My series on recovery at Ironman.com will help you set up good habits for a fast 2015.
Whether your off season begins at the finish line on Ali’i Drive or has been in effect for a few months already, this is the time to establish habits that can enhance your recovery for the 2015 race season. Good recovery habits are critical when your training ramps up; now, when things are not as intense, is the time to make them a part of your everyday routine. Here are some worth fostering.
1. Sleep a lot
It’s patently obvious that sleeping more will aid your recovery. But when you’re in the full swing of your busy season, sleep is often the first thing you sacrifice. Take the time in the off season to develop good sleep habits. Go to bed and get up around the same time each day, and shoot for eight to nine hours a night.
For more on recovery, please read my Athlete’s Guide to Recovery.