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aaronmcd 01-30-14 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 16428654)
anyone else sleep that much? I would love getting 8 hrs of regular sleep!

Same here. I'd have to cut cycling and swimming except for commuting to get close to 8 hours.

Wake up at 7, work at 8 (optimistically), leave at 5 and arrive at gym to coach at 6. Finish coaching at 9, home by 10, dinner and wind down by 11. If I need to shower it cuts into sleep time. To swim I get up an hour and a half earlier. The days without coaching I can (A) train after work or (B) sleep early enough to make up for lost sleep.

Training beats not training, even if it cuts into sleep.

Then weekend races require getting up at 5 am, but with coaching I can't get to bed before 11 on Friday. Saturday night the options are (A) skip out on going out after dinner time (B) live on 6 hours of sleep.

It's a very rare night that I get 8 hours of sleep. It doesn't happen weekly.

Heathpack 01-31-14 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16453944)
Same here. I'd have to cut cycling and swimming except for commuting to get close to 8 hours.

Wake up at 7, work at 8 (optimistically), leave at 5 and arrive at gym to coach at 6. Finish coaching at 9, home by 10, dinner and wind down by 11. If I need to shower it cuts into sleep time. To swim I get up an hour and a half earlier. The days without coaching I can (A) train after work or (B) sleep early enough to make up for lost sleep.

Training beats not training, even if it cuts into sleep.

Then weekend races require getting up at 5 am, but with coaching I can't get to bed before 11 on Friday. Saturday night the options are (A) skip out on going out after dinner time (B) live on 6 hours of sleep.

It's a very rare night that I get 8 hours of sleep. It doesn't happen weekly.

I could totally never live with your schedule, maybe I am way older than you, though. I'm on my feet much of the day at work and the nature of my job means that what goes down in a given day is frequently chaotic, 100% of the day it's intellectually engaging (I have to be on my A game every moment of every day) and frequently emotionally draining. I work in theory four 10 hour days with 2 hours of commuting, but in reality I leave when my work is done, be that 4pm or midnight. When I get home, I eat dinner, do something relaxing and go to bed. My work makes me tired, so I generally sleep pretty well and I'm too tired to stay up late.

What kind of coaching are you doing? Is it a second job? Do you think the lack of sleep will catch up with you eventually?

H


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