December 05, 2008

Timex Ironman Race Trainer Giveaway




Yep, we're extremely pleased that Timex has donated an Ironman Race Trainer Heartrate Monitor system for us to give away to a lucky Cranky Fitness reader.

And there's more good news: they're willing to ship internationally, so anyone can enter to win!

Would you like to find out how to enter, learn more about the product, get some training tips, and listen to Crabby's little lecture on Number Theory?


Wait a second, did she just say Number Theory? Sorry, we just all remembered we had an important appointment to have our Cockapoo's toenails trimmed ...

Yes, I did say number theory, but don't run away! I don't mean the kind of number theory that mathematicians talk about. If you want to learn about Euler's theorem, the law of quadratic reciprocity, or the Möbius function, you'll have to go elsewhere. I don't know bupkus about that stuff. This is a different kind of number theory.

Crabby's Theory About Fitness and Numbers


As it happens, the Ironman thingy is not just a way to measure your heartrate so you don't kill yourself by running too fast until your heart explodes. It also lets you "analyze comprehensive workout data to enhance workouts, track progress and ... attain training goals."

Which made me think a warning was in order. I figured it might be a good time to offer up my Numbers Theory, even though I don't follow it very well myself.

Here goes:

When using workout data to improve exercise performance and motivation, only pay attention to the GOOD numbers. Bad numbers don't count.

Run your fastest 3 miles ever? That's excellent! You rock! A great reason to keep training.

Fail to do eight push-ups today when last week you could do twelve? Screw it., just ignore that Bad number. It didn't count.

What counted is that you tried, and that you're going to keep doing push-ups until you can do more again. You still rock!

So in addition to your awesome new fancy-pants fitness gadget, remember to consult your effortometer. Whichever gives you the most credit, that's the measurement that counts.

(Note: If you are a professional athlete, ignore this advice. Listen to your coach instead or you may find yourself out of a job).

Now enough about Number Theory, let's get on with the giveaway!

Why You Might Really Like the Ironman Race Trainer HRM:


I'm not lucky enough to own one myself, so I'll quote from the promotional materials:

The Timex Ironman Race Trainer Kit is a downloadable HRM system that includes:

  • Race Trainer digital heart rate monitor
  • Digital 2.4 heart rate sensor and strap
  • Data Xchanger USB device, and
  • Free access to Timex Ironman online training site.
Furthermore, "The Data Xchanger enables 2-way communication between the Race Trainer and a PC, transferring workout data to a free Timex Ironman online training site powered by TrainingPeaks. Track your training calendar, performance, personal data and nutrition with the ability to modify your HRM and watch settings from your desktop all in one step."

I gotta say I'm pretty jealous.

More Stuff Over at Their Training Website


Timex also has a website you can check out at Timextrainer.com. It's got training programs, downloads, videos, and a blog, all of which sounds very nice and whatever, but what caught my eyes was that there is a 60 minute FREE RUNNING MUSIC DOWNLOAD there.

You guys, go ahead and download training programs and run your asses off. I'm going to check out the music. It sounds likes it's fast (150bpm) and I'm all about FREE.

How You Can Win the Ironman HRM System


No poetry necessary this time (although we always appreciate health and fitness poems, haikus, and limericks. It really brightens our day).

To enter, just leave a comment saying why you might like an Ironman HRM, so we know you're actually entering and not just stopping by to chat, which we also love. (We'd just rather the prize goes to someone who wants it). A random number generator will pick the winner. Note: if you leave more than one comment, only your first comment will be assigned a number.

Contest closes Midnight (EST) Tuesday December 9th, winner announced sometime the next day, Dec 10th, and prize must be claimed (by emailing us or leaving a comment) by Friday night, December 12th.


Will the Timex HRM Get Crabby In This Kind of Shape?
If so, Sign Her the Hell Up.

Good luck, and may the Random Number Generator pick a Good Number--yours!

UPDATE: So sorry, the winner was chosen. But if you'd like to get your hands on a similar one, here's a handy Amazon link:



157 comments:

  1. Pass, thanks. Crabby, I would rather live in Fuzzy Bunny Universe where my heart rate is always perfect. Like it is now.
    It sounds like a fun tool/toy though. Great giveaway.

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  2. Wow, that looks really nice! I'd love to have one. My husband (who lost 80.2 pounds this year) has made his 2009 resolution "to get in shape", since while thin is a shape, fit is what he'd rather be. I'd really adore having something like this to give him as a gift to encourage him for this upcoming year.

    Also, I love your number theory! Bad numbers don't count! If I could get behind that philosophy, I'd be loads happier :-)

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  3. I am like leah
    I dont give a care
    I know that I should
    Need to be aware

    I fear if I wore one
    and trained in my zone
    Id slack on my workouts
    Id not leave my home

    I go by exertion
    by the ole RPE
    I know that Im slackin
    not PUSHING you see


    but for now that's ok
    for now it's what works
    we all know Im a MizFit
    Ive got many quirks

    my comment? too long
    Im stuck in this rhyme.
    Thanks cranky for reading
    for taking the time.

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  4. The Data Xchanger? All your stuff on your computer so you can analyize? YES PLEASE!!!

    Just_Kelly
    choosinglosing.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, that looks really nice. It would sure help my motivation-I love to analyze things.

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  6. Oh what a wonderful toy! And it helps you stay fit, too! What a great combination! My geeky heart would totally love this one!

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  7. I would absolutely love the Timex Trainer!! I am on week 5 of my Couch to 5k program and am hooked on running!! Love your blog, Cranky - keep on keepin' on!

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  8. I'm not planning on entering any Ironman competitions, but I assume this doohickey will do the trick for jump rope or burpee intervals as well.

    Believe it or not, I have NEVER used a heartrate monitor before. I have no idea how high I go, because I can feel my heartrate dropping as I try to take it with my finger.

    I just might scare the crap out of myself by discovering that I'm up to 300 or something.

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  9. I'm an HRM addict. I would love to have one that I can sync with my computer. That is like total geek heaven.

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  10. Would love this! for those of us that are floundering on our own (me, me, me:), this could realy help make sure we're not over or under doing things!
    I'd rhyme, but even when it's not 7am I don't do it well!

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  11. Wow, I have been a lurker for ever, but you brought me out of the woodwork!
    I would love a chance to win the Timex trainer.
    Pick me, Pick me! :-)
    Love to read your blog.
    Thanks

    www.mirrorx2.blogspot.com

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  12. I've been running with a HRM for a couple years now and they're a great training tool. I'd love to upgrade so I can "geek out" with all the data this one can provide!

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  13. I'd love to win this! I have a 30 thing to do before 30 list and #1 is get in the best shape of my life and this gadget would surely help! And seeing as I only have about a year and a half left, I really need to get crackin!

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  14. Ha Ha!! I found one of those at my fitness center last week! Turned it in to their lost and found.

    Karma??

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  15. What my rate is, I think I know.
    How int'resting a watch can show!
    I think I'll leave a comment here,
    To win a watch with Timex glow.

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  16. I'm not sure if I want one or not....it might confirm my suspicions.
    The ones that say I don't have a heart.....:)

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  17. It's a terrible thing to be addicted to the electronic readout on all fitness devices, but (alas) I am. So I gotta have one of these!

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  18. I would love to have one! I'm a new mom of a six month old, and I'm slowly getting back into my running and weights. The weights are going fine but I'd love to have something to help me track my runs better and motivate me to get out there. I've been wanting a heart rate monitor for years now - me please! :)

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  19. I would love loveeee to have a HRM... I have always wanted one but being a poor college kid I havent had the extra money for it =)
    -Zulu

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  20. Oh man, I would love one! I run on the treadmill (keep running or you will fall off is a great motivator) but am having a hard time making the transition to running outside (it is haaaard! *whine*) so I'd love something that helps me track how hard I'm working - and how much I'm improving!

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  21. Crabby,
    Don't consider me... I already have a HR monitor and all that... but I wanted to give some comments anyway, cause I am a total number cruncher. I have all this kind of data across 3 years of running and biking and a lot of numbers for the strength training stuff i do as well. I think there is something to be said about watching the bad numbers too. A lot of times if you look at the bad numbers you can find correlations between why a workout didnt go well and other things that were going on-- not enough calories in the tank, not enough water, etc. Sometimes the more you are willing to look at the bad numbers the more you can piece together the reason things weren't so great. and to me thats a lot nicer to know that I have worse runs in the afternoon than I do in the morning. i always remind myself that even a bad run does me good and sometimes its in giving me another piece of the puzzle as to why things didn't go as planned.

    i hope the winner loves the timex. i started out with one before migrating over to garmin. i love both products.

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  22. I'll never run like that (or look like that), but have just started reading about HRMs - will it make me a better runner? No sey, but it will make the training more fun!

    But then again, if bad numbers don't count...

    jistuart@msn.com
    Jeanne

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  23. I'm addicted to my HRM! I have a Timex one (although not this nice). Well, I did until it broke. Which is why I'd love to win one. Because you know how obsessed with numbers I am!!

    And, BTW, I totally agree with your number theory. Working out is supposed to make you feel better about yourself!

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  24. I just lost ten pounds by working out like a fool. My husband said he would get me a prize, I want a heartrate monitor. I would so rather win this one, and get another prize from him!

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  25. Hooray for international shipping :)

    I've been looking into buying a heart rate/run watch like this to help give me an extra incentive while running. I love gadgets and doohickeys and to be able to have my own personal data to use and analyse on the computer to track my improvement is a geeks dream :)

    Pick me! pick me!

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  26. Ooo I'd love to have one as well. I recently drove by the Kona Ironman startline, and since I will probably never be able to get to Kona (Darn Marathon at the end!!), I figure having a HRM that says "Ironman" on it is the second best thing :)

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  27. I could use it for running! To distract me from the running! :D

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  28. If it has buttons and numbers and generates data, I want one!

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  29. I would love to have a race trainer! I'm planning to run my first half marathon this spring and it would definitely come in handy!

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  30. Ooohhh....I'm new to the whole Cranky Fitness universe (although am rapidly becoming addicted)...I would be a fan for life if I won a heart rate monitor! More numbers to obsess over=always a good thing!
    ~Meredith

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  31. I'm just starting to train for my first half marathon next year, so winning this would definitely help!

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  32. Who wouldn't want one of these?! Would it make me work out more? Probably not. Would it amke me work out longer? probably. i love numbers adn would want to see how i could push myself.

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  33. I want, I WANT! (The first was for the gizmo, the second for that body!) :-)

    I’m a long time lurker too. Love your blog!

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  34. I want one of these SO badly... I think it would really help motivate me to run outdoors. I am in pretty good shape, but I always hit the mat or the gym for a work out-- never going running or biking outside. I think it's because I need the evidence of what I accomplished in the end.

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  35. Please random number generator - pick me!! I would love to win the Ironman Race Trainer HRM!

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  36. Oh I just peed a little I got so excited..sorry I mean I would love to win this it's perfect for giving me all kinds of meticulous and crazy ways to judge my training!

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  37. That's nice! I'd love to have one of those!

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  38. I'm not a runner, though I occasionally entertain the idea. But I'd still love the HR monitor! I had one a while back and somewhere along the line it disappeared, and I'd love to be able to use it to really get a good workout (sometimes teaching I don't push myself as hard as I could...)

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  39. I would love the trace trainer because whenever I do cardio on a machine, my heartrate goes up to explosion level. It would be great to use something a little better so I could know how worried I should be...

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  40. I'll pass on the HRM, thanks though! But I'll admit I made a beeline to the free music download. Free? Guaranteed to pump you up, like Hans & Franz? I'm there :)

    Great giveaway--good luck to you all!

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  41. I would love to have something like that! I am a fledgling runner and just starting to learn things about not running too fast (who knew!) or an "easy" run. (again, who knew there was such a thing!)

    P.S. I love your numbers theory way more than the original one. :)

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  42. Cool! I've never broke down and purchased a HRM although I've considered it many times. I'd love to know my heart rate in spinning class vs. on the treadmill, etc. I am a big numbers person and think it would help my motivation to work a little harder on the treadmill. Thanks Cranky!!

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  43. I'd love one as I will try anything to get better and this has been recommended. thank you

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  44. Thanks for your site. I need the encouragement and found it here.

    Come and read my real life story and how it worked for me. http://nicolesweightloss.true.ws/

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  45. I'd love one because I'm pregnant and have to keep my heartate down, which is kind of hard to do when I don't know what it is!

    workingthemindandbody@gmail.com

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  46. I like the computer integration with the Ironman. It creates such a neat picture when you can track consistently.

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  47. I would love to win this HRM - I have hit that wall where having one would really improve the quality of my workouts.

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  48. Oh please let it be me who wins please! I have a dead Polar HRM/trainer that is similar and it needs to be replaced. New batteries don't fix the problem, and to have it looked at is $100 that's just diagnosis!

    HRM training does work, and it's very motivating to be able to input your results. You might be surprised that HR training usually makes you go slower at first!

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  49. The reason I'd like an Ironman Race Trainer Heartrate Monitor System is because the guy I currently date is made out of flesh. I prefer something much harder and long lasting. I'm sure this would fit the bill.


    Is this the one that Dr. J found at his gym?

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  50. Well, that was a mistake. C. Obert is POD. Don't give one to him!!! He's the fleshy guy I was talking about.

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  51. Ooh, I would really love this. Have been looking for something similar but am feeling too poor to buy one.

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  52. I might run more if I had a fun gadget to play with!

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  53. Oooh, that sounds great! I would love a HRM! I hope I'm as random as your number generator and that we sync up.

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  54. I would like an Ironman Trainer because right now I only have the chest strap portion of a heart rate monitor. The important part was stolen when my husband left the car door unlocked overnight (he left it in there, too). I sadly cannot afford a new one. It's a nice tool to train for a race and pace yourself based on heart rate. It also tells you when you need to step it up a notch, which I need sometimes.

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  55. Since my hubby had a heart attack 3 months ago we have been very aware that we need to track our heart rates while exercising. And while he has been doing very well with it, i would love to be able to figure out my own and be doing my workouts accoringly :)
    Great giveaway!!

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  56. Love the numbers theory! Fingers crossed *my* number is good!

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  57. I might like an Ironman HRM, but I can also say Hi...

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  58. I love gadgets and find them very motivating. Fingers crossed and breath held.....

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  59. While this gadget terrifies me, I still want it. To think that I could be the type of person who would be so fit that they would actually track things like heartrate and miles covered and time per mile is kind of thrilling. I promise if I win to become THAT person, gulp, I think.

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  60. I would love one. I have a heart rate monitor but it does not work that well. It will give me an average from the workout but it does not have all the extras that this one has.

    Thanks,
    Jenn

    P.S. I just loved Mizfits rhyme!

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  61. Cool idea--I think I'd use it to procrastinate in the front of the computer, but it does look encouraging, so thanks.

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  62. I would like this HRM because I've never had one before and it looks like lots and lots of fun. :)

    Love the number theory!

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  63. I would love to win the Timex trainer. I walk 5 miles 5x per week as part of my fitness plan, and I'm considering adding some jogging intervals - I'd love to be able to track my heart rate & stay in the correct zone while doing this.

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  64. I would love it because currently I am using the Polar F6 who just DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY and I am looking into a BETTER alternative

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  65. I'd like a replacement HRM because my Polar just died!

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  66. Being an engineer, I am a numbers junkie. That is right - counting calories, tracking my workout minutes, my steps on a pedometer, etc is something that I love and motivates me. You would think that I have more things to do with my time than to update my Outlook calendar with this information, but I do it because it love looking at this information when I am feeling like a slob. A heart monitor would be great, because it would give me something else to track so that I can make more progress towards my health.

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  67. I'm a computer scientist - I was actually excited because I thought you were going to talk about the math-y kind of number theory. Yeah, yeah, nerd I know.

    Anyways - I would LOVE a HRM because I've just started getting my computer-sciency self into shape. Having numbers to analyze is very motivating for me - I love crunching numbers.

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  68. Ooooooooo. AAahhhhhhhhhhhh.

    No, I'm not being facetious. (Do I get bonus points for spelling that correctly? I think I should. ;D)

    I'd love a HRM ("an" HRM?) that I can wear on my wrist. I bought one that I could wear on my chest, but um. THAT was a dumb idea, and I never wear it. :P It would be nice to have one I could actually USE.

    Oo! I'll trade you mine for yours, and then you can give MINE away! How about that? I never even wore it. (Well, I tried it on once. But then I realized what a pain it was, and I never wore it again. Good intentions and all that jazz!)

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  69. i like to run faster and improve my times... well, fast for me. and i've never done any kind of training with monitoring my heart rate... that might actually be productive. give it to me!!! please.

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  70. I just recently misplaced my old Ironman HRM, so this would make a lovely replacement!

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  71. Also, you want to see your numbers improve OVER TIME. Of course some days you feel like a running goddess, and the next you could swear your lungs have collapsed overnight.

    I love love love HR monitors and would not mind an upgrade. Timex being an awesome brand... hmmm....

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  72. My wrist strap on my HRM just broke, so this would serve as a great upgrade. Love the fact that it uses a USB interface as the data transfer. Much more reliable than infrared. Come on random number generator, pick me!

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  73. OOh, that thing is some kinda fancy pants. I don't know if it will track my turtle pace, but it'll be fun to train with!

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  74. Oooh, this would be perfect given my "graduation" from just getting out there to actually having a training plan! Swoon! (I'll bet my husband will try to swipe it...)

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  75. Whoo!! I'm training for a ten miler in the spring and something like this is currently on my holiday wish list!

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  76. Yes please! I'd love to be entered into this contest! Sounds like a great tool.

    Love the numbers theory.....does that work for blood pressure and other numbers also? :)

    Cheers-

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  77. This thing looks intimidating... just like exercise! But since exercise and I are working on making our relationship better, this could be a groovy addition. Also, the website kicks. Ive been laughing my booty off ;-) Love it!

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  78. I love the Digital 2.4 heart rate sensor and strap. I haven't worked with a true heart rate monitor yet, so I think it'd be a great training tool. As for the free music I'm already headed over there.

    *crosses fingers she wins as most contests aren't friendly with Canada*

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  79. Squeeeeeeeeeee *waving hand wildly* pick me, pick me!!!!!

    This would be a great tool as I'm working towards my goal of a 30 min 5k!!

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  80. Me! Me! Me! I want a Timex Ironman Race Trainer!

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  81. I'm in for the giveaway. What a neat gadget. Thank you.

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  82. Oooh shiny! I'd like a heartrate monitor, amongst other things, so that I can be the annoying person whose gadget messes with the monitors on the cardio machines other people are using at the gym ;)

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  83. I would so love to win this for Hubs! He's trying to get in shape to play rugby. He loves technology so I think this would help lure him out of the Lay-Z-Boy!

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  84. I would love this! I'm planning to start a new training regiment that involves running and this will help me stay motivated and stick with it. (Right?)

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  85. What a great giveaway! My husband would love this and so would I.

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  86. Blogger hates me and keeps deleting my comments~ Anyways - I'd love this my gift to myself this year. It'd go perfect with the healthy lifestyle class I'm taking at the gym this year!

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  87. Give it to me, or teh kittens get it!!!

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  88. Thanks Crabby, I'll pass on this too - sounds like I'd need a degree to learn to use it! I think I'll stick to just having body-FUN rather than body hard work!

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  89. That would be so great, I would love a Timex trainer, and I definitely couldn't afford one right now!

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  90. I hope comment #92 is lucky because I really want that! I've been running more and I'd love to track my mileage and heart rate. Fingers crossed -- pick me!

    And a note to Timex, if I win I'll review it on my site, so you'd get double the coverage.

    Whoops, was that a bribe? How did that get in there...

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  91. OK, I think I'm working hard during my workouts (though I just noticed I rest longer than when I work with a trainer). So something that could show me how hard I'm working (have worked?) might be good.

    Unfortunately, I tend to have wrist things (especially Timex things) stop working on me.

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  92. Wow, I have been thinking about getting a heart rate monitor forever, mostly because I don't trust online calorie calculators. Plus, I like gadgets, and working out, and knowing how many extra calories worth of chocolate I can have, oops, ignore that last part.

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  93. I would love one because the batter on my Polar F4 just dies and I've been too lazy to fix it. Is that a bad reason?

    Your number theory is awesome btw, and something I totally agree with.

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  94. You should give watches to the kids described in yesterday's news article so they can get to the school bus on time! When I when I was in elementary school, I walked in the snow and cold . . .

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  95. I'm entering for my child who serves in the US Navy uniform!

    Find out what Navy Time is.

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  96. I'm training to participate in a triathlon this Spring. This looks like an awesome tool that can help me. Thanks

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  97. Today there’s a prize at cranky

    Where fitness is for all short or lanky

    Don’t put me on the list for that trainer for my wrist

    Cause I’d lose it by just taking out my hanky

    (I’m really stretching here)

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  98. I would like to enter the contest :)

    Thanks!

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  99. I so want that! This may sound strange-ish, but I am genetically probably-on-balance-gifted with naturally low blood pressure and heart rate. Alas, this does not help when it comes to intense or long-term exercise. I have had fits in aerobics classes where I was working so hard my lungs couldn't keep up but still couldn't get near my target heart rate. If I had some data and numbers I could attach to a work-out, I could see whether and when and how (under what conditions, with what kinds of exercise) I make progess. Please feed me to the random number generator!

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  100. I walked the marathon this year, and next year I want to run it. This would be the perfect tool - please, please, pretty please??

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  101. I'd like one to help keep my motivated! It's always way more fun workout when you have a new toy to play with.

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  102. i want it, i want it!!!! i've always wanted a heart rate monitor to wear on the treadmill!!

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  103. I want it because if there's anything that can make working out more fun, it's a gadget! (says the person with the freecycled weightbench and severely ancient weights of unknown origin).

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  104. Well, I do want a new watch...and it scares me when my heat starts pounding in my ears after only a few minutes exercise. So throw my name in the random generator and arrange for it to pick me please.

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  105. I'd love a HRM, I've been looking into getting one to help me improve my running. Fingers crossed!

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  106. I need this gizmo. No, REALLY! It's the gadgets that fuel my motivation, but maybe that's just a guy thing.

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  107. How's this for numbers? 30. My 30th high school reunion is next summer. Right now I'm sporting a 98 pound weight loss and I'd love the HRM to help keep my butt moving so I can rock all through next year.

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  108. Hey Crabby,
    I would greatly enjoy that. It would help with my attempt to start running again.
    Great give away.

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  109. I would love to have one of these. count me in.

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  110. Crabby -- I NEED one a heart rate monitor. Every day when I run, I have to tell myself I can do it; I AM an athlete. This watch will remind me that I AM!

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  111. O, what a Merry Xmas that would be ;)

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  113. Mmmm....fitness equipment geekness.....I would love one of these, if only so I could start charting weird statistics about my heart rate vs. how hard I think I'm working. ^_^

    -Meg

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  114. i would like one that i can either keep (if i'm feeling grinch-like) or gift to the boyfriend (if i'm feeling grinch post-heart upgrade-like). i'd most likely give it to him so he can stay motivated in training for his first tri as i know he'll have stumbling blocks along the way.

    or i'll keep it so i can go forward instead of backward in mine like i did this year. either way. ;)

    also, LOVE THE NUMBER THEORY.

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  115. wow- fancy. I would feel like the terminator wearing it. Does it shoot lasers!?

    Kelly Turner
    www.groundedfitness.com

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  116. I would love, love, loveeee the Ironman HRM!! I lost 90 lbs since January 2007 and I just started running in addition to my circuit training/walks. Would be awesome to keep my heart from exploding while I get in shape!! :)

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  117. I have a basic Polar but would love to upgrade and download all my data.

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  118. Oooh, it looks so official! Very sexy watch.

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  119. I'm finally getting back into the swing of fitness after finding my place in the working world. I played hockey up until college, which made it a task to put on weight, now that my life is filled with work and stress and no free time, it's hard to workout rather then use that time to rest. This would be a good motivator for me since I love technology... and who doesn't love free? Sign me up.

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  120. Wow, what a gadget.

    There is a moratorium on gifts this year at our house, so this would be great to give my "I want to get fit" Sweetie right now.

    messymimi

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  121. The thought of another gadget to help me create stats on my activity makes me weak with excitement.

    I already love the mini computer on my bike, telling me how fast my legs are revolving or how that God awful wind is slowing me down.

    This piece of equipment is perfect for the OCD person and I am "prezident" of the club! :)

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  122. I would love to win this. I asked my husband for a heart rate monitor for Christmas but this one sounds even nicer.

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  123. I would love this product, I am always running and wonder if I am going to die of a heart attack or something. This would give me the advantage of knowing.

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  124. I need to win one because my dog ate the strap on my heart rate monitor.

    Really.

    Just about gave me a heart attack! The dog is, of course, just fine, if more elastic than usual.
    Landry's Mom

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  125. My wife and I have started our weight loss journey with 1 triathlon (her) & two duathlons (me). Our heart rate monitors just died and a new one would keep me motivated.

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  126. Hi Crabby,

    I'll pass on the contest--the gadget looks and sounds amazing, but I have had three pedometers and never got any of them to work properly, so I am afraid this is out of my league.

    Terrie

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  127. What a nice giveaway gift! I would like a HR monitor because they seem really cool and it's not something I would normally buy for myself.

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  128. Oooh, international!! I would like this because I am training for my first marathon (!!) and I think this would help! Plus, I live in Japan and can't find cool gadgets like this over here (at least not in English!)

    xxx

    Yasmin

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  129. Great giveaway! I have to say
    If I win, I won't get carried away,
    Following the numbers won't lead me astray.

    A HRM would take me to new heights,
    While keeping me grounded and away from my frights.

    Oh and one last thing, have a good day!

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  130. I'd love the trainer- it could really help me in my training for my first ever triathlon next June (while keeping my doctor happy!). Plus I love "stuff"- triathlon is really making me happy because there are so many cool bits of kit

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  131. I'd love the trainer- it could really help me in my training for my first ever triathlon next June (while keeping my doctor happy!). Plus I love "stuff"- triathlon is really making me happy because there are so many cool bits of kit

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  132. I love this thing! Oh please pick me! :)

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  133. I want this! I love anything that helps me track my fitness progress.

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  134. OOH, okay, I really want the monitor because, (a) I busted my previous one by wearing it while aquajogging, (b) I'm too poor to get both a heart rate monitor AND fresh produce and (c) I can totally rock the black chest strap.

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  135. I would use it to get more effective outdoor runs in for my first marathon in may. It's the Edinburgh Marathon! I'm excited! Plus my current financial situation does not alow for all the training gear I want ;(

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  136. Oh dear random number generator...please pick me! : )

    I've been wanting a HRM for awhile but am too damn cheap to buy one.

    And I'm fully adopting your number theory. Call me a convert...

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  137. I'm doing my second triathlon in six months and would LOVE to beat my first record (done without heart rate training).

    Count me IN!!

    -B

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  138. I would like an Ironman HRM because I am of at that age where friends and family are forecasting the imminent end of my heart beating if I don’t pay closer attention

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  139. oh my gosh I would love to win this. I have been thinking about getting a heart rate monitor forever! and am too indecisive to get one on my own. here is my chance!!!

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  140. That is a great fitness tool. It would be nice to have one :)

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  141. Yes, I would love to win this one. I need a new watch anyway and to have one that monitors my HR would be cool.

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  142. Sounds wonderful! I've been lusting after a HRM for about a year now, but I can't come up with the cash (student budget). Also as an Aussie, thanks so much for having a giveaway that I have a shot at getting!

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  143. Sign me up for the giveaway! I am new to Cranky Fitness, but as the dark, cold northern new england winter arrives, it provides humor in spite of the 5:00 a.m. runs.

    I am a indoor cycling, pilates, les mills, running instructor, personal trainer and motivator. I am starting a fitness coaching business and could really use it with clients. Oh...and I am aiming for a 1/2 ironman next summer!

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  144. Cool toy! This would help me when I train for my first marathon this year. Thanks!

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  145. Please pick me, I have been aching for one of these. :-/

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  147. I'd love to have a Timex Trainer. I am trying to get back into the habit of working out and running, and new gadgets are motivating!

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  148. Well, I am 44 years old, stand 5'4" in my bare feet and currently weigh 178lbs. I have lost 20lbs in the last 6 months and am on track for losing more. 2 years ago I gave birth to my one and only child, and as a result of that pregnancy have high blood pressure and the extra weight. It is NOT EASY losing weight at any age, but over 40 it is BAD. I would love a gadget that lets me monitor my heart rate, track my fitness and keep me motivated to continue on my quest to rediscover my collar bone. I know it is under there somewhere.

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  149. Would love to add the Timex Trainer to my current (and fairly new) workout routine! Could be just the gadget I need to keep me going!

    Love the blog Cranky!

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  150. I would love to be able to see how many calories I burn while I'm on the eliptical (which doesn't give me stats because its so old!). Keep up the good work!

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  151. If you watch televised broadcasts of marathons, you'll notice all the folks who know what they're doing hit their watch as the cross the starting line and as they cross the finish line. At this point, I only aspire to be a "real" runner and this watch will make me at least look like a real runner. It's all in the perception, right?

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  152. I would oh' so love to win this... I would love the chance of winning this Race Trainer. I'm in need of any help to get me started. It's been 4 years since I've done anything (adopted a baby girl from Russia)and it's time to get motivated. I just purchased Jillian's book & DVD and need anything to help clear my mind from thinking. Anything to make it easier. I believe JM is going to kick my butt so bad but I'm determined to start before Christmas to get a head start of the new year. Any help would be great. Thanks from Oklahoma

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  153. To say that I'd like to win this kit is like saying that a hurricane is just a little wind and rain! I need to step up to the next level and the Timex Ironman Race Trainer would really help!

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