Weekly Summary

Week 22 to 28 February

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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.

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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.

  • Calculation of calories by watches and activity monitors - The calories shown in activity (and during the day) is the source of many doubts. I try to give you some clarity.
  • Polar V650 Upgrade - Update for the Polar V650 that allows again the use of the Stages power meter.
  • Garmin Edge 520 Update - The support for the Varia Vision glassesOther improvements are added, such as more stability for ANT+ and Bluetooth connections and the ability to receive updates via Bluetooth. Other bug fixes.
  • Garmin Edge 1000 Update - As with the Edge 520, both Varia Vision support and enhanced ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity are added, as well as receiving updates via Bluetooth.
  • Garmin Fenix 3 Update (beta channel) - Garmin does not stop with the Fenix 3. In the new beta version a new page with the altimetry profile is included, imitating the screen that Suunto has added in the Ambit3 Vertical (of which you will have full proof this week). It includes not only the profile, but also the number of positive meters already ascended and those that are left to be ascended. That same profile can be checked before starting the navigation. In addition, another series of errors have been corrected.
  • Garmin Forerunner 630 Update - Sound alerts for pace/speed and heart rate are added (mobile phone required), and the possibility of downloading from the memory of the HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim sensors is added. Finally, errors in the alerts of advanced workouts are fixed, and a number of other errors are corrected.
  • Garmin Forerunner 230 Update - Same improvements as the Garmin FR630.
  • Garmin Forerunner 235 Update - Same improvements as the Garmin FR630.

 

Links of interest

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

  • Two new attacks on professionals - If a week ago it was the Giant team that got run over, now it's Gert Dockx and Thomas De Gendt of the Lotto Soudal that got run over. Drivers, be careful...
  • Mavic (Amer Sports) gets Enve - The company that owns the multibranded conglomerate among which, for example, Suunto (and Atomic, Salomon, Wilson...) has announced the purchase of Enve Composites. 50 million dollars that they will pay in "cash". So from now on, two brands like Mavic (leader in the market of aluminum wheels) and Enve (that only manufactures carbon wheels) will join forces, being two brands totally complementary. No doubt it is a great business movement.
  • You can't imagine what training for professional swimmers is like - And for me, the days over 6,000 feet are already long...

 

Training

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

Week of recovery after the three hours of trail (and 2.400 meters accumulated) last Sunday. I started the week with rest and stretching, because I ended with the feeling in my legs as if I had run a whole marathon. You can tell that I'm still not at 100%...

On Tuesday, I'll go back to pedaling, and keep working on the power meter test. 70 minutes of training with Z7 intervals in 10s, 20s, 30s and even 90s. As a curiosity, I'll see how fatigue affects me, shifting the power delivery to the right leg.

power-division

Buscador de chollos

My usual delivery figure is 48%-52%, which is quite balanced, but when my legs are tired I lose effectiveness with my left leg.

Strava link to the activity

Wednesday was a fantastic day: sunny, good temperature and no wind. Well, at the time of training everything changed to a night of dogs. Cold, wind, rain, slippery ground ... adding to that the accumulated fatigue, as little desire to run. I only had 30 minutes of shooting with three series of 3, 2 and 1 minute at full speed (which with headwind and tired was not a very high speed ...). Those series I did at 4:16 (3 minutes headwind), 4:28 (2 minutes much headwind) and 3:58 (1 minute, downwind). In short, what any day would be a very easy training, was a fairly important punishment. But the pace of recovery trotting would be very helpful.

Strava link to the activity

Thursday, I played pool. And as always, with various exercise boards, fins, etc.

Strava link to the activity

On Friday it was time to run again, but before that to warm up a little bit of strengthening exercises. Do you remember that we were warned that bad weather and strong gusts of wind would arrive at the weekend? Well, it's true. And if you add some slopes to the head wind, then you can train those suffering ones, especially when I was still with my legs a little loaded.

Strava link to the activity

Saturday, more wind. But this time on a bike. I had an hour ahead of me, totally free (in the sense that there was no specific exercise in cadence or power), so I just fought the wind.

Strava link to the activity

To finish the week and with a little less wind, I had 50 minutes under 5:00 min/km, followed by 7×1 min on a slope. The 50 minutes came out at a good pace of 4:33 min/km on average.

Strava link to the activity

And the 7×1 min. I only recorded 5, because the other two I looked for between stairs and urban areas in a more variable way, I was in a hurry to get home.

Strava link to the activity

In short, a good week of training, with a lot of variety and good intensity intervals. Without a doubt, very positive.

And with that... thanks for reading!

 

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