This weekend Katarina Åström, Eva Nyström, and I organized a swimrun camp in Lysekil, Sweden. We started the weekend Saturday morning with a meet and greet at the wonderful conference center where we stayed. The whole weekend we had access to a great meeting room with coffee and snacks. There was even a special room for drying wetsuits since they regularly host divers at their hotel! Perfect for a swimrun camp!
After getting to know each other in the morning we headed to the indoor swim center. We had rented the entire place to ourselves so we had plenty of space in the pool! The first workout was focused on swimrun equipment testing. It was an opportunity to try out feeling, effort level, and speed with many different types and sizes of paddles. Thanks to TriSpot Göteborg we even had lots of different swimrun wetsuits for all of the participants to try out and swim in.
After two hours of swimming we headed back to the hotel for a great lunch followed by a presentation from Eva about her impressive athletic career and the development of swimrun.
Saturday afternoon treated us to a beautiful run on the cliffs of Lysekil followed by a great dinner at Havets Hus and presentation by me on my involvement in swimrun.
Sunday morning started with a short run and some running technique drills by Katarina who has lots of experience helping people to develop their running technique and prevent running injuries.
After a delicious breakfast buffe at the hotel we put on our warmest swimrun gear and prepared to face the 10 C degree water on a swimrun loop course marked out by Katarina. The loop contained about 50 m of calm swimming followed by 1.2 km running on mixed terrain. The participants were amazing in enthusiasm and worked hard round and round the course before being satisfied and heading to the sauna!
After a great and much needed lunch we wrapped up the weekend with a discussion about tips and tricks for training and racing swimrun! Big thank you to all of the participants and sponsors Trispot, Umara, and Gococo.