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Understanding the Impact of Data on Your Workouts

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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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!
Collecting all stamps to earn a
Collecting all stamps to earn a "Elfstedenkruisje" medal
... 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
Smile and keep on cycling! Eventually things DO get BETTER.
Smile and keep on cycling! Eventually things DO get BETTER.
Kevin (brother), me and Rob (brother in law) at the finish!
Kevin (brother), me and Rob (brother in law) at the finish!
Training has its effects: my average HRV is trending upwards again!
Training has its effects: my average HRV is trending upwards again!

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