One of the best features of my Fitbit Flex is that I can set it to track my sleep. Once my sleep is activated, the Flex will also track my sleep, restlessness and awake time (when Fergus comes into my room at 3am and has me take him back to his room). I set my goal of 7 hours of sleep this off season. I've been trying to follow this religiously and thus far, I'm doing well (don't look at Saturday night, I stayed up too late reading and we had to be up early for a hockey game).
Quality sleep allows for good workouts and a repaired body. You can Google the studies yourself, but you know its true. The goal in off-season is to set up good habits which will see me through the spring season strong and healthy. Sleep will go a long way towards hitting these goals.
Last week went really, really well! I'm still in love with the trainer and have rediscovered my love for the pool!
Tuesday: TR - Ericsson, 60 minutes - Single Leg Drills and Spin-Ups at 5am YAY!
Wednesday: 8k run, early AM
Thursday: 30 minutes free-weights at lunch, TR - Carson, 60 minutes PM - hill drills! Finally got my big ring on!
Friday: Early AM 15k long run. My son was in a hockey tournament Friday, Saturday, Sunday. They came in third.
Saturday: TR- Eclispe. 90 minutes of riding with 60 of that in the sweet spot. This was tough.
Sunday-Funday: Ignoring all my advice about better sleep yielding more energy and better results:
40 minutes free ride on the trainer
35 minutes of swimming
So, last week was a win! I hit my goal of increasing my run distance and getting back into the pool. I also didn't skip my weight training (but I wanted to!). Not a bad week, not at all:
7 hours, 36 minutes of activity
1.2k of swimming
30k of running
89.5k of cycling
This is without a doubt, the best off season I've had.