The Love You Wanted: $600 Gadget Giveaway

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What’s that?  Your Valentine’s Day was a bust?  No worries, I’m here to try and cheer ya up.  It’s your opportunity to win something you’ll really love (which, may be in addition to someone else you love).

The winner will get a $600 credit to CleverTraining.com, my most excellent partner in this giveaway crime.  By supporting the site through Clever Training you also can save 10% on basically anything they sell.  If you win, you can use that credit for anything from the new Garmin Fenix3 HR to a GoPro Hero4 Black to a water bottle to the PowerTap G3 Hub Power Meter (all of which are under $600!), or heck, even towards a new trainer.  Whatever warms your heart.

How to enter:

Simply let me know what was on your training log for last weekend from a workout perspective.  Quick and easy!

Try to make it more than a few words (i.e. not just ‘10K’), so you’ll avoid the SPAM holding tank (I manually clear it out). And nobody wants to be sandwiched between two pieces of old SPAM.  Got all that?

Good luck!

The giveaway entry period will run through Saturday, February 20th, 2016 until 11:59PM US Eastern Time.  Winner will be selected randomly.  One entry per person.  The selected product/products will then be ordered immediately and shipped immediately, assuming they’re in stock.

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5,803 Comments

  1. Hans

    Last weekend I did our usual group run and then started the taper for my race tomorrow. But now my throat feels scratchy. Hope all that training wasn’t for nothing.

  2. Robin

    Sadly, my neck has kept my training log empty for a while.

  3. JAG

    I went for a temperature ride. 26 degrees Fahrenheit required a 26 mile ride.

  4. Max B

    Saturday 2x1500yd Swim + 1hr on the trainer. Sunday 12mi trail run!

  5. RYAN

    Always use the weekends to do a longer trainer ride, last weekend was my first go at Sufferfests ISLAGIATT this offseason

  6. KenM

    A 4-mile run, a couple 3-mile walks, and a 27 mile bike ride.

  7. Allan

    25 miles of singletrack on my trusty Niner RDO. Peak HR 170, avg cadence 85, avg HR 144, Max speed 18mph

  8. Scott Hartley

    Last Sunday I ran the Fort Lauderdale marathon. Tough race for me, but loved the challenge! Love and hate, all at once.

  9. To Nhu

    1 hr in the pool!

  10. Ronen Ofek

    Run 7 miles, and swam 49 laps- 48 per year+1 for the next year… happy bday to me!

  11. Jim McLeish

    I spent my time doing intervals and 5 mile run in pouring rain in beautiful Portland, OR.

  12. Lucas Dorneles

    Yesterday I did a 45 min run

  13. Alex

    Just a few HIIT intervals on my new KICKR Snap 🙂

  14. dms

    Some tempo work on the bike trainer.

  15. Kermit262

    Strength training on Saturday and a 14 miler on Sunday.

  16. Anca G

    i did some swimming this weekend. Thanks!

  17. Tyler

    Sat: 4 mile run on the death-mill
    Sun: 1 hour swim followed by 30 min core work

  18. Arman

    I did my first proper turbo trainer ride, following GCN 1hour burnout video! 😀
    I then did my first ride on Zwift, which was really fun

  19. Milo

    Strength training and a 10 mile run. Thanks!

  20. Matt Mathison

    I did 10 miles on the bike, ran 3 miles, ab workout, and did some weightlifting.

  21. Benoit Corbeil

    90 minutes booth Camp training in Mirabel on Saturday and 5k easy run on Sunday

  22. toh

    42km run from my office to home. Just a weekly event.

  23. Milt

    The purpose of this set is to build aerobic endurance and promote good form while swimming. Throughout this session aim to hold technique and focus on the rhythm of the stroke, especially on the longer intervals. For any drills, you may need fins (available from our online store), and you may also need the Tempo Trainer Pro (available from our online store). If you are unsure of what drills to do, then have a look at our you tube playlist of all the different drills we recommend (link to youtube.com). For mixed stroke, do both backstroke and breaststroke to help open your muscles and use them in different way to front crawl.

  24. Pat

    Lazy from a training perspective. Only 2 pool sessions!

  25. Guillermo

    Hopefully a relaxed 8-10 mile run on your old stomping grounds… -Guillermo

  26. Joshua Schiffman

    Same as every weekend: weights at the gym on Saturday, long run on Sunday. But in honor of Valentine’s day, I wore red running shoes.

  27. Greg Smith

    Recovery week. 34 miles total. Two 13.5 mile runs as a guide for a trail running camp (http://www.trailrunningescapes.com), a 4miler, a 3 miler, and one strength training session.

  28. Michael D.

    Saturday was TRX (will it ever get easier?) and Sunday was the San Dieguito Half Marathon, a hilly road race to train for the March Catalina full marathon. Hot but still a nice day and a good run.

  29. Splatypus

    Doing a progressive 13 milers at 6200′ elevation this Sunday. Weee snow running!

  30. Gregory

    I worked on Saturday and did a 56 mile road ride on Sunday. Thanks to my valentine who allowed me to get off on my own for 3 plus hours!!!

  31. Andre

    Unfortunately just working… no workouts

  32. Matt

    Swim TT on Saturday and bike FTP Sunday.

  33. Tony Zamora

    Long weekend; long training days (for me anyway!)

    Sat: 1 hour MTB / 90 min brick trail run
    Sun: 4 hour MTB ride
    Mon: 3 hour MTB ride / 30 min run

  34. Mafalda Rodrigues

    Handball practice on Friday, no game in the calendar on the weekend, so it was nice and lazy.

  35. Matthew Dougherty

    Simlpe Easy runs here in another east coast Blizzard

  36. Sheri

    Walking

  37. Jack

    A nice long slow along the beach about 20km of barefoot running

  38. Mike

    Two trainer road rides.

  39. Tyler H

    Took advantage of the nice weather and rode as much as I could!

  40. Andy

    An easy swim in the Glenwood Springs hot pools

  41. John

    Training for a marathon so I did core strength workout on Monday, followed by 6, 5, 5, and 10 mile runs through the week.

  42. This past weekend’s workout was a half-marathon race. So, easy jog Saturday, half-marathon on Sunday + flop shake-out swim after.

  43. Chris

    Did a little MTB ride to get my legs in shape for a 300 mile tour I’ll be doing this season.

  44. Dirk

    Zwift interval Workout indoor cycling

  45. Mike

    Keeping up with the kids.

  46. Michael Miranda

    I did intervals for 45 minutes and a threshold run this morning. I will be doing a 5k race tomorrow….

  47. Chad

    Stair climbing for the Fight for Air Climb, happening next month in Chicago.

  48. George C.

    No workout done since it has been raining all weekend. Hope to do extra work this weekend

  49. Vadim Trainin

    Swimming and running and TRX workout !

  50. Musette Chan

    I ran a marathon on Sunday and PR’d by 37 minutes!

  51. Bob

    Lap swim and drills during my kids swim lessons. Multitasking.

  52. Simon Åström

    My training has been 2 workout on the cycletrainer, 1 on the skiis and one testrun to see my resultat.

  53. GooBo

    some endurance miles bofore I start HIIT next week

  54. Stoyan Savov

    Workout in the gym.

  55. luke hardman

    Last weekend was a bust for me but this weekends looking better with a long ride and a half marathon

  56. Stanislav

    Nobody is going to read this but he I go:
    It was a recovery week after a race. I still did a 10 mile trail run with 3000′ of elevation gain.

  57. Thomas Wylie

    Saturday was a 40 min swim followed by a weights session. Sunday was a 6 mile walk over a local mountain (more for fun than training but I’m still counting it!)

  58. Ted

    I will admit that I currently don’t have a training log. My workouts have been inconsistent. But last weekend, I went for a run up a muddy trail and down a snowy one and it was the most fun I’d had in ages.

  59. Justin Bergolios

    Hike, insanity workout, swim, gym strength training.

  60. Dean

    Running a lap of Lumphini Park just so I could get some sort of physical activity in a week of constant travel.

  61. Zsof

    2hr run in the hills

  62. Tomislav Bl

    23km od MTB trails and 4hrs skiing.

  63. Charlie O

    Just a short 5km run as I was recovering from an injury.

  64. Vito

    On the weekend just a couple of quick bike workout(1,5 Hours), for me weekend means family time!

  65. Cubito

    Last week end , that was a free 1h running with : 10 minutes between 150 – 160 pulse , 120 – 140 pulse in 50 minutes .
    It’s my Valentine ´s session . Cool and easy , just to be in good Health ?

  66. Chris

    Saturnday: bike ride; Sunday Long run

  67. Rickard

    Decided a week ago to drop 20kg of fat, one kg per week. So weekend or not my days are all about long low pulse biking.

    Yesterday intervals, today – Saturday – 3 hours low pulse

  68. Stano

    Sadly, nothing.

  69. Nothing outside of carrying my 7kg of a daughter out and about.

  70. Greg Stewart

    2 swims, 2 runs and one ride!

  71. Jarek

    Well, It was a great weekend – brick training on Saturday (1 hour of bike on the track plus 50 min run) plus a swimming session and cross training on Sunday followed by easy bike 1h. 🙂

  72. Martina

    Too much work unfortunatelly. No workouts this week 🙁

  73. Matthew Shepherd

    Saturday: beach run in sunny :S bournemouth, sunday pool swim.

  74. Jan Schütt

    Friday was a roller session with 10 min warmup 4min tabata (20 sec (around 600-700w / 10 sec easy) and 11 min cool down.
    Saturday Strectching and Core Excercises
    Sunday….. Cyclocross with a Buddy. It´s going to be a muddy ride of 43km with more than 1000m of climbing 🙂

  75. Zone 3 blocks on the TT rig saturday, then 80 miles Zone 2 sunday 🙂

  76. Martin Perry

    Managed to reach your distance goal of 10K, as i’m training for my first 10K race coming up soon! Now to keep working on up’ing the pace a bit 🙂

  77. jez

    commute to work is about all I could fit in

  78. Sam

    I Had a (quite slow actually) country run with a beautiful winter sun. No runner met, but a wonderful way to jump start the day!

  79. Mike O

    I had a long run in preparation for my first Half on 19th March. Ran parkrun, then kept going for a total of 10 ish miles

  80. rene

    3,5k swimming. Non stop.

  81. Richard Bassett

    Due to the weather, I have been stuck on the trainer. I know that some people favor the trainer for building a base, but I love to go some place when I ride. Also been adding some core workout to my training. still not as much fun as riding…
    Monday Warm-up: 15 minutes at 120 to 140 BPM Base: 30 minutes at 145 to 165 BPM
    Tuesday: Off
    Wednesday: Intervals
    Thursday: Core
    Friday: Off
    Saturday: Warm-up: 15 minutes at 120 to 140 BPM Base: 30 minutes at 145 to 165 BPM
    Sunday: Off (unless the weather is nice then out for a coffee run)

  82. Nurlan

    Had to skip swimming on Sunday, but compensated it on this week

  83. Jorja

    Normally i would do a ice skating training on Saturday but this weekend there was a NK junior championship, so it was closed for us.

  84. JonasB

    Ski weekend! No energy left for other activities.

  85. Peter

    I did a weight session – picking up lots of boxes as I moved house.

  86. Alexander K

    Hi there!
    2 swimming sessions and one 1hour-long swimming race.

  87. Nik

    A 3mi run and a yoga session was my weekend training

  88. Martin

    20 miler at old man cruising speed

  89. Nev

    Building up to 100 miles after a few busy weeks.

  90. Raluca

    15 miles run to watch the sunset at the Golden Gate Bridge. Pretty awesome.

  91. Lars Hilde

    Saturday, a 46 km ride in Richmond with Zwift on my Tacx NEO. Sunday I went to Watopia for an easy 25 km ride. Nice weather both places. 🙂

  92. James Jordan

    I got a weird week in. I have spent 7 days being a guinea pig for the Australian Institute of Sport. I have been subjected to a bunch of very unpleasant liquids and then made to perform 3km pursuits.

  93. Júlia Peixoto

    Not much of a sports person bit my husband is. Unfortunately he had a bike crash last Monday and is currently lying in an hospital bed as he related above. This would be great present for him.

  94. Jon

    Last weekend’s training included a 12 mile long run in blustery snowy single digit temps up and down the local mountain trails. Indulged the next day with an indoor track session.

  95. Brian K

    Did 2 hrs on Zwift with brother-in-law on Saturday and then did a 45 min run on Sunday

  96. Shawn

    Long trainer ride, long run, hill climbs

  97. Eduardo

    Hill repeats on thursday, swimming monday and saturday, easy runs the other days.

  98. Bruno

    4hours L2@210W, 3x15minutes L3@275W.
    Enough to feel it when walking down some stairs 🙂

  99. Dan Levi

    Last week-end I raced a cross country skiing Marathon!

  100. Josep Maria

    In fact my weekend training I did it on Monday, Saturady and Sunday was raining. I run for 16 km and I felt very weel.