I have a question to experts and the community as a whole.
We all know that sufficient sleep is highly recommended, but i was wondering if anyone has tried proper “sleep loading” prior to their A-event.
I normally get 7-8 hours of sleep which should be sufficient, and I dont really feel tired out of the ordinary.
I was however wondering if anyone has tried superloading on sleep the week leading up to an event.
My thinking is that, as you would taper your training load, pay extra attention to diet, and possibly even carb-load. Would it be a good idea to try to bump my sleep up to 9 hours a night towards the A-race ( a 7-hour mountain triathlon).
My reason for doing it would be to facilitate extra recovery, and also become less vulnerable to undersleep in the last two days due to nerves and jitters.
Besides this i am taking my vitamins, iron supplement, eating healthy, tapering training load and doing priming workouts the last week.
Any ideas or experiences on sleep or other thing to remember in the last week.