This one simple thing that could make a huge difference to your performance in triathlon and even your day to day life..
Know what it is..?
* Ok, I’ll level with you – 79% is totally made up BUT I’m willing to bet that actual number is WAY higher.
And that “thing”…
Do you get enough of it?
This can be sleep, a rest day, maybe a yoga/mobility session.
The potential list is quite long and all of it is so beneficial for people just like you who work hard and expect their bodies to perform day in day out in their training too.
And I get it, time is a big barrier.
How can you find time for 3 sports, plus some Strength and Conditioning and then add in recovery strategies too!
But you can start simple with this one.
😴 **Sleep** 😴
Unless you have a young child 👼🏻 keeping you awake or perhaps a new puppy 🐶 (awww) in the house you should be able to make improvements here.
You can aim to sleep more if you are averaging less than 8 hours, or aim to enhance your current sleep using one of these key methods (tried and tested by yours truly):
1 – SWITCH OFF
– have a time where you’ll no longer be looking at phones or screens, the light from these devices play havoc with us and do reduce the amount of deep sleep we get.
2 – DROP CAFFEINE
– I’m a BIG coffee lover, but after 5pm zero enters my body (it takes around 5 hours to clear from your system).
3 – BE REGULAR
– As much as possible aim to go to bed/wake up at a similar time each day. You can even build in a routine, i.e. brush your teeth followed by 10 minutes of reading than your body gets used to these signs before heading to the land of nod.
4 – CLUTTER FREE
– Clear out your room so that when it’s time for bed, you have no distractions.
5 – DARK ROOM
– Make your room as dark as possible helps get you to sleep, but also bear in mind that a dark room will be hard to wake up from. Check out the light alarms which slowly light up the room to a time you set.
6 – CHILL OUT
– We are very fussy sleepers, make sure the temperature in your room isn’t too hot or too cold to make sure you sleep comfortably.
^^ These 6 tips can hugely help without even considering buying new pillows and mattresses (which will all help).
Give just one of them a try and I’m willing to be you’ll see improvements in your recovery and your training within weeks, maybe even days.
Dedicated to your success,
The Triathlon Festival Team.