2010 Cervelo RS. Marinoni touring bike. Kona Tanuki MTB. Specialized Hardrock (commuter). Raleigh (early 80s) Super Gran Prix.
Well I won;t do THAT again (power nap)
Some time ago I had asked for advice on an energy booster for riding (07-23-02) and I got some usefull advice.
But what I tried last night, to boost my energy I won't do again.
I hear of people taking these "Power Naps" and thought maybe I'd try one of those. Never ever having taken a nap in my adult life, I came home from work, tired as usual, lay down on the bed for about 30 minutes, almost fell asleep, dozed really.
When I got up my head felt like it was stuffed with cotton, and my vision was like looking through a water glass, and I felt as if the brain was 3 seconds behind my body. Then I went for a ride 30 minutes later and I was constantly looking at my legs wondering why the damn things just didn't want to move.
I spent 1.5 hours on the bike did a tad over 40 km, but i was sooooo slow. Felt better towards the end of the ride, but I ain't doin' THAT nap crap again.
I really don;t see how people can take a nap and feel refreshed, all I wanted to do was crawl back into bed. I have come to the conclusion that if I sit or lie down, that's it, I aint moving again....so I keep moving.
Not only do daytime naps wipe me out, but when it comes time to actually go to bed I end up wide awake for hours. This seems to be true even if I only doze of for a few minutes in the afternoon or early evening.
I can't nap either. I feel much worse than before I laid down. The only time I have ever fallen asleep was after a really hard and strenuous hike. I stretched out across the bed for just a second, and the next thing I knew, it was 30-45 minutes later. Still felt like a sloth.