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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).

Stalling in the water

: The bane of the untutored swimmer is stalling in the water. Does this describe you? Here are two tests to unearth this problem, and the solutions if you're among the afflicted.

Guppy Challenge: Week 1

: It's week-1 of the Guppy Challenge. Goal? Exit the swim with a faster class of athletes

Viking Life - That's a Wrap

: What better way for Eric Lagerstrom to showcase a season that brought ups and downs than to release his final Viking Life for 2017.

Run and Swim Winter Challenges

: Our annual 100/100 Run Challenge begins December 15, and our Guppy Challenge kicks off December 1.

Swim Paraphernalia

: Swimming faster truly is uniquely free speed, where going faster can cost you less metabolically. Herein are cheap pathways to free speed.

A chat with Samantha Mazer

: Team Timex athlete Samantha Mazer was the top female at IRONMAN Los Cabos in late October, but there is much more to this fast and smart athlete.

With a broken wing and a great attitude

: A day before leaving for Kona BJ Christenson fractured a scapula, but that did not stop him, it merely altered his race plan. And apparently the race view is different at the back of the bus.

Tim Stutzer is riding into the sunset

: German age group triathlete and Team Timex member Tim Stutzer has been doing triathlons forever, but knee issues are forcing him now to ride into the sunset. But maybe the timing is just right for ...

Inspiring 2016 SwimRun NC images

: The inaugural SwimRun NC brought 52 teams of 2 from across the country to Hanging Rock State Park to tackle a beautiful and very challenging course.

Wildflower Is No More

: One of triathlon's monuments will not be contested in 2017, and perhaps never again.

The patriotic Trek Speed Concept of Timothy O'Donnell

: American Timothy O'Donnell had the top podium spot as a target when he came to Kona, and in the end finished 6th aboard this very distinctive patriotic themed Trek Speed Concept Project One.

The Strava Kona numbers of Patrick Lange

: German Patrick Lange finished 3rd in Kona with a course record breaking 2:39:45 run. Here now are his Strava numbers from that memorable day.

40░ air temps and 50░ water temps - ÍTILLÍ 1000 Lakes in Germany

: Tough nature conditions at the inaugural ÍTILLÍ 1000 Lakes did not deter SwimRun athletes from tackling this beautiful terrain at the Mecklenburger Seenplatte. 10km of swimming and 35km of trail ...

A Kona podium for American Heather Jackson

: Heather Jackson finished third at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona and thus became the first female American since 2006 to grab a podium spot at this coveted event.

Faster than before is sometimes still not good enough

: American Timothy O'Donnell finished 3rd in Kona in 2015 with a 8:18:50, and 5th in 2013 with a 8:22:25, but a 8:16:20 in 2016 meant 6th place.

A chat with Tim Reed post Kona 2016

: Aussie Tim Reed had a superb 2016 season highlighted by a win at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Australia. Reed then went on to Kona where unfortunately the wheels came off.
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