How to live with an endurance swimrunner…. During Covid-19

Hope is coming back to the world as Covid-19 is slowly coming under some form of control.  But we are not there yet, so remember to stay safe, and keep distance! As country borders are opening up, so are also some of the previously planned swimrun races. One example is the upcoming ÖtillÖ Engadin race scheduled for July 25th. However, if you plan to travel there, keep an eye on …

Cancelled and postponed swimrun races 2020 – ÖtillÖ

As corona hits the world hard, a lot of swimrun races are struggling to find ways to bring us all joy. However, the circumstances are very challenging, so keep  in mind that this situation might very well apply for the remainder of 2020. Countries have different temporary rules and regulations in place so make sure you check them out before deciding upon a plan. A good question to ask yourself …

Corona virus – Will it affect the world of Swimrun?

The news about the Corona virus (AKA COVID-19) are hard to avoid at the moment. But surprisingly its  consequences on swimrun has not (yet) made the front pages. What impact this virus may have for us, swimrunners? The main concern may be linked to the equipment availability, and in particular wetsuits. Most, but not all, swimrun wetsuits are manufactured in a handful of factories in China. Suppliers and workers in …

Swimrunning in cold conditions – Utö swimrun coming up

Up next week is Utö swimrun, which this year seem to become a cold race. Expected weather forecast In the links below you will find a good indicator of what the weather will be like at Utö. Remember that Stockholm archipelago is well-known for its occurring sea breeze, which can affect the wind direction. YR.no SMHI (click on Idag = Today or Måndag = Monday) Expected wind Windguru Expected water temperature SMHI …

2019 International Swimrun Equipment Test

Soon we are about to conduct our now institutionalised annual swimrun equipment test. This year we will head to northern Italy and do the test in a magical but challenging setting, making sure we test the equipment in true swimrun-style. We will focus our test on wetsuits and other neoprene stuff, shoes, under layer and pull-buoys. Joining us is swimrun France, Germany, UK, Croatia, Poland and Sweden. Stay tuned through …

How to stay happy while undergoing physical and mental torture during training and competition

So, here you are all prepped-up to do a swimrun race. Training has gone well, preparations are on point and you and your partner are aligned in both spirit and performance. But then post-race, you can’t really shake that feeling of being uncomfortable, or lacking happiness. What happened and why do I feel like this? The post-race feeling What many can experience just after a race is a state of …

The next generation swimrunners – How do we involve the youth?

Any development of a sport is hinged on the constant inflow of new participants and for a sport to really grow steadily over time, this inflow has to consist of foremost younger participants. Currently swimrun is growing fast, both when it comes to participants but also formats for how to swimrun. Compared to the “old days” in the 10 year-or so young sport, with only few races, today a participant …

Why novice runners stop running?

Running seems an obvious activity: we start as kids without too much thinking and rapidly enjoy running after a ball, to catch up with siblings or friends and many other reasons known only by the imaginative child’s brain. However, as a sporting activity it’s not practiced by every adult, and many lose this natural ability. For swimrunning, this is a problem as it’s a rather important part of our sport. …

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 …