VIDEO: Why Sleep is Way More Important Than You Thought

The Critical Nature of Consistent, Deep Sleep

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  • You’re committed to your hard efforts. What about your recovery?
  • Hard effort stresses the system, but sleep and nutrition rebuild and cause growth.
  • Consistent, deep sleep “locks in” the skills you learn
[/content_box] [dropcap style=”default”]I wasn’t sleeping[/dropcap]

 

nearly enough during the last few weeks prior to the 2015 Haute Route Dolomites Compact. Getting on the bike after 2 weeks of 5:30am morning intervals AND hard speed intervals when I’d get home from work would’ve been just fine…

IF I had paid attention to my body’s needs for recovery. But I didn’t.

This short video explains the hole I dug, needlessly.

By the way, after taking 3 full days off, and insuring that I was getting to bed early after workouts and allowing as much as 48 full hours between hard interval sessions brought me back.

See you on the road…

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Sam Lowe

I've been a road cyclist with a penchant for speed ever since my first-ever paycheck holiday. I blew the whole wad on a turquoise Schwinn Tempo with then-new Shimano 105 indexed shifting way back in 1985. I've been a voracious consumer of racing-oriented information ever since. Training, nutrition, bike fit, racing techniques, and all manner of "kit." Between nearly 30 years of riding, racing, and reading about racing, I'm ready to help you get ready to race.

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