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Hack an Ironman

: Inspired by Finnish entrepreneur Sami Inkinen, a Slowtwitch staffer attempts to hack-an-Ironman.

Mission Bay birthplace of triathlon, and swimrun too

: San Diego's Mission Bay was the birthplace of triathlon and over 40 years later hosted the first swimrun event in the country.

blueseventy

: The case is lower (small b), but the quality is high. blueseventy is one of the top 3 or 4 wetsuit brands that matter most in triathlon.

ROKA's Maverick Wetsuits

: A number of wetsuit makers rediscovered the art of glue & blindstitch patternmaking, and went further in neck and back design. ROKA is a case in point.

TYR Wetsuits for 2017

: TYR makes great wetsuits! But it's had a horrible return policy. Happily the return policy is changing, making this wetsuit purchase-worthy.

The multi-talented Jordan Bryden

: Jordan Bryden is a professional triathlete from Canada who finished 3rd at Challenge Penticton in 2016 behind Jeff Symonds and Drew Scott. He is also a gifted graphic designer and passionate ...

A clash of cultures in the pool

: The police were called to a pool in Germany because a swimmer swam freestyle outside of a designated freestyle lane. Because of "dangerous waves" triathletes and swimmers in Germany often can't use ...

Wetsuits: Consumer Direct or In-Store?

: A wetsuit seller needs to check these boxes before that seller, regardless of sales channel, can rightly claim it deserves your business.

De Soto T1 for 2017

: Why does this wetsuit have a cult following? Why has that following slipped? Is it due for a resurgence? Should you buy this wetsuit?

Buying a Wetsuit in 2017?

: Today begins our look at wetsuits for 2017, designed to inoculate you from making an ill-informed choice!

Guppy Challenge: Week 10

: This is the final week of the Guppy Challenge, week-10 of 10.

Brownlee Brothers Show Off Their Lighter Side

: How did the two Olympic medal winning brothers react to a unique challenge issued by one of their sponsors?

Guppy Challenge: Week 9

: Two weeks to go! Who has made it this far? Have you had to take a week off? More? No problem. The end will be there when you get there.

Make Triathlon Awesome

: In his first Viking Life video episode of the year, Eric Lagerstrom asks himself what he can do to "Make Triathlon Awesome!"

How to Position your Head while Swimming

: By lifting the head, our hips automatically sink down. The body takes on a slight incline from head to toe, perhaps 7 to 10 degrees, as the swimmer labors through the water.

Guppy Challenge: Week 8

: We finally have something here we’ve never gotten before: a bunch of people posting swim videos of themselves, looking for instruction.

Guppy Challenge: Week 7

: There were 17 Critique-my-fit threads on our forum in 2016. How come so few Critique-my-swim requests?

Guppy Challenge: Week 6

: No more thought experiments. Now it's just practicing the drills and themes that we learned during the first half of this challenge.

Slowtwitch Nordic Training Plan - January 2017

: If you followed along on our series of Nordic Skiing articles last winter and want to take the next step, we present the first in a series of monthly training plans incorporating Nordic into your S-B- ...

Guppy Challenge: Week 5

: Are you able to perform one-arm pulls as described? If so, you are swimming hip-driven freestyle! Now let's begin to focus on how you pull.

Holiday Swimrun

: Swedish endurance legend Jonas Colting produced a fun and festive swimrun challenge with a twist.

Guppy Challenge: Week 4

: You retain the vestigial behaviors from the time you were still struggling with learning to breathe to the side. Let's deal with those.

The New Slowtwitch Training Log

: We've got a new training log. After a couple years of treading water, we've got an entirely new log for you all to track your data in. It does support challenges. And all your old data will be ported ...

Guppy Challenge: Week 3

: When you have a hard time doing these drills you should rejoice! They expose problems, and we can't cure what we can't identify.

Guppy Challenge: Week 2

: Improving your hull is an exercise in 2 planes: feet on the surface (vertical plane); and feet moving forward, not side to side (horizontal plane).
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