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 …

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 …

2018 New Years Swimrun Resolution!

It’s that time of the year. You’ve probably drank or ate too much and now you’ll start a new year with new goals. To help you along the way we’ve gathered a couple of good quotes to keep in mind, and of course added our own favourite. We expect 2018 to be an awesome year and much is in the doing. Keep a look-out here on WoS where we will …

Why do we need a safety buoy in training?

The sea is calm and warm. No jelly fish floating around, the pair of swimrunners is competent and confident, the route stays close to the shore, no wild off-shore crossing, no strong current, the two friends jump into the water with serenity. However, they haven’t done everything they could to stay safe : they are not carrying a safety buoy. You may ask why would they need to bother with this …

How to improve your swimrun in only 5 weeks time

Train less and smart and still improve your swimrun performance! High-intensity intermittent training (HIIT) is an interval training exercise where you perform short periods of high-intensity training, which is followed by a much shorter and significantly low-intensity period. You basically repeat this until you are too tired to continue. Normally, this way of training will take no more than 30 minutes, excluding warm-up and cool-off, which is excellent if you …

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 …

Should you change your running shoes or not?

As researchers, the WoS Team every now and then stumble upon articles that could be of interest to the swimrun-community. Even though swimrun is a sport by itself, it’s too young for research to have picked up on it. In the mean time we’ll have to do with science coming from the running or the swimming domains. Below is some interesting research for you sci-nerds out there, on the topic of …

Risks and dangers for racers in Swimrun

As a prelude to the discussion about the risks of Swimrun on the body, it seems essential to present this activity in full expansion in Europe and throughout the world. There were 40 races in Europe (2-3 countries maximum) but today there are more than 50 events in France alone. France being the second nation after Sweden the cradle of the discipline in terms of race and competitor. But this …

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 …