04 October 2005

To sleep, perchance to dream..

I picked up this book Friday night. I'm looking for a new workout. I want to focus on running and am looking for something to compliment that. Anyway, this whole program sounds pretty good and not too strenous so it won't interfer with my running. Anywho, he has a small piece on sleep that really, really struck me. I am the type of person that absolutely positively has to have 8 hours of sleep; any less and it can get darn ugly. So he says that since your REM sleep cycle is about 90 minutes you need to time your sleep and waking patterns so that you are getting up at the end of one of you REM cycles. So for the past couple of nights I've been timing my wake-up so that I'm getting up at the end of sleep cycle and it seems to be working. I wake up more refreshed and get up a lot easier. We'll see how it goes as the week goes on but it seems to be working for now.

Now, on to training. I got up this morning and did my Core workout then went to my marathon training group tonight. We did about 7 miles in 90 minutes. Not bad, not great, but not bad. Feeling good. It's great to be doing something again. I know it's only one day but it's definetly a start. So one good day down and that's a great place to begin.....

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