Here is a summary of my weekly training sessions. I also take this opportunity to summarize what has happened on the web during the last week and the latest updates in the sports technology sector (so you don't miss anything). There are also small notes of interesting links that I have found on the internet these days. If you find something interesting that you think is worthwhile, let me know through Twitter or Facebook From time to time I also share or retweet information or links of interest, so don't forget to follow me on social networks if you want to know them all. Here are the highlights of this week.
This week's articles
This is the content I posted this week. Don't miss anything!
Phew, what a week, right? September is always a good month to present all those devices that are designed to succeed at Christmas time (because of the gifts). So if you have to go thinking about preparing the letter to the Three Kings, this is the new thing that will arrive for those dates.
- New Fitbit Wristbands: Charge 2 and Flex 2 (and new for Blaze) - Fitbit renews its basic range of activity monitors with two proposals that improve the current. And attentive to the improvements for Fitbit Blazebecause they make it a much more interesting device.
- Garmin Introduces Forerunner 35 - The optical pulse sensor reaches the most basic range of Garmin. And it opens several sport modes.
- Third version of Garmin VIRB - Probably this time Garmin has hit the jackpot with a camera with the same performance as the GoPro Hero 4 Black but with Garmin's touch of additional data. Probably the best sports camera to date, at least until GoPro announces the Hero 5.
- New TomTom models: TomTom Runner 3 and TomTom Adventurer - One year later, TomTom renews the Runner (or Spark) range and takes the opportunity to introduce another "friend", the Adventurer.
- TomTom Touch, a bracelet that measures your fat percentage - TomTom not only presented two new watches, but also its own activity bracelet, but with a novelty that no one else has, measuring muscle and body fat percentage.
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.
- Garmin Forerunner 735XT update (beta channel) - Small update with stability improvements (the watch, after the update for Strava, may hang more often than desired).
- Garmin Forerunner 735XT upgrade - And one day later, the improvements of the beta version arrive in the public distribution version.
- Garmin Fenix 3 Update (beta channel) - Usage improvements for DogTrack.
- Garmin Fenix 3 HR (beta channel) update - Same as the last one.
- Garmin Fenix 3 Update - Added support for the watch location function from the phone and for the new VIRB Ultra 30Along with that, performance improvements in several areas.
- UpdateGarmin Fenix 3 HR - Just like the Phoenix 3.
- Garmin Vivosmart HR plus upgrade - Improved Bluetooth connection and update for the optical pulse sensor management algorithm.
Links of interest
The most interesting links I have found this week. Almost all of them are curious news related to sport.
- Stryd starts creating Connect IQ data fields – Stryd I already had the application to be able to train by power, but perhaps much more interesting is to be able to have a specific data field to add to any standard profile, not only showing the power but also recording all the data in the FIT file.
- Nairo Quintana believes that perhaps the use of the power meter in races should be banned - It's true that climbing as controlled as Froome can be can take the emotion out of racing. I have no doubt that a climb limited to 350W (to give one example) visually has no emotion at all. But it's also part of the competition, isn't it? And it's clear that Froome works very well.
- Athlete dies while trying to cross the English Channel - A few weeks ago I told you about the feat of Javier Merida, the first amputee to get the Triple Crown (crossing the La Mancha channel is one of those "crowns"). Well, a few days ago an athlete died trying to complete the crossing. So you can see that it's not easy at all...
Here's a summary of my training over the past week.
I started it with the start of the Suunto Spartan Ultra Shooting trying to tiptoe finished with 400m progressive and then a bit of barefoot jogging on the beach.
On Tuesday, in spite of playing training, I was exhausted and I chose to rest, so on Wednesday, I went back to work, with 40 minutes of roller doing the central 20 minutes at 290W fixed.
Thursday was a bit of core and back strengthening exercises, and Friday was the swimming pool with several series of exercises including full body parts.
On Saturday, I train en bloc, first doing 45 minutes of cycling without pressing too much, followed by 35 minutes of running, doing 4 series of scissors exercises, and after finishing with everything, 1 km progressively.
On Sunday, a little more biking. 25 kilometer ride completed with a series of power intervals culminating in full sprints.
And with that... thanks for reading!