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Training Insights and WHOOP Data from 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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Training has its effects: my average HRV is trending upwards again!
Training has its effects: my average HRV is trending upwards again!
Kevin (brother), me and Rob (brother in law) at the finish!
Kevin (brother), me and Rob (brother in law) at the finish!
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!
Smile and keep on cycling! Eventually things DO get BETTER.
Smile and keep on cycling! Eventually things DO get BETTER.
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 (early morning) resting heart rate is going down, too! It inversely correlates with my HRV going up. Some nights dip into the low 50's, high 40's - I am getting back into shape!
My (early morning) resting heart rate is going down, too! It inversely correlates with my HRV going up. Some nights dip into the low 50's, high 40's - I am getting back into shape!

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