Weekly Summary

Week 7 to 13 September


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These entries not only include a summary of my weekly training sessions, but also what has happened on the web during the week and updates from the sports technology sector (so you can always be up to date), as well as interesting links that I have found throughout the week on the Internet.

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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.

How to dial your Garmin Edge unit - A little guide on how to put your data on your Garmin Edge unit, in case of loss, 1TP10After you recover it.

Beta update for Garmin Fenix 3 - In Garmin they are getting used to the versions before releasing the final version, this time to solve a couple of problems with the last update.

Update for Garmin Epix - The new features that arrived at Fenix 3 last week now also arrive at the Epix. The possibility of pairing a pod foot to improve the measurement of rhythms and distances and some navigation improvements.

Links of interest

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

Differences between marathon runners and sprinters - Why are marathon runners and sprinters so different physically? This link from Runner's Word details it very well.

A bike of the Orica team is stolen and found in a second-hand shop for sale at 120 A totally outrageous story. Apparently someone stole a team bike during the La Vuelta celebration, and it has been recovered by the police. But there are several things that don't add up.


  • That the Orica team had not yet reported the theft, because "they had not had time". You don't have time to call the police to tell them that a bike worth 12,000€ has been stolen? Well, what a busy life the whole team is leading...
  • That someone steals a bike from a professional team and sells it for four dollars. If it's for sale in the shop for 120 euros, how much did they pay the person who delivered it? 60 euros? And knowing where the bike comes from, and what it might be worth... do you accept?
  • That the shop where it was for sale put it at only 120. Did it not occur to you to do a little market research? Because the saddle alone will be worth far more than that...



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

DayActivityDistancePace/SpeedClick on
TuesdayRunning8.36 km4:47 min/km154 ppm
WednesdayRunning (20 min + 10x300)8.92 km7:23 min/km119 ppm
SaturdayCycling41.10 km27.4 km/h122 ppm
SundayRunning19.24 km5:43 min/km149 ppm

Fourth week of specific preparation for the marathon, and I'm already pretty beaten up. In fact, this week I was supposed to rest, but I've replaced it with week 5, since I'll be travelling next week and the quality of training wasn't going to be the same. So this will be the week of rest.

But on Monday I needed a break, I didn't have the body for poder to train after the weekend with bachelor party and the long training on Sunday that I did with quite sleepy and tired, so on Tuesday I had to do 40 minutes with a high cadence, which resulted in an average cadence of 170 at a rate of 4:47 min/km.

Strava link to the activity

The next day they were playing series. I knew it was going to be hard, because as I said, the legs are not the same anymore. This time 20 minutes of warm up and 10 series of 300 meters. The last ones were already a zombie that was dragging. These are the rhythms of each of the partials I marked.

  • 4:11 min/km
  • 3:53 min/km
  • 3:41 min/km
  • 3:45 min/km
  • 4:04 min/km
  • 4:11 min/km
  • 4:09 min/km
  • 4:18 min/km
  • 4:32 min/km
  • 4:43 min/km

Strava link to the activity

Thursday was an hour and a half of cycling. But after a hard day of work and arriving home almost at 10 pm, the truth is that I had no body for much. And the same thing happened to me on Friday. So two days of rest "by the face".

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On Saturday I was able to recover from the bike training, which consisted of three 30-minute blocks, making the central block stronger. It was accompanied by some rain. Finally I made the central block and half of the last block more cheerful.

Strava link to the activity

It would not be the only bike ride of the weekend, as Sunday was a holiday, "Pedal Day" was celebrated. And we took the opportunity to use the Trail Gator, a bar that I use to attach my bike to my son's bike and poderlo carry it behind, so he gets used to what it is to give pedals.

And in the afternoon, with a lot of wind, it was time to give the tip of the week. 110 minutes of running, in which I had to do 2×7 minutes at a 4:30 rhythm. Good training, with quite a few slopes, but above all a tremendous wind all the way back.

Strava link to the activity

So this week that I will be more rested (in principle, because you know how it is to travel...), I hope to recover some leg. I have not received the following trainings yet, I do not know what kind of punishment the coach has prepared for me...

And with that... thanks for reading!


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