2014 Triathlete Holiday Gift Guide: For The Fun Of It

Add some verve to your SBR routine.

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Add some verve to your SBR routine.

Sufferfest “Half is Easy” video

$12, Thesufferfest.com

At just 39 minutes, the newest Sufferfest cycling video “comfortably fits profound discomfort into a lunch hour.” With UCI footage of everything from BMX to road, and thanks to the creator’s quirky, twisted sense humor, the video will have you smirking as you suffer through power intervals.

Rapha Cross Merino Scarf

$75, Rapha.cc

Sophisticated Rapha design meets luxuriously soft fabric in this 100 percent merino wool scarf, with an argyle pattern inspired by the colors of the super-cross race series. The merino wool makes the multi-colored accessory not only warm and itch-free but also naturally odor-resistant.

VIM & VIGR Compression Socks

$33, Vimvigr.com

Make a statement every post-race Monday in these bold yet functional compression socks. Available in a variety of colors, patterns (striped, polka-dots, argyle) and materials (cotton, nylon, wool) for men and women, you can ease your achiness while looking office-appropriate.

Off Course book

$25, Hmhco.com/shop

A muddy obstacle course race will give your off-season a jolt and renew your love for racing, as Triathlete contributor and Ultraman finisher Erin Beresini discovered in the process of writing her new book. She gets down and dirty in the fun and crazy world of obstacle course racing and brings readers along for the ride.

XTERRA 10’ SUP Package

$1,100, Xterraboards.com

At 10 feet long and 5.5 inches thick, this inflatable, durable stand-up paddleboard is a convenient cross-training solution for on-the-go triathletes. It’s also stable enough for yoga or for enjoying with the family. Included in the package are a paddle, pump, fins, repair kit and a mesh bag to hold it all together—everything you need to take to the open water when the weather warms up.

Dakine Split Roller 65L

$195, Dakine.com

Take your race travel from ho-hum to oh-so-cool with this 65-liter rolling duffel, available in an array of fun prints and colors. Its split-level design (it unzips around the middle) permits easy access to all your gear in four convenient mesh pockets. Add durable (and replaceable) wheels and exterior zippered pockets, and you’re ready to roll.

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

$400, Gopro.com

Record high-quality video footage of all your adventures on this compact and superlight GoPro camera, which is simple to mount on your bike (with a separately purchased accessory). It’s able to capture crisp, clear video—even at high speeds and in low lighting—and you can conveniently connect to the GoPro App via the camera’s speedy built-in Wi-Fi to preview and share your videos.

Jan Frodeno Reflects on His Final Ironman World Championship

Immediately after finishing 24th place at his final Ironman World Championships, the Olympic medalist (and three-time IMWC winner) explains what his race in Nice meant to him.