Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy for the Triathlete


KickStart Endurance Holiday Gift Guide: What to Buy for the TriathleteFirst Endurance Single

1. First Endurance EFS Sports Drink-Fruit Punch

First Endurance is a leader in the triathlon and cycling community when it comes to hydration and nutrition products which is why we’ve included it in our triathlete gift guide. Available in single use pouches, one serving of EFS provides 96 calories, 1160 mg of electrolytes to help keep the body going and cramps at bay plus it has simple and complex carbohydrates to provide short term and long term energy. Plus, EFS is gluten free so digestion issues are minimal.


2. Salt Stick Caps-Buffered Electrolyte Salts

Don’t let the name mislead you, these vegetable capsules are not just table salt but are chock full of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. The ingredients in this easy to swallow and digest capsule closely resemble the profile of the sweat one loses during activity. Salt Stick Caps are perfect for triathletes as they can easily swallow them throughout their biking and running races and not be concerned with having an upset stomach or bloating.

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3. Inspired Endurance Triathlon Beads and Charms

Inspired Endurance crafts sport specific jewelry to help commemorate mile stones and goals achieved with high quality materials and personalized engraving. With lots of options to choose from, Inspired Endurance is a home run gift for any triathlete!


4. PacificHealth Lab’s 2nd Surge Gel- Chocolate and Double Espresso

2nd Surge Ultra Energy Gel is unlike anything on the market currently. This gel packs a whopping 100mg of caffeine into a 100 calorie serving of gel. The second most caffeinated gel on the market comes in at 40mg. This gel literally provides the “2nd surge” needed to help get the athlete pass “the wall” and to the finish line feeling refreshed and alive. Available in two flavors, chocolate and double espresso, this gel is certain to provide you the buzz you need.


5. Clif Bar Shot BloksStrawberry, Cran-Raz, Tropical, and Margarita

With 6 Bloks per package and 100 calories per serving (3 Bloks), these chews make for a great source of fuel whether before an event, during a ride or on the run. The package is easy to cut ahead of time and separate into the amount needed. Easy to chew and digest, Shot Bloks fit well into a bike jersey, bento bike box or Fuel Belt pouch.


6. Bonk Breaker Energy Bar- Peanut Butter and Jelly, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip, Apple Pie, Blueberry Oat, Almond Butter and Honey, Almond Cherry Chunk, Coconut Cashew, Fig, and Espresso Chip

Bonk Breaker, the official energy bar of Ironman triathlon, is not only gluten and dairy free (no upset tummies) but is also delicious. It contains the perfect balance of carbohydrates, proteins and calories to keep athletes from “bonking” on race day. Bonk Breaker also makes Bonk Bites, 100 calorie, small packages of goodness. Perfect for kid’s lunches and quick snacks.

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7. Osmo Nutrition Acute RecoveryWomen’s Honey and Spice, Men’s Vanilla

Osmo Nutrition is the first on the market with men’s and women’s specific hydration and recovery products. Osmo founder, Dr. Stacy Sims, recognizes that men’s and women’s bodies are different and therefore require different ingredients and ratios of ingredients when hydrating and fueling during exercise. Osmo’s Acute Recovery is not only delicious but has over 20 grams of whey isolate protein, electrolytes, and 90 calories per serving so you’re getting what you need and nothing you don’t.


8. Trigger Point Mini Grid Foam Roller

Trigger Point is the leader in self massaging, therapy tools. The Mini Grid is a smaller version of Trigger Point’s Grid Foam Roller and was created as a travel friendly massage tool as its TSA friendly, a common problem among other recovery products. With a hard interior shell and different nobs and nodules for different pressures, just like a massage therapist’s hands, the Mini Grid will quickly become a necessary product.

9. KickStart Endurance Gift Certificate-Always the perfect gift when you don’t know sizes, colors or flavors!


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