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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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Ready, set, GO! Taking part in the Venloop - I am not the only one!
Ready, set, GO! Taking part in the Venloop - I am not the only one!
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
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!
Ooooohhhh... I got a fancy medal!
Ooooohhhh... I got a fancy medal!
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!
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

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