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    Sleep/ recovery status

    So we have a training status thread, a nutrition thread, seems like we are missing a sleep/ recovery thread.

    I'll start - I usually try to get 6.5 - 7 hours a night. I get 6.5 a lot more often than I get 7, and annoyingly, I often wake up before my alarm (I wanted that extra 20 minutes dammit!). Nonetheless, I generally wake up feeling rested and ready to go, so I must be doing okay.

    Recovery-wise, this is my first year seriously trying to train zones 6 and 7, after avoiding them like the plague when I was a randonneur. Lots of fun, but also, lots of fatigue. The last couple of months I have really eased back on volume, to make sure that I can do quality anaerobic and NP intervals. I seem to be adapting well, and I am now in the process of adding back some volume, feeling pretty good so far.

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    I get 8-9 hours of sleep a night. I try for 8.5-9 usually when training hard.

    Sleep is natural EPO and HGH. If you want more performance, train hard then sleep hard. If you make all the sacrifices to train so hard, why not sacrifice another hour for sleep where you'll actually gain the performance from the training.

    edit: Sleep is also very personal. Some people only need 6 hours, some people need 10. If you are waking up before your alarm that's a good sign you are getting enough sleep.
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    recovery, sleep, nutrition are all part of good training habits and are appropriate for discussion in the training status thread!

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