Welcome to Cyber Monday, the day when people are back to work after the Thanksgiving break and eagerly killing time in the office by shopping online.
And, so, today we celebrate all things retail in the blog with ideas for what to get the runner, cyclist, triathlete on your Christmas list.
First, even though it is Cyber Monday, see if you can support one or more of your local running stores. Could you find a better deal online? Possibly. But in store you not only get the warm feeling of supporting local business but also a wealth of knowledge and expertise. That’s worth the time and gas money.
But what to look for in the first place?
For stocking stuffers or small gifts, consider items nearly every athlete needs, things like socks, gloves, arm warmers, swim caps, Body Glide or Chamois Butt’r. Hats are also a good bet whether they be of the winter variety or lightweight versions, like the ones from Headsweats.
There are always the big ticket items, like new bikes and wetsuits, for those who have been extra good this year (or those looking for redemption after a year of being not so good.)
Other items to consider: bike helmet, triathlon transition bag (from personal experience, this is a great gift to receive) or their favorite running shoes (I’ve converted into a