I need sleep. No, like, I really need sleep. Not like other people need sleep... I need sleep like a cat needs sleep - 18 hours a day would not be too much. Of course, I don't actually get that much sleep, but it would suit me well I think. My husband, he does not sleep. He can function well on 5 hours a night - which to me is more like a nap. He wakes around 5 every morning - I know, right? WAY TOO EARLY!!
So all this to say, when I do a long run or a speed workout, afterwards my body wants to crash. I'm all good until the shower and then I'm like spaghetti. I... just... need... to... nap. I wonder if it's iron deficiency or some other lack of vitamins, or this is just how I'm programmed. What about you, do you need excessive sleep time? Does a workout recharge your battery or drain it? And what is your favorite re-fueling trick after a hard workout? I always head for the chocolate milk... not the low-fat kind either like the running magazines suggest. No, I like the creamy, fatty kind and though it may sound gross if you haven't tried it, my body craves it after a run. And it goes down smooth. :) Got any tricks for energy kicks? Besides 5 hour energy drinks or rockstar or mountain dew or coffee? Please send them my way... I will be sure to try them... after... my... nap... (yawn).