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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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I have gained weight as I lost fitness: confirming that WHOOP is on to something: there seems to be an inverse correlation between my weight and HRV trends
I have gained weight as I lost fitness: confirming that WHOOP is on to something: there seems to be an inverse correlation between my weight and HRV trends
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')
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
Kevin (brother), me and Rob (brother in law) at the finish!
Kevin (brother), me and Rob (brother in law) at the finish!
Training opportunistically: working out on a foldable bike during some days from home - you're certainly attracting some attention in full lycra on a Brompton!
Training opportunistically: working out on a foldable bike during some days from home - you're certainly attracting some attention in full lycra on a Brompton!

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