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 function: it does ‘beep’… but it’s a...

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, puts on...

Hefei 70.3: now we know!

Hefei 70.3: now we know!

Since the announcement of the acquisition of Ironman brand by the Wanda group in August 2015, I have been waiting to see what the new Ironman group can produce in China. Since October 16, 2016, date of Hefei 70.3, the first 70.3 of a series of five races in China, I...

IRONMAN Port Maquarie: Redemption

IRONMAN Port Maquarie: Redemption

"Why would anybody want to run a marathon after 6, 7 or 8 hours of exercising? What is wrong with you guys?" I don’t know why. If I knew, I would probably stop. Maybe I am just doing it to be able to know why I am doing it. It is probably not as silly as it sounds, in...

The Pain Cave

The Pain Cave

75km Round Lantau SwimOverall, 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. The biggest...

City Stroll

City Stroll

75km Round Lantau SwimA City Stroll – kind of… When we planned this tour of Lantau, in everybody’s mind, Day 2 would be the trickiest and most dangerous. We would have to swim through construction works over the water, then swim through Tung Chung, with barges...

Olivier Baillet

Olivier is a reformed banker, proud father of two and founder of Beyond The Line, the endurance sports coaching and consulting company. Olivier is known both as an athlete who has been completing ultra-endurance feats and as an endurance sport coach who has been coaching one on over over 140 executives (to date) to reach their sports objectives. Olivier also does speaking engagements and loves to share about his life journey and experiences.

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