We started to swim with @crawlcoachen this spring. We learned a lot in just a few sessions and now it’s time again. Indoor swimming can be a little boring if you compare to open water swimming but it’s a great time to work on your weaknesses.
Today we did a sim analysis so we would know what to work on in the future. We were filmed while swimming both with and without paddles and we immediately got a lot to practice on.
The next step is a coaching session with Ann-Louise (Crawlcoachen) and after that we have to practice on our own. Nothing comes for free, we need to work on our weaknesses.
The feeling when you feel that you are getting faster is wonderful so we know that we have to do the homework.
Ötillö Utö is a special race. On this day one year ago we got the idea of doing swimrun together and this was the race we were looking at. We didn’t think that we would do som many races before this.
We took the ferry to Utö at the race day. Started with some Nocco ice pops and rested before the race briefing. This time we knew a little more about everything and could be more relaxed. We didn’t check the course so well. Maybe something that we should do next time. Fanny wrote the swim distance at here hand and we got info that it was between 6-10 degrees in the water. It was cold but we have been practiced in this so it would be ok.
We started with a 2,2 k run before the first swim. The running felt ok and we started quite fast. The first swim was interesting. We tried to have a tow rope for the first time. It ended up with some problems and in the middle we decided to swim without it. We need to swim more with a tow rope so we can use it at races. We could feel that our legs was still a little tired after the races the weekend before in Croatia.
The coming swims went better but it was a little cold and we didn’t get warm at the runs. It was 7 swims in total and the race was 13 k. We where in 4th place after the first swim and hold it until we reached finish line. Super happy and we still know that we have many things to work on.
A fun race and we looking forward to do the longer one next year.
Zadar Outdoor Festival is a festival with a lot of outdoor activities. Running, MTB, Trail running, Kayak, SUP, Swim and much more.
We decided to sign up for Zadar Sunset Run 5k, the Olive Island Trail 21k and the Sea Organ Swim. Activities that we really like.
We stayed at Hostel Forum in the old town. A small and central hotel near the festival that we really can recommend. They also have parking spots near the hotel, so its very convenient.
Zadar Sunset Run 5k was Friday night. The location was perfect and we got to enjoy the most beautiful sunset after the race. Thee race was in town so it was cool to run and a lot af audience cheering.
Check out our video how the race was.
The second day at the festival was an intensive day. We took the ferry over to Preko on the island beside Zadar where the race took place. The race was so much more adventure and much cooler than we thought. Over mountains and olive gardens.
Check out our video from the race. You could also choose 10 k and a lot of people was hiking.
Just a few hours after the race it was time for the Sea Organ Swim race. 1500 meters. The temperature was around 16 degrees. Much warmer than in Sweden right now.
Yes we were tired after two races and the food tasted really good in the evening. We have two favourite restaurants in Zadar.
Zadar Jedera. Perfect service and amazing tuna and risotto. You must try this place!
Groppo, we had an amazing dinner and our favourite was their fish soup. The best one we ever had!
We really recommend Zadar Outdoor Festival if you want an active holiday at an amazing place.
Swimming with a coach. We have never thought about how we swim. We are self learned at we are just guessing how to swim 😉
We are still beginners at swimrun and swimming in general so we realised that some swim coaching would be good. Yesterday was our first swim with coach Anna-Louise (@carlssoniform_crawlcoachen). She recorded us and we really got some eye opening moments. She told us to swim in speed 4/5 and she should take the time. Both of us were swimming in the same speed without knowing it. So I guess we are pretty synced in the speed. We also learned what we need to work on with our arms and water level.
We have so much to learn. There’s a lot of things we can work on to get faster in swimming and Swimrun races. We’re looking forward to more swim sessions with @carlssoniform_crawlcoachen.