2017 Swimrun Equipment Test Results – WETSUITS

Wetsuits are arguably the most important piece of equipment in swimrun training and racing. It should provide good buoyancy, keep you warm in the water but also be easy to run in on land and to ventilate or ‘cab down’ (fold down the upper part) in hot conditions. This is the major difference compared to regular triathlon or open water wetsuits, only used for swimming. A good swimrun wetsuit should align itself properly with the body but we all have different needs and are individually shaped in different ways, e.g., have different body types; mesomorphic, endomorphic or ectomorphic. It can therefor be challenging to find a good wetsuit with a proper fit.

Different body types require different type of fits

 

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Results are on the way – International swimrun equipment test

This weekend, World of Swimrun (WoS), Swimrun France (SR-F) and Swimrun Germany (SR-G) teamed up in Marseille, France for the 1st ever international swimrun equipment test. During 4 days, the teams tested and debated some 70 swimrun equipment items from more than 40 manufacturers.

What a weekend!

The 1st ever swimrun equipment test was a huge success. Contrary to normal sunny conditions in the rugged and steep terrain of Calanque de Sormiou, Marseille, our test was conducted in rain, storm-winds, huge waves, strong currents and sun. We definitely got the chance to test the swimrun equipment in all types of conditions.

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The 1st ever international swimrun equipment test is underway!

Test preparations are underway, French style. We have so much gear to test and we love it!

This weekend, World of Swimrun (WoS), Swimrun France (SR-F) and Swimrun Germany (SR-G) conducts the 1st ever international swimrun equipment test. Join us live and ask questions or follow our updates on social media.

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Training and sex, or is it the other way around?

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Train as little as possible, or at least very short sessions to have more sex!

Pre-season is almost over and training focus will now shift from building strength and stamina towards improving overall speed, trying to hit the performance peak just before the next race.

Training with the aim to win, or to position oneself in the top-tier, comes with many benefits and some disadvantages. For many, this type of training focus helps structure general life, have positive impact on overall health, well-being and specifically on lower body weight, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, cardiovascular health and so on. This well-being is also interconnected to cognitive and mental health.

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How not to go number 2 in you wetsuit – Avoiding runner’s diarrhoea

Avoid the toilet challenge!
Avoid the toilet challenge!

Do you suffer from stomach problems when you do excercise or race? This phenomenon is more common than you think. Research is probing and narrowing down its causes making it easier for those suffering from this challenge and it turns out that this problem can be even more challenging for us who do swimrun, in a black tight and warm wetsuit. 

Stomach problems during exercise is common among runners, twice as common compared to other sports like swimming. Problems with your stomach (gastrointestinal) can have great impact on your performance, even making you quit a training session or race. Common stomach problems are:

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