35 minutes | Jul 22, 2021

Chris’s Trans Tahoe Relay 2021 Race Report

Welcome to episode eighty-one of the Löw Tide Böyz - A Swimrun Podcast!In this episode, we chat about the Trans Tahoe Relay Swim that Chris participated in over the weekend. It was a really, really, really fun event and we will share the complete race report with everyone.But First…Training UpdateThe Böyz split up over the weekend (shocking!) and Chipper did a solo 3-hour Swimrun practice while Chris was having fun in Tahoe. ShoutoutsWe’ve got two shoutouts this week!First, a tip of the hat to Rob Golden. He reached out to us recently and he’s racing his first Swimrun in a few weeks at Casco Bay. We’re super stoked for Rob and hope to see him at our race after-party at Lone Pine Brewery.We’re also shouting yet another new Patron on Patreon: John a.k.a. HAYATZ a.k.a. HYZ. He’s been a friend since even before LTBz was a thing and we really appreciate his support. HYZ is also on a new Swimrun journey as he trains up for his first race at Orcas Island and second event at ÖTILLÖ Catalina. HYZ is also responsible for inspiring us to create the Feats of Endurance segment after he ran around his block covering 50 miles to raise funds for the non-profit KEEN USA.Feats of EnduranceWe have two winners this week. The Swimrun team of Mel Bartow and Andy Hewitt swam around Coronado in San Diego in a cool 4h 53m covering some 21,000yds. Why? We don’t know but it was an impressive feat for sure!Make sure to check out our Strava Club and follow fellow Swimrunners from around the world as they train for races and life.This Week In Swimrun (Powered by Raceid.com)It’s been another good week for Swimrun news!The Illmensee Swimrun took place in Germany over the weekend. Given all the bad news coming out of Germany lately regarding bad weather and flooding, it was great to see this event go off without a hitch. Special shoutout to Christian Götz (and his partner Martina) from our Strava Club who finished first place overall and first place mixed team. Strong work!The Kalmar Swimrun also took place over the weekend. This 23k race looked super well organized and had a ton of participants. It’s great to see events coming back in Sweden!Over in Italy, Aquaticrunner has announced the date of Sept. 12th (the best date in the world) for what they are calling the 2021 Individual Swimrun World Championship. Not entirely sure why it’s a “World Championship” but it’s cool that new formats for racing are popping up in Europe.In the bummer section of the news, Quest Racing recently announced that they had to cancel their Seattle Swimrun.Breca Swimrun confirmed that their Gower Swimrun has a full go ahead to take place on July 31st. Registration is closing soon, so make sure to sign up if you want to race in the Gower Peninsula in Wales.That’s it for this week. Feel free to email us to tip us off to any events or Swimrun news that you’d like for us to share on the show.UpdatesAre you tether-curious? Make sure to check out our two new videos on YouTube about the Swimrun Tether. Sarah and Miriam from Team PB and Bananas (who swim at our pool) recently DIY’d their own tether for their first Swimrun practice and it looked like they survived so we must be doing something right in the advice department. At long last our LTBz Swimrun practice bibs have arrived! Want to represent for LTBz or just want some extra visibility out there for safety and stuff? Then these bibs are for you. We only made a limited run of these so head on over to our store to check them out.Chris’s Trans-Tahoe Relay Race ReportIn this episode, we are letting people into a tradition that Chipper and Chris have had for years, namely, sharing their race report on either a run, a ride, or over a dinner with the training crew. In short, Chris’s experience at the Trans Tahoe Relay was so much fun. In this race report, Chris breaks down everything that you need to know about the event, how it went, and why he is planning on participating in it again for every year that he can!You can learn more about the Trans Tahoe Relay on their website. (Warning: the website is overdo for a facelift, to put it mildly.)That’s it for this week’s show. If you are enjoying the Löw Tide Böyz, be sure to subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast player and leave us a five-star review. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, and on YouTube. You can also follow our meme page on Instagram. Email us at lowtideboyz@gmail.com with any feedback and/or suggestions. Finally, you can support our efforts on Patreon…if you feel so inclined.Thanks for listening and see you out there!-  Chip and Chris
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