Latest News, Editorial, Science

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 …

Race reports

Midnight Sun Swimrun 2016 Race Report

It does not happen often but this event left me lost for words. I will try anyway but do not expect something objective here… We arrived on our bikes (a decision that probably did not lead to the fastest legs in the race :o) on Friday night around 7, when organiser Janne was just finishing the course marking in front of the Lodge we had booked ourselves into. He stopped, …

Race reports

Llanberis swimrun 2016 – Race Report

We interviewed Francois-Xavier Li from World of Swimrun and Swimrun France on his experience of the inaugural Llanberis swimrun race.W: Hi Fix. You came in second in mixed, congratulations! Fix: Thanks! W: We do short race reports that go beyond the stats and give people a feeling for different races to help swim-runners pick races best suited for them. So to kick-off on this theme, how was the race? Can …

Adventure, Latest News

Worlds first ever swimrun adventure in Lofoten?

Are you tired of sitting down behind that desk? Are you looking for that top ten adventure to tick off on your bucket list? Team Ultraswimrun, pioneers in the adventure and multi-day swimrun discipline, packed their wetsuits and took off for a long weekend in Lofoten, one of the most beautiful and scenic places Norway has to offer. Over several days Johanna, Anders and Fredrik from the team explored what Lofoten …

Editorial, Training

Hellasgården, Stockholm Sweden – The swimrun mecca of the world!

We all have our sweet spots for all types of training and when it comes to swimrun, on of the best places we know of is Hellasgården in Stockholm, Sweden. Easily accessible, only a 30 minute bike ride from the city center (bicycle lane all the way), you will find yourself in the Nacka nature reserve which is connected to Tatty nature reserve, making it one of the biggest in all …

Race reports

Loch Gu Loch race report with Anders Wallensten from Team Ultraswimrun

Hi Anders. You and Johanna came in as first Swedish team at 14th place at the Loch Gu Loch Swimrun in Scotland, Congratulations! Thanks! We do short race reports that goes beyond the stats of races, to give people a feeling for them and to help swimrunners pick races best suited for them. So to kick-off on this theme, how was the race? Can you describe it? It was a Fantastic race …

Editorial, Equipment, Science

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 …

Latest News, Editorial

For the love of swimrun

Why do we do it?  Why do so many of us try swimrun, fall in love with it, and tend to never go back to whatever racing we came from?

Well, we believe the answer to be quite simple yet difficult to describe in words, since a big part of the explanation lies within the raw beauty of the swimrun scenery. Listening to the few podcasts, or reading the handful of swimrun-blogs available, adding to this the ever growing number of cover-articles in magazines, there is one thing that the interviewees and reporters constantly comes back to, the undoubted experience of the swimrunner having had really fun while racing. It’s usually not said straight out or explained in-depth, but it’s something that can be identified in between the lines of the persons description of how fun it was, to first swim and then run and then swim and run and….

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Editorial, Racing

Swimrun and ultraswimrun

Swimrun is a sport where racers switch between swimming and running, several times during one single race. In a swimrun race, there has to be at least 2 stages of swimming and of running, and it has to take place outdoors. The first ever swimrun competition was the renowned ÖtillÖ swimrun race and since its inception in 2006, a number of swimrun-races have popped up mainly in Sweden but also …