Every year my daughter asks me "what do you want for Father's Day?" Every year the answer is the same, "a hug and a kiss, they're priceless." After ten years of the same answer, this year she pushed for something a little more substantial, so in an effort to keep her happy and to help you out, I have put together some great Father's Day gift ideas for the Endurance Dad.
Beyond what I want (Trek Speed Concept), I reached out to the endurance community to see what was out there for dad, as well as what a few endurance Dad's were hoping to get this year. There are plenty of links and images for you to click on and start shopping for your Endurance Dad.
After winning The Ironman World Championships two years in a row, you would think an endurance dad like Craig Alexander would have more goodies that he could use, however even Craig has a list of stuff he would like to have more of.
- An IPod safely enclosed in h2o audio IPod holder for the essential long run music !
- Scape sunscreen. The best stuff out there. No running and does a great job of skin protection under the toughest and sweatiest conditions.
- A private masseuse to come home too after those long body punishing sessions.
Reporter John Garcia- ABC 7-
John Garcia is an avid runner, father of 4 and a guy who deserves a little Dad Love. John's list
- The Trigger Point Technology foam roller. My old muscles get more sore by the day, and this roller is more firm than a basic foam one and offers a bit of a message.
- I also want to find a way to carve out more time in the day for stretching, and core workouts.
- Finally, I want an endless, winding, shaded, dirt path far away from humanity just outside my front door for long runs.- Add that to my list.
Good stuff. More good stuff can be found at Athlete3.com, an amazing web site for the triathlete in your family. Athlete3.com has everyhting from "Swim, Bark, Run" dog leashes to triathlon holiday ornaments. If you have a tri-daddy looking for some cool gear, then hit Athlete3.com.
Locally, there are a lot of great options for you to get for your dad. Fleet Feet Sports, Smart Cycling, REI, Runners High n' Tri, Mox Multisport and the Trek Concept Store all have great gifts that won't kill your budget. Check out the image gallery below for your Endurance Dad.