Swimrun in ice cold water – Stay fat

It’s that time of the year! The southern hemisphere swimrun season is kicking-in with many cool races like the Frogman swimrun in Australia or the Torpedo Swimrun in South Africa. But the season in the north is not over yet, far from it! Coming up are a couple of fun and challenging winter swimruns, and next in line is the cold Hellas Frostbite swimrun. Swimming during winter is growing in …

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 …

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 …

How you recover from a long hard swimrun race

Did you do the ÖtillÖ Hvar race this weekend, or about to do the upcoming Costa Brava Swimrun Race? Regardless. If you finish, then your preparations were good enough. You fought through tough conditions and challenging elements and made it through the raw beautiful nature. Swimrun at its best. As it should be. But what happens to your body and muscles after such a tough race? After a race it’s …

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 …

Choose your swimrun training music wisely – It can help you progress!

Do you do exercise with or without music? Well if not, you should think of trying since it can enhance your performance. A recent study has found that music could possibly do this, especially during fatigue. Now of course people also enjoy the silence or perhaps ‘presence’ of nature, being one-with-the-birds, and listening to music while swimming can be a bit challenging. But, if you’re about to push your own …