Weekly Summary

Week 11 to 17 April

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Below you can find a summary of my weekly training sessions, and 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 recent days.

If you find something interesting that you think is worthwhile, contact me through 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 highlights of this week.

 

This week's news

A small list with the main news of the page and of the sector, happened during the week.

And this week, lots of firmware updates for Polar and Garmin.

  • Polar Flow Upgrade - New report in Polar Flow, which will allow you to track your Running Index values
  • Garmin Forerunner 230 Update - Improved Bluetooth communication.
  • Garmin Forerunner 630 Update - Like the 230, it improves Bluetooth communication.
  • Garmin Forerunner 235 Update - In addition to improving the stability of Bluetooth, it improves the drawing of the 4-hour heart rate graph.
  • Garmin Forerunner 235 optical sensor upgrade - Garmin updates the sensor firmware of the FR235 to introduce improvements in interval training, cadence sensor locks, and improved 24-hour heart rate tracking.
  • Polar V800 Upgrade - Small update for the Polar V800, which adds the automatic pause option for what you see on Strava and was already included in the V650 a couple of weeks ago.
  • A360 Polar Upgrade - The A360 wristband will now display the distance travelled on your walks or runs through the internal accelerometer.
  • Garmin Edge 510 Update - The Garmin Edge 510 receives support for Garmin Varia radarand fixes an automatic pause error.
  • Garmin Edge 810 Update - Same improvements as the Garmin Edge 510.
  • Garmin Edge 520 Update - Support for SRAM RED eTAP and Campagnolo EPS, possibility of using Training Peaks power levels and various error corrections.
  • Garmin Edge 1000 Update - Important update for the Edge 1000 which, in addition to incorporating the same updates as the Edge 520, also receives all the new features that came with it. Support for ANT+ FE-C roller control, automatic and manual FTP calculation, VO2Max calculation, recovery log

 

Links of interest

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

  • Two new Polar V800 - Polar has launched its sponsorship with Javier Gómez Noya with two new versions: a pair of new colours and a pack that includes the bike holder and cadence sensor. The Finnish team also takes the opportunity to announce new features that will arrive, especially in the race profile, such as importing GPX files for route tracking (finally).
  • Polar to implement GoPro support - Polar announces that it will incorporate support for GoPro cameras in the V800. The announcement is brief and does not specify whether video recording will be done directly with the video's own embedded data ("a la Garmin VIRB) or whether video and activity file will have to be synchronized through an editing software ("a la Garmin VIRB Edit).
  • Doctors use data from a Fitbit bracelet to be able to resuscitate a patient - The owner of this Fitbit Charge HR was able to save his life thanks to the resting pulse data from his day-to-day life. It seems that they are not only used to measure physical performance.
  • The man who changed the rules of swimming - Denis Pankrátov, a very special swimmer. Good article you can read at jotdown.es about his story and how he totally changed the rules of the competitions.
  • Letter from Fran Ventoso - Fran Ventoso suffered a major injury at the Paris Roubaix, caused by a disc brake. You can read all about it in her letter.
  • And the UCI has suspended the use of disc brakes in competition - They've not lasted long in the pro squad...
  • Ikea also enters the bicycle market - And it does so with a quite special proposal: a bike that focuses on low maintenance (including chain replacement by belt, no need to grease and clean). It has automatic gearbox on the rear hub and front disc brake (rear to backpedal). Of course, you will have to ride it yourself, but the price is quite high for a fairly simple bike.
  • Garmin FIT SDK update nears completion - Garmin confirms that it will soon be released. This will allow developers to create data fields that can write data to the FIT file (for example, include power data in profiles that do not support it or use devices such as BSX Insight or Moxy with the Garmin application instead of their own). This is certainly one of the most anticipated features for Connect IQ and will be a major leap forward for the platform.

 

Buscador de chollos

Training

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

A week of rest, firstly to recover the body after the demands of the half-marathon, and secondly and more importantly because on Tuesday I donated blood and between that and the cold, I haven't been there for many demands.

I rested so much that in fact until Friday I did absolutely nothing (I took the break seriously). And if I started again it is because I had several things to try (if you have followed Facebook or Twitter this week you'll know what it's all about).

Strava link to the activity

On Saturday there was a 10km race, which I wasn't going to do in principle, I just had to recover from last week's competition so I only had to do the pre-baby race with the dwarf.

We had a drop in pace, but there we were struggling with going 5:00 a kilometer. And the whole race without stopping!

Strava link to the activity

But you know ... one thing leads to another, one who was not going to fight but has the crutch in his hand ... So, in the end I did the 10 km race. But I did it with my head and simply took it to do the hare without pressing. So it was a training (but surrounded by people), and a new experience controlling the race of another (and his heart rate, because the activity is not mine).

Strava link to the activity

On Sunday we went out with the family on the bike. Don't worry, but don't think that's why the training is less demanding, because pulling all this weight (especially on the slopes) is good power training!

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It's just a matter of slowly getting back to normal...

And with that... thanks for reading!

 

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