The ‘Anything On My Recommendations’ List Giveaway!

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could pick any gadget that’s on my ‘2014 Winter Sports Gadget Recommendations’ list and call it your own?  Yup, I agree.  And, so does Clever Training.  So they’re offering up to one lucky holiday duck just that.

Be it a new GPS watch, or a super-high end trainer – it can indeed be yours.  It’s like the Price is Right Showcase of sports technology products.  Minus having to guess the price or pay for it.

The rules are simple here, simply drop a comment below with the following:

To Enter: The details of one workout or race that you’ve got scheduled between now and the end of the year.

Simple enough?  Good.

The giveaway entry period will run through Monday, December 8th, 2014 until 11:59PM US Eastern Time.  I’ll be giving you one device of your choosing from the list from Clever Training.  Winner will be chosen at random and announced on roughly Tuesday, assuming the interwebs work in London for me on Tuesday.  One entry per person.  The product will then be ordered immediately and shipped immediately assuming in stock.

This giveaway is sponsored by Clever Training, which I’ve got a great partnership with.  As you probably remember, by picking up sports technology gadgets from Clever Training you support the site.  And on top of that, all DC Rainmaker readers get an exclusive 10% off all products they sell (basically every sports tech company/gadget/device) using coupon code DCR10BTF or now via the VIP program.  Plus, there’s still tons of Black Friday-type deals going on. And most of all, by using Clever Training you support the site in a big way – so I appreciate it!

Have a great weekend all!



  1. Jorge T

    On the 18th December, after cold winter in Germany, 4 hours training in Valencia with 20 degrees and some mountains.

  2. Lucijan

    My tuesday workout:) – 20min of warmup and streching/5x1000m cca 3.20min/km with 2 min rest/15 min of cooldown

  3. Celeste O

    Christmas Themed 5k 🙂 In full Santa suit.

  4. Bear Sifford

    Trying to get back in shape, so 2 mile run followed by some speedwork.

  5. kurt

    half ironman in rotovegas new zealand

  6. BAC or Big A$$ Climb. 2 hour indoor climb.

  7. Emma

    I am running a in a 15k this weekend in St. Louis.

  8. Andrew Cox

    Christmas morning gentle turnover while back in the UK with family.

  9. Sofie

    I will participate in the” in between 2 parties ” run. A 5K run to burn off the holiday kcal.

  10. diamondadi

    20k run on Christmas Day

  11. Mandy Breen

    Hope to get some work on the elliptical this week.

  12. Herbert Grasberger

    A new estimation of my FTP using the 20 Minute Test on Trainer Road

  13. Sam Chi

    Doing/did the California International Marathon 12/7/2014 in Folsom/Sacramento, CA

  14. Ole Kristensen

    Have a 21,1K on december 31

  15. prathadi

    Brick training this weekend.

  16. 12/09/2014 AM Run:
    30-50 minutes with 10x 30″ at 0:20 / mile faster than 5K pace.
    Tire drag and tire flips immediately following.

    Home for Christmas: (Central Coast California to cold mid-Iowa)
    7 mile run gravel road and paved path to Grandpa’s house

  17. Brian Welch

    Boston Marathon April 20th, PR or BLOW UP!!!!

  18. Henry

    Next week I have a week of training up in beautiful Hanmer Springs in New Zealand 🙂

  19. carlos

    3 x 7 km mountain trail with 3.5 km uphill start.

  20. barbara

    Long hike before christmas.

  21. Canan

    Do my first ever 5k run with the help from my husband!

  22. myriam

    10 k run with my father on the 31st of december

  23. Adam

    Doing a 12 wk coached indoor training program via workouts uploaded to TrainerRoad. Its made indoor training fun.

  24. carolina

    5k speed session.

  25. Matt_H

    Hit the 1,000 mark for the year — 40 more to go!

  26. Nico

    Extended Swim session the day after Chrismas dinner…

  27. Patrick T

    No races planned. But, winter is my favorite time of year to get off the road and do more trail running. I guess it helps that the road is often to icy to run on. But, there isn’t anything quite as beautiful or fun as running through a snow covered forest.

  28. Brad

    5K race on New Years Eve!

  29. Hill repeats on the Shawnee Mission Park trails!

  30. KilkennY

    A 20 km Night-run somewhere between Christmas and New Years 🙂

  31. Sean Morse

    Ride to Mt Baldy Lifts. 60 miles with 7K feet of climbing.

  32. A 24 hours race on a 239 meter track, indoor! “Many laps it will be” – Yoda

  33. Daniel Hirsh

    Planning to to ‘Everest’ (link to next year on this segment link to .

    Should be about 20 laps of love!

  34. Casi

    Tonight I am going to be running 5 miles on the local trails in the dark. Should be cold and fun 😀

  35. Colin Caughran

    4 mile run

  36. Gallind

    next sunday I will run my first 10km race

  37. Wade A.

    Run around the great Disneyland on Christmas Day. Will be first workout back from injury for me.

  38. Chris O.

    Just started Base 1 – Week 1 this week, so rolling hill ride in the big chain ring in power zones 2-3. Avoid power above z3.

  39. Phil

    10K run in woods with wife and hound….

    Happy Christmas Ray and girl.

  40. James Coates

    Doing a 50 mile ride today with my new Garmin Vivofit that just arrived from Clever!

  41. nathan

    cross country skiing over christmas break

  42. Winter solstice run in the dark on 21-Dec up the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland.

  43. Alsaz

    I’m starting running so just I’ll run for 5 km no stop

  44. Jurgen


    Well, I will do a very unpleasant 20 min FTP test this Wednesday – that will count a very tough workout 🙂

    Take care

  45. Zumbi

    I’ll not run for at least 2 weeks because of a chirugical operation.
    so my next run will be a simple run

  46. David S

    Lots of intervals on my Kurt Kinetic.

  47. Jason Harner

    No more CX races here 🙁 so… Indoor pyramid intervals at the local cycling gym.

  48. Ashri S

    Total of 21km run and a 40km ride each week. 🙂

  49. I’m running the Last Chance Half on New Year’s Eve Day in Bellingham, WA. First half in almost 2 years!

  50. robb h

    i’m working on a month of slow. Matt Fitzgerald’s 80/20 Plan has rung a bell for me. Instead of working on his recommended “week of slow”, I’m doing a “month of slow” thru the holidays. next race will be a new years’ eve 4-miler.

  51. Mariano

    San Silvestre Vallecana race in Madrid, Spain, on the 31st of December.
    A 10k race just before the last dinner of the year.

  52. BG

    1 hour swim workouts today and Wed, about 2200 yards/workout.

  53. Yuval

    Mountain biking Makhtesh Ramon, Israel (a unique geological crater-like formation).

  54. Susan

    I am coming back from injury PLUS I just moved to altitude, so if I get my runs up to 5k this month I’ll feel like a winner.

  55. Brion

    Looking forward to running a non-competitive 5k with daughter and son. Their first “races”.

  56. Kristian Geleff

    Crooks peak christmas cake run

  57. vic

    5K training run under 30mins

  58. Luiz

    10k Saturdays + 8k Sundays trying to stay under 7min/km

  59. UP

    You should give your giveaway to Sinko Blazic…he needed 10 years and 5km long run around lake Bled in Slovenia and your blog just, to tell me that he’s hoping me to become his girlfriend someday…. 🙂 And he’s got birthday on 11th Deceber 🙂

  60. Bri

    Eagleman 2015!

  61. Tim D

    Year-end 10k on 12/31

  62. Holly

    An easy Mistletoe 10k run for the weekend.

  63. carlos

    a 10k race in Madrid next sunday.

  64. benji

    I am planning a 12k run next sunday as part of the build-up to the Paris marathon.

  65. NeP

    A 6 mile run with 2 miles easy pace, 3 miles increased pace and a 1 mile cool-down/jogging.

  66. Keith S

    A long run at the weekend

  67. Chris

    Descending time intervals. Warm-up well and then do 2-1.5-1-0.5 minutes in zone 4-5 with the same amount of recovery time between reps (2:00 on, 2:00 recovery, 1:30 on, 1:30 recovery, etc.). Do 3 sets of these total. Recover 5 minutes between sets or long enough so that your HR drops into Zone 1-2. 100+ rpm. Cool down well.

  68. James P

    Parkrun on Christmas Day. Aiming for a PB!

  69. Chad M

    6 mile run this Saturday

  70. Ricky

    Planning for a 3 mile run tomorrow and then hoping to get back to a longer run at the weekend

  71. lukej

    a century ride on a Indoor trainer with some short intervals.

  72. Gene D

    2014 Naha Marathon.

  73. Holiday Half Marathon in Pomona, CA. 13.1 miles.

  74. Meredith

    I’m going to run a treadmill 10k this weekend. It’s too cold for outdoor running in Indiana. 🙁 Ready for Spring!

  75. mitch

    Hi, my next workout will be interval training: 4x1km at 4.15 and 4×0.5 km at 4.0 .cheers

  76. Holly O

    The Ugly Sweater 5K in Denver!

  77. Matthew

    13 mile run next saturday 12/13 at 6:30am on Clearwater Beach

  78. Chris Woosnam-Savage

    A 5k santa run in Victoria Park 🙂

  79. Juan A. Rico

    A 10k the 31st of December

  80. Rhona Dempsey

    Running at least 4 miles with my brother Mike when he’s not working next week. 🙂

  81. Kevin

    I’m going to take the train to Carlsbad CA on Dec 14th and ride back along the coast to Mission Valley (San Diego). About 37 miles and 1300′ of elevation.

  82. Erik

    1hr run on the 24th with my new shoes. But as my girlfried left me lately I possibly will train a lot in the next time.

  83. Vincent

    A 6k night orienteering run

  84. V.J. Tedesco III

    I’m going to enjoy hours of pain and misery on the indoor trainer doing Sufferlandrian intervals until Spring arrives and I can ride outside all the time again.

  85. A 10K run between two 60 hours work weeks.

  86. Michael

    Track session at Sutherland High School in North Vancouver, Canada this week doing a pyramid 400/800/1200/1200/800/400

  87. Phil

    My second road ride with my new garmin virb. Hoping not to come off on black ice this time round 🙂

  88. Bennomac

    I’m running a 15km Trail run up and down Mount Oberon in Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria.

  89. Sarah L

    I don’t actually have anything in particular on the schedule, but I think that I might sign up for a Santa/Jingle Bell run.

  90. Jon

    Just more turbo trainer tedium throughout December!

  91. Patrick

    Get through some ortho appointments (and hopefully rehab) so I can run again next year!

    • Fernando

      Two races before year’s end: 12 km run next Sunday going up and down in my hilly city and, obviously, the local “S. Silvestre”, two weeks later

  92. Daniel

    6 mi run next Saturday.

  93. Brian

    Training has started in November / December for making 2015 a great year. Attempting to do the California Triple Crown. Three two hundred mile rides, over 45,000 ft climbing.

  94. Marios

    I just run the California International Marathon yesterday in Sacramento and got a PR and BQ to match it 🙂

  95. Jordan

    A nice recovery work out with my wife this weekend!

  96. Hannah Johnson

    I’ve got my first ever competitive race coming up in February! So this Christmas time is going to be spent putting in the miles. On Sunday I’ve got my longest run to date of 9k!

  97. Jakob

    5km on the treadmill tonight (31 runs in December is the goal)

  98. Robin Black

    8x1min steep hill repeats with 20min easy pace before and after.

  99. Patrick

    Great action as always!
    For me: The first 5k non-stop when I’ll finally complete a 10 week start running from nothing to 5k. Should be there between xmas and new years.

  100. Kyle

    3 hour Ironman base ride this Saturday.

  101. Gabriel Eguia

    60 mile race with the bike group on saturday.

  102. Garett

    15x100y on 1:30!

  103. Ian Hall

    I’ve got my usual group bike ride this Saturday. 70K and then the big highlight… Breakfast. 🙂

  104. Taylor

    The ‘Amstel Gold Race’ (last 40km) ride with video on my new Tacx Vortex Smart!

  105. Matt D. in Florida

    2,000 yard swim followed by a 5k run just before xmas vacation

  106. Luke Meers

    150km Christmas Eve Eve Bunch training ride.

  107. Stephen Celuzza

    Finishing the Concept2 Holiday Challenge.

  108. Ricky K

    100km Granfondo on trainer in the virtual competition on

  109. Wen

    Just finished my 2nd half marathon last sunday. Resume the training tomorrow and 10k road run this Statursday.

  110. Kevin Lascola

    Hopefully one more long bike ride before the end of the year!

  111. Ian

    3000 yards in pool

  112. Keaton

    I’m doing a 5k run every other morning this week with a few friends to help us all get into the routine again post-race season.

  113. Dylan

    Intending to do a 5K park run before year end – first since stress fracture.

    Otherwise some Sufferfest races to endure.

  114. Jack

    Circuit training, alternating upper and lower body

  115. Daniel K

    My next race isn’t until February when I’ll be running the Hypothermic Half Marathon in Ottawa. For the rest of 2014, I’m trying to get in two to three 10km tempo runs per week with something longer (at least 16 km) on Sundays.

  116. adam zerwick

    Getting ready for the Big Sur International Marathon!! There are definitely some 5ks in the very near future…

  117. I will be running on Wednesday 70′ as 20′ warmup, drills, and strides, then 2 x 15′ at 6:45 pace (slightly slower than half-marathon pace) with 2′ jog in between, then cooldown’ back home.

  118. Jim C

    My 60 min ride tomorrow morning in the garage. Not looking forward to it as I’m whipped tonight.

  119. Michel Gendron

    I want to run outside and roll on my trainer every day of my Christmas break. From December 23rd to january 4th. Great way to survive the holidays!

  120. James Jordan

    The Cotter Uphill Time Trial with the ACTVets Cycling Club.
    The annual event is a 4km climb with 1.5km of undulation and finishes with a 600m downhill sprint to the line.
    Set a personnal best time up the hill to come 2nd in C grade by 6 seconds.
    Ian be ready for next year I am hunting you down 🙂

  121. Gerard

    A biweekly ladder interval session as ongoing prep for 10k races early next year: starting with 1 min fast/hard, 1 min recovery, 2 mins fast, 2 mins easy, up to 5min/5min, then back down to the 1 min repeat.

  122. Lara

    Nothing special, just some runs around the neighborhood and some bike rides on the trainer. Oh yeah, and some present unwrapping on the 25th!

  123. Yu G

    45 minute runs 4 times a week!

  124. Chris Stepanski

    Xmas Day long run…probably 10 miles…taking in the sites and watching the traffic and chaos of travelers…can’t wait 🙂

  125. Jerry Hicks

    I’m looking forward to tomorrow morning’s 60-minute recovery ride on rollers in my basement. Wish it were outside though.

  126. Bryan

    Redlands Bicycle Classic. My 1st opportunity to mix it up on the national stage with some of the best racers in the country. Should be a wild ride. Lots of work to do!

  127. Stephen C

    Daily cycle training, Saturday races. and trying to get son back to cycling

  128. Yves

    30 high-intensity x 30 sec stand-up x 30 sec rest
    Tacx Col de la Bonette

  129. brandon F

    Getting all ready for a relaxing 6-8 mile run around my home town on Christmas Day. Haven’t been home since I really fell in love with running!! Watch out Tallahassee

  130. Dave

    Reindeer run 5k in buffalo

  131. Ivan

    correr, correr y correr por la montaña en collserola, Barcelona

  132. Jim trout

    Running 10k resolution run

  133. Rene

    5K run tomorrow – Dec.9th – in northern Ohio

  134. Ivan

    seguiremos corriendo preparandonos para las comidas de navidades, probablemente correré la media maraton de barcelona

  135. maria

    correr por la carretera de las aguas en barcelona

  136. ivan

    correr por la carretera de las aguas con mi esposa

  137. Mike N

    The Run Hard Lexington Half Marathon…our FIRST half marathon here in Lexington, South Carolina, I’m going to push the pace to see if I can come anywhere close to my PR from 15 years ago!

  138. Mike S

    Night training rides couple times a week in So Cal.

  139. Matt

    Maintainence runs for not. Keep off the holiday fruitcake!

  140. Bat

    25k, tonight

  141. Training for my first triathlon, so as well as 25 km of trails I’m going to cycle to the start and home at the end (total 70-odd km) instead of driving it… next week.

  142. Miguel Ramos

    10k run at 5:00 am tomorrow morning!

  143. Scott Bradbury

    Recovering from foot surgery – so I’ll be cleared for running December 23rd..and looking forward to an easy 30 minutes!

  144. Thom Klein

    90-minute tempo ride on the Kinetic trainer this weekend!

  145. Chris Chapa

    Run three miles tonight… easy day.

  146. Mike

    A long weekend run through Rock Creek Park in DC and Maryland.

  147. Mike

    In the midst of the Holiday Challenge – running at least 1 mile everyday from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day.

  148. Phil

    Trainer road workout with some weight lifting afterwards focused on squats and core work.

  149. jason K

    Holiday trip to NYC and a run in Central Park.

  150. Bill Brickey

    This sunday I have an Indoor time trial. It’s a 10k TT done on computrainers, very short but fast and painful! These are held once per month through March so you don’t get too fat & lazy during the off season! Plus all the proceeds benifit the juvenile diabetes research foundation!

  151. Ethan S

    Hill repeats on the massive hill right outside my house. There’s no great place to warm up, but I’ll eventually get these repeats to not blow up Z5 in the first 2 minutes of my workout!

  152. jorge

    60/120 Sprint/jog intervals at Linear park in south Florida, At least 10 times. Trying to cut down my 2 mile run time and improve my PT score.

  153. Jared Ortiz

    Im running a Chritmas Run. Its a 5k on Dec 20th.

  154. Mark

    An hour on my trainer if it arrives this week.

  155. Owen

    Birkbeiner Ski Festival in Edmonton. Cross country ski race.
    55km, 55 km with 25lb pack, 31 km or 13 km choice of distances.
    I’ll be doing the 31.

  156. LacoKis

    Just keep up with the 3 runs a week, one tempo, some intervals and a weekend long run.

  157. Brad

    Barely a 4k with Yazoo here in Nashville. Beer for me and toys for kids!

  158. Karen

    “Do what I can” runs until my sore throat goes away.

  159. Leonardo

    Christmas run barbados dec 25th. Swim workout 4x100m @ 1:50, 2 min rest, 400m easy,3 min rest, 4x100m @ 1:50, 4 min rest, 500m easy

  160. benedict sandona

    Nyc 1/2 marathon

  161. frank hickson

    I am training for a half marathon in February (melbourne music 1/2 marathon in melbourne, florida). This coming sunday will be my first second attempt at running 9 miles without stopping. I am trying to go slow and steady then run the last few miles a bit faster (just because I hate doing any run without speeding up at the end). I tried a half marathon before and died at the 8th mile so #9 is a big psychological hurdle. My ultimate goal is in 3 years to do a full ironman. I am somewhere between baby steps and my first olympic/international distance right now…haha….so I have a long, long, long way to go…..

  162. Ivan Petrovitch

    I plan on completing the Tour of Sufferlandria at the end of January. It is neither a workout or a race, but rather it is more than a week of pure agony!

  163. Tim

    A three mile run. Just trying to stay relatively in shape.

  164. Hoping to get a short night cross country ski in this week, and a long one this weekend… And will try to come up with a way to get some speed training in for a 5km Resolution Run Jan 1st!

  165. Rodney Gibson

    Ironman Melbourne 2015

  166. 12K’s of Christmas in a santa fatsuit!

  167. Liza

    The dallas marathon on December 14th.

  168. Jonathan Laroche

    Currently training for a half marathon in may. Going on my long 14k run as we speak…gotta love Mondays 🙂

  169. Tyler

    Riding my bike to the grocery store? Actually, trying to plan out doing ‘a’ race in each month next year and the associated running that goes in for that.

  170. Marc

    15km run in Wetter/Hessen (-2°C, Snow and Ice!) followed by Sauna 🙂

  171. Morten

    Regular rides on the trainer and hopefully some snowshoeing and sledding with the kids!

  172. bismi

    20 KM Trail Running from Kemensah to Sungai Pusu on 13/12.

  173. Bill Gay

    Pick it back up & turn around training from Thanksgiving Day half marathon to a fast 10K on New Year’s morning.

  174. Z. Hemenway

    10 mile run on Xmas day!

  175. Paul M.

    No well structured workouts, but 5k runs every time it’s warm enough out for me to breathe and if I win I’ll probably go for a nice trainer and then I’ll be doing a LOT more.

  176. Pat

    60 minute Kettlebell bootcamp tonight

  177. Greg S.

    I plan to spin on an old Spinervals trainer for the rest of winter.

  178. Chris Haberle

    15 miler from Kirkland to Seattle this weekend