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.
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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.
- Other products of interest presented at CES 2016 - Second part of the report on interesting products presented or shown at the Las Vegas CES. Don't miss a single one.
- Garmin Connect updates to include Insights - I was telling you about it during the ESC 2016 presentationsWell, Garmin has already updated the mobile application to include the new Insights feature, which you'll find in the drop-down menu.
- Polar V800 update for cadence data - If you remember, I mentioned this last week, and I also mentioned that the update had mysteriously disappeared. Apparently there were problems with the update, so Polar removed it. If you updated the clock at the time and it didn't give you any problems in the procedure, you don't have to worry.
- Update Garmin Fenix 3 Beta - Correction of errors
Links of interest
The most interesting links I've found this week, almost all of them are curious news related to sports.
- Valencia consolidates as the best marathon and half-marathon in Spain - And one of the best races in the world. The IAAF has just awarded him the "Gold Label" stamp, being the only race in Spain that has this distinction.
- The DGT will set timetables with speed limits to protect cyclists - Different speed limits will be set depending on the day and time, with the aim of increasing protection for cyclists depending on the type of road.
- New York Marathon Drawing Open - The world's top marathon opens the drawing for poder to participate in the 2016 edition. If you are interested, now is your time to participate. I remind you what the rules of participation were like.
- New York Marathon sued for its draw system - And at the same time that the draw process is opened, the organization of the Marathon receives a demand for the process used.
- The 36% of overtaking cyclists is performed in a reckless way - So says a study that has analyzed 2,900 vehicle overtaking of cyclists.
- Target Rio, triathlon - A good review of how the athletes are facing the months leading up to the Rio Olympics. With the sure participation of Javier Gomez Noya and Mario Mola, there is one place left that will have to be contested between Victor Hernandez and Fernando Alarza.
Here is a summary of my training over the past week.
The week started with recovery. Sunday I finished quite tired, so I took Monday's training with (a lot of) calm. 40 minutes of very quiet jogging to let my legs go.
On Tuesday I spent it stretching, which was going to help me a lot with the laces I still had from Sunday's long print run (it's hard to believe how fast you lose your shape).
The next day it was time to do some intense work, 50 minutes with six 2-minute intervals at a pace of less than 4:30 min/km. The intervals came out at 4:09, 4:22, 4:04, 4:13, 4:12 and 4:12.
On Thursday don't think it was going to be a rest day. Again intensity work, this time 10 sprints of 20 seconds to finish a 40 minutes training. So, a few first minutes of warm up and running at a constant pace before facing the hard part. Finishing with a cooling down at a very slow pace.
On Friday we had to do some swimming, which on the other hand is very good for the TomTom Runner 2 event, which has very little left to be published. 1600m at a very slow pace, the truth is that I haven't swam for a long time (too long), and it is something I have to improve for this season, although the first thing will have to be to improve the technique and hydrodynamics.
After resting on Saturday, on Sunday it was time to pedal a few times, a good route of almost 70 kilometres and only 1,000 metres of unevenness.
And with that I end a week in which I can already say that I am totally recovered from all the discomforts. First stop of the season, a sprint duathlon on January 7th.
And with that... thanks for reading!