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 …

2017 Swimrun Equipment Test Results – PADDLES

Cruising through the open waters with the propulsion of swim paddles. That’s the signature move of a Swimrunner. There are as many levels of swimming fitness as there are different race course / training types. From flat-and-fast sprint Swimruns to demanding rough water stretches, as seen in the Hvar race this April. The transitions and trail running add additional demands to which “shovel” to use for racing, that go beyond …

Off-season Swimrun prices – save a buck while upgrading for 2018!

The easiest guide for beginners to buy swimrun equipment online Get the most basic decent swimrun outfit for less than 300 €  If you don’t mind what brand you buy you can get it even cheaper As more people are joining the #swimrunmovement, we’re also seeing an upsurge in available swimrun equipment. As we reported last year in our swimrun equipment test, the manufacturers now provide us with a wide range …

We are growing – South America is now on the swimrun map!

2018 is in front of us and we expect this to be an awesome year. The Chinese has labeled this “the year of the dog”.  We are labeling it “the year of swimrun”. Swimrun is growing but not at the same pace as in previous years. There are currently some 330 confirmed races world-wide and another 40 or so awaiting confirmation for 2018. Approximately 10 and previously active races were cancelled …

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 …

How to improve your swimrun in only 5 weeks time

Train less and smart and still improve your swimrun performance! High-intensity intermittent training (HIIT) is an interval training exercise where you perform short periods of high-intensity training, which is followed by a much shorter and significantly low-intensity period. You basically repeat this until you are too tired to continue. Normally, this way of training will take no more than 30 minutes, excluding warm-up and cool-off, which is excellent if you …

Race Report: Åland Swimrun 2017

“I have been to hell and back and let me tell you it was EPIC” The cold water of the Baltic Sea was not only beginning to affect my judgement, it was in full blossom. I could only think of two things: a hot sauna and “What the hell are we doing here”. When first I got into the business of running in a wetsuit and swimming in shoes some …

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 …