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Data and Determination in My First Half Marathon

Mar. 24, 2024 -

Last Sunday, I participated in the Venloop, a half marathon event in Venlo. I completed the 21KM run in 2h05, a result I am satisfied with as this was my first ever 'official' event since I began running just three months ago. In this post, I'll share my experiences with training, balancing fitness data, and feeling fit.

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HealthFit uses open and well documented formulas to calculate your training load, directing you into a 'sweet spot' to achieve maximum gains while limiting risk of over training
HealthFit uses open and well documented formulas to calculate your training load, directing you into a 'sweet spot' to achieve maximum gains while limiting risk of over training
Ooooohhhh... I got a fancy medal!
Ooooohhhh... I got a fancy medal!
HealthFit is a fantastic app offering you detailed insights of the workouts you record with your Apple Watch, WHOOP, Garmin, Wahoo or any other app that supports Apple's HealthKit
HealthFit is a fantastic app offering you detailed insights of the workouts you record with your Apple Watch, WHOOP, Garmin, Wahoo or any other app that supports Apple's HealthKit
The Trend Is Your Friend: using WHOOP I tracked my trends, here you see that I have increased the training load (strain) over the past 3 months leading up to the Marathon
The Trend Is Your Friend: using WHOOP I tracked my trends, here you see that I have increased the training load (strain) over the past 3 months leading up to the Marathon
Finished the Half Marathon: look at that smile, you're seeing pure positive energy after a very enjoyable run!
Finished the Half Marathon: look at that smile, you're seeing pure positive energy after a very enjoyable run!
If you use it more often, it will allow you to compete with yourself using earlier sessions - try to beat that personal record!
If you use it more often, it will allow you to compete with yourself using earlier sessions - try to beat that personal record!

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