This morning during another jogging session (can't wait for the word running to appear:) I got to thinking about what is working for me this year. Here is what I have come up with:
- the key to a good day for me is 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Means going to bed same time ish every night, even on the weekends and waking in the same time range every day. Weekend naps are nice and welcome but 20-30 minutes max. It screws up my bedtime if any longer.
- Proper recovery food right after finishing a session. Thanks Beth! Hello! This is key to the next session. (and yes sometimes I forget)
- Balancing out all other aspects of life besides just training. This is the time of year I wear many hats and balance comes in the form of other non tri related activities like hanging out with Bill longer than 1 hour a week and visiting my family and friends. Sometimes I am very guilty of breaking this one.
- Having someone believe in me and give me the tools to succeed! Lovin it!