Paddles in swimrun – How far can they be developed?

“To all whom it may concern:” Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop wrote already in 1876 and little did he know that his letter to the US Patent Office would come to affect swimming from that moment on, up until today. What Robert had invented was the heart-shaped swim paddle with accompanied swim fins. After years of field testing he felt confident that his hand-and-foot-plate invention would “help improve human locomotion in …

Buying the right wetsuit – A matter of life and death?

  Swimrun differ from most aquatic oriented multi-stage sports in that you actually run on land in a wetsuit, in-between the many swim stages and most of the time with your wetsuit fully on. But how does wearing and running in a tight and mostly black neoprene wetsuit affect your body? We have previously discussed the science around doing exercise in a wetsuit where studies have found that it will protect …

High-intensity interval training during the season – good or bad?

This is the question on many people’s mind. How should I train when the swimrun season kicks in? Many are under the impression that the best way to stay fit and ‘race ready’, is to leave out the high-intensity training (HIT) sessions and do the bulk training at a slower pace. But is it the best way to stay at the current level and peak out, just before a race? HIT …

The swimrun wetsuit – History, current state of affairs and what the future can bring us

The swimrun sport has come a long way since the 1st race took place and looking back at the gear used, it’s safe to say that all the crazy ingenuity contestants gave proof of, provided a laugh or two. Much has happened since, especially with the wetsuit, but before we go into this, a quick trip down memory lane will serve us good. This will explain why we today have been …