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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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Through the Frisian country side during the Fietselfstedentocht 2023
Through the Frisian country side during the Fietselfstedentocht 2023
Smile and keep on cycling! Eventually things DO get BETTER.
Smile and keep on cycling! Eventually things DO get BETTER.
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
Training has its effects: my average HRV is trending upwards again!
Training has its effects: my average HRV is trending upwards again!
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

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