EMWA. Sleeping lots while undergoing heavy training can be both cause and effect. If you are sleeping lots, recovering, and feeling more fit, that’s wonderful. I don’t know how old you are, but when I was younger I found myself particularly able to absorb hard training with sleep. On the counter, really hard days can sometime make one sleep restlessly. Good sleep hygiene, with consistent bed and rise times, caffeine caution, rituals/etc can help you better monitor if you are going in right direction. Pro endurance athletes sleep tons. Chicken and egg. Tom
Sleeping a lot–normal?
Hello everyone. I’m 8 weeks into the 24 week mountaineering program. From a workout and fitness perspective, I feel great. I can tell I’m getting fitter and I finish most of my z2 workouts (long days aside) feeling bright and exhilarated.
But I’m sleeping *a lot*–like 10 hours a night and even then I might feel sleepy during the day. On weekends I might go down for a few hour nap in addition to a long night’s sleep.
This is the first time I’ve done structured training and the first time I’ve been so consistent with aerobic work. I know from the past that lifting does make me very tired, but I’m not lifting a ton on this program and I’m wondering if all this sleep is normal.
Has anyone else new to training had this experience? It makes sense to me that I would need a little extra sleep from more training, but this is starting to feel absurd…
Appreciate hearing about anyone’s experience!
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