The DCR Easter Bunny $600 Gadget Giveaway


First off, no, I’m not giving away the Easter Bunny.  That’d involve going to a nearby shopping mall and somehow kidnapping the poor guy as he gets photos taken with small children.  And I’m pretty sure that’d be awkward for everyone involved.

Instead, I’ll be like an Easter Bunny – and some lucky duck (or bunny as it may be) will get their gadget wishes fulfilled.  No searching for semi-rotten poorly water-colored eggs required.

The winner will get a $600 credit to, 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 Fitbit Blaze, a pair of Hawaiian themed underwear (yes, actually) to the WatTeam Power Meter, or heck, even towards a new trainer.  Whatever floats your boat.

How to enter:

Simply leave a short description of what your training plans are for the weekend ahead – with or without the bunny.  Note that eating chocolate eggs is totally valid nutrition.

The reason you need a short description of ‘what’ is that if you just put a simple one word answer (i.e.5k), you’ll likely get caught up in my SPAM filters.  And nobody wants to be sandwiched between two pieces of SPAM.  Got all that?

Good luck!

The giveaway entry period will run through Monday, March 28th, 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.



  1. Christopher Orso

    Weekend training plans are testing out my new shimano pd-r550’s without falling at a stop sign (first time clipless user), doing some strength training, and laps in the pool.

  2. EBEB

    Recovery weekend. Saturday: hour of gentle turbo, then relax for an FTP test on Tuesday.

  3. Rob T

    Back to back long runs I hope!

  4. Jörn

    My Goal was to run two times the day. At first a 12k Run and later some Speedwork on the treatmile.

  5. Daniel Yerga

    Friday will be running (4×2000), and saturday-sunday will be road cycling, probably some hilly routes!

  6. Lauren

    What I planned: Several TRX workouts, a few short runs (coming back from injury) and yoga.
    What I did: suffered from ear infections (both ears), slept and helped make a carrot cake.

  7. Peber

    No specific training, but cutting down and removing oversize Christmas trees is pretty strenuous and makes for good aerobic exercise

  8. Abel Oyhamburu

    Weight training on Saturday + 12 miles run on Sunday.

  9. Kelly Murlick

    3 days of downhill skiing – strength training?

  10. Bob Zipperlen

    I have a duathlon in two weeks. On Tues 3/29 I will recon the course with a 3m run and a 15 bike ride. On Wed pm I will ride my bike home from work, on Thursday I will ride the 12m to work. My wife is away this coming weekend so I will have to do my run-bike-run (3-17-3) brick early to take my son to the children’s theatre and then baseball.

  11. joe

    22 mile run and 3 hours of mountain biking

  12. Barry

    A short off road run

  13. Mark H Skattum

    Bike 20 miles and run 5 miles to beat away the chocolate!

  14. Matthew Brown

    Got a nice 4.25 Mile run in on Sunday! Not the weekend but planning a 10K tomorrow.

  15. Steve P

    2x painful 90 min TrainerRoad threshold sessions. And the Kickr won’t let me wimp out!

  16. Walter Cahall

    Saturday training plan 1 x 2557 mile flight from Maui to Portland, OR. Sunday training plan was either a 90 minute ride followed by a 20 minute run, or a 70 minute run. The Easter Bunny had other plans though!

  17. Andrew Wilkinson

    This weekend I cycled the flat roads of Suffolk in the UK whilst battling the winds of Storm Katie, needed to get some miles in my legs! and of course refuelled on chocolate eggs! 🙂

  18. The Sous

    10 mile peace run and a 20 mile long run on Sunday. Last big weekend before Marathon taper.

  19. Wesley

    Bike rides and Cadbury caramel eggs

  20. Greg Reasoner

    Rest per Dr orders.

  21. Lisa Hardegree

    Trail run with Team RWB and some miles in the saddle

  22. Frank Price

    Last long run before a half marathon next weekend

  23. Saturday will run in the mad bull 5K in our town. Also will plan to get out on the bike and climb some of our local hills here in Kentucky. Look to get in between 20 and 50 miles.

  24. Jesse

    Training plan was do my 5th and final run of the week… Accomplished!

  25. Alex S

    Planning on joining the club ride on Saturday or Sunday and possibly a trail run.

  26. Igor

    Tapper period before my IM.

  27. Luciano SR

    I need to improve my hiking skills, after Easter hike my knees are complaining!

  28. Drewids

    Lotta yard work…so strength training? Maybe take a short trip to Watopia when I my arms get tired raking.

  29. Joe mastropietro

    11 mile run, 3 hour training ride and Choctaw milk!

  30. Stokey

    Skiing then warm up indoors with Zwift!

  31. Juan Victoria

    Gravel racing… Maybe 😉

  32. Mickey Edlin

    I am going to do a 3 hour ride Saturday and 1.5 hour run on Sunday

  33. Sofia Biller

    57 mile gravel race in the hills of Michigan, 80-ish miles road riding in boring Chicago environs, intermittently punctuated by whiskey.

  34. Tyler Dueck

    I went for an 84km ride on Saturday with a friend primarily flat land training with a few sprints thrown in.

  35. Jason

    Long run and nap after.

  36. Jonathan M

    This week’s training plans includes today’s 4 mile run; Tuesday 60-60×20; Wednesday rest; Thursday threshold; Friday rest; Saturday 3x2mi interval, 5 min rest; Sunday 8 mi easy.

  37. Joseph Brescia

    Training includes lots of recovery after this past weekend’s Hell of Hunterdon. Just soft pedaling on the trainer is work right now. Ha!

  38. Jeremy

    Explore the new Zwift expansion (which is excellent!)

  39. Jonathan

    Easter egg hunts.

  40. jessie

    some trx session for me

  41. Alister

    Weights, Easter hunt with the kids then a nice long ride

  42. Frantisek Zacek

    No real training for me… Merely resting and getting ready for my (Road cycling) race on Sunday.

  43. Arnaud

    I’m tapering for Paris marathon, so just two runs at slow pace… and several capillarization sessions with my Compex device.

  44. Matt

    Easy hour run on Saturday. Long run Sunday! – 2 hours

  45. Naomi

    Did a couple hours with trainerroad, and a 2hr run on Sunday – hope to win this!

  46. Dan Brown

    Prime rib, chocolate, and a couple of Peloton classes is how I spent the weekend!

  47. Matt Nixon

    I will be running 6 miles on Saturday and biking 60 miles on Sunday.

  48. Kevin Iverson

    Trainer, trainer, and more trainer. Still cold outside and just snowed…again. Using the cream in the Cadbury egg as comfort for my college basketball defeat while utilizing the sugar as fuel! Double win!!

  49. James T

    A 5k trail run on Saturday and then off on my holidays on Sunday!

  50. Giles Anderson

    Saturday s 90 min HR 2 and 30 min HR 3 – I’ll do that on some nice ravine trails. Sunday will be a light bike and lots of stretching.

  51. Dave Osswald

    Go for a runoff the beach in Florida–on vacation!!

  52. Matt Stanley

    Brick with my 9 yr old son (4 bike and 1 run) and then a 6 mile run on Sunday.

  53. Allyn Crowe

    Had to take the weekend off to finish kicking the flu. But now it’s race season time. Next 4 weekends I’ll be running halfs!

  54. John

    A hike and long ride. Thanks!

  55. Jake saunders

    Planning a 45 mile bike ride and a 3k swim!

  56. Jodie swafford

    Hope to ride 26mi if my rolled ankle is better. No marathon relay for me 🙁

  57. Oscar

    Went out for a long run with a friend and then spent Sunday hobbling around after said run. Not sure why it hit me so hard, but it did!

  58. Robert

    Crashed my 2015 Tarmac a couple of weeks ago at 35k/hr and am now bikeless. 🙁
    So weekend training plans include running, running and some more running. Never know how far until I’m actually out there because I don’t have any races on the dock right now, especially none that would require a bike. :((((((((((

  59. Arash

    Next little while will be dedicated to getting back into running shape.
    So lots of running a mile walking a mile training

  60. Easy run and chocolate reward… Fat loading at its best…

  61. My training plans revolved around testing out a new mountain bike (Felt Decree), and (unfortunately) a fair amount of time on my Kickr. At least Zwift helps!

  62. Joe Fresso

    Training this weekend will be a short run Saturday and then the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle 8k.

  63. Naomi

    Long trail runs, rock climbing & beers with friends

  64. Marc Dowdell

    I’m getting my interval sessions in this long weekend.

  65. Mykola Bartosh

    Friday swimming intervals 3000 m
    Saturday bike riding 10 km warm up/ 40 km of main route/ 10 km recovery
    Sunday running 12 km with temp 5.30
    Sunday night burger night!

  66. Michael farrar

    My weekend training plans are to get in a long run before the kids wake up on Sunday

  67. Scott Bauer

    Training for my upcoming half-marathon.

  68. Henry McGee

    Last training run this Saturday before me and all my family from around the country converge in Chicago for a 10k/half-marathon followed by ample amounts of beer and Spring training baseball!

  69. Josh Schroeder

    Does riding a bus back from a hockey tournament for 16 straight hours count as training?

  70. Vrush

    Had aimed to get a nice 15k run in, which I managed to do between the cold rain downpours 🙂

  71. Ski

    Weekend is already done, but I ran 10 miles and found some Easter eggs! Not all at once..

  72. Hannah Frith

    Me please! My weekend plans involved exploring DC and breaking the daily step record on my fitbit!

  73. Kirsten Wilson

    Swim intervals, long bike, rest day and bike VO2max

  74. Hilary

    A short run and a long one…gotta tire out the dog!

  75. Alex S.

    There will be swimming, biking, and running. Not in that order. Volumes to be determined. Each time I finish on my stationary trainer, I think “gosh, I wonder how THAT ride would have looked if I’d been measuring power.” Please help me out!

  76. Stephanie M

    This weekend, I will spend my Sunday Funday Runday with my awesome friends training for our spring Half Marathons!

  77. Michael

    CrossFit, some Olympic lifting and a long run.

  78. Chong Wai Hoong

    Planning a short ride of about 20k on Saturday and a longer 40k on Sunday.

  79. Nicolas

    Riding across the brand new SR-520 bridge between Seattle and Bellevue with 5,999 of my closest friends!

  80. DHutt

    I’m going to say that this weekend is a rest day…. If only every rest day involved ribs and strawberry rhubarb pie.

  81. Conor Murphy

    Best intentions is to see me have a crack at a 5k parkrun on Saturday followed by a long 15k sunday run… But Chocolate could happen so a 12k long run Monday morning is a backup!!!

  82. Andrew

    Slow, slow bike ride (first time out after ski season)

  83. Amy Penberthy

    Tempo run on Saturday and a long interval run session around Centennial Park on Sunday.

  84. Helen Burton

    A recovery week before starting another steady state build.

  85. Julia H

    My training plans included dying eggs and going on nice long walks with my mom whom I hadn’t seen since Thanksgiving. Easy weekends are important to recuperate the mind and body.

  86. Scott D

    Ride Friday, sailing Sunday. Beer

  87. Michele

    Long run, then hiking with the dog

  88. Tomas

    Going for a run on the beach

  89. Tony

    30 minute tempo run on Saturday and a 6 mile run on Sunday.

  90. Tim

    Treadmill intervals and a swim

  91. Joe J

    I’m on vacation this week and at the peak of my half marathon training. Flying to Orlando tomorrow and already plotted my run routes around the hotel. Doing 10 on Wednesday and 8 on Friday on unfamiliar grounds will be tough.

  92. Adam Ystenes

    Taking the new bike out for its first ride. Need to burn off the candy I helped my kids eat.

  93. Michael S.

    Kia Ora.Weekend over in this part of the world… but did manage a chocolate-fueled jaunt on the treadmill, followed by a session of tin throwing. Good times.

  94. Peyton Greenwald

    My weekend plans include a lot of sweet spot base on the road bike, fueled by Cadbury eggs…

  95. Matt Perkins

    I have a 40 mile road ride planned for Sat and some mountain biking on Sun.

  96. Eric Powell

    Weather permitting, I’ll be working out the kinks on a new bike.

  97. Troy Brown

    I’ll be back in the gym on Friday and in the pool on Sunday for a good 3000m set. Coming back after 10days off on vacation.

  98. Sebas Vela

    Going for a short run 8km then grab my bike for 30km

  99. Andrew Gorman

    Tapering for Boston Marathon. 6 miler Friday after work, cross training Saturday (round of golf), and long run Sunday of about 16 miles.

  100. Don

    Do a criterium race on Saturday and 2.5 hr endurance ride on Sunday.