Craving more and more sleep

As a non-professional athlete with professional goals, balancing family life with work and training remains challenging. I've recently switched to running early in the morning instead of late in the evening. The quality of sleep I now get is much higher (see the reasons why here). Now for the next challenge... enough sleep overall. My training load is increasing steadily (both volume and...

Recovery debt…

One of the challenges I have is what I call recovery debt. I’ll explain. A normal training-week looks like this. I run 5 days a week. Friday’s are my long run days as I don’t work and the kids go to school (8:30-15:00) so after dropping them off, I can run. The other four days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sunday during the day and the others in the evening usually after 20:00...