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A Tale of Training for Fietselfstedentocht 2023 with WHOOP Data Insights

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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Kevin (brother), me and Rob (brother in law) at the finish!
Kevin (brother), me and Rob (brother in law) at the finish!
Through the Frisian country side during the Fietselfstedentocht 2023
Through the Frisian country side during the Fietselfstedentocht 2023
The morning after WHOOP calculates the readiness of my body to take on (new) training strain - you can clearly see my body didn't recover overnight: just a 7% recovery score!
The morning after WHOOP calculates the readiness of my body to take on (new) training strain - you can clearly see my body didn't recover overnight: just a 7% recovery score!
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')
My HRV measurements going down... as result from lack of training during my family's move from the city to country side
My HRV measurements going down... as result from lack of training during my family's move from the city to country side
Smile and keep on cycling! Eventually things DO get BETTER.
Smile and keep on cycling! Eventually things DO get BETTER.

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