How do you get stronger in swimrun racing?

Well, luckily for us, 2 new studies have just been published, looking into this specific phenomenon. In the 1st study, 390 long-distance triathletes answered a survey looking into their strength training habits, focusing on what barriers they primarily experienced for this type of complementary training. Coming as no surprise, time was reported as the main constraint, but more surprisingly, many also reported lack of knowledge on how to properly perform …

Are you an (swimrun) iron dad?

How do you partake in endurance sports at the same time as managing the role as a father, husband or employee? All while withstanding a rigoruous training regimen of up to 20 hous per week? Iron dads is a group that previously hasn’t been looked into much, but there is an interesting study investigating this phenomenon, analysing how this level of training can cause things like ‘sporting guilt’ i.e., a …

The World’s First Book On Swimrun

We are happy to share the world’s first swimrun book with you. The book was written pro-bono with the sole purpose to help guide beginners and more advanced swimrunners to further explore what swimrun is all about. Download it free via the link below and please share with your friends! Please enjoy and happy reading! Nic /The WoS Team   P.S. The book is available via www.worldofswimrun.com  

Drink Coffee and Swim Faster

Caffeine’s positive effect on endurance exercise is well-known, but when should you drink it and does it necessarily need to be hot? No, of course not, unless it’s really cold outside, then it can be a good idea. Often you will find caffeine-energy at aid stations during a race and for long races it’s a good thing to continuously keep to a healthy level of intake. Otherwise you risk a …

2018 World SwimRun Equipment Test – Shoes

Next to wetsuits, the shoes are very important and the 2nd most expensive equipment you will buy for swimrun. Regardless of which shoe you opt for, it should fit your foot, feel comfortable, provide a good grip and support your running technique. You will find shoes for all kinds of environments and terrain like tarmac, trails, gravel roads, rocky and beach conditions and so forth. But since you’ll swim with …

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How to navigate when swimming in swimrun training and racing

Swimrun races with high swim/run ratio, taking place in big open water, put high demand on the swimrunners ability to navigate. If the race is known to demonstrate changeable wind, current and wave conditions, this skill becomes even more important. If you do a coastal type race, it’s easy enough to navigate even though this most likely mean having to breathe on the coastal side during the swim. However, when swimming point-to-point …

2018 World of Swimrun Equipment Test

It’s time for the yearly international and independent World of Swimrun Equipment Test. Building on last year’s success in France, swimrunners from Swimrun Germany, France, UK, Sweden, Poland and more, will get together this weekend in Hvar, Croatia and test and debate new swimrun equipment hitting the market in 2018. Swimrun wetsuits, shoes, floating devices and more will be put to the test in real-life swimrun conditions in Hvar. So …

Avoid slipping around in your swimrun shoe – Lace properly

A common problem among swimrunners is when the shoe and sock gets wet, where it’s near impossible not to slip around inside. This is the cause for blistering, sore spots and black toe nails. It can also cause imbalance when running, which is especially dangerous if you race in rocky steep terrain where the risk of falling is imminent. If you do longer swimrun races, this can be the deal …

The next generation swimrun wetsuit

Ever since the start of swimrun, swimrunners have been modifying and inventing new swimrun equipment. You might remember in 2015 when we predicted how the wetsuit was going to be developed, and if not, you should read about it because this was a pretty hot topic. Back then we called for many things but in essence asked for 2 major and important changes, to add a lower back pocket and …

How to swim smart, fast and save energy during a swimrun race – Use a pull-cord!

In the early days of swimrun, very few used a pull-cord of any sort, whereas today this equipment has become standard in team swimrun racing. Its main purpose is to help pull the weaker swimmer during the swims but despite this great benefit, some teams still opt for racing without one. This is totally fine, but the options should be weighed carefully, because you might gain several benefits from using …