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On the Road to Fietselfstedentocht 2023

The Smart Approach to Fitness

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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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...
... 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
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
Even my average heart rate during the day, including all my tasks as modern dad, is going down as my heart (and cardiovascular system) is regaining efficiency
Even my average heart rate during the day, including all my tasks as modern dad, is going down as my heart (and cardiovascular system) is regaining efficiency
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')
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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