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2024-06-14 5:17 PM
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Yay for another Chiefs fan in here! Legit question: do we three-peat this season?

Sorry about the genetics.

I have been tinkering with my bedtime routine to see if there is anything that helps me stay asleep a bit longer. I appear to be ok on 7 hours for now, I'm just not sure if that's ideal or sustainable.

Great job on your training today!! It's full on summer here, so heat and humidity are standard. It will be 70*F and humid for my long run tomorrow morning, which will feel cool. It's currently 86*F outside.


2024-06-15 5:12 AM
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We had a cooking hot day here, too.  Sunny and low 90s with plenty of humidity.  This weekend is supposed to be nice so long ride today and long run tomorrow.  I continued the run streak to 4 with a 3-mile treadmill run with 10 minutes at tempo.  I need to throw in a swim sometime this weekend as well.

Great topic on sleep.  While I'm not Gretchen level we go to bed around 8:30 every night anticipating getting up at 5:30.  I don't always get to sleep quickly or once in a while I wake up at 3 AM for a couple of hours.  I've messed around with different sleep aids including the pain medication that Gretchen is speaking of (I think), Benadryl, melatonin...they all work to a degree but I don't want to be dependent on them so I use them sporadically.  I also seem to go through these cycles where I'll sleep great for a week or so, then not so much.  Must be the moon or something. 

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Sleep is such a weird thing. I got almost 8 hours last night and did nothing different, except it being a rest day and a very low stress day at work.

Busy day today, starting with a 7 mile Z2 long run in 75* weather. Disc golf with a friend for Father's Day (a day early, but it works), friends over this evening for dinner and board games, driving lessons for our daughter, and building some more on a Gundam model kit with our son.

Have a wonderful day everyone!
2024-06-15 8:43 AM
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I also try to get at least 8 hours sleep every night. Bed at 10, sleep around 11 and up at between 7 and 8 (whenever I wake up, I’ve stopped using a alarm clock a couple of years ago).
Quality of sleep is not great though, quite common for women my age.

Today, I am doing sometimes I don’t normally do: a rest day on a Saturday. Normally, Saturdays are a big training day, it’s usually long ride or long run day but I am a little run down today, migraine or something so just a walk with the dog and a dip in the lake to try and cure my headache.

Long run tomorrow, I should be back on track then.

Oh and day 6 of strength training challenge of course.
2024-06-15 9:15 AM
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Nat—hope that head feels better soon!! Good call on the Saturday rest day.

I’m at the halftime break for my Saturday training. Up at 5 for a 90’. Critical velocity interval bike and 64’ cruise interval run brick. Both were tough at the end of a three week training block and a pretty big week. But, they are done! Second half of the day starts at 10, with a double swim session, which will be separated by lunch with the swim team. I don’t normally do double of a single sport in one day, but my schedule is all screwed up this week because of travel. The second swim was supposed to be tomorrow, but tomorrow Father’s Day (happy Father’s Day to our dads here, if I don’t make it on tomorrow!!), so no swimming for me. I’m going to go visit my dad.

One more note on sleep. I’ve found if I eat a high protein snack right before I sleep, I sleep much better. Depending on what my other macros look like, this could be anything from a protein shake to a couple of string cheese sticks or…on really good days when I totaly wiffed on my calorie goals, a snickers with peanut butter smeared all over it. It helps me not wake up hungry in the middle of the night, which is a big problem for me.
2024-06-16 3:42 AM
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Happy father’s day to all the dads out there!

Hope the 2nd half of your day went well Gretchen.

Headache is defeated, energy levels are up, looking forward to a nice 10-12k leisurely run this afternoon.

One more week work then I go on annual leave (part one, part two in August). Not doing anything special other than a couple of day/overnight trips so plenty of time to get some proper training in.

Have a great Sunday!

Oh, and day 7 of the 5 minutes strength challenge is in the books!

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