With the Port to Pub just over two months away, I am sure you are all well in to your training. As a sports physio working in open water swimming, one of the most common problems I see as the athletes ramp up their training load is a progressive tightening of the upper back, called the thoracic spine.
Good flexibility of the thoracic spine is imperative in open water swimming to enable:
2016 seemed to speed past! Before we know it, we'll be on Leighton Beach and swimming to Rotto. As your training sessions start to increase, now is the perfect time to trial your race day nutrition from a performance perspective, but also to ensure you don't experience any gastro upset or 'surprises' on race day.
At Port to Pub, we try and support and champion our local businesses, and we were delighted to be able to involve sports nutrition products manufacturer Bindi Nutrition in our 2017 event. Bindi Nutrition is based Busselton in the South West of Western Australia.
Swimmers will be very glad to hear Subiaco Sports Massage Clinic has returned as a sponsor of the 2017 Port to Pub and will once again be providing free sports massage services at the finish line to work through those post-swim aches, as well as discounted treatments in the lead-up to the event.
We’re thrilled that Austral Fisheries has jumped back on deck to support the Port to Pub swim in 2017. Austral Fisheries is one of Australia's largest integrated commercial fishing companies wiht interests in boht deep sea fishing and at sea prawning.
We hope you have had a nice Christmas break and are now raring to get back to training. You have 10 weeks to go! Here is your Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub Training Guide to help keep you motivated and to give you some guidance in the lead up to the swim!