Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Indulge Your Inner Ironman

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Indulge Your Inner Ironman

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YOU DON'T NEED TO BE an Olympic triathlete to totally geek out on the high-tech sports and fitness gear on the market today. With things like high-tech aqua gyms, shockproof cell phones, and fancy hydration pills, there's bound to be a sporty accessory to drag your inner gym dandy off the couch and onto the treadmill.

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1 Swim with the fishes ... and Beethoven: Speedo AquaBeat waterproof MP3 player AquaBeat's compact waterproof design allows you to take up to one gigabyte worth of speed metal, Beethoven, or psychobilly to a depth of three meters. It comes with earplugs and features ergonomic buttons that are easy to use while you're swimming. In case the local sharks don't enjoy your taste in music, it floats for easy retrieval. $144.99; Speedo.com

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2 Personal trainer in a watch: Suunto t4c Black Volcano watch This timepiece analyzes your performance and makes recommendations based on heart rate, calorie-burn rate, speed, and distance. With the "coach" feature, the Suunto t4c even generates a personalized training plan, with tips on exercise frequency, duration, and intensity. …

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