Wednesday, May 17, 2006

What a Difference 1 Hour Makes

My alarm went off the morning, telling me it was time to get up and do my weights. I was dead tired and still sore. Needless to say, I rolled over and went back to sleep for an extra hour. Normally, I would feel guilty and beat myself up all day for being "lazy." However, when I got up (without an alarm), I felt rested and energetic. It was like I had a power nap. That was the difference between 7 hours of sleep and 8. Plus, I slept like a baby in that final hour. It felt so good. I feel so energized and positive today, I feel like my body is rewarding me for training "smart" and not just focusing on volume. I like the not-feeling-guilty thing.

4 comments:

Habeela said...

Yeah, the whole "not-feeling-guilty" thing does wonders for the attitude and the training! Happy sleep!

Tammy said...

Nice. I always shoot for 8 hours. I don't understand people who can function on less.

jessie_tri_mn said...

Consider that hour quality base traininG! An often ignored aspect of triathlon training is adequate rest.

Bridget said...

I LOVE my sleep too. It sounds like you made the right decision to get some sleep. You cannot keep up your good training without enough rest.