Weekly Summary

Week 1 to 7 August

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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 articles

This is the content I posted this week. Don't miss anything!

  • Polar introduces the M600 – Un nuevo reloj de Polar, bastante diferente a lo que estábamos acostumbrados a ver. Y es que el nuevo M600… ¡es un reloj inteligente con Android Wear!

 

Product Updates

You don't know if you have to connect your device to update it? You received an automatic update and you don't know what it includes? Well, I'm here to tell you.

  • Garmin Vivosmart HR+ upgrade – Se añade actividad para caminar (no sólo correr). Mejora de la página de resumen y la gráfica de frecuencia cardíaca y errores menores solucionados.
  • Garmin Fenix 3 Update (beta channel) – En realidad han sido un par de actualizaciones durante esta semana, ambas en el canal beta. Principalmente son actualizaciones para la nueva versión de Connect IQ, camino de lanzar la versión definitiva en el canal de usuario final. Además se han solucionado otros errores.
  • Garmin Fenix 3 HR (beta channel) update – Igual que en el Fenix 3 normal.

 

Links of interest

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

  • Video de “despedida” para el equipo olímpico USA – Simplemente fantástico. ¿Y nosotros por qué no tenemos algo así?

  • El Mundo article about the Big Five Marathon – Dentro de los maratones de aventura (el famoso maratón de la Gran Muralla China es uno de ellos, por poner un ejemplo), hay uno que destaca no por el trazado o por el ambiente, sino por la “compañía”. Es el denominado Big Five MarathonGood article by Pablo Pardo.
  • Y siguiendo el hilo… los maratones más exóticos – Para compañar el artículo de Pablo, un especial con los maratones más exóticos.
  • Basis will disappear from the face of the earth – El 13 de junio Basis (fabricante de relojes con seguimiento de pulso de pulso óptico que fue comprado por Intel) notificó de un posible problema de calentamiento en algunas unidades. Esto podía provocar en algunas personas quemaduras y ampollas. Indicaron que lanzarían una actualización de software para atajar el problema.La sorpresa ha llegado esta semana, cuando Basis (es decir, Intel) ha comunicado que retirará TODAS sus unidades de Basis Peak, reembolsará el dinero íntegro a sus compradores y cerrará el servicio totalmente el 31 de diciembre (y presumiblemente, desaparecerá como compañía). Tristes momentos para una compañía que en su momento destacó por la medición constante del pulso y otras métricas corporales.En mi opinión, el problema es una simple excusa para hacer desaparecer el producto en sí. Intel compró Basis interesado en sus patentes y soluciones que podrá usar en sus productos OEM (es decir, vendiendo un producto completo a otras empresas). Basis supone un granito minúsculo en el nivel de operaciones de la compañía, y el problema es que el granito había acabado en el zapato.
  • Strava launches Beacon – Strava anuncia Beacon, una funcionalidad extra para la aplicación con la que tus familiares o amigos cercanos podrán seguir tus actividades deportivas y saber si sigues haciendo deporte o te has ido de cañas… En realidad, es más bien asegurarse que no te ha atropellado un coche o te has caído por un barranco. Es un concepto similar al que Garmin tiene con LiveTrack
  • The Toughness of Depending on a Contract with a Brand of Shoes to Make a Living from Athletics – Artículo del New York Times que refleja las grandes diferencias salariales entre distintos atletas, así como las dificultades que encuentran para poder competir con una zapatilla que se le adapte, independientemente de quién sea su patrocinador.Y es que si eres atleta de Nike y apareces en las finales olímpicas equipado con una marca diferente a quien te paga un sueldo no es muy buena imagen publicitaria. Pero claro, si dentro de la gama de Nike no encuentras nada que se adapte a ti, no puedes rendir el 100%… tiene que ser un mundo bastante difícil.

 

Training

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

Buscador de chollos

After the discomfort I suffered last week, this was another week of recovery and seeing how I progressed from the puncture in the femoral biceps of the right leg. And with that goal in mind I started working the same Monday. Just a little roller starting very smoothly to warm up and then blocking at 150W.

Strava link to the activity

And then a little gymnastics, skipping the leg extension part.

The next day again to the bike, but this time to test me. 70 minutes without any objective beyond pedaling and seeing sensations.

Strava link to the activity

On Thursday and after being already without any discomfort, I tried a bit of running. 5km at a quiet pace but with a lot of heat and humidity, with that crushing feeling typical of the worst summer days that makes the heart rate go up without a very high effort. Apart from that, very good feelings without any discomfort in the back of the leg.

Strava link to the activity

And since everything was going well, on Friday again to run. This time 40 minutes, but of those shootings you do more out of obligation than anything else. Tired, hot and without good feelings. All that translated into slow rhythms and a heavy run. There is nothing worse than training without desire. But well, that slow pace is also good to recover legs.

Strava link to the activity

Already at the weekend and with the sea a bit choppy as I left the small cove from which I started swimming, a little open water swimming. Focused on a quick start, but with the amount of wind that day and strong currents, after reaching the first buoy I changed the training to focus more on navigation. Every time I looked towards the next buoy I had completely lost the route.

Strava link to the activity

To finish the week, the goal of the training was 15 minutes above 300W. Those 15 minutes turned into 30 since I planned to make the climb of the pass to more than those 300W.

Strava link to the activity

I enter a week of competition. Next Sunday I have a sprint triathlon next to my house, with a horrendous bike (4 laps of a circuit where most of the track is the climb to an industrial park) compensated by a nice race through the center of the city. Let's see how I fight against the heat.

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