blueseventy racing

Tougher the better

My favorite SwimRun. It is tough and I have always learned from racing this race.


I found out about SwimRun in 2018. It took me until 2019 to race one.  I signed up for this race in 2020 and we all know what happened.  I raced this for the first time in 2021.  I placed third overall. I fell on the last run leg and I still swear that my SwimRun suit saved me from getting a ton of nasty gashes. 



I came back this year knowing I really wanted to finish the race without falling.  Water temperature in the lake was 60 degrees, air temperature was around 42 with a breeze. 



I was super excited to race it again. I also had my new Blueseventy swim paddles. Anyone else love it when their gear matches? 



The beauty of swim run is it is a bit of a navigation race as well as a test of endurance. Every swim leg felt great.  The last run I usually found the most difficult. Whether it did or not, I always feel the most challenge to keep going up.  



Great news, I finished, no falls, and managed to claim second this year. If the swim had been just a big longer and the run had been just a bit shorter I might have snuck in a first place. 



Major thank you to Rip It Events for putting on this race. If you are thinking about trying a SwimRun do it. If you need a SwimRun suit - get the Blueseventy version. 



If you have questions about the gear or what may work or not, let me know. 



There are currently no ratings or comments on this blog post.