Weekly Summary

Week 11 to 17 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 articles

Here's all the content I've written this week

  • Amazon Prime Day - This was the live follow up I did for Amazon Prime Day. Thousands of offers of which many were dedicated to sports technology, and I'm glad many of you took advantage of them!
  • Garmin Forerunner 735XT, full test and analysis - This week I published a new test, the new Garmin triathlon watch, the 735XT with optical pulse sensor. And as always, I tell you absolutely EVERYTHING.
  • New Garmin Edge 820 - The new 820 has arrived to establish itself in the upper-middle range, providing everything that is needed for the future. Edge 520 he was missing.

 

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.

 

Links of interest

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

  • Javier Gómez Noya misses the Olympic Games - Javi fell down after a bike training session in Lugo and suffers a fractured arm that will prevent him from attending the Olympic Games. A huge blow for the best triathlete in history, who was looking to crown his career with an Olympic gold that he resisted in 2008 and 2012.
  • Javier Mérida, first amputee parathlete to win the triple crown in open water - "It's hard to beat the one who never gives up." Good motto, isn't it? Having crossed the English Channel between France and England and rounded the island of Manhattan in the past, this week he completed the triple crown by swimming the Catalina Channel between Catalina Island and the California coast. No neoprene. And no sharks to eat it. Hooray!
  • Froome scores a duathlon in the Tour - You may have seen it a thousand times, but it's worth seeing another thousand, because it's the kind of thing you don't usually see...

    And why was he running? Well, this is why
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    But there's only one guilty party, and that's the Tour de France. Because this can't be allowed.
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  • New release "On My Way" by Ivan Raña - A new video by Ivan Raña; this time at the Madrid Olympic triathlon, where he surprised us all when he left T2 running without shoes.

  • #BikePorn - Detailed photos of some bikes in the stage 13 of the Tour de France, against the clock. If you like the bikes, don't miss it. If you don't like the bikes; it doesn't matter, don't miss it.
  • Jan Frodeno pulverizes the record in Ironman distance - Jan Frodeno has lowered in 5 minutes the previous time registered by Andreas Raelert in 2011, stopping it in 7:35:39. Incredible thing about the German who, besides being Olympic champion, Ironman 70.3 world champion, Ironman 140.6 world champion; now he has also broken the record of the fastest Ironman in history.

 

Buscador de chollos

Training

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

One more week of suffering, and some very hot days, although there has been a lot of indoor training under the fan, for example on Monday, doing a session of chore and jumping ropes.

On Tuesday more of the same, a series of abs to strengthen the trunk. Wednesday it was time to go for a run (and get warm), with a run (in duplicate) consisting of 10 soft minutes followed by intervals of 10-20-30-40-30-20-10 sec. strong with rest of up to 1 minute.

Strava link to the activity

The next day some quiet rolling, 229 power rating, followed by Fitball exercises.

Strava link to the activity

And on Friday you had to cool down in the pool, which was hot... So swimming routine with lots of exercises with paddles, fins, both or without material.

Strava link to the activity

On Saturday he had to suffer a lot. A training that on paper seemed hard but passable. But of those that while you're doing it the only thing you want to do is to finish as soon as possible... Starting with 10 minutes of walking, I had to do a 30 minutes shoot doing 15 intervals of about 50 meters at full speed, TOPE. And when you get to the last ones, you're like you want to die...

Strava link to the activity

Finally, on Sunday, it was time to do some mountain climbing. Around 11 kilometres were covered for a total difference in altitude of more than 1,000m accumulated. At times it was very hot (when the wind was not blowing), and with some fairly steep slopes.

Strava link to the activity

And with that... thanks for reading!

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