Review: Tempo Trainer for swimming

Review: Tempo Trainer for swimming

Review: Tempo Trainer for swimming At a time when the new family of Garmin watches have raised the bar further than ever, with tons of new functions (more on this in a coming blog), the tempo trainer from FINIS seems to be an antique with its outrageously basic...
Swim Karma

Swim Karma

Swim Karma November 28, 2016, Bangkok, RBSC swim meet. A 9-year old girl is getting ready for her 4th race of the day. Nervous, she can’t stay in place. She keeps laying her moist hands on the block to dry them up, puts the diving platform back in place several times,...
Endurance Dream Team

Endurance Dream Team

75km Round Lantau Swim Endurance Dream Team Observers watching racers usually only see the tip of the iceberg: they are in awe when contemplating people sprinting -or crawling- at the finish line, but they often miss the point of what brought them to that line. People...
Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

75km Round Lantau Swim Breaking the Waves “Four days down, one to go”. This is what everybody says around us this morning, but it is not the way I see it. The right catchphrase should be: “Back to the drawing board” or “Today, it’s all or nothing”. I guess that it’s...
The Pain Cave

The Pain Cave

75km Round Lantau Swim The Pain Cave Overall, with all what we went through for 3 days, I can reasonably say that we have been extremely lucky and everything has gone surprisingly well. Apart from a few chaffing here and there, we have had nothing dramatic to report....

Into the Wild

75km Round Lantau Swim Into the Wild Yesterday afternoon was all about recovery, and we ate and napped all that we could, to be able to clock another 15k today. Thanks to my wife Anne, we have been having amazing food: 100% vegan (barring a bit of cheese), 100%...