2013 Triathlete Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Day 4

Kick off the holiday season by winning products from Triathlete magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide!

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Kick off the holiday season by winning products from Triathlete magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide! Check back each day this week for a new contest and new prizes.

Day 4 (Thursday, Dec. 5)

For Day 4 of our Holiday Gift Guide Giveaways, we have three more great prizes:

A free 30-minute SwimLabs lesson ($95 for 30 min, Swimlabs.com) 1. Film your stroke from multiple angles. 2. Receive analysis from an expert coach. 3. Swim faster. This renowned swim school has five locations and is growing. They’re giving away one free 30-minute session at each of the five locations (Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Centennial, Colo.; Lake Forest, Calif.; Encinitas, Calif.; Vienna, Va.). Please include in your answer which location you would prefer for your free lesson.

A copy of Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes ($30, Velopress.com). Acclaimed swimmer Sheila Taormina gives detailed workouts, drills and training plans in a waterproof carrying case.

Three jars of Nuttzo Creamy nut butter ($45, Gonuttzo.com). Splurge on this sweet—and protein-packed—treat, featuring Nuttzo’s original, chocolate and peanut-free creamy flavors in one pack.

The Contest

To win today’s giveaway, we want to hear the worst triathlon advice you’ve ever received, in 25 words or less (one piece of advice per entry). Post it in the comments below, and we’ll pick the ones we like best. Remember to include which SwimLabs location you would prefer for your free lesson!

Entries must be posted by Friday, Dec. 6 at Noon PST. The winners will be announced on this page by 5 p.m. PST the same day. It is the responsibility of the entrants to check back and see if they have won. The first winner to contact us will get the first choice of the three prizes, the second to contact us will have second choice, etc. so it is important to check back and and see if you’ve won.

*Update* Congratulations to our winners. Please email Bmavis@competitorgroup.com ASAP to claim your prize. Remember the prizes will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

Stephanie Oleksuk Liles
Before my 1st triathlon, someone told me to swim with my race belt and to leave my swim cap on during the entire race.

Stephanie Middleton
If you don’t want to get trampled in the swim portion of Ironman – start out in the very front

Bradley Monbarren
It’s easy to pee on the bike.

Julian Arredondo
Someone once told me that your longest training run needs to be about one third of your total distance covered in the race. Bad advise!

Mark Ryan
Put Vaseline under your saddle. I grabbed my bike out of transition, Vaseline on hands, couldnt shift my then plastic GripShift the whole race

Leigh Dodd
A wetsuit is a wetsuit-doesn’t matter if its specific for triathlon, just whatever you can afford. And scuba suits are a lot cheaper.

Theo Sullivan
All you need to do is look the part

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Check back to Triathlete.com tomorrow for our final day of the giveaways!

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