Heads-up: Huge Sports Tech Sale Underway – 20% Off All Smart Trainers!
There’s a massive sales on smart cycling trainers right now, plus plenty other sports tech. There’s 20% off the Wahoo KICKR, KICKR CORE, CLIMB, Headwind, 20% off the Tacx NEO 2T, Flux 2, and Flux S, 20% off Saris Hammer 3 trainer and Saris MP1 Motion Platform. Plus also 20% off the Elite Direto X and Suito too, even the new Sterzo. Plus even steeper deals including with the Kinetic trainers at 30% off.
Last week I kicked off a giveaway for a new Timex Marathon GPS unit, which is one of the new sub-$100 GPS units on the market these days. I think this watch and others fulfill a good market segment that I only expect to dramatically expand over the next 6-8 months as the traditional GPS companies continue to fight the uphill battle against phones and free phone running/cycling apps, especially in the market where folks aren’t willing to drop $300+ for simple GPS tracking.
For the entries, I had asked what your training plans were for the weekend. Here were some of my favorites:
“Just going to do my first swim, first run and first cycle after a 8 month training hiatus of pie-eating and beer swilling.” – Twiki
“Friday: My VLFR (Very Long F***ing Run) on the C&O Canal Towpath – 20+ miles. Sunday: Some sort of bike ride, but probably won’t have the legs for a VL one.” – Michael
“I am planning on continuing to learn about being a new father. I might get on the bike trainer, but probably not with the in-laws in town. I am just “carbo-loading” until I can find time to train again.” –YNWA Steve
“Continuing my prep for my first NPC Bikini competition with a bike to the gym Saturday for a leg workout and then an 8 mile run on Sunday with a friend, followed by an upper body strength workout at the gym. Getting lean!” – TKing
“I am currently on the USS CARR. My plans are some core work and a 3 mile treadmill run on Saturday followed by6 on the ‘mill Sunday.” –US Active Duty Member currently deployed (via e-mail)
But, would any of these be the winner?
I took the 1,199 web entries that made the midnight cutoff, and then added in the additional ones I received via Active Duty folks via e-mail. All in, 1,210 entries. I then fed it into Random.org, and received the results:
Which, at the time of the drawing, resulted in this entry:
Congrats JP! And good luck with the continued Half-Marathon prep!
As I do from time to time (though, it’s been a while), this particular giveaway was sponsored by one of the site sponsors (BeMultisport.com), which is an online sports device retailer based just down the road from me. They paid for the unit, though I’m paying for the shipping (which, if JP is in Uzbekistan may actually end costing more than the unit itself…). As always, supporting site sponsors helps support the site. Circle of life thing.
Thanks everyone for entering!
Have an awesome weekend everyone! I’ll be out in the backwoods of Fountainhead again trail running, so if I stumble into you on Saturday, say hello. If it looks like I’m hopelessly lost again…well…that might be par for the course. On Sunday, I’ll be back up rocking it on Skyline, so wave if you’re up there.
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You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.