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My New Training Tool and Clif Bar Goodies Giveaway

Miles rampin’ up, temps cooling off, big spiders appear to be bulking up for winter as they are visible everywhere…it is Fall in the south midwest United States and a great time to be running.

Clif Bar (more thoughts about the Clif Bar company) dropped off another goodie pack and with the TALON trail season kickin’ in, what better time than now to share these products with YOU. Thanks Clif Bar!

New Items – Clif Crunch and Clif C

There were a couple items in the collection that I haven’t seen before and consisted of a granola bar product, called the Clif Crunch, and the minimalistic Clif C.

The Clif Crunch is your all-American (albeit made in Canada) granola bar and is created from 70% organic ingredients and currently comes in four flavors; Peanut Butter, Honey Oat, Chocolate Chip, and White Chocolate Macadamia. Each package contains 180-190 calories.

The minimalistic Clif C contains a fairly small set  (nine total) of ingredients and is 70% organic. The label also states it contains no gluten ingredients but that doesn’t mean it is gluten-free for those that may care about that. The top three ingredients from the two bars that I have are Organic Dates, Almonds, and Organic Apples/Cranberries. Basic stuff. As a unique flavoring twist, the bars include a few granules of sea salt. Flavors include; Raspberry, Apple, Blueberry, and Cherry Pomegranate. Each bar contains 130 calories.

Basic Calorie Source Breakdown (in %):

  • Honey Oat Clif Crunch: 39% fat (mainly oils), 29% non-sugar carbs (Oats probably a big contributor), 24% sugar carbs (mainly Evaporated Cane Juice), 9% protein
  • Clif C: 52% sugar carbs (fruit-based), 31% fat (almonds and Macadamia nuts), 12% non-sugar carbs, 6% protein (from nuts)

Clif For You

I have put together four Endurance Buzz Clif gift packs for four friends of Endurance Buzz.

Would you like some of this?

Here is where the fun starts. 🙂

I have recently added a new training tool as part of my ongoing journey back to healthy running. To be part of the drawing simply add a comment and explain what you think is the purpose of this rather odd tool.

Right or wrong, you are in the drawing. The lucky drawing winners will be announced on Monday. Drawing comment entries will close at the end of Sunday.

Check out my new training tool…hint…it isn’t the shoes. 😉

My new training tool.

Again, simply add a comment and explain why I use this thing to be entered in the drawing.

If you want to purchase some Clif products, Running Warehouse has Clif Bars, Shots, Roks, and Bloks. Say that 10 times fast! You will also get a sweet Endurance Buzz visitor discount at checkout. Simply click the RW link to check it out.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

21 Responses to “My New Training Tool and Clif Bar Goodies Giveaway”

  1. on 29 Sep 2010 at 1:47 pm jason


  2. on 29 Sep 2010 at 1:52 pm Paul Mastin

    Hmmm. .. . do you use your belt for stretching or some kind of isometric exercise?

  3. on 29 Sep 2010 at 2:29 pm Jeff Linwood

    Do you use the belt to some how keep yourself from overstriding or heel striking by attaching tubes to your ankles? I saw there’s a product you can buy for $70 that does the same thing.

  4. on 29 Sep 2010 at 3:42 pm Harold Neiper

    I’m going to have to say for stretching too.

  5. on 29 Sep 2010 at 3:54 pm Mike Krejci

    I think it is something your wife uses to keep you away from her! It must be really good for your speed work, Dave! No wonder you always beat me at races!

  6. on 29 Sep 2010 at 6:27 pm Chris

    Please tell me those are not your new minimalist running shorts :O

    Resistance training? – someone holds a rope attached to the belt while you run

  7. on 29 Sep 2010 at 9:45 pm Liza

    Stretching seems like a good bet. That’s what I use one for.

  8. on 30 Sep 2010 at 9:02 am Dylan Wiek

    You’ve joined a new monastery running club and the belt is used for flagellation?

    Or maybe you just use it as motivation to reach a tighter notch in the belt.

  9. on 30 Sep 2010 at 9:28 am Jason

    Pre- and -Post running stretching.

  10. on 30 Sep 2010 at 10:06 am Danny

    Does the belt remind you to maintain your healthy diet through the Fall and holidays?

  11. on 30 Sep 2010 at 10:22 am Cyndi Newton

    Used as a tow rope behind a bike rider for speed work! Naw, my bet is stretching.

  12. on 30 Sep 2010 at 11:24 am Porta-pot bob

    It’s a fake heart rate monitor.

  13. on 30 Sep 2010 at 3:14 pm tomdog

    I think you will wear it around your head and the farther you run with it, the tighter you will pull the belt, until eventually all the blood runs out of your head and you pass out. This will in effect give you the same feeling of running Ultras.

    Or maybe it is to put behind you on your foot bent up to stretch it up towards your head. Either one would work.


  14. on 30 Sep 2010 at 8:46 pm Eliot

    Looking smart on business runs.

  15. on 01 Oct 2010 at 8:10 am Cheri

    Is it a race belt? Like, to hold your bib number?
    How about something to hold your Camelback so that it doesn’t slosh around so much?

  16. on 01 Oct 2010 at 12:14 pm Scott

    I’ve thought and thought and thought and must not be feeling very imaginative today. So my boring answer is stretching.

  17. on 01 Oct 2010 at 8:45 pm Mariela

    hmmm….I think it’s a portable tourniquet in case you accidentally sever your femoral artery and need a few extra moments to call 911.

  18. on 02 Oct 2010 at 5:17 am Shannon F.

    My best guess is stretching!

  19. on 03 Oct 2010 at 8:15 pm erack

    I’m trying to think out of the box here… the “tool” is the grass in the picture, and you are running barefoot on grass to strengthen foot and ankle muscles?

  20. on 03 Oct 2010 at 8:37 pm Christy

    I’m guessing the “tool” is the belt and you’re using it for stretching?

  21. on 03 Oct 2010 at 9:14 pm Stephanie

    my guess is twofold:

    (1) stretching…the front of your foot to prevent plantar facitis….you loop the belt around the back part of your foot, and the buckle strap part around the front part of your knee, thus turning the toe up, stretching the underside of your foot.

    (2) my second guess would be: similar to the Core Strengthing exercises…you strap the belt around your knees, then do a side shuffle. This works the inner thigh muscles…adductors(?) as well as exercising your sciatia muscle and glutes as well.

    Hope at least I am close! Good contest ! :0