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Timex Ironman Sleek 50-Lap Full-size Digital Men's watch #T5K335
Timex Ironman Sleek 50-Lap Full-size Digital Men's watch #T5K335
Price: $47.48
23 used & new from $38.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still going strong after 2 years and 2 Ironman events!, May 31, 2015
Because this watch has now gotten me through my first Ironman journey, I will give it the 5 stars that has been long overdue. I bought the watch (blue strap version with white-on-black split button) two years ago after becoming more serious about running and then catching the triathlon bug. I picked it out at Academy because it was on sale for under $30 in the check-out line and looked great in passing, being aerodynamically smooth and different compared to most of the other blocky designs (I had actually just returned a blocky blue Timex IM model with the velcro strap at Walmart before deciding about this one). I liked the larger and legible face, and the checkered bezel pattern is classy, reminding me of the carbon fiber on exotic cars. It did great through my first Ironman 70.3 in Galveston, which is a 1.2 mile open water ocean swim. Never had problems with the watch falling off, and the band has done well in spite of the salt water. I did scratch the face deeply on a steel bike stand in the race transition, but buffed most of it out pretty easily with tooth paste after. In the past year since then, it has kept faithful time for my tight work schedule, quietly born the Ironman reminder in business meetings where others flashed their Rolexes and Tags, provided ample memory space for countless swim and running training splits, and served as a favorite loaner watch of my young son's for the timer function to finish his math homework on time. I did replace the battery by myself after about two years - very simple four screws on the back. The Indiglo light came back on brighter than before and the seal went back on just great with no condensation throughout my subsequent swim training and rough summer activities with the kids. Two weeks ago, during Ironman Texas North American Championships I wore this watch on my right wrist as a back-up, with my Suunto Ambit 2S on the left for primary GPS/HRM/pace. (Before the race, this watch even helped to hide my race band under it for two days from my parents because I didn't want them to worry.) This Timex watch again did great through 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of hot Texas biking, and, most importantly, helped me beat the cut-off times during the dark run hours when the GPS watch was running out and the Indiglo showed the rest of the way. It has proven its worth compared to watches many times its price, and I highly recommend it.
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TYR 1TARC6AL Neoprene Swim Sleeve, Black, Large
TYR 1TARC6AL Neoprene Swim Sleeve, Black, Large
Offered by Metro Swim Shop Online
Price: $44.95
6 used & new from $44.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proven in Ironman Texas and Ironman Galveston 70.3, May 31, 2015
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This review is from: TYR Neoprene Swim Sleeves (Sports)
Used these without problems through Ironman Texas 70.3 and the full Ironman Texas. Much better than dealing with shoulder strain and heat in full wet suit, and works with neoprene pants if even sleeveless wetsuits will be too hot.


ASICS Men's Asics Race Belt, Black
ASICS Men's Asics Race Belt, Black
Offered by CBD Gifts and Goods
Price: $8.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Great investment for the low price, May 31, 2015
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Be careful not to lose the buttons to seal on the bib. That said, I wore it through the Chevron Houston Marathron and even behind me on the 112-mile bike of the windy and hot Ironman Texas recently (with benefit to avoid sun burn at the pant line) and the bib did not fly off! These belts help so much to speed up transition and avoid those pin holes in your tri kit. Great investment for the low price!


Red 70.3 (Ironman Mdot Shaped) Triathlon Sticker
Red 70.3 (Ironman Mdot Shaped) Triathlon Sticker
Offered by SassyStickers
Price: $2.83
3 used & new from $2.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Doing well on the shaded part of the hatch rear ..., May 31, 2015
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Doing well on the shaded part of the hatch rear window of the Prius for the past 18 months. Recently put a block of red reflective tape over the 70.3 after completing the full Ironman Texas.


Bracoo Compression Leg Sleeves, Large, White Accent
Bracoo Compression Leg Sleeves, Large, White Accent
Offered by Comfytopia
Price: $13.50
3 used & new from $13.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Proven in marathon and Ironman, May 31, 2015
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Tested in Chevron Houston Marathon and Ironman Texas without big problems. Nice price considering that most other compression calf guards are at least twice as expensive.


ASICS Mesh Backpack, Navy
ASICS Mesh Backpack, Navy
Offered by Road Runner Sports
Price: $14.83
2 used & new from $14.83

3.0 out of 5 stars Good price, but started to tear at the bottom after a few months, May 31, 2015
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Started to tear apart at the bottom after a few months. Probably a bad combination of chlorine with stretching from large gear including swim fins. Still using it with a clip holding it together on the outside. Front pocket is nice for gym card. Back straps are clumsy to get both on your back like a regular backpack. The price was not bad.


NEW! Running Buddy XL "Buddy Pouch 6+" - Black
NEW! Running Buddy XL "Buddy Pouch 6+" - Black
Offered by Running Buddy
Price: $32.99
2 used & new from $23.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Tested in the Houston Marathon, May 31, 2015
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Held up great through the Chevron Houston Marathon, but did cause minor discoloration from rubbing on my tri shorts. At first I wore it behind, then experienced even less bounce after shifting it around to the front left. Iphone 6 plus is just too large to eliminate all clumsiness, so the pouch does it's job. Only inconvenience is that the phone is difficult to take out and put back in due to the tight fit, which is probably good to avoid accidental dropping.


Intermatic EJ500 Indoor Digital Wall Switch Timer
Intermatic EJ500 Indoor Digital Wall Switch Timer
Price: $21.91
43 used & new from $12.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Shut off power before installing!, May 31, 2015
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Make sure to turn off the power switch first when installing! Luckily my insulated screwdriver absorbed the shock but now it's blackened at the tip. The timer works great with many different programming options that weren't too hard to figure out. Instructions are ample.


HEAD Men's Flex Training Compression Pants, Night Shadow Blue, Medium
HEAD Men's Flex Training Compression Pants, Night Shadow Blue, Medium

3.0 out of 5 stars Too large and long., May 31, 2015
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No compression benefit at normal size. Also was too long (you can see that it is bunched up a the bottom even in the online picture). But it did not chafe in the Chevron Houston Marathon in January.


WOLFBIKE Non-Slip Gel Pad Gloves Cycling Riding Gloves,Blue,L(8-9cm))
WOLFBIKE Non-Slip Gel Pad Gloves Cycling Riding Gloves,Blue,L(8-9cm))
Offered by LOVE BODY
Price: $6.95
9 used & new from $2.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Proven in Ironman Texas, May 31, 2015
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No numb hands in aero position after 112 miles. Worked great for the price. Shipping time was average.


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