I don't really know where DC Rainmaker comes up with all of the things he gives away. Then again, I would bet that's a minor detail for most of his readers. What matters is that he DOES come up with all the things he gives away.
For months, he's been "specializing" in Garmin GPS watches, primarily the 310XT. Well, today he changed tunes. His latest giveaway is a new Ironman GPS Global Trainer from Timex. If you're not familiar with the latest training tool from Timex, you can check out the full report here. I've looked at the watch in the stores, and I checked out the review, and would really love to get my hands on this watch to test it out.
If you're like me, Rainmaker is giving people a chance to win one. It's as simple as posting a comment on his blog post about the giveaway. You can get up to three entries, and all the methods are listed on his post.
Since I'd really love to win the watch, feel free to ignore this post and go on about your business. We don't really need more people throwing their names into the mix.
During Iron Wil's winter weight loss challenge, I made a well-timed comment about one of my training runs. I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of ten participants in a contest putting Drymax socks through the paces. The goal, abuse the socks and comment on how they perform. Once I received the socks, I added them to the pile with my other socks.
Last week, we were down to the wire. Then, we learned someone sneaky moved the wire. And if total hits are in any way correllated to votes, everyone has been going above and beyond in their efforts to help out. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by, regardless of vote!
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I remember getting down to the wire at Ironman Louisville. Most notable was the walk down the steps and up the riverwalk to hit transition. It was surreal because so much work had gone into getting there. And I was surrounded by people who had faced the same challenges.
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Many of you may have received the same E-mail I did. For those of you who didn't, a public service announcement. Robin of Tri To End Homelessness is one of ten finalists in the Toyota "Engines of Change" contest. As many of you may already know, Robin and her sister spent 2007 raising funds for a group that supports the homeless. In conjunction with that fundraising, they trained for and completed an Olympic distance race with the goal of improving their PRs.
While at the Toyota site, I noticed a familiar jersey. Without taking anything away from Robin, I would be remiss if I failed to mention a member of Team D3 Multisport is also a finalist. Julia Purrington is a successful triathlete and active mom. She recently started a group called Tri Moms focused on healthy families. Like so many others, she tries to share her love of triathlon. All while raising a family and training.
Alright! The voting for the raceAthlete Best Endurance Blog contest will be coming to an end, this weekend. That leaves only a few short days for people to stop by and vote for three of their favorite blogs. Well, at least three of those listed. If you want an idea of some of my favorite blogs, just stop by my Tri Blog Community page. There are a lot of good blogs out there. Many of them made the top ten of the contest. Go! Vote! For me!
Of course, the picture at the left says it all. Anyone paying attention to the feet will note two things. First, both feet are off the ground, so I am running. But the tell-tale glow from various parts of the shoes give indication of just how dark it was getting when I crossed the finish line in Louisville. While I might be good at "strong finishes," they have yet to be finishes anywhere near the front of the pack.
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Okay, so Iron Wil has set up a winter challenge. The details are available at her site, and the image at left links to the "Commit" post. In addition to being a cool way to motivate positive training through the tough winter months (at least for those hale enough to live where there are seasons), it uses Buckeye Outdoors for tracking. I'm sure there are lots of workout tracking sites out there, and this is the one being used for this contest.
Before anything else in this post, I want to thank Mr. Iron Wil for the picture at the left, as well as a couple of the images in the current header of this site. Every time I see him at a race, he is everywhere taking pictures. And while his main obective is to get pictures of his wife, he does an amazing job catching incredible shots of others. This is one of several he sent from the Spirit of Racine Triathlon.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.