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.
Finally a permanent swimrun course just 15 minutes from our home. Perfect to train at. The course is about 6,6 km in total and the swims are between 120-220 meters. It was cold but not too cold. Around 10 degrees in the water today. Check the video from todays training.
We trying to do our gym as playful as possible. That means that we hanging rings in the roof and putting up wall bars. So besides training with weights and cardio machines we also have rings and wall bars from Reko Life.
There will be a lot of fun training here.
We will write more about all the equipment we have and with links to everything so you can find it easy.
We thought a gym is so much more fun than a living room. The sofa is sold and instead we now have a home gym. Together with Master Fitness we have everything we need. We will show you workouts you can do at home every month. Both with equipment and without.
We have a Master S90 skitrainer, a Master R6040 rower and an Assault Fitness Airbike. You’ll find it here.
We will post workout every month that you can do at home. We hope you will like them .
Croatia is our favourite country. It may be because we met there. This time we were back on the island to participate in ÖtillÖ which you can read more about here.We stayed at the amazing Amfora Hotel. There were great nice rooms and amazing views over the sea.
The day after the race we had the opportunity to go with a sponsor boat to follow the longer ÖtillÖ race. (We did the sprint) It was fun to see the race from the other side.
After the race we ate at the restaurant Luna which is a little hidden behind the big streets. Super good food and really recommended.
We also took the opportunity to swim and do a swimrun session. We love to be back soon again. Here is s short video from our swim.
We have had the opportunity to test the backpack Strive Light 5 from Swedish Silva and are pleasantly surprised. It is a stable and flexible backpack with many adjustment possibilities. The backpack can hold 5 liters of packing, which is perfect for running in a few hours. The design is stylish, it’s slim to the back, which means it does not skim around. There are many compartments for gels and mobile phones as well as room for liquid by having a liquid blower at the back or bottles on the chest. The backpack also works great for use without a sweater, as it does not give any shafe.
Silva Strive Light 5 has a relatively low price and a good quality. We often use it in training and have had it on several longer races.
We know that flights are not the best for the environment. Our biggest climate impact is through the flight, so we have chosen to carbon offset for our trips last year but also this year. We are also aware of what we can do about the environment when we travel and thought it would be great to sharing some tips.
- First, look for the train alternatives.
- If you need to fly. Direct flights are better than stops
- Climate compensate your travel trip
- Choose a hotel with some type of sustainability or eco-label.
- Turn off the lamp door and turn off the air conditioner when not needed.
- Be scarce with the water in the shower.
- Recycle the towel in the hotel room.
To limit climate change, we need to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases, for example by choosing climate-smart transportation, using green electricity, and eating more plant-based food. But no matter how ambitious you are, you’re still going to have a carbon footprint.
Carbon offsetting means that you pay to reduce emissions equivalent to your own through certified climate projects in developing countries. A project can, for example, involve conserving and planting forests or replacing dirty coal power with solar or wind power. By carbon offsetting, you contribute to reducing emissions where you can have the biggest impact! In a world where over 80% of our energy comes from fossil fuels, your carbon offsets make a real and guaranteed benefit for our climate.
Check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ave2eJskFBg