HOW TO DO YOUR BEST DURING THE NORSEMAN: three little products that can make the World’s hardest triathlon a little bit easier.
This year’s Norsemen will start on 3rd August. The gruelling 225km race involves swimming 3.8km, cycling 180km and running 42.2km.
Some of this year’s competitors include Bullet and Bone’s Brand Ambassador Professor Greg Whyte.
Over the next couple of paragraphs, we will be seeing how some products that have Whyte has been using can help you achieve your best during the Norsemen and any other triathlon!
- HOW TO DO YOUR BEST DURING THE NORSEMAN: SWIMMING
The Norseman commences with a 3.8km swim in Hardangerfjord. This stretch of water ranges from 13-15 degrees so is very cold and wetsuits are mandatory. Even with protective layers, cold water can be a shock to the skin and can leave it damaged.
In order to avoid damage to the skin, it is useful to apply moisturiser before the race to protect your skin and replenish it with the vital vitamins and minerals it needs for a healthy glow! When swimming in open water, such as in a river or lake, you can achieve your best during the Norseman by using a protective moisturiser. It is particularly important to avoid your pores getting dirty and blocked.
- HOW TO DO YOUR BEST DURING THE NORSEMAN: CYCLING
Once you have swum, it’s time to cycle! The Norseman requires participants to cycles 180km. As I said, swimming in cold waters can be a shock to the system. So it can be difficult to get your muscles warm enough to do your best during the Norseman cycle! We recommend that you use an activating muscle rub on vital muscles – in this case, your thighs and calves. Not only with the muscle rub warm up your muscles, but it will also get them fired up, meaning you can release more power!
- HOW TO DO YOUR BEST DURING THE NORSEMAN: RUNNING
Okay, so you’re two-thirds of the way down. You’ve already swum 3.8km and cycled what seems like the length of Britain. All there is to do now is run 42.2 km! I personally could never imagine running this distance without looking like that scene out of Forrest Gump! However, instead of running on the flat grounds of America, you will be running whilst the altitude is increasing by over 1850 metres!
When the altitude is this high, breathing can be difficult and that is definitely not something you want on the last leg of the race! To help with this obstacle, using a vapour rub can open up your airways, making it easier to breathe! Now you can focus on speed and endurance instead of difficulty breathing!
So there we go! That is how three products can help you do your best during the Norseman! We recommend Bullet and Bone products because they include natural ingredients that are targeted at amateur athletes!
Check out their website for more information and we wish you the very best during the Norsemen this year!