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 …

The next generation swimrun pull-buoy

We love seeing how swimrun equipment keep being developed. There’s no end to swimrunners curiosity to invent new stuff and push through the boundaries. Take for instance the now growing popularity of the “double” swimrun pull-buoy, that came as a reaction to the loss of buoyancy with the Head Aero wetsuit. The pull-buoy has been tampered with since the early days of swimrun racing and now its taking off in …

Swimrun – As equal as it gets

The new sport of swimrun doesn’t have the luxury of claiming a historical heritage like golf for instance. Neither is it the result of the natural development of one or more sports, but rather a stand-alone phenomenon. A result of peoples’ natural curiosity and desire for adventure. It originates from a drunken bet among friends, skipping a couple of 100 years of development and time-specific historical influence, making it its …

2018 New Years Swimrun Resolution!

It’s that time of the year. You’ve probably drank or ate too much and now you’ll start a new year with new goals. To help you along the way we’ve gathered a couple of good quotes to keep in mind, and of course added our own favourite. We expect 2018 to be an awesome year and much is in the doing. Keep a look-out here on WoS where we will …

Why do we need a safety buoy in training?

The sea is calm and warm. No jelly fish floating around, the pair of swimrunners is competent and confident, the route stays close to the shore, no wild off-shore crossing, no strong current, the two friends jump into the water with serenity. However, they haven’t done everything they could to stay safe : they are not carrying a safety buoy. You may ask why would they need to bother with this …

Lostwater Swimrun Orienteering – Your own way through nature

Imagine standing before a swimrun race not knowing exactly where and how far you will go. A few seconds to start and you lean forward, preparing to pick up the waterproof map placed on the ground, back up.   That Swimrun Orienteering origins from Sweden is perhaps not so hard to imagine. Both Swimrun and Orienteering cultures are strong here. The Founder and Race Director Erik Froode is exited about …

The Day After ÖtillÖ – How the body recovers

WoW, what a race. Tough conditions and challenging elements, just like it should be. ÖtillÖ really presented itself from its best side, the raw beautiful nature! And still we saw sub-8 hour times! But how does +75 km of fighting in these harsh conditions affect the body, and what should you think about when trying to recover? Apart from pizza and beer, there are some quick tips to have in …

Should you change your running shoes or not?

As researchers, the WoS Team every now and then stumble upon articles that could be of interest to the swimrun-community. Even though swimrun is a sport by itself, it’s too young for research to have picked up on it. In the mean time we’ll have to do with science coming from the running or the swimming domains. Below is some interesting research for you sci-nerds out there, on the topic of …

Does the cooling effect in swimrun let you go longer and harder?

Why does it feel like you can swimrun forever? Well, sort of. When running on that hard and long stage in the sun heating up in you wetsuit, many of us have experienced fighting with these nasty thoughts of giving up. Overheating can be really tough on your physical performance and also on your psyche. But then you hit the waterline, swim for a short distance and feel the cool water trickling …