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A Deep Dive into My WHOOP Data During the Fietselfstedentocht 2023

May 31, 2023 -

This Monday I completed 235KM on my fixed gear bike during the Fietselfstedentocht 2023. It was a nice ride with fair weather and favourable wind conditions. Yet, I took the challenge seriously and prepared myself with some proper training. In this post I'll have a look at the trend data from my WHOOP in preparation for the Elfstedentocht.

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WHOOP's data during the entire day of the Fietselfstedentocht
WHOOP's data during the entire day of the Fietselfstedentocht
... as a trained cyclist this ride data is not good: heart rate of 180BPM at an average speed of 22KM/h - this is 'the COVID effect' on my body - MISERABLE DELUXE
... as a trained cyclist this ride data is not good: heart rate of 180BPM at an average speed of 22KM/h - this is 'the COVID effect' on my body - MISERABLE DELUXE
Garmin's highly detailed data from the Edge 1030 Plus includes: heart rate, power, location, respiratory rate, pedal balance, cadence, temperature and distance
Garmin's highly detailed data from the Edge 1030 Plus includes: heart rate, power, location, respiratory rate, pedal balance, cadence, temperature and distance
Testing positive for COVID, you don't want this when picking up the training regiment...
Testing positive for COVID, you don't want this when picking up the training regiment...
Training has its effects: my average HRV is trending upwards again!
Training has its effects: my average HRV is trending upwards again!
Last few months I picked up the pace, taking on more
Last few months I picked up the pace, taking on more "strain" (that is WHOOP-parlance for 'training effort')

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