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How I Overcame COVID and Crushed a 204 km Cycling Challenge!

Apr. 20, 2023 -

In preparation for this year’s Fietselfstedentocht (236KM), I took my bike and set out for an adventurous ride through half of the Netherlands. It was my first long distance ride after being infected with COVID. If you're considering a long-distance ride yourself, be sure to read along to discover invaluable tips and tricks from my experience.

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This felt as a fitting place for a little drink stop... Willemsplein in Arnhem!
This felt as a fitting place for a little drink stop... Willemsplein in Arnhem!
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into
... or by an unexpected road block, deferring you into "the unknown" (route)
Last year's Fietselfstedentocht was an epic ride with my brother - a gruesome edition with plenty of storm and rain!
Last year's Fietselfstedentocht was an epic ride with my brother - a gruesome edition with plenty of storm and rain!
Flowers from Amsterdam... grown in Flevoland!
Flowers from Amsterdam... grown in Flevoland!
Look who's WHOOP's #1 of The Netherlands in terms of strain! Euphoria!
Look who's WHOOP's #1 of The Netherlands in terms of strain! Euphoria!
The morning after: Make sure to be kind to yourself - after such an intensive effort your body needs time to recover. My WHOOP noticed this clearly, even after getting a good night's rest.
The morning after: Make sure to be kind to yourself - after such an intensive effort your body needs time to recover. My WHOOP noticed this clearly, even after getting a good night's rest.

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