Weekly Summary

Week 18 to 24 April

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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 of the sector, happened during the week.

  • Additional 20% promotion at Amazon - Although it's not the last days (the promotion has been extended until May 1st), besides having a look at my selection, don't forget to comb the whole section. You can find real bargains, like a Zipp Service Course SL power that I needed for about 18...
  • Garmin Connect Analysis Guide Part 2 - The second part of the Garmin Connect guide, this time focusing on cycling and swimming analysis.
  • ANT+ Alliance announces the creation of a new profile, the EXD - What is it and what can it mean for the industry? I'll give you all the details in that entry
  • Suunto Ambit3 Vertical Update - Many new features for the Ambit3 Vertical, which receives its first update. The possibility of using the GLONASS satellites is activated and a series of failures are solved. Although it talks about the improvement of the notifications, but at least with Android 6 the situation is even worse. In the time I have been testing this version I have not received a single notification on the clock.
  • Garmin Vivoactive Update - In addition to updating the version of Connect IQ, a number of bugs have been fixed.
  • Garmin Fenix 3 Update (beta channel) - As always, even if you don't install this beta version, it's extremely interesting to have a look at the new features that they bring, because it's what will be arriving to the clock in the future (and not only to the Fenix 3, it can also reach the rest of the range). Changes in the way the records of each activity are shown, new walking and swim-walking profiles (I would have never thought of it... but there will be people who will practice it), more possibility of setting up alerts for targets and lighting and solving other errors.
  • Garmin Fenix 3 HR (beta channel) update - Identical changes to the normal Fenix 3.
  • Garmin Vivofit 3 Update - Various improvements to Garmin's latest activity monitor.


Links of interest

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

  • A new adventure by Alberto Cendrero - This time, Alberto tells us about his 24 hours in Houston, and as in every adventure that is marked, it is worth reading his story.
  • Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon - As you know, this week the Boston Marathon was held, and is not only remembered as the world's oldest marathon event, but also because Bobbi Gibb snuck into the 1966 race to be the first woman to complete the marathon.
  • Martin Fiz, winner of the Boston Marathon (in his age group) – Y hablando de Boston, el ex-atleta olímpico Martín Fiz se llevó la victoria de su grupo de edad completando la carrera en poco más de dos horas y media (¡con 53 «tacos»!), llegando además en la posición 33 de la general. Continúa así en su trayectoria de ganar los Six Majors tras vencer también en Nueva York y Tokio. Quedan por delante Berlín, Londres y Chicago. ¡Enhorabuena Martín!
  • Gomez Noya resigns from World Cup - He will focus all of his preparation on winning Olympic gold, and I have a feeling that if the season goes well and he qualifies, we will see him in Hawaii this year.
  • Kipchoge, 8 seconds away from the marathon world record - Eliud Kipchoge was only 8 seconds away from the world marathon record held by Dennis Kimetto, even though it was not a favourable route.
  • Fernando Alarza gets his first World Cup victory - Congratulations Fernando! Alarza gets in Cape Town his first victory in a World Cup event and is thus placed as another of the main favorites (along with Mario Mola and Javier Gomez Noya) to opt for the gold medal in the Olympic Games.
  • Tim Peake completes the first marathon in space - Many marathons have been held this week: Boston, Madrid, London... Tim Peake has run his own marathon on the space station, tied to a treadmill. I'm sure it wasn't a race that had much impact on his legs.



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

A week of rest and recuperation, which began with strength exercises on Monday, and on Tuesday I continued to work on my core and legs, before going into the pool to do some swimming.

Strava link to the activity

On Wednesday it was stretching time, and on Thursday a plan similar to Tuesday's: leg strengthening and various swimming exercises.

Strava link to the activity

After stretching on Friday and resting on Saturday, on Sunday came the only highlight of the week: 75kms cycling with just over 1,000 meters of positive height gain.

Strava link to the activity

Almost three hours in which I would have plenty of time to check different aspects for tests that are about to arrive.



But that will come in the next few weeks.

And with that... thanks for reading!

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