Friday, August 02, 2019

SS Podcast Episodes 17 & 18 - Recovering From Injury And Our Mallorca Mashup!

We've just released two new episodes of the Swim Smooth Podcast for your listening pleasure on your favourite podcasting platform:

Episode 17 - Insights Into Dealing With Injury And illness In Swimming And Triathlon

After a two month hiatus owing to Paul dealing with a very bad back injury and some reflections and adjustments to his day to day schedule, the boys are back with a podcast recorded two months ago on sunny Mallorca, Spain. We strongly recommend this episode primarily for those of you struggling with work / life / training balance as well as those of you currently dealing with injury and illness whom are maybe in a reflective state themselves. If you're going great guns at the moment, you might want to skip this one or send it over to a friend who might benefit from our musings.

This show was meant to go out immediately but sadly a big relapse of his back injury immediately after recording has seen Paul out of action for a further two months. It's a little ironic, as the aim of this show was to talk about some of the insights and research Paul and Adam had gleaned over the years with respect to sleep, HRV, over-training, injury and illness which has further spilled out into everyday life for Paul in particular.

Given that the show includes some snippets and insights from Paul's first dip back in the water and what that felt like with the view to showing you how you might also return to activity after a hiatus (for whatever reason), it felt prudent to hold this episode (and the next two back) until this blip was properly overcome. But we're now there (fingers crossed and thanks for your patience), so on with the show!

Relevant links:

Oura Ring:
Peter Attia / Matt Walker (Why We Sleep):
Dan Plews:

Episode 18 - The Mallorca Mash Up!

Recorded in June 2019, this is a "mash up" of interviews and snippets of advice from open water swimmers and coaches enjoying the fabulous BEST FEST of Open Water Swimming in Colonia Sant Jordi, Mallorca:

Including interviews with legends of the swimming world such as Jazz Carlin (double Olympic silver medallist) and Jack Burnell (open water swimming extraordinaire and Olympian), recorded live on the beach prior to and immediately after several of the events, this is sure to tickle your taste buds for jetting off to amazing locations to swim in azure waters with hundreds of like-minded souls!

Find out more about next year's event at:

See you there in 2020!

Swim Smooth!

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