Åland Swimrun – Are you tough enough? PART 2

Doing a test lap on the course in the morning turned out to be a splendid idea from my point of view. Our team is focused on ultraswimrun. We need at least two/three hours to be able to use our full potential. Back on the course Nic fought really strong. We wanted to close the gap to our biggest competitors in this race, a swimrun team from Terrible Tuesday, Pierre …

Salming OFF TRAIL COMPETITION Review

One of our independent swimrun-testers has had a pair of Salming swimrun shoes for long-term testing and this is what he had to say about them. Happy reading! /The WoS Team Test period and test area Tested from May to September, in competition and training conditions, on technical trails and Swimrunning up to 30 km length as well as some less demanding activities with mixed terrain (asphalt, gravel, rocks, forest). …

Åland Swimrun 2018 Race report – Are you tough enough?

I used to be tough enough but my shape this year has not been what it used to be. But no excuses now, it’s not over until ”the fat lady sings”. That’s a great motto. The goal of going for gold today seemed rather grey, but hey, at least I felt hungry for racing. My Öloppet attempt in August got spoiled, but I never underestimate my own feeling of being …

Your Complete Guide to the ÖtillÖ Swimrun Series World Championships

It’s time for 74.7 km racing on one of the toughest 1-day courses there is, ÖtillÖ – The original! We have all the info you need for the race gathered in 1 place. Jjust scroll down to each section and enjoy! Swimrun was born in 2002 when 4 friends challenged each other to see who could get themselves first from Utö to Sandhamn Island by only running and swimming. Swimrun has since been defined as follows: …

The fastest swimrun outfit in the world?

What a fantastic month with swimrun races taking place all over the world! This has been the hottest summer since measurements began over 260 years ago in Sweden. As the heatwave has covered most of Europe many swimrunners have opted out from using wetsuits. Swimrun is a young sport and the equipment in the non-wetsuit department is scarce. Swimrun in a 2-piece set-up This year however we have seen a …

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  

Shoes’ comfort can modify your gait

Anybody who had to run with shoes that don’t fit can attest how importance it is to get comfortable shoes. A simple discomfort can rapidly turn into a cause for withdrawal, or at least for changing the gait. But how do you measure “comfort”? This is a very subjective, not easy to evaluate.  Meyer et al (2018) investigated the influence of perceived footwear comfort on the variability of running kinematics …

Can water resistant sun cream protect you in swimrun?

The summer is finally arriving and it’s wise to protect our skin against the damages the sun may cause, including skin cancer. Comes in the trusted sun cream. They have various protection levels of Sun Protection Factor (SPF) and some are even “water resistant”. Perfect for swimrun, yes? Well, not so fast. “Which ?” the famous British comparison magazine has tested creams claiming to be water resistant. They found that …