Weekly Summary

Week 27 June to 3 July


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Below you will find a summary of my weekly training sessions. I also take this opportunity to give you a summary of everything that has happened on the web during the last week and the latest updates in the sports technology sector (so that you don't miss anything). I also take this opportunity to make small notes of interesting links that I have found on the internet in the last few days. If you find something interesting that you think is worthwhile, contact me at Twitter or Facebook From time to time I also share or retweet information or interesting links, so don't forget to follow me on social networks if you want to know them all. So let's go with the best of this week.


This week's news

A small list with the main news of the page and the sector, happened during the week. There have been no articles published this week, as all my efforts are focused on the Forerunner 735XT test. I hope that this week can be finished (and remember that on the 5th we should have all the details of the new Forerunner 735XT). Suunto Spartan Ultra).

  • Polar begins to synchronize with TrainingPeaks - Although it now retracts and says it will be announced "later". This is probably due to the problems that Polar has had with the synchronization of activities with its platform. Nevertheless, the integration is ready and it will be a matter of days before it finally becomes official.
  • Upgrade Suunto Ambit2 R - Solution of a problem of erroneous readings with certain ANT+ sensors.
  • Upgrade Suunto Ambit2 S - Troubleshooting with some pulse sensors, same as in the 2R, and also with some speed sensors.
  • Upgrade Suunto Ambit2 - More bug fixes. Fixed differences in the pool distance displayed on the watch and in Movescount as well as bug fixes with pool and open water swimming.
  • Garmin Forerunner 735XT upgrade - The new features that were presented a couple of weeks ago in the beta channel are now available in the final version.
  • Garmin Vivoactive HR (beta channel) update - Support for on-screen emoticons, notification support for Varia Vision and bug fixes for the new version of Connect IQ and crashes and resets.
  • Garmin Vivoactive Update - Bug fixes and minor improvements for golf, Connect IQ and synchronization with Garmin Connect.
  • ANT+/BLE update for all devices - Common update for all devices of the firmware that controls the ANT+/Bluetooth chip. Improves Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Update Suunto Ambit3 Run - Improved power consumption algorithm, synchronization with external accessories, mobile notifications (I'll have to see it to believe it), notifications without needing the Movescount app, and other improvements and bug fixes.
  • Update Suunto Ambit3 Sport - Identical improvements to the Ambit3 Run.
  • Update Suunto Ambit3 Peak - In addition to the improvements received by the Ambit3 Run and Ambit3 Sport, the possibility of obtaining 3D distance during the activity is added.


Links of interest

The most interesting links I've found this week, almost all of them are curious news related to sports.

  • Differences between age groups and professionals in triathlon (in English) - Fantastic column by Jesse Thomas in which he details the differences between professionals and amateurs. To begin with, and as the main recommendation he makes, that on recovery days we should go really slow. And he is absolutely right, I am the first not to comply.
  • Spanish Paralympians, with different equipment than fellow Olympians - And is that the brand Joma, which sponsors the Olympic team, intended to charge the Paralympics. That is, in addition to promoting your brand, they also want benefits. Luckily, Luanvi is more savvy.
  • Triathlon Madrid KM 0, cancelled due to lack of viability - A real pity. A test born last year with a magnificent aspect, both in circuit and in offer. Unfortunately, a lack of business agreement forced to cancel the event. Let's hope it will come back stronger.
  • Quality disinformation media - And I don't put a link, because they don't deserve it. It is enough that I put the image (from the newspaper As).
    You know, cycling is not hard, and as you compete sitting down you can order some pizzas and chat. Hundreds and hundreds of kilometers every day, but since you're sitting down, you don't get tired.
    If you follow me on TwitterAs you will have seen, this is not the only press article I have rant against. And the fact is that while some of us strive to create quality content on the Internet, there are media that are only concerned about getting more and more visits. If they have to write garbage to attract attention and get thousands of visits, they do it, because it is the only thing that interests them. And then they are so full of mouths to ask for a compensation for Google to link to them. Shameful.



Here is a summary of my training over the past week.

And another quiet week of unloading, with little specific work and taking it easy.

After resting on Monday, swimming routine for Tuesday. Just over 2,000 meters with various exercises with and without paddles.

Strava link to the activity


Wednesday was about 40 minutes on the bike. But this time riding on the roller and doing a little bit of Zwift.


It was time for a soft bike... but again I don't listen to my coach or Jesse Thomas (see the link above). 274W average max for 20 minutes and normalized power of 249W. Not an intense workout, but not a light one either....

Strava link to the activity

After resting on Thursday, on Friday we went back to the pool to do various exercises (especially leg exercises) and strengthening exercises using paddles to swim, interspersed with a strong and gentle pace.

Strava link to the activity

Although Saturday was a non-running day, I went out to do a lactate test for the 735XT test. The test basically consists of warm up, uphill effort work part (changing every 4 minutes, minus the last 3 minutes) and cool down. It was pretty hot, so the heart rate result (168ppm) is more reliable than the pace result (4:27 min/km).

Strava link to the activity

And finally, Sunday was another fasting race, the kind of race where you run out of gas. 55 minutes with 10 blocks of lateral jumps.

Strava link to the activity

And with that... thanks for reading!

Eduardo Mateos

I've been surrounded by electronic devices of all kinds for more than 25 years. Using them, testing them, taking them apart and dissecting them. Long distance triathlete: I swim, run and cycle for a long time. Maybe too much.

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