!

    Here is my website: link to

    I do all my endurance events to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We will find a cure!!

  318. I totally want to win a FR. I have wanted to try one.


  319. I have been eyeing this watch for a while now! I would love the pink one! 😀

    I follow you on twitter now!

    I also blogged about this link to

  320. Great blog! I’ve blogged, facebooked and now leaving a comment. 3 entries for me, please.

  321. Martin

    Nice one !
    Great comp, great blog.

    2 entries please – here and facebook.

    Thanks, Martin

  322. Great giveaway! I commented and will be 2) linking on my blog and 3) will tweet @kbreems

  323. awesome, I need a Garmin. Just started doing tris this year and totally love the sport. 3 entries for me… comment, twitter and FB. Thanks!!

  324. Anonymous


    Great giveaway and blog!

    2 entries here and facebook.


  325. What a giveaway. Even if I don’t win, I’ll be coming back to check out the reviews; I in the market for a garmin.
    So, I’ve commented and adding this to my blog’s sidebar. Thanks!

  326. I have always wanted a Garmin but have never gotten one. This would be awesome.

  327. Sign me up for 3 entries!! My husbad just ordered me the 305 planning on using your tips to help me get started with it!! Would Love to win this one also, maybe I could share with him!!! Nice blog btw!!

  328. Sweet giveaway! I’ll take three entries for this comment, my re-tweet and the link on my blog

  329. I love with people tell me about giveaways. your blog is awesome!

    I’ve tweeted, following you now on twitter and facebooked it too 🙂 3 entries. Yea!

  330. Best giveaway I’ve seen.

  331. 2 Entries please.

    Cool blog.

  332. Cool blog.

    2 entries please.

  333. 3 entries (comment + RT + blog: Continue to love this blog and try to share it with as many people as possible. Would love the watch!

  334. didn’t see my comment… sorry if this is a repeat! 3x entries! blog:

  335. Great blog and product reviews!

  336. Second run – hope for the best 😉


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  338. Very inspirational reading

    Greetings form Denmark

  339. A quick search of the web to find that prefect heart rate monitor I stumbled across your blog. Your detail has been a great help in that decision making and I still find more learn from your blog. Keep up the great work.

  340. A quick search of the web to find that prefect heart rate monitor I stumbled across your blog. Your detail has been a great help in that decision making and I still find more learn from your blog. Keep up the great work.


  341. Sadly I’m only in for one entry as I dont blog nor tweet – but I’ve commented before so that counts for something right? 🙂 Nice contest!

  342. just found you – great giveaway!!

  343. Another great Freebie!! Dropping this comment and reposting on Facebook for a 2nd entry!

  344. Rotem

    One more for the list…

  345. I’m in for 3 entries!

  346. Love your blog!
    This is good writing: it is fun, and filled with good information (you are very analytical, awesome!)

  347. Just started following you. Great blog. Put me in for the Garmin.

  348. Nice blog! Nice watch! 1 entry!

  349. Love your blog!
    This is good writing: it is fun, and filled with good information (you are very analytical, awesome!)

    I am good for 2 entries (Facebook)

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  351. 1 entry, i’m a terrible pacer!! help! lol

  352. D’oh! Sorry, make an error on my previous post.

    I did all 3 because I’m awesome.

    And my Facebook.

    Maybe you’ll hook up a runner who puts in 50+ miles and week and is training for her first 100 Miler, the Javelina Jundred in Oct? And knows you from SBRTeam? And loves your race reports?

  353. I’ll bite for sure. Thanks for the giveaway! I also just sent a mailbag question about submitting claims to USAT insurance which I’m hoping you can answer since it’s timely for me.


  354. Manu99
    I just run 10 km in the rain. Now i am in the sofa and I am reading your reviews. I want some gadget. Thanks !

  355. I’ll bite — Katie K. from St. Paul here. One entry, please!

  356. TDTS (too dumb to stop)

    Great blog, put me in for 1.

    thanx much


  357. Love the blog, would love to win the watch! Thanks!

  358. Count me for one entry!

  359. Yes please! What a great giveaway, wouldn’t expect much less from such a great blog though… can’t believe I didn’t come across you sooner. Please count me in for 3 entries. Thanks!

  360. Thanks for the helpful info! Would love to win the 110 so my 305 can have a friend.

  361. great site. product reviews like yours should be the norm.

  362. Thanks for the giveaway!

  363. Great Blog! I recommend this to all my friends.

  364. Sports Track great software!

  365. i love your reviews – just bought a garmin fr60 based on it! *fingers crossed*

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  367. Wow! this would be awesom to win!

  368. Hi thanks for a great blog. Bought the fr305 after reading your review and love it so far.

  369. 1 entry. Great Blog!

  370. I would love to have a Garmin Forerunner 110! I love running! Thanks!
    Jamie- nursrunner

  371. I would love to have a Garmin! Thanks!

  372. I would love to have a Garmin! Thanks!

  373. My husband would be so happy if I won this.

  374. I sure am hoping to pick up a nice and shiny FR110.

  375. Ooh ooh, pick me! Love your reviews. You have helped me pick my new running trainer, the 305. Keep up the great work and I’ll keep sharing your blog w/ my friends.

  376. Sorry, forgot to mention that I posted this to my FB page as well. No twitter for me just yet (so that’s 2 entries for those keeping track at home).

  377. Hi!
    The Netherlands would like to join the Giveaway…
    Regards, Roberto

  378. 3 Entries please! I blogged it, tweeted it, and well, wrote it down here!

    Kimba the Trail Goddess

  379. 1 entry please.

    Great blog.

  380. 2 entries…

    Comment, and facebook

  381. In for 3 Thanks again Ray

  382. Great blog! New reader, lovin your productreviews!

  383. Great blog.. I ran my first triathlon about 12 years ago, and my first half marathon in Feb 2010. I’m gearing for another tri and could really ust this. Will be going with this to facebook for a second entry

  384. Awesome idea, thanks Ray!

  385. I was going to post some sort of witty comment about the heat down here in DC, then blogger beat me with the verification word “hoter”

  386. DC,

    I was travelling quite a bit myself and keeping your training regime is rather tough. But talking along your bike, that is insane :-)))

    Take care
    YouYou, Montreal

  387. From William,
    This site is makeing me excited about my upcoming half-iron man on sunday in providence. I wish I had a 310xt to run with so I can track all of my data. The data tracking has me most excited as a geek and an athlete. I want a hr monitor, a cadence sensor, and a pedal integrated energy monitor.
    Keep up the great work DC!

  388. poweroftherun

    Been following your blog for over a year now! Still have all the pics you so kindly sent me from Boston 09.

    Great reading!!

  389. Been following your blog for over a year now! Still have all the pics you so kindly sent me from Boston 09.

    Great reading!!

  390. Ok, leaving comments and then following directions so now I”m fixing it. :_
    I tweeted poweroftherun
    I facebooked Diana Shine Furey
    and I commented on the blog Coopersmiles


  391. Hi Ray… I work in DC and live in Annapolis, so postage would be cheaper should I win (hint, hint…)

  392. Cool blog. Just found it through a fellow Tri-NE’er.

  393. Come to me watch, come.

  394. milo617

    1. Post

    2. Twitter

  395. hello,

    Here are *two* entries for the giveaway. One comment and one retweet. Cheers.

  396. hello, here are two entries, one comment and one retweet. Thanks.

  397. 1 entry for me. Thanks.

  398. Awesome. Thanks mate. All three done. Now, its Wait time. Thanks again. Your blog rocks.

  399. Just found you! Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance. I use a 301 right now, but hubby and I need a 2nd one (we clearly don’t share sweaty running gear very well). I am curious about the 110 and would love to win one!!!

  400. Leaving a comment, and retweeted as runeatrun. 😀

  401. I just stumbled onto your blog while googling reviews on the garmin GPS watches. So happy to see a contest in which you are giving away your 110. Love the photos to by the way.

  402. Wow, a Garmin Forerunner 110, that’s incredible!

  403. My top triathlon blog, really enjoying your posts.

  404. I want to win this Garmin! I posted to facebook, tweeted and now commented. Yahoo!

  405. Great Blog. Just started training for my first sprint. Getting some really good info from your product reviews.
    Just this one entry.

  406. Nice blog. If I updated mine more often I’d say to check out mine at link to

  407. Commented, tweeted, and shared…three entries, please!

  408. Hey Ray-
    Thanks for the great blog! I tweeted/blogged and facebooked.
    TJ Tryon

  409. G

    Great contest, great blog, just discovered it. geez, how could i have missed it for so long! I followed you on twitter and RT the announcement, shared this on facebook and commented here. so three entries, right?

  410. Very nice! 2 entries here… comments & FB. Thanks!

  411. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Garmin – very cool toy!
    Nice to find your blog through a friend’s post on Facebook – advertising through giveaways works!

  412. If I win, I’ll give it to by brother-in-law.


  413. Hey Ray — Awesome Contest!

    2 entries (comment and Retweet!)

  414. I use the 405, but wouldn’t mind having a back up system.

    Enjoyed reading your blog.


  415. I would like to win this for my friend Billie at work who is training for his first triathlon! Go Billie!

  416. I am a runner geek

  417. chrisarisso

    WOOHOO, another giveaway!

  418. Sign me up for 2 entries (blog link, I’m not on Twitter) and have fun cutting 500 pieces of paper, ha ha!


  419. 2 entries, here and on twitter @scottbradbury

  420. andgo1

    2 entries for me (I retweeted too) 🙂

  421. Love the blog, Ray. Can’t wait to see your review of this one!

  422. CC_run

    Great Blog … I’ll be back for more. Also you can follow me on Twitter @CC_run

  423. Very interresting blog


  424. happyvibe

    I struck lucky as your blog came highly recommended. I’m looking for HRM reviews – and then saw the competition, could I really be that lucky?!?!