Dream Gifts for Endurance Athletes
One Sweet Ride
Liv/Giant Avail Composite 1, $2,650 1 of 11
This lightweight bike is the perfect fit for any athlete who wants to stay comfortable on long rides. The Avail, which is Ridesense-ready for Giant's wireless ANT+data system, is light and agile for climbs. Active editor test highlight: It corners great.
TRX Home Suspension Training Kit, $199.95 2 of 11
This kit features all the equipment, workouts and education needed to perform hundreds of exercises that build strength, flexibility, core stability and power. The home edition includes a user guide, door anchor, mesh carry bag, TRX suspension anchor, six workout cards, six digital video workouts and a subscription to customizable content.
Best Training Buddy Ever
Garmin Forerunner 910XT, $449.99 3 of 11
The search for a partner for those long training runs, rides and swims is over. This is more than a watch. The GPS-enabled device tracks distance, pace, elevation and heart rate for running and cycling. The Forerunner 910XT, which is water resistant to 50 meters, provides a detailed look into your swim, including distance, stroke identification, stroke count and swimming efficiency data.
A Week at Camp
Various locations 4 of 11
Running camps, which are held throughout the United States, offer an intense "feets-on" experience. Most running camps, including TrainingBible Coaching headed by Joe Friel and McMillan Running led by Greg McMillan, last about a week.
CycleOps PowerTap G3 Hub, $1,299 5 of 11
There are a lot of power meters out there. CycleOps has designed one of the best. PowerTap Hub power meters provide a real-time performance measurement to ensure cyclists are getting the most out of their rides. The G3 hubs are ANT+ compatible for use with Joule or your favorite computer and weigh 325 grams.
A Brain for Your Power Meter
Joule GPS, $269.99-$319.99 6 of 11
This computer is designed for cyclists who train with power (aka Cyclops PowerTap G3 Hub). The device has a customizable dashboard with 35 different metrics including power, altitude and other critical training data.
The Core Diet's 1-1 Nutrition Plan, $245 7 of 11
This one-on-one nutrition plan incorporates principles from the Core Diet for Athletes and can be used to help improve performance and lose weight. A registered dietitian consults with each client and develops a plan that includes a meal menu. Clients can contact their personal dietitian any time with questions and concerns and have free access to the Core Diet website, which includes an interactive recipe database.
A Woman's Best Friend
Specialized Amira Compact, $1,750 8 of 11
Specialized has a motto about the bikes it designs for women: don't shrink and pink it. The Amira is an ultralight, stiff and efficient bike for all-out speed. And it's made for women. Looking for its male counterpart? Check out the Allez Race Rival Mid Compact for $2,400.
Luxury Vacation With a Bike
Trek Travel, various locales and prices 9 of 11
Ride through California's wine country, Zion National Park or go even further afield to Europe, Africa or Australia. Trek offers an array of cycling trips around the world, including weekend getaways and luxury bike tours. Every trip includes a minimum of two guides, Trek bicycles, most meals, lodging and a support vehicle.
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