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Lessons from 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 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
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
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is a great little training companion, enabling the tracking of many different types of workouts; like cycling and running
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 is a great little training companion, enabling the tracking of many different types of workouts; like cycling and running
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!
It even provides you with some shiny widgets for your home screen - nudging you to go for a run or ride!
It even provides you with some shiny widgets for your home screen - nudging you to go for a run or ride!
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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